June 4, 2020 – Bring Your Practice Up to Date by Incorporating the Uniform Power of Attorney Act Into Your Documents

Sponsored by the Estate Planning, Elder Law, Trust & Probate Section

Date: June 4, 2020
Location: (2 options)
1. Wyoming State Bar, 4124 Laramie Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming
2. From the comfort of your own home or office via live stream
Time: 1 – 3:45 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Cost: $50.00 ($25 discounted price for Estate Planning Section members)
Credit Approval: 2.5 CLE Credits


Wyoming adopted the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA) in 2017 to make sweeping changes regarding the traditional durable power of attorney. While the UPOAA has been in effect for over two years, many attorneys still rely on document templates from the mid-1980’s. With outdated forms, their clients are led to believe their affairs will be properly handled, only to discover that when a crisis does arise their documents may be useless in protecting their estates. Imagine how they feel about their attorney then.

To be effective, a power of attorney needs to contain the right language. This presentation, designed for both novice and seasoned attorneys, will analyze the UPOAA and the pros and cons of its optional form. It will provide samples of useful language to include and practices to follow that attorneys can incorporate into their powers of attorney documents to bring them up to date and make everybody happy.

Kelly S. Davis
of Davis, Johnson & Kallal, LLC, is an elder law attorney with forty years of experience. Mr. Davis practices in the areas of elder law, estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, guardianships, Medicaid, and special needs planning. He served on the Governor’s Task Force on Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse in 2016, which identified the adoption of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA) as its highest priority in reducing exploitation. He has been a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys since 1997 and is past chairman of the Wyoming State Bar Estate Planning, Elder Law, Trust & Probate Section.

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