Serving our seniors: powers of attorney for property

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Author: American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; Chicago Bar Association Young Layers Section; Illinois Legal Aid Online
Last updated: August 2010

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Video Part Four: Topics

This video explains basic concepts for a Power of Attorney for Property including the roles of principal and agent as well as creation, execution, and revocation of a Power of Attorney for Property.

To watch the full-length version of the Attorney Orientation, visit Serving Our Seniors Attorney Orientation Video.

If you'd like to learn more about estate planning, visit for additional resources.

Serving Our Seniors Program

This video is part of a comprehensive multimedia package for the Serving Our Seniors program, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division's (ABA YLD) 2010-2011 national public service project. The Serving Our Seniors program is dedicated to educating senior citizens about their estate planning options and providing direct legal assistance through program workshops staffed by pro bono attorneys. To learn more about the Serving Our Seniors national project, visit the ABA YLD's website

Video Transcript

A transcription of the full video presentation is available at Serving Our Seniors Attorney Orientation: Video Transcript. If you are interested in reading the transcript, you have the option to print a copy. The video's transcript opens in a separate window allowing viewers to follow the transcript while watching the video.


Several organizations contributed in the development of these videos including the following: Center for Disability and Elder Law, Illinois Legal Aid Online, The Chicago Bar Foundation, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.

Funding for this video series was provided by the generous financial support of The Chicago Bar Foundation Young Professionals Board and American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

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