Presented by CLEBC in collaboration with BC Law Institute
"The WESA and the new Probate Rules modernize succession law and procedure for the first time in 85 years. Lawyers need to immediately incorporate the changes into their practices on April 1, 2014. Leading practitioners will focus on the new Rules and how to take an estate file efficiently from initial instructions to a representation grant even when there are hurdles along the way. This course is a great opportunity to quickly get up to speed."
– Peter Ramsay, course chair
Friday, February 14, 2014—Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Friday, February 21, 2014—Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street, Victoria
Friday, February 28, 2014—Delta Grand Okanagan, 1310 Water Street, Kelowna
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Who should attend: Paralegals, legal support staff, junior lawyers, notaries public, and all others who work in the area of wills, estates, and succession law; the course may also be of interest to trust officers.
Learning level: Fundamental/Intermediate
"Given the complete changes to the process and documentation required to obtain a grant of probate or administration under WESA, every person intending to practise in this area after March 31, 2014, needs to attend these courses.”
– Hugh S. McLellan
The new Probate Rules are coming into force on March 31, 2014. Learn what you need to do to effectively represent your clients. This course will look at the rules and forms in more detail, particularly the procedures for administration grants.
After taking this course you will be able to...
- know how to use the new Probate Rules
- identify ways that your practice will need to change
- understand and use the new forms
- understand the new procedures for administration grants
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 3 hours (a minimum of 30 minutes will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
D. Peter Ramsay, QC — Ramsay, Lampman, Rhodes, Nanaimo (all 3 locations)
Margaret R. Sasges — Clay & Company, Victoria (Victoria)
Genevieve N. Taylor — Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers, Vancouver (Vancouver)
Geoffrey W. White — Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation, Kelowna (Kelowna)
EARLY BIRD (Register by the dates listed below and SAVE)
Vancouver (Register by January 17, 2014)
Victoria (Register by January 24, 2014)
Kelowna (Register by January 31, 2014)
Live Course: Regular $360 | Student $175
After the "Register by" dates
Live Course: Regular $400 | Student $200
There is NO Live Webinar offering of this course.
Unable to attend without financial support? To learn more about CLEBC's Bursary Program click here and for our Easy Pay Plan click here.
Registration includes an electronic copy of handout materials.
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