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
October 22, 2013*** Please note that, due to unforeseen circumstances, this webinar has been postponed. This webpage will be updated as soon as the new program date has been set.
Presented live via webconference by the CBA National Elder Law Section
Hassan Rasouli went into a Toronto hospital for brain surgery nearly three years ago, contracted an infection and has been in a coma ever since. His doctors wanted to take him off life support. The Rasouli family said no, believing there were signs of possible recovery. But medical professionals felt they should have the final say in end-of-life decisions. Whose life is it?
The matter of Cuthbertson et al and Rasouli et al was heard at the Supreme Court of Canada on December 10, 2012. There were 9 interveners in addition to the parties. The courtroom was packed. At the time of writing of this notice, the decision had not yet been released by the SCC, but is expected shortly.
This webinar will be a discussion of the decision in this case and its implications for patients, health professionals, and the health system.
Judith A. Wahl, Executive Director, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
Mark Handelman, Firm Counsel, Whaley Estate Litigation
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who made our roundtable session a resounding success this year at the CBA Legal Conference in Saskatoon, SK.
Photo taken by Darrell Noakes. ©2013 The Canadian Bar Association.
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.**