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The MSBA's Elder Law Section Presents


"Family Conversations over the Holidays: Powers of Attorney"

The holiday season is the time for family gatherings. As families visit and reconnect, it may become apparent that an aging parent is declining in cognitive abilities and family members may use these gatherings to talk about what to do.

Powers of Attorney are important and common tools in dealing with incapacity. Unfortunately, they can also become a tool for financial exploitation. Powers of attorney deserve a closer look by elder law and estate planning attorneys. How can we draft them to best provide convenience, flexibility and protection? When should we use the Minnesota statutory short form power of attorney? When is the client better served by a common law power of attorney? How can we use powers of attorney in the adult guardianship context? What advice should we offer attorneys-in-fact about their obligations to keep records and account for their actions? And what best practices do each of us utilize in the power of attorney arena that we can share with our peers?

This half-day CLE is designed to be an interactive learning opportunity for presenters and attendees alike. The Elder Law Section is interested in your ideas, interpretations and strategies, and one of the sessions will include small group round-table discussions about what you are doing with powers of attorney in your law office. When we get those calls from our older clients or their concerned family members, each of us will be better armed with information and ideas about how to get the most out of this very important incapacity planning tool.


Mary Frances Price, Edina Estate & Elder Law P.A.

Laura Zdychnec, Long Reher & Hanson PA

Terrie Lewis, Terrie Lewis Law Office, P.A.

Drew Baese, Briggs and Morgan

Click here for the program schedule.

3 hours of Standard CLE credits approved
Event Code: 173610



Date:   Friday, November 30, 2012
Time:    7:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. *(Please see the program schedule above)*
Location:   Radisson Hotel Roseville
2540 Cleveland Avenue North
Roseville, MN 55113 

*Registration and breakfast will take place from 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.


Section Members:  Free
Join the Section:  $23.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $35.00
Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Please request instructions when registering online or contact Tamara Patton at or 612-278-6305 on or before November 28th. Instructions and materials will be sent via email on November 29th.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Nicole Battles, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336