Elder Law 2019

Practice Point

Canadian Elder Law Conference 2019 | Bridging the Gap: Elder Law for Everyone

Thursday and Friday, November 14 and 15, 2019

9:00 am – 4:30 pm (both days)
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver or attend via webinar
Presented by CLEBC in collaboration with CCEL

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 is 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, advance planning, and practical and ethical issues in terms of representation of clients with mental capacity issues. Hear from practice leaders from across the country including lawyers, medical experts, and financial sector professionals.

After taking this program, you will:

  • be able to identify and address the legal issues that impact your older client
  • gain familiarity with recent trends, cases, developments, and research in the law with respect to elder law topics such as long-term care, mental capacity, undue influence, independent legal advice, financial abuse, and adult protection
  • understand the legal, practical, and ethical issues in relation to older clients with mental capacity and self-neglect issues

Faculty, agenda, and more details…

Throughout the fall, we will be posting blog posts and interviews with featured speakers from the conference. Read them here and check back for new updates!

Elder Law Case Update at the Canadian Elder Law Conference: Interview with Emily Clough

We are excited that Emily Clough will be presenting at the Canadian Elder Law Conference 2019.

Difficulties Seniors Face with Financial Services

By Mark Wright This post is part of a series highlighting key themes and presenters from the Canadian Elder Law Conference 2019. To see the other posts in the series, click here. Earlier this year OBSI released its first ever Seniors Report, documenting the experiences of seniors using its services. The national, not-for-profit organization collected demographic and case data for 2017 and 2018 …

Ontario Law on Undue Influence in Estate Planning

By Alicia Godin – Estate and Trust Consultant, Scotiatrust Historically the area of estates was not particularly litigious, but as families and financial circumstances become more complex, litigation involving estates has become more frequent. Frequently touted, but notoriously difficult to prove, is the allegation of someone being unduly influenced in making their Will. A client …

Interview with British Columbia Securities Commission: Gold Level Sponsor of the 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference

We are pleased to announce that the British Columbia Securities Commission is a Gold Level Sponsor of the 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference.

Elder Law Toolkit Presentation at the Canadian Elder Law Conference: Interview with Kevin R. Smith

We are pleased that Kevin R. Smith will be presenting at the 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference.

The Inter-generational Workplace Presentation at the 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference: Interview with Kirsten Hume Scrimshaw

Kirsten’s presentation, The Inter-generational Workplace, will take place on Day 2 of the Canadian Elder Law Conference 2019.

Elder Abuse Remedies Presentation at the Canadian Elder Law Conference: Interview with Kimberly A. Whaley

We are excited that Kimberly A. Whaley, founding partner at Whaley Estate Litigation Partners, will be presenting at the Canadian Elder Law Conference 2019.

Elder Mediation Workshop at the Canadian Elder Law Conference: Interview with Joan Braun

Joan Braun and Vivian Kerenyi will be hosting an Elder Mediation workshop during the 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference. In this blog post, we share an interview with Joan on her research, this exciting workshop, and her insights into elder mediation.

Elder Abuse Response Presentation at the Canadian Elder Law Conference: Interview with Laura Tamblyn Watts

We are so excited that Laura Tamblyn Watts, the Chief Public Policy Officer at CARP (Canadian Association for Retired Persons), will be presenting at the 2019 Canadian Elder Law Conference. CARP will be joining us this year as a silver level conference sponsor.