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National Elder Law Conference: Legal, Societal and Policy issues Affecting the Older Adult
April 15-16, 2013
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Presented by the National Elder Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.
What is Elder Law? Glad you asked. “Elder Law Boot Camp” on the first day of the conference will answer all your questions and give you an overview of this practice area.
The remainder of the conference will address a wide variety of topics including elder law litigation, substitute decision-making, end-of-life decisions, issues involving capacity, power of attorney documents and elder financial abuse. Each topic will be addressed by leading legal practitioners from across the country who will provide developments of elder law in their province. With today’s aging population, exploring legal issues that are particular to older Canadians has never been more important.
Kimberly Whaley, Whaley Estate Litigation
Monica Johnson, Actus Law
Laura Watts, Elder Concepts
Join us for one or both days and bring yourself up to speed on the latest developments across the country. The conference will also feature outstanding networking and social opportunities. Stay tuned for more details!
Details and Registration
Succession Law Tables of Concordance
CBA’s Wills, Estates and Trusts Section has assembled Succession Law Tables of Concordance. The Tables provide a quick reference to basic information about estate and succession laws in Canadian jurisdictions and links for ready access to make enquiries of court and land titles officials. They are a convenient starting point for lawyers considering estate files complicated by interprovincial issues or performing services in neighbouring jurisdictions. They are also a handy tool for those seeking to reform and harmonize succession law in the provinces and territories. A comprehensive update of the Tables of Concordance was launched in 2011, along with changes to the website to provide easier access.
Please visit: http://www.cba.org/CBA/sections_wills/main/Tables_2011.aspx
The National Elder Law Section: Retrospective 1999-2009
It has been ten years since the United Nations designated 1999 the International Year of the Older Person and, therefore, appropriate to recall the roots of our Section which was introduced that year.
National Elder Law Section Listserv
The National Elder Law Section has a listserv which you are encouraged to join.
A listserv is a discussion group that comes to you through your e-mail! Listservs, or e-mail lists, allow you to interact with many people simultaneously and are a convenient way for members to share information, pass on client referrals, and to ask or answer questions.
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** In order to join a listserv you must be a member of the relevant CBA Section. Please contact your Branch if you wish to join the National Elder Law Section.**