Coming of Age: Elder Law in Canada and its Future (2017)

November 2-3 2017
Vancouver, BC

Conference wrap-up
We uploaded the photos of the 2017 conference on our facebook page
See our Storify thread of the conference highlights for Day 1 and Day 2

Conference Chairs

  • Jan Goddard, Godard Gamage LLP (Toronto)
  • Hugh McLellan, McLellan Herbert (Vancouver)
  • Geoffrey W. White, Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation (Kelowna)

Topics and Themes

Elder law is a multi-faceted topic touching on diverse areas of practice, including:

  • Wills and estates
  • Family law
  • Pensions and benefits
  • Healthcare rights
  • Privacy law
  • Criminal law practice

The conference provides

  • Practical skill-based sessions enhancing our capacity to serve older adults
  • Updates on hot topics in elder law and aging policy
  • Discussions of current research on law and aging-related topics

Our conference, like the practice of elder law, is inter-disciplinary. Past presenters have included legal experts and also physicians and health professionals, social workers, practitioners from justice and policing and financial sector professionals.
Expect sessions on hot topics such as:

  • Mental capacity law
  • Substitute decision making
  • Physician-assisted death
  • Cross-border issues
  • Financial abuse
  • Intersections between legal and health policy

We Wish to Thank our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor: VanCity





Gold Sponsor: Goddard Gamage LLP
Goddard Gamage LLP




Gold Sponsor: Whaley Estate Litigation Partners




Silver Sponsors:

McLellan Herbert, Barristers & Solicitors




BC Notaries




Geoff White





Clark Wilson LLP 


Gregory K. Steele QC Student Prize

Read the 2017 Gregory K. Steele QC Prize winning paper on evidence and older adult witnesses, written by Helene Love.


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