Elder Law Section article:
Language discrimination against older adults
Bed-blocker and silver tsunami are more than words talking about people who can’t leave hospital for reasons other than acute care needs, or the catastrophic effect retiring baby boomers will have on the economy – they’re emblematic of a societal lack of respect and regard for the elderly. Words hurt people and they have a carry-through effect on the treatment those people receive.
Elder Law Section articles:
The Supreme Court of Canada and physician-assisted dying
Pierre Deschamps, C.M., Ad.E., offers up his interpretation of the “historic” Supreme Court decision in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General). Our apologies, but the bulk of this article is available in French only.
Ontario’s Divisional Court highlights indicators of undue influence
When is undue influence being exerted on a person drafting a will? It can be hard to tell whether the drafter had “testamentary capacity” at the time. Kimberly Whaley of Whaley Estate Litigation looks at a case in point, and notes red flags to watch out for.
Elder Law Section articles:
Case study: Lorintt v. Boda, 2014 BCCA
Heather Hogan, of Whaley Estate Litigation, reviews the Supreme Court of Canada decision to dismiss, with costs, the application for leave to appeal the decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Lorintt v. Boda.
Summary of the RASOULI Decision by Michael A. Waite and Duncan E. Taylor – Stones Carbert Waite LLP
Decision - http://scc.lexum.org/decisia-scc-csc/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/13290/index.do
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.
Please visit: http://www.cba.org/CBA/sections_wills/main/Tables_2014.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.
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