Probate Court Training Update

You are invited to a seminar sponsored by the Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Washtenaw County Bar Association!

To accept appointments and referrals in Probate Court, you must attend training at least once every three years.

Attorneys not seeking court appointments and referrals are also welcome to attend!


Free Parking and Continental Breakfast (assorted butter breakfast pastries, fresh fruit salad, coffee, and orange juice)

Session 1 ~ General Probate ~ 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast at 8:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks at 9:00 a.m.: Molly Schikora, Probate Register/Referee
ADR for Probate: Attorney Suzanne Fanning
Conservatorships/Guardianships for Adults & Minors: Attorney Constance Jones
Guardians Ad Litem: Attorney Elizabeth Graziano
Special Issues: Attorney Jane Bassett


Lunch ~ 12:15 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.  (See lunch choices below.)
Please be ready to continue at 1:15.


Session 2 ~ Mental Health ~ 1:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Registration for those attending only the afternoon session at 1:00 p.m.
Opening Remarks at 1:15 p.m.: Hon. Julia Owdziej
Mental Health Code/Kevin’s Law: Attorney TBA
Basics of Mental Health & Community Mental Health: Attorney Novia Nichols
Developmentally Disabled Adults: Attorney Kathleen Carter


The comments and opinions presented in this forum are for informational and educational purposes only and are not to be used to advance litigation or complaints to licensing boards.


*All materials will be emailed on Friday, September 20th to those registered. No materials will be available at the seminar.



Reservation Deadline: Thursday, September 19, 2019     


Single Session, WCBA Member    $100                               
Both Sessions, WCBA Member     $150           
Single Session, Non-Member        $200           
Both Sessions, Non-Member         $300           


(No discount for those unable to attend lunch) Lunch options below:

 1. Hand Cut Atlantic Maple Bourbon Salmon served with Chef’s choice starch and fresh seasonal vegetable.                                   

 2. Vegetable Ratatouille Stack (Vegan, Gluten Free, & Vegetarian): Grilled vegetable stack with balsamic glaze.                                   

 3. Chicken Caesar Salad: Chopped romaine, parmesan, croutons, and house made Caesar dressing with grilled chicken.

 4. No Lunch


CANCELLATIONS:  Refunds will be given for cancellations received by Thursday, September 19, 2019.


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