NYSBA Elder Law Section: POA Revision Delayed Until 9-01-09

We are pleased to report that Governor Patterson has signed legislation extending the effective date of the new Power of Attorney statute which delays its effective date from March 1, 2009 until September 1, 2009.

I also want to thank the efforts of NYSBA staff members Ronald Kennedy and Kevin Kerwin in helping get this change approved by the Assembly and Senate and signed into law by the Governor.

We will be updating you more extensively on this new statute by enews and at upcoming programs including our Section’s Unprogram in Poughkeepsie on April 23 and 24, the Basic Skills programs at many sites in early May and at our Summer meeting in Washington D.C. July 23-26.

Timothy E. Casserly, Esq.
Chair, Elder Law Section