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Program Details: Canadian Elder Law Conference, Vancouver, Nov. 2-3

We are reposting this info from The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia:

Here are a few details and reminders regarding the upcoming course, Canadian Elder Law Conference (Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3, 2017)

The course will be held at the Pan Pacific. It starts at 9:00 am, with registration from 8:30 am.  Please check in at the registration desk when you arrive.

Canadian Elder Law Conference (10140917)

 

Course Chairs: Jan Goddard – Goddard Gamage LLP, Toronto
Hugh S. McLellan – McLellan Herbert, Vancouver
Geoffrey W. White – Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation, Counsel, Clark Wilson LLP, Kelowna & Vancouver
CLEBC Program Lawyer: Nadia Myerthall

Day 1: Thursday, November 2
9:00 – 9:10

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Jan Goddard – Goddard Gamage LLP, Toronto
Hugh S. McLellan – McLellan Herbert, Vancouver
Geoffrey W. White – Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation, Counsel, Clark Wilson LLP, Kelowna & Vancouver

9:10 – 9:40

OPENING ADDRESS: CONSENT: SAME STANDARDS FOR ALL AGES
Isobel Mackenzie – Seniors Advocate, Province of British Columbia, Victoria

9:40 – 9:43

INTRODUCTION OF PLATINUM SPONSOR: VANCITY
Catherine Ludgate – Manager, Community Investment, microfinance, financial literacy, anti-poverty work, Vancity

9:43 – 10:25

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING (MAID) – PHYSICIAN EXPERIENCES ON THE GROUND
Dr. Heidi Oetter – Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, Vancouver
Dr. Ellen Wiebe – Clinical Professor, Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
10:25 – 10:40 BREAK

10:40 – 11:20

WHAT’S CAPACITY GOT TO DO WITH IT? MODERNIZING DECISION MAKING WITH MEANINGFUL LAW REFORM
Kathleen Cunningham – Executive Director, British Columbia Law Institute, Vancouver
Malcolm Schyvens – Deputy President, Division Head – Guardianship Division, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Chair – Australian Guardianship and Administration Council, Sydney, New South Wales
Nye Thomas – Executive Director, Law Commission of Ontario, Toronto
Laura Tamblyn Watts (Moderator) – CCEL Staff Lawyer and LCO Advisory Committee Member, Toronto

CONCURRENT SESSIONS A

11:25 – 12:20

CAPACITY, UNDUE INFLUENCE, AND INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE: HOW TO INTERVIEW AND WHEN TO INSIST ON INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE?
WEBINAR SESSION
Sara Beheshti – O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP, Toronto
Stanley Rule – Sabey Rule LLP, Kelowna
Kimberly A. Whaley – WEL Partners, Toronto

11:25 – 11:55 A

DULT PROTECTION: FINDINGS FROM A RESEARCH STUDY EXAMINING IMPLEMENTATION/AWARENESS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA’S ADULT GUARDIANSHIP ACT
Margaret I. Hall – Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops
AND

11:55 – 12:20

IS THE LAW OF EVIDENCE READY FOR THE AGING POPULATI0N?
Helene Love – SJD Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Toronto

12:25 – 1:40

NETWORKING LUNCH (PROVIDED) WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
IMPLICIT BIAS AND THE ELDERLY CLIENT: WHAT CONFLICT RESOLVERS SHOULD KNOW (STARTS AT APPROX. 12:55)
The Honourable Marion J. Allan – Clark Wilson LLP, Vancouver
Anita Dorczak, MA, LLB, PhD, PC, Cert.Em, CLP – Lawyer & Mediator, Westbrook Law & Mediation Centre, Edmonton
1:40 – 2:30

ISOLATION, LONELINESS, NEGLECT AND SELF-NEGLECT: ETHICAL AND PRACTICAL ISSUES FOR LAWYERS
Joan Braun – Mediator and Lawyer, Vista Law Group, Vancouver
Barbara K. Buchanan, QC– Practice Advisor, Law Society of British Columbia, Vancouver
Alison Leaney – Provincial Coordinator, Vulnerable Adults Community Response, Services to Adults, Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia, Vancouver

2:30 – 2:45 BREAK

CONCURRENT SESSIONS B

2:45 – 3:35

LEGAL ROUTES FOR INTERVENTION IN INSTANCES OF SELF-NEGLECT IN BC: MENTAL HEALTH ACT VS ADULT GUARDIANSHIP ACT
WEBINAR SESSION
Amanda Brown, MSW, RSW – Director, ReAct Adult Protection Program, West Community Health Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health, West Vancouver
Dr. Heather D’Oyley – Geriatric Psychiatrist, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver
Laura Johnston – Lawyer, Community Legal Assistance Society, Vancouver

2:45 – 3:10

LEGAL NEEDS OF OLDER ADULTS WHO EXPERIENCE ELDER ABUSE: THE ROLE PLAYED BY NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Marie Beaulieu – Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke
AND

3:10 – 3:35

INCLUSIVE INVESTING – SUPPORTING DECISION-MAKING FOR INVESTMENT ISSUES BY PEOPLE WITH CAPACITY CHALLENGES
Laura Tamblyn Watts – CCEL Staff Lawyer and LCO Advisory Committee Member, Toronto

3:40 – 4:20

THE AUSTRALIAN GUARDIANSHIP TRIBUNAL SYSTEM: LESSONS TO SHARE WITH CANADA
Malcolm Schyvens – Deputy President, Division Head – Guardianship Division, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Chair – Australian Guardianship and Administration Council, Sydney, New South Wales

4:20 – 4:30

CLOSING REMARKS
Jan Goddard – Goddard Gamage LLP, Toronto
Hugh S. McLellan – McLellan Herbert, Vancouver
Geoffrey W. White – Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation, Counsel, Clark Wilson LLP, Kelowna & Vancouver

Day 2: Friday, November 3
9:00 – 9:10

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Jan Goddard – Goddard Gamage LLP, Toronto
Hugh S. McLellan – McLellan Herbert, Vancouver
Geoffrey W. White – Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation, Counsel, Clark Wilson LLP, Kelowna & Vancouver

9:10 – 9:40

OPENING ADDRESS: ELDER LAW FROM THE BENCH – HOW TO HELP YOUR JUDGE UNDERSTAND YOUR CASE LAW
The Honourable C. Adèle Kent – Executive Director, National Judicial Institute, Ottawa

9:40 – 10:40

DEBATE: BE IT RESOLVED THAT VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SHOULD BE PERMITTED IN LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES

PRO:
Al Jina – President, Park Place Seniors Living, Vancouver
Graham Webb – Executive Director, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, Toronto

CON:
Clare Burns – WeirFoulds LLP, Toronto
Sara A. Levine, QC – Alliance Lex, Vancouver

REFEREE: Geoffrey W. White – Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation, Counsel, Clark Wilson LLP, Kelowna & Vancouver

10:40 – 10:55 BREAK

10:55 – 11:55

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING (MAID) – IS TRUE ADVANCE CONSENT POSSIBLE?
Jay Aubrey – Counsel (Litigation), BC Civil Liberties Association, Vancouver
Maria Howard – Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer Society of BC, Vancouver
Graham Webb – Executive Director, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, Toronto

11:55 – 12:10

UNDER THE COVERS
Coran Cooper-Stephenson – Claims Counsel, Lawyers Insurance Fund, Vancouver
Maryanne Prohl – Claims Counsel, Lawyers Insurance Fund, Vancouver

12:10 – 1:25

NETWORKING LUNCH (PROVIDED) WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER
CRUISE SHIPS AND LASERS: CHANGING THE LEGAL LANDSCAPE FOR SENIORS (STARTS AT APPROX. 12:40 PM)
Jay Chalke, QC – Ombudsperson of British Columbia, Victoria

1:25 – 2:00

THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF THE COMMON LAW TEST FOR CAPACITY TO MARRY
Emily Clough – Clark Wilson LLP, Vancouver

2:00 – 2:35

WHERE DID THE ELDER’S MONEY GO? FINANCIAL LOSS AVOIDANCE AND RECOVERY OPTIONS
Harold Geller – MBC Law Professional Corporation, Ottawa

2:35 – 2:50 BREAK

2:50 – 3:35

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR PENSION AND FINANCIAL DECISIONS ALONG THE WAY
Colin Galinski – Galinski Pension and Benefits Law Corporation, Vancouver
Cathie Hurlburt, CFP, CLU, RFP, FMA, FDS – Senior Financial Planner, Assante Financial Management, Vancouver

3:35 – 4:35

ABUSE, SAFETY AND REGULATION: PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF OLDER ADULTS LIVING IN RETIREMENT HOMES AND ASSISTED LIVING
Heather Hogan – Counsel, Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee, Toronto
John Risk – Partner, WeirFoulds LLP, Toronto
Kevin Smith – Lawyer, Seniors First British Columbia, Vancouver

4:35 – 4:45

CLOSING REMARKS
Jan Goddard – Goddard Gamage LLP, Toronto
Hugh S. McLellan – McLellan Herbert, Vancouver
Geoffrey W. White – Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation, Counsel, Clark Wilson LLP, Kelowna & Vancouver

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