The North Texas Probate Bench Bar is a yearly conference held in March during which time members from the probate bench and bar (judges and attorneys) from North Texas come together to hear updates on important legal topics in Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianship. This year, Attorney Adriane S. Grace was selected by the planning committee to speak at a general assembly of the bench and bar on March 5, 2020 about “Social Security Rules the Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Probate Attorney Should Know.”
As a Social Security Appeals Attorney and a practitioner in probate and guardianship law, Ms. Grace has identified overlaps in Social Security procedural rules and state laws on probate and guardianship. Ms. Grace used the speaking opportunity to educate local judges and her colleagues about these overlapping rules and how to navigate these issues as well as provided an update on new Social Security rules pertinent to their practice areas. As a former appellate attorney for the Social Security Administration, Attorney Adriane S. Grace possesses intricate knowledge of Social Security processes and procedure as well as the agency policies driving their rules. She is often called upon by colleagues practicing in many different areas of law for advice and assistance when their cases become impacted by Social Security issues.
The North Texas Probate Bench Bar conference is a well-attended event by estate planning and probate attorneys from Dallas, Collin, Denton, Tarrant, Rockwall, and Grayson counties as well as all the statutory probate judges and county court at law judges hearing probate cases in these counties. This year, there were approximately 300 attendees.