Legislature, Court Mull Probate Judicial Assignments After Recusals

Gerry Beyer, a Texas Tech University School of Law professor who teaches and writes on probate law but who is not involved in Herman , says he is not concerned about who assigns replacement judges following the recusal of a statutory probate judge.

"What I would want is clarity, so when a recusal is made, we know who will make the reassignment," Beyer says. It is important to have clarity, Beyer says, to eliminate debate about who will make the assignment, "so a client's time and money are not spent to ascertain which judge is to hear the case."

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