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Wayne County Probate Court 2017 Attorney Training Sept. 28

The Wayne County Probate Court will conduct its 2017 Attorney Training session on Thursday, Sept. 28 in the Auditorium at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 13th Floor (city side). Two sessions will be held: Attorney Training from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 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 p.m. to 3 p.m.). Attorneys who did not attend any of the attorney training programs from 1996-2016 must also attend the morning Attorney Training session (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.).

Note that the 2017 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 – 2017 Attorney Training Materials). Items can be printed out and brought to the seminar. Also, attorneys are welcome to bring laptops to the program to pull up the handouts during the training sessions from the Court’s website, and to following the PowerPoint presentations by the speakers. Only a limited number of power plugs are available on site.

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, Chief Deputy Probate Register for Wayne County Probate Court, at (313) 224-5685 or his administrative assistant at (313) 224-5578, or visit the Court’s web page.

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.


Michigan doctor charged with genital mutilation wins release

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area doctor charged with performing genital mutilation on girls in a Muslim sect will be released from jail as she awaits trial.

A judge on Tuesday was persuaded to grant bond to Dr. Jumana Nagarwala after supporters pledged to pay more than $4 million if she flees the country. Federal Judge Bernard Friedman called it a "very comprehensive package."

Nagarwala has been in custody since her arrest in April, and it will be a few days more before she’s released. She must wear an electronic tether.

Nagarwala denies any crime and says she performed a religious custom on girls from her Muslim sect, the Dawoodi Bohra. Eight people have been charged, including two Minnesota mothers and the owner of a Detroit-area clinic where the alleged procedures occurred after hours.


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