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Wayne County Probate Court 2018 attorney training scheduled

The Wayne County Probate Court will conduct its 2018 attorney training session on Thursday, October 25 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 1:30-3 p.m.   

The 2018 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 – 2018 Attorney Training Materials).  Items can be printed out and brought to the seminar. Also, attorneys are welcome to bring their laptops to the program; they will be able to pull up the handouts during the training sessions from the court’s website, in addition to following the PowerPoint 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 (1:30-3 p.m.). Attorneys who did not attend any of the attorney training programs from 1996-2017 must also attend the morning attorney training session (9 a.m. to noon). 

The cost is $75 (for either 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) 224-5685 or 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. 


Michigan inmate’s deal to  reveal remains included Xbox

FULTON, Mich. (AP) — A man serving a life sentence in the death of his estranged wife led authorities to where he buried her body in Michigan eight years ago in exchange for an Xbox, according to authorities.

Doug Stewart, 29, will also be allowed to participate in some prison programs, the Sturgis Journal reported .

On Monday, he took detectives to a wooded area in Kalamazoo County where he had buried Venus Stewart, 32. He’d left two stumps at the site as a landmark.

Doug Stewart was living in Virginia when his estranged wife disappeared in April 2010 from her parents’ home in Michigan. Doug Stewart was convicted of first-degree murder in 2011.

Authorities have been visiting with Stewart annually since his sentencing to try and get information about the body’s location.
Tests are being conducted on the remains, but authorities say they are confident they have found Venus Stewart.