The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section present
The Florida Power of Attorney Act - What You Need to Know Before October 1, 2011

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Three Live Presentations:
July 22, 2011 - Tampa Airport Marriott (Live and Webcast)
August 3, 2011 - The Breakers Resort, Palm Beach
August 26, 2011 - Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport

Course No. 1386R

The Florida Power of Attorney Act is a comprehensive re-write of the statutory law applicable to both durable and nondurable powers of attorney for individuals. The re-write was necessary to modernize Florida's law on agency and bring it into alignment with the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. The presentation will provide a legislative history and a comprehensive analysis of the new legislation with an emphasis on changes to existing Florida law and variances from the Uniform Act. Topics will include the requirements for a valid power of attorney document, the appointment and qualifications of an agent, the fiduciary responsibilities of the agent, the proper authorization of an agent and restrictions on the agent's authority, drafting recommendations, relevant legal proceedings and remedies, and applicability of the new law to existing powers of attorney and exceptions.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Late Registration

10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Tami F. Conetta, Sarasota

10:05 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
The POA Instrument
Laird A. Lile, Naples

10:40 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
The Agent
Sandra F. Diamond, Seminole

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Protections for the Principal: Part I, Fiduciary Duties
Angela M. Adams, Saint Petersburg

12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Protections for the Principal: Part II, Drafting Considerations
Tami F. Conetta, Sarasota

2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Acceptance and Reliance by Third Persons
Debra L. Boje, Tampa

2:40 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Effective Date, Existing Powers of Attorney and Other Issues
Sean W. Kelley, St. Augustine


Effective July 1, 2010, every CLE course will feature an electronic course book in lieu of a printed book for all live presentations, live webcasts, webinars, teleseminars, audio CDs and video DVDs. This searchable, downloadable, printable material will be available via e-mail several days in advance of the live course presentation or thereafter for purchased products. We strongly encourage you to purchase the book separately if you prefer your material printed but do not want to print it yourself.

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Credit may be applied to more than one of the programs above but cannot exceed the maximum for any given program. Please keep a record of credit hours earned. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CLER AFFIDAVIT PRIOR TO CLER REPORTING DATE (see Bar News label). (Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.5).

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