Daily Briefs

Michigan AAML chapter to host national meeting

The Michigan chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) will host the meeting of the Executive Committee of the AAML at Weber’s Inn, Ann Arbor, Sept. 13-15.

National AAML President Ken Altschulerr, a resident of Maine and a graduate of the University of Michigan, said, “I’ve been looking forward to coming back to my alma mater for this meeting” ever since he assumed his role as national president. AAML Michigan Chapter President Richard “Ric” Roane, of Warner Norcross & Judd in Grand Rapids, has asked Bloomfield Hills attorney Richard Victor to chair the event. Victor is a former member of the National Board of Governors of the AAML, and is the founder of the Victor & Victor law firm.

As part of the three-day event, the Michigan chapter will hold a state chapter meeting, followed by a cocktail reception and dinner with the national executive board on Friday evening starting at 6 p.m. at Weber’s Inn. On Saturday, the national executive board will hold its meeting, which will be followed by an excursion to the University of Michigan football game against Massachusetts. This will be the first time the national executive committee has selected Michigan to host one of its four annual national board meetings.


Wayne County Probate Court attorney training

The Wayne County Probate Court will conduct its 2012 attorney training session on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Auditorium in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 13th Floor (City Side). Two sessions will be held: Attorney Training from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Please note that the 2012 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 - 2012 Attorney Training Materials). Items can be printed out and brought to the seminar. Also, attorneys are welcome to bring their laptops to the program; you will be able 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.

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 p.m. to 3 p.m.). Attorneys who did not attend any of the attorney training programs from 1996-2011 must also attend the morning Attorney Training session (9 a.m. to noon).

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

Important Note: 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.