Judge Georgia H. Akers
Associate Judge, Harris County Probate Court No. 3, the Hon Rory R. Olsen, Presiding
And Adjunct Professor, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, Bates College of Law, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
PERSONAL: Married, native Houstonian. Hobbies are gardening, gourmet cooking, fishing and bucking bulls
Member NRA, Member Former Texas Rangers Assoc., Daughters Republic of Texas, Life Member Houston Stock Show and Rodeo, Volunteer instructor on budgeting and credit management classes for Consumer Credit Counseling Bureau. Planning Committee for 2006 Town Hall Meeting on Elder Abuse.
Houston Bar Foundation award for Outstanding Legal Article published in The Houston Lawyer in 2009-2010 “Elder Abuse and Exploitation: the Ethical Duty of the Attorney”
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS : "Removal of Fiduciaries." Probate Law Journal, Vol. 11, NO.2, 1992. Co-authored with the Honorable John Hutchison.
"Office Practice Tips for the Elder Law Attorney." HBA Elder Law Institute, South Texas College of Law, May 2,1997. Speech and Publication.
"How to Avoid Conflicts and Crisis in the Family. " (Surrogate Decision Making) Daily Court Review, June 2, 1997.
"Elder Law, An Overview for the Profession. " Association of Women CPAS, Summer 1997. Speech and Publication.
"Medicaid Miller Trust Issues. "Mexican-American Bar Association, May 9, 1998. NW Bar Association, Summer 1997,
"Appraisers, Appraisals and the Law. " International society of Appraisers, Gulf Coast Chapter, October 1997 Meeting. Speech
"Probate and Guardianships -What Realtors Need To Know." Houston Assoc.ot Realtors, NW Group. 1997
"Guardianships and Various Fiduciary Representations: The Ramifications on the Senior and the Agent. " Mayor's Senior Summit for service Providers, Fall, 1998. Speech and served on the Senior Summit Planning Committee
"Ad Litems in Mental Health Commitments and Heirships" with Judge Rory Olsen, Mexican American Bar Association, January , 1999. Speech and Publication
"Cross Examination of the Psychiatrist. " HBA Elder Law,
Guardianship and Ad Litems in the Probate Courts,South Texas College of Law, May 7, 1999.Speech and publication
"Ad Litems, Guardianships and Guardians". University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work, Social Work and the Law class, August 11, 1999. Speech and publication
"Independent Administrations". Texas College of Probate Judges, Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, September 11, 1999. Speech
"Mediating Probate and Estate Matters" Houston Bar Association ADR
Section, Houston, Texas, October 121999. Speech
"Cross Examination of the Psychiatrist in Social Security Hearings". Fall 1999 Disability Seminar, South Texas College of Law, and October 15, 1999. Speech and Publication
"Authority of the Guardian". July 2000 MHMRA Guardianship Conference for Physicians, Clinicians and Direct Care Staff. Speech/Publication
"Fiduciary Compensation". September 2000 Wills and Probate Institute (Intermediate Level) South Texas College of Law. Speech/ Publication
"Legal and Malpractice Issues " Guardianship & Elder Law Issues for
the Practitioner and Ad Litem Houston Bar Assoc. October, 2000 Speech
"Ins and Outs of Fiduciary compensation" Women Attorneys in Tax and Probate. November, 2000 meeting. Speech and Publication
"Guardianship and the Role of Doctors" Forensic Psychiatry Journal Club. November, 2000 meeting. Speech and Publication
"Show Me the Money: Fiduciary compensation-How to Get the PR Paid, How Much Do They Get and How Do I get Paid" 25thAdvanced Estate Planning and Probate, June, 2001,Houston, Texas.
"Crossing Over: An Overview of Probate and Guardianships"
Regional Assistant Attorney General' s Family Law Conference, November 30, 2001 Houston, Texas
"Show Me the Money:Fiduciary Compensation-How to Get the PR Paid, How Much do they Get and How Do I Get Paid?" Real Estate, Probate and Trust Reporter Vol 40 No.1 Oct.2001
"On Death and Dying:Counseling the Terminally III and the Families Left Behind" 26th Advanced Estate Planning and Probate, June 2002, Dallas, Texas
"On Death and Dying: Counseling the Terminally Ill" Elder Law conference, Houston, Texas May, 2003
"Fiduciary Compensation" 27th Advanced Estate Planning and Probate, June 2003, San Antonio, Texas
"HIPAA-The Privacy Rules under the Health Insurance portability &. Accountability Act" Houston Lawyer Vol 41 No.2, Sept/Oct. 2003
“Guardianship Law and the Role of the Court Investigator” Adult Protective Services Seminar for Social Workers May 18, 2006 Houston, Texas
“Elder Abuse and Exploitation:the Ethical Duty of the Attorney” 31st Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, June 6-8, 2007 San Antonio, Texas
“On Death and Dying: Counseling the Terminally Ill Client and the Loved Ones Left Behind” Estate Planning and Community Property Journal Vol 1 No 1
2009, Speaker at Journal Symposium Feb. 20, 2009, Texas Tech Law School, Lubbock Texas
“Compensation” 33rd Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, June 10-12, 2009 Houston, Texas
“Elder Abuse and Exploitation: The Ethical Duty of the Attorney” Houston Lawyer Vol 47 No 1 July/August 2009
“Elder Abuse and Exploitation: The Ethical Duty of the Attorney” Guardianship Ad Litem in Probate Court and Elder Law Institute, Houston Bar Association, , January 28-29, 2010, Houston, Texas
“Dementia and Documentation” Harris County MHMR Symposium, May 7, 2010, Houston, Texas
Mind”ing Your Business:Estate Planning Documents and the Levels of Capacity Required for Execution” Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal, Vol 3, Book 1 Fall 2010
“Levels of Capacity for Executing Legal Documents” Wills and Probate Institute Advanced Course Houston Bar Association, Feb. 25, 2011
“Consumer Scams on the Elderly” Elder Law Symposium, South Texas College of Law, April 20, 2012
“Probate and Mental Health-The Most Asked Questions by Clients” Seminar for CPA’s, Galveston, Texas, June 13, 2013
“Cross Examination of a Medical Expert in Probate and Guardianship Litigation” Wills and Probate Institute, South Texas College of Law, Sept. 18,2013