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WEL Partners at STEP Canada 20th National Convention, May 28-29

WEL Partners is participating the STEP Canada 20th Anniversary Convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building, May 28-29, 2018.

Kimberly is Moderating a Panel on Capacity and Estate Trust Planning and Albert Ooosterhoff and John Poyser are panelists discussing Powers of Attorney.

May 29, 2018: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

16 | Medical-Legal Issues Involving Capacity, Estate and Trust Planning, and Litigation

Moderator:Kimberly Whaley, LLM, CS, TEP, Toronto: WEL Partners

Dr. Adrian Owen, a British neuroscientist and author who currently holds the Canada excellence research chair in cognitive neuroscience and imaging at the Brain and Mind Institute, Western University, addresses the subject of executive functioning in the brain and tools indicative of capacity as they relate to executive functioning. Dr. Owen also conducts an audience interactive demonstration of a capacity assessment tool supported by clinical trials. Dr. Kenneth Shulman, a psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, examines capacity issues that are relevant to decisional capacity, the assessment process from a clinical perspective, and the role of the medical professional as an expert witness in trials involving decisional capacity. Kim Whaley and Ed Esposto discuss the obligations of lawyers when capacity, vulnerability, and undue influence are at issue.

Dr. Kenneth Shulman, Toronto: Affiliate Scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Dr. Adrian M. Owen, London, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging, Brain and Mind Institute, Natural Sciences Building, Western University
Ed Esposto, LLB, TEP, Toronto: Aird & Berlis

May 29, 2018: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

20 | Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Moderator: Corina Weigl, LLB, TEP, Toronto: Fasken LLP

The panel provides a comprehensive exploration of powers of attorney, including an update concerning the limitations imposed on powers of attorney for property and personal care. Panelists also examine predatory marriages: defining these unions, updating the status of the law as it relates to them, and discussing equitable remedies and public policy issues. In addition, the panel discusses whether and in what circumstances an attorney should stop or remedy a predatory marriage; separation, divorce, and capacity; scope of the powers bestowed on attorneys, particularly addressing religious restriction issues; preventive planning; and remedies in the event of abuse.

John Poyser, LLB, TEP, Winnipeg: Tradition Law LLP

Nancy Golding, QC, ACIArb, TEP, Calgary: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; STEP Worldwide Board Member

Albert Oosterhoff, JD, LLM, Burlington: Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, Western University; Counsel, WEL Partners LLP

Charles Wagner, LLB, Toronto: Wagner Sidlofsky LLP

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