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
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 …
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 …
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.