Ten Things to Look for When Signing a Power of Attorney

Start time
1:00 PM Pacific
End time
2:00 PM Pacific

Part of the Virtual AiA20

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Includes complimentary CEs

If you require ADA accommodation to participate in this web seminar, please contact us at your earliest convenience to make arrangements – info@asaging.org

A Power of Attorney is a powerful document and creating one needs to be more than a fill-in-the-blanks experience. This session will describe ten things to look for, and questions to ask, when signing a power of attorney to assure that the powers granted are what the person wants to do. Presenters will outline steps to minimize the risk of the document being used to exploit the person, and essential steps to assure that the document does what it is intended to do.

Participants in this webinar will able to:

  • Explain to consumers three or more powers that consumers need to think carefully about when creating a power of attorney
  • Describe three or more characteristics of a "high-risk" agent and three or more characteristics of a safer agent.
  • Understand three or more ideas for assuring that advance planning documents are available and effective when needed.

Presenters:

David Godfrey, JD, Senior Attorney, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
Deirdre Lok, Esq., Assistant Director & General Counsel, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Justice