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Canadian Elder Law Conference

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Coming of Age: Elder Law in Canada and Its Future

Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3, 2017

Day 1: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Day 2: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
or attend via Webinar

Tweeting from this conference? Use hashtag #ElderLaw2017

Who should attend: Lawyers practicing in the areas of elder law; wills, estates, and trusts; and family law. This conference may also be of interest to health care professionals, social workers, advocacy groups, financial trustees, and anyone concerned with the rights of the elderly.

Learning level: Intermediate/Advanced

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 topics. Elder law is a multifaceted topic touching on diverse areas of practice, including wills and estates, family law, pensions and benefits, healthcare rights, privacy law, and criminal law practice. Expect sessions on hot topics such as mental capacity issues, 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 taking this course, you will:

  1. be better able to identify and address the legal issues that impact your older client in wills and estates, family, pensions and benefits, health care rights and other practice areas
  2. 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
  3. better understand the legal, practical, and ethical issues in relation to older clients with mental capacity issues and self-neglect issues

You may also register for the individual dates on:
Day 1 of the Canadian Elder Law Conference (November 2, 2017) or
Day 2 of the Canadian Elder Law Conference (November 3, 2017). 

Special pricing: For lawyers, we will be offering our long-standing bursary program. Members of not-for-profit organizations with a registered charity number (lawyer or non-lawyer) may be eligible for a 50% discount off the full price through CLEBC—contact Customer Service.

Students, non-profit agency staff, and others may be eligible for a full or partial registration fee scholarship through CCEL (contact Krista James at CCEL at to apply for a scholarship).

Pan Pacific Vancouver has a limited number of rooms available for attendees and presenters requiring accommodation for the conference. The approximate rate is $169 per night (deluxe room with city view) or $189 per night (deluxe room with harbour view). If you are interested, please contact the hotel directly at 1.800.663.1515 and give them the code: CONP1117 for the special conference rate. 

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 13 hours (a minimum of 2 hours will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care, and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chairs
Jan Goddard — Goddard Gamage Stephens LLP, Toronto
Hugh S. McLellan — McLellan Herbert, Vancouver
Geoffrey W. White — Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation, Counsel, Clark Wilson LLP, Kelowna & Vancouver

Register by Oct 5
Regular Price
After Oct 5
Webinar $849 $949
Webinar Student $419  $469
In Person* $1,089 $1,199
Student* $619 $669
Save even more with your CPDone Pass
Registration includes an electronic copy of the course materials.
*Lunch is included. 


Day 1: Nov 2 OR
Day 2: Nov 3
Register by Oct 5
Regular Price
After Oct 5
Webinar   $479  $529
Webinar Student  $229  $259
In Person*   $599  $659
Student*   $329  $359
Save even more with your CPDone Pass
Registration includes an electronic copy of the course materials.
*Lunch is included. 

Webinar Archive: These courses will be added to the Webinar Archive. See below to subscribe.

SPECIAL GROUP RATES! Plus-one pricing!
Gather a few colleagues around a computer to SAVE on Webinar/Rebroadcast costs! Groups pay full price for the main registrant + $149 per day for each additional viewer.* Contact Customer Service for more info.

* If your group includes a student, the first registration must be at the full rate if a lawyer is participating.

Unable to attend without financial support? Learn about our Bursary Program and Easy Pay Plan.

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CLEBC Program Lawyer
Nadia Myerthall

Format Live Course Add to Cart
Start Date & Time 2017-11-02 9:00 AM
End Date & Time 2017-11-03 4:30 PM
Location Pan Pacific Hotel
Spaces Available 92
Course Chair Jan Goddard
Course Chair Hugh S. McLellan
Course Chair Geoffrey W. White
Course Presenter Isobel Mackenzie
Course Presenter Dr. Heidi Oetter
Course Presenter Dr. Ellen Wiebe
Course Presenter Kathleen Cunningham
Course Presenter Malcolm Schyvens
Course Presenter Nye Thomas
Course Presenter Laura Tamblyn Watts
Course Presenter Sara Beheshti
Course Presenter Stanley Rule
Course Presenter Kimberly A. Whaley
Course Presenter Margaret I. Hall
Course Presenter Anita Dorczak, MA, LLB, PhD
Course Presenter Joan Braun
Course Presenter Barbara K. Buchanan, QC
Course Presenter Alison Leaney
Course Presenter Laura Johnston
Course Presenter Marie Beaulieu
Course Presenter Helene Love
Course Presenter Amanda Brown, MSW, RSW
Course Presenter The Honourable Adele Kent
Course Presenter Dr. Heather D’Oyley
Course Presenter Jay Aubrey
Course Presenter Maria Howard
Course Presenter Graham Webb
Course Presenter Al Jina
Course Presenter Clare Burns
Course Presenter Jay Chalke, QC
Course Presenter Emily Clough
Course Presenter Harold Geller
Course Presenter Colin Galinski
Course Presenter Cathie Hurlburt, CFP, CLU, RFP, FMA, FDS
Course Presenter Heather Hogan
Course Presenter John Risk
Course Presenter Kevin Smith

Format Live Webinar Add to Cart
Start Date & Time 2017-11-02 9:00 AM
End Date & Time 2017-11-03 4:30 PM
Online Provider
Spaces Available

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