Litigating Claims Under Virginia’s Uniform Power of Attorney Act

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Course Information

Time 90 Minutes
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Elder

Course Description

As Uncle Ben told Peter Parker, “with great power comes great responsibility.”  Such is the case when someone is entrusted with authority to act as power of attorney on behalf of another person (the principal). In Virginia, attorneys need to know how to navigate Virginia’s Uniform Power of Attorney Act and what to do if problems arise that require turning to the Courts for help. This course is meant to help attorneys understand Virginia’s Uniform Power of Attorney Act and the litigation of claims under the Act so they can effectively and competently assist their clients. This program will introduce and help attorneys evaluate available claims under Virginia’s Uniform Power of Attorney Act, including those related to the validity of powers of attorney, obtaining information, and disclosure of the agent’s conduct and claims that can be brought against an agent when they fall short of their duties. This program will benefit any attorney working with the UPOA.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the basic aspects of Virginia’s Uniform Power of Attorney Act
  2. Identify available claims related to the validity of powers of attorney
  3. Obtain information and disclosure of conduct from an agent acting under a power of attorney
  4. Bring claims against an agent when he or she fails to act appropriately
  5. Avoid pitfalls in the litigation of claims under Virginia’s Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Credit Information

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Lisa Campo

Hale Ball

Attorney Lisa M. Campo is an associate at Hale Ball. Ms. Campo has been with the firm since 2007 as a legal assistant before attending law school and as a law clerk during law school working primarily during her breaks from school. Ms. Campo graduated from University of Baltimore School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland. During law school, Ms. Campo was a member of the Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court team and competed in the national competition held at New York Law School. Ms. Campo has special interest in Wills, Trust and Estate litigation and civil litigation.

Kimberley Murphy

Hale Ball

Kimberley Ann Murphy, Esq., has been a partner and principal attorney of the law firm of Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy, PLC, in Fairfax, Virginia, since 2005. She had been an Associate with the firm since being admitted to the Virginia State Bar in October 2000. Attorney Murphy concentrates her practice in the areas of Administrative Law (professional license compliance), Estates and Trusts (administration and litigation) and Business/Civil litigation). She has appeared on numerous occasions before many circuit courts throughout the Commonwealth, in addition to the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia, as well as the Virginia Department of Health Professions and Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. In 2007, Attorney Murphy was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Attorney Kimberley Murphy has published an article with the Virginia Bar Association's Wills, Trusts & Estates section as well as presented a seminar for funeral professionals for the International Order of the Golden Rule. She has presented CLE's for the Fairfax Bar Association and National Business Institute. She was named to Best Lawyers in America for 2014 for Trusts and Estates – Litigation, and for 2015 for Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates – Litigation. She attained an AV-rated peer review in 2014, and has been named to Super Lawyers since 2007.