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Probate Examiners

Probate examiners are paralegals employed by the Court to review documents filed with the probate court. They evaluate filings for compliance with the probate code, local court rules, and the policies of the court. As a result of this review, the examiners may identify procedural issues or other concerns that need to be amended in court. The written results of the probate examiner's review - the examiner's notes - are made available by the Court usually the day before the hearing date. The notes for each matter on the calendar may be publicly viewed online or at the courthouse. If no problems with the documents were found, the case may be listed on the Court's pre-grant list. Please note that petitions for conservatorships and guardianships are never listed on the pre-grant list.
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