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Jurisdiction in Adult Guardianship Proceedings: An Overview of North Carolina's New Legislation (UAGPPJA)

Target Audience
Clerks, Attorneys, Judges, Judicial Branch staff

Course Description
At the end of the 2016 legislative session, the General Assembly enacted complex legislation (H 817) that made significant changes to the way the Clerks of Superior Court will determine jurisdiction in adult guardianship proceedings. The new law incorporates the provisions of the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA), which is designed to ensure that jurisdiction for these proceedings is located in one and only one state, except when an emergency exists or in situations where the individual owns property in multiple states. The new law also addresses issues such as transfer of cases and out-of-state recognition of guardianship orders. During this webinar, the speakers will review some of the key provisions of the new law with a particular focus on how the new law will be integrated and applied with existing North Carolina law.

Amy Funderburk
        Assistant Legal Counsel, North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts
Meredith Smith
        Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC School of Government
Aimee Wall
        Associate Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC School of Government

Materials and recording of the live webinar on November 28, 2016 are made available to the public for educational purposes only. Follow your State Bar requirements to seek Continuing Legal Education (CLE) approval for watching a recorded CLE training activity. Judicial Branch employees who wish to have a record of this training may access the materials and watch the recording through LearningCenter.

The North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education approved this live webinar training for 1.25 hours of general credit in 2016.

Please contact with questions. Thank you for your interest in Judicial Branch training.

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