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Elder Law Update 2022

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

In the wake of COVID-19, Elder Law is more important now than ever. Get your refresher at Elder Law Update 2022 — an essential session with the CCEL that will cover the pandemic and beyond.

Thursday, April 21, 2022
9:00 am – 12:30 pm via webinar

Who should attend: Lawyers who practise in the areas of elder law and wills, estates and trusts law. This course may also be of interest to lawyers, notaries, and other professionals who represent older clients and adults living with disabilities.

Learning level: Intermediate/Advanced

This half-day session will cover elder law topics relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The course will include panels on capacity to instruct counsel for clients living with dementia and other cognitive and communication challenges, class action litigation as a strategy for responding to elder abuse and neglect in long-term care, and criminal and civil responses to elder abuse and neglect.

After taking this program, you will:

  • understand capacity to instruct counsel for clients with dementia
  • be aware of class action litigation strategies
  • gain knowledge of how to represent clients impacted by abuse and neglect

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 3.5 hours (this course will contain a minimum of .5 hours pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chairs
Hugh S. McLellan — McLellan Herbert, Vancouver
Kimberly A. Whaley — Whaley Estate Litigation Partners, Toronto
Geoffrey W. White, QC — Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation, Counsel, Clark Wilson LLP, Kelowna & Vancouver