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Legal Alert: Senior Citizen Scams (October 2020)
Attorney Teresa N. Phillips discusses the latest senior scam alert.

Check out Teresa's short video message.  A few short minutes could save you a world of grief.
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Protecting Senior Citizens from Financial Exploitation Scams:  New Florida Laws and Trends related to Elderly Exploitation
In this next segment of our series on elderly financial exploitation, we will take a closer look at the newest laws related to elderly exploitation and abuse, many of which just took effect on July 1, 2020 and look at both statewide and national trends in this area of law.

Tuesday, October 13th @ 12 Noon ET
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Protecting Senior Citizens from Financial Exploitation Scams:  What Legal Protections Do You Have?
In this next segment of our seminar series on the financial exploitation of older Floridians, Teresa explains the legal rights individuals have against a dishonest trusted advisor, such as a bank, financial advisor, professional advisor, professional caregiver or other fiduciary. Learn about the limits of professional obligations to detect or report suspected financial abuse. Common warning signs to aware of to avoid being a victim are also discussed.

Wednesday, September 23rd @ 12 Noon ET
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Legal Alert: Senior Citizen Scams (August 2020)
A recently reported scam that the Florida Attorney General Office is warning about is a jury duty scam in which persons posing as law enforcement or judicial officers tell persons they have missed jury duty and must immediately pay a fine or face imprisonment or other penalties. The scammers in this case take advantage of anyone who may be confused about jury duty requirements, especially in light of the recent cancellations due to Covid-19 and these scammers prey on that confusion and seek to instill fear.

The truth of the matter is that many local courts are working on pilot programs to bring back jury trials these days but that any prospective jurors will be contacted via mail/summons and will be provided information on attending or seeking excuse from attending. Even if you should inadvertently miss jury duty, Seniors should know that law and judicial officers DO NOT enforce jury attendance by demanding fees or “fines”. If you have any questions about jury duty, attendance they should instead contact their local Clerk of Court (jury division) to inquire accordingly.

Check out Teresa's short video message. A few minutes could save you a world of grief.
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Protecting Senior Citizens from Financial Exploitation Scams: Prevention and Remedies
In this seminar, we review Florida law as it relates to financial exploitation with a specific focus on senior citizens. We discuss current trends and scams known to be targeting older Floridians. We also identify legal remedies available to victims and their loved ones. Attendees will learn about preventive planning and receive both legal and practical advice to avoid becoming a victim.

Thursday, July 30th @ 12 Noon ET
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Everything You Need to Know About Attorney’s Fees and Costs Awards in Florida Guardianships
In this seminar, we delve into what every practitioner needs to know for evaluating, advising and requesting reimbursement or payment of fees and costs in Guardianship proceedings. The focus is not only be on the statutory authority related to fees and costs but we’ll explore and discuss situations not specifically contemplated by the Florida Guardianship Code and provide practical advice to the practitioner who renders service to guardians and other interested parties in Guardianship proceedings.

Thursday, June 16th @ 12 Noon ET
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The State of Professional Guardianships in Florida: Separating Fact from Fiction
In this seminar, we review the role of professional guardians in Florida guardianships and in light of recent well publicized abuses of the system, look at how these abuses can be avoided through good planning and advising. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of the purpose of professional guardians and the potential pros and cons involved when a professional guardian is appointed in these cases. We also discuss the recent negative publicity that professional guardians have received and attempt to distinguish the fact from the fiction.

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