Spotlight on Probate Court


The Oakland County Bar Association presented “Probate Court: GAL and Appointed Attorney Training” on Friday, Sept. 13, at the OCBA offices in Bloomfield Hills. Speaking at the program were (left to right) Edward A. Hutton III, Oakland County Probate Court administrator; Barbara P. Andruccioli, Oakland County Probate Court register; Nicole Rude, court appointment specialist for Oakland County Circuit and Probate Courts; and Oakland County Probate Court Chief Judge Kathleen Ryan. Topics of discussion included: Legal overview of adult guardianships and conservatorships; Duties of defense attorneys and guardians ad litem; The appointment process; Legal overview of involuntary mental health treatment; and Legal overview of developmentally disabled guardianships.

– Photo by John Meiu