UAGPPJA is Coming to South Carolina
South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division
The Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act becomes effective in S.C. on January 1, 2011. Enacted to solve difficult questions of jurisdiction, the Uniform Act has been adopted in eighteen states and is pending in seven others.
Originally proposed in 2007 by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, the Uniform Act outlines communication and cooperation between courts, transfer of proceedings from one state to another and recognition of appointments made in other states.
The Uniform Act is intended to solve those difficult questions of jurisdiction for appointments of guardians and conservators when more than one state is involved.
The S.C. Bar and the Elder Law Committee are pleased to sponsor a three-hour introduction to the Uniform Act, featuring Eric Fish from NCCUSL, Beth Sulkowski from the S.C. Alzheimer’s Association and a panel of judges and practitioners.
This is your opportunity to become familiar with the Uniform Act and to be prepared when the new law is implemented in January, 2011.
3.0 Total CLE Credits.