Attorney Training - 2023

The 2023 Attorney Training was held on Thursday, October 5, 2023

Session for Attorneys New to Training Session for all Probate Attorneys
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


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I couldn't attend the training, is there a makeup session?

Review the training materials, links to the forms, and additional supplemental information through the Attorney Training Materials link above. The training sessions were recorded. You can still complete the necessary training - see “How do I register?” for further details.

What is the Attorney Training Program?

The Attorney Training Program was initiated by Wayne County Probate Court in early 1996 to promote and ensure the effectiveness of counsel assigned to represent parties in probate matters. Completion of one or both sessions of this seminar is mandatory for all attorneys desiring to qualify to receive future assignments from the Probate Court.

Do I have to attend both sessions?

Attorneys who attended any of the attorney training programs from 1996 - 2022 are only required to attend the October 5, 2023 afternoon program for recertification. Attorneys who did not attend any of the seminars from 1996 - 2022 must attend both the morning and afternoon sessions.

Will the seminar be offered again this year?

No. We only offer the seminar once a year. See the information listed on this page if you couldn’t attend the training session.

How much is the Attorney Training Program?

The cost is $100.00 total, whether you attend/review one or both sessions.

How do I register?

Now that the training session for this year has passed, Tthe 2 steps to complete and register for this training are:

1. Make payment for the fee. (Online via Case Access is preferred.)
Go to Case Access, click "I accept-click here", select the "Case Number" tab, search for case number 2023-111111-OT. Once the case opens, click on the green "Pay" button. Complete your information in the name and email sections and then be sure to change the payment amount to $100.00 (see below) before completing with payment. Be aware that there is a $3.50 service charge for the ePayment transaction.

Note: A message may pop-up indicating that it is a duplicate payment – this message simply indicates that another payment has already been made in this case number – disregard this message unless you believe you have already made a payment.

If you prefer to pay via check, make the check payable to: “Wayne County Probate Court”, note your name and “attorney training” on the memo line, and deliver the check to the court’s drop box or mail it to: WCPC-Budget Dept., 1305 CAYMC, 2 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226.

To use the ePayment option, perform the following steps:

  1. Go to Case Access.
  2. Accept the disclaimer language on the initial page.
  3. Select Case Number and enter "2023-111111-OT".
  4. Click Search

  5. Click Pay

  6. Add your Name and Email.

  7. Change the Payment Amount to "$100.00" and press the Tab key.

  8. Confirm that the fee amount is correct. Note there is a $3.50 convenience fee for the ePayment Transaction.
  9. Click Pay Now
  10. Follow on screen instructions to pay via FivePoint.

2. Watch and review the training recording(s). Once you have paid the fee, forward the receipt to and the link will be forwarded to you so that you can view the training recording(s).

How do I become eligible for assignments?

To become eligible to receive assignments from the Wayne County Probate Court, an attorney will be required to:

  • Attend the Attorney Training session offered by Wayne County Probate Court on October 5, 2023 from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M.

  • Also attend the Attorney Training Session from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. if you did not attend any of the Attorney Training Programs from 1996 - 2022. *Or watch and review the training recordings if unable to attend the October 5, 2023 training sessions (am and pm sessions as applicable).*

  • Submit by November 17, 2023* a complete Attorney Profile Sheet” (provided by the Court in seminar materials), and a current malpractice insurance “face sheet,” showing aggregate coverage of at least $250,000. (*If the Attorney Profile Sheet is submitted after November 17, 2023, there will be a delay in qualifying you as an attorney eligible for assignments with the court.)

Note: Attorneys who do not provide proof of malpractice insurance will be eligible to receive guardian ad litem assignments only.