Joint Updates from Health Law and Wills, Estates & Trusts

  • January 13, 2022

There are many connections between the practice of health law and wills, estates and trusts. We are sending a message to both Sections to promote our joint January 26 webinar and highlight our common activities which may be of interest to you! Scroll to the end for a link to Section-specific updates! We look forward to more collaboration between both Sections in the future.

Join us January 26

Join Advance Care Planning in Canada for an overview of the updated guide “Living Well, Planning Well: An Advance Care Planning Resource for Lawyers” that provides information about the importance of ACP and its role within the life planning process.


Advocacy Highlights: CBA End-of-Life Working Group

Our Sections are actively involved with the CBA End-of-Life Working Group which comprises a cross-section of members from diverse areas of expertise, including constitutional and human rights law, health law, wills, estates and trusts law, elder law, child and youth law, privacy and access to information law and alternative dispute resolution.

The Working Group is preparing a submission to the Special Joint Parliamentary Committee reviewing the Criminal Code provisions on Medical Assistance in Dying, namely issues about mature minors, advance requests and mental illness. The Working Group has consistently recommended that amendments to the Criminal Code for MAiD align with the criteria established by the Supreme Court of Canada in Carter.

Help spread the word about our essay contests!

If you know a law student or recent graduate who may be eligible, please share the CBA’s essay contests with them! Each essay contest has specific eligibility criteria. Check them out and apply now! (Deadline: May 2, 2022)

Certified Executor Advisor Designation

The CBA has partnered with the Canadian Institute of Certified Executor Advisors to offer its CEA designation program at a discounted rate for CBA members! The program provides a broad practical understanding of the estate transfer process from the perspective of the seventeen professions executors may turn to in the course of their duties.

CBA members benefit from a $200 discount on initial course registration! Learn more about this offer!

Section-specific updates…

More Relevant, Recent PD!

On-demand recordings are now available:


CBA Health Law Section
CBA Wills, Estates and Trusts Section