Canadian Elder Law Conference

Thursday & Friday, November 2 & 3, 2017
9:00 am – 4:30 pm both days
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver

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The Canadian Elder Law Conference is a two-day forum on the law and policy issues impacting older clients, featuring practical skill-based sessions, updates on hot topics, and current research on law and aging-related issues. Elder law multi-faceted, touching on diverse areas of practice including wills and estates, family law, pensions and benefits, healthcare rights, privacy law, and criminal law. Expect sessions on topics such as mental capacity, substitute decision making, physician-assisted death, cross-border issues, and financial abuse. Hear from practice leaders from across the country including lawyers, medical experts, and financial sector professionals.

After attending this conference you will...

  • be better able to identify and address the legal issues that impact your older client
  • be familiar with recent trends, developments, and research in the law with respect to elder law topics such as medical assistance in dying, mental capacity, undue influence, independent legal advice, financial abuse, and adult protection
  • better understand the legal, practical, and ethical issues in relation to older clients with mental capacity and self-neglect issues.

Emily Clough

Capacity to Marry

Allison Curley

October 13, 2017

The legal act of marriage requires a particular threshold of capacity. When considering the test of capacity to marry, it is necessary to balance two equally important objectives: protecting individuals with diminished capacity from exploitation, as well as protecting the autonomy and dignity of individuals.

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Krista James

Mental Capacity, Consent, and Guardianship in BC and Canada: Get your Legal Update at the 2017 Canadian Elder Law Conference

Krista James

September 29, 2017

Does your practice deal with mental capacity, consent or guardianship? If so, this year’s Elder Law Conference is shaping up to be the event of the season for getting your update on the law.

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Allison Curley

Advance Consent and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

Allison Curley

September 8, 2017

Advance consent to MAiD is a delicate and complex issue requiring thoughtful consideration. There are divergent views among stakeholders as to whether advance consent to MAiD should be permitted by law or not. MAiD is such an important elder law topic that we decided to feature two panels on MAiD at this year’s Canadian Elder Law Conference.

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Thursday & Friday, November 2 & 3, 2017
9:00 am – 4:30 pm both days
Pan Pacific Hotel,
999 Canada Place, Vancouver
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