Virginia Powers of Attorney

2009 Course
90-Minute Virginia Teleconference (#50982ER)
Virginia Powers of Attorney Before and After the UPOAA

Understanding, Drafting and Responding
to Powers of Attorney

Powers of attorney are among the most common and effective legal documents that transfer decision-making power when one is unable due to accident, medical condition, aging or physical absence due to travel. No estate plan is complete without it, and its variations are as numerous and diverse as its uses. Don't let your client sign a power of attorney without fully understanding every provision! Explore the legal and practical aspects crucial in creating powers of attorney to prevent disputes and maximize their built-in flexibility. 

  • Find out why "boilerplate" powers of attorney won't work in 2010 and how clients can be lulled into a false sense of security.
  • Learn about the latest legal developments affecting the validity of power of attorney.
  • Get a clear explanation of the current laws governing powers of attorney, and of the Uniform Powers of Attorney Act in Virginia.
  • Gain practical tips for educating clients on their options in signing the POA - explain what each provision does in delegating powers.
  • Explore the intricacies of the agents' duties and power in Medicaid planning and the boundaries of self-dealing prohibitions.
  • Discover when springing and nondurable powers of attorney are still viable options.
  • Get sample legally compliant POA forms you can put to use right away.
This basic course reviews the full spectrum of powers of attorney uses and challenges and will benefit:

  • Attorneys
  • In-House Counsel
  • Accountants
  • Paralegals
  • Financial and Estate Planners
  • Trust Officers
  • Banking Professionals
  • Real Estate Professionals
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Hospital Administrators and Staff
  • Assisted Living Facilities Administrators
  • Geriatric Care Managers
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Social Workers

Course Content
  • Introduction - What is a Power of Attorney?
  • Developments Requiring New focus on Drafting Powers of Attorney
  • Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA)
  • Limits to the Powers of Attorney
  • The Principal-Agent Relationship
  • Drafting Effective Powers of Attorney
  • Ethical Considerations
Continuing Legal Education

CLE 1.50 - NV
CLE 1.50 - VA