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Wayne County Probate Court accepting filings by email and fax

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayne County Probate Court, located in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, remains physically closed to protect the health and safety of the public and its employees.

To continue to provide service to the public during this unprecedented time, the Court is accepting all filings by email (preferred) or fax, in addition to regular mail, in accordance with the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) Guidelines and as approved by SCAO. Associated payments may be made online through the Court’s ePayment system after the documents have been processed. All hearings will be conducted virtually via Zoom and participants may join by computer or by phone.

Visit the Wayne County Probate Court’s website at www.wcpc.us for detailed instructions and other important information.

The Court appreciates the public’s patience as staff works in difficult circumstances to provide important services with limited resources.


Program to look at roadside drug testing laws Aug. 25

The Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM) will present the webinar “Michigan Law Update: Roadside Drug Testing – What You Need to Know” featuring  Michigan trial lawyer Patrick T. Barone on Tuesday, August 25, from 11 a.m. to noon.

In this one hour zoom presentation, Barone will dissect recent changes to MCL 257.62a, 257.625r, and 257.625s, all of which address roadside DUI investigations.  These laws address Michigan’s roadside oral fluid drug testing program. Participants will learn when this increasingly common roadside drug testing is allowed and how to avoid common pitfalls in the defense of DUI drug cases involving such tests.

Cost for the webinar is $25.  To register, visit cdam.wildapricot.org and click on “events.”

Employer response to whistleblower threats examined
The Association of Corporate Counsel will present “A COVID-19 Storm is Brewing: How Employers Respond to Mandates When Whistleblowers Threaten.” This free webinar will be offered Tuesday, August 18, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The negative economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused employers to take prompt and business-essential adverse employment actions, including reductions-in-force, furloughs, reduced work hours, and lower pay. Now, with companies reopening, employers are doing their best to comply with mandatory and “best practices” COVID-19 protocols in order to make the workplace safe. Such legal compliance is entirely new and untested. It also may provide fertile ground for whistleblowers to point out areas of “unlawful” noncompliance and potentially unsafe conditions. To register for this free webinar, visit www.acc.com and click on “Education &?Events.”


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