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Wayne County Probate Court 2016 attorney training set for Sept. 29

The Wayne County Probate Court will conduct its 2016 attorney training session on Thursday, September 29, at the Auditorium in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 13th Floor (City Side). The first of two Attorney Training sessions will be held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., and the second one is scheduled from 1:30-3 p.m.

Attendance at one or both seminars is mandatory to become eligible to receive assignments from the Wayne County Probate Court (additional requirements must be met). All attorneys must attend the afternoon Attorney Training session (1:30-3 p.m.). Attorneys who did not attend any of the attorney training programs from 1996-2015 must also attend the morning Attorney Training session (9 a.m.-12 p.m.).
If you do not obtain eligibility to receive appointments through this program, payment vouchers for any Probate Court assignments will not be honored by Wayne County.

The cost is $75 (whether you attend one or both sessions). Registration forms may be obtained from the Chief Deputy Probate Register’s Office of the Wayne County Probate Court, 1305 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (use elevators closest to Woodward Ave.) or from the Court’s website at www.wcpc.us. On-site registration will also be available.

Note that the 2016 attorney training program will be paperless. Registrants will receive their materials via e-mail with a link to the Court’s website (www.wcpc.us – Attorney Training – 2016 Attorney Training Materials). Items can be printed out and brought to the seminar. Also, attorneys are welcome to bring their laptops to the program, allowing them to pull up the handouts during the training sessions from the Court’s website, in addition to following the power point presentations by the speakers. Only a limited number of power plugs are available on site.

For additional information, call Michael J. McClory at (313) 224-5685 or his administrative assistant at (313) 224-5578, or visit the Court’s web page.


Detroit Mercy Law to host panel discussion on Constitution Day

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will host a panel discussion in honor of Constitution Day on Tuesday, Sept. 13, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at its campus in downtown Detroit. This is the day on which Americans recognize and celebrate the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787. The program is entitled, “After November:  Perspectives on the Future of the Supreme Court and the Constitution.” The discussion will focus on emerging constitutional issues, in light of the 2016 elections and the still-vacant seat formerly held by Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

The panelists are constitutional law experts on the Detroit Mercy Law faculty:  Associate Dean J. Richard Broughton, Professor Khaled Beydoun, Professor Karen McDonald Henning, Professor Kyle Langvardt, and Professor Pamela Wilkins.

Parking is available on site and in the surrounding area. The law school is located at 651 E. Jefferson, Detroit. This event is open to the public at no charge.