In Michigan, we use a POA for this purpose. Your CA mileage may vary, however. I would suggest that you re-post your summary using a CA location, in order to get responses from CA attorneys. Unless they subscribe to national posts, which many attorneys do not, your summary would not otherwise be seen by someone licensed in CA.
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Counsel are correct, at least when it comes to Connecticut. As noted by Attorney Frederick, you will wish to review this matter with California counsel. Good luck to you.
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