Agenda

9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

9:05

Chair's Welcome and Introduction

 

Diedre J. Herbert

McLellan Herbert

 

9:10

Common Capacity Issues

 

Diedre J. Herbert

McLellan Herbert

 

  • Preparing aging clients for futures potential incapacity
  • Flagging and addressing capacity issues when advising elderly clients

 

9:50

Questions and Discussion

10:00

Medical Assistance in Dying

 

Dr. Stefanie Green

Solace BC

 

  • A review of the recent and continuing changes to the availability of medical assistance in dying from a medical-practitioner perspective
  • What aging clients need to know about end-of-life preparation

 

  10:40

Questions and Discussion

  10:50

Refreshment Adjournment

  11:05

Estate Planning for Elderly Clients

 

Andrea E. Frisby

Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers

 

  • Connecting with the clients
  • Competency and complexity
  • Timing versus time spent
  • Special considerations

 

  11:45

Questions and Discussion

  11:55

Networking Lunch

  12:55

Advance Life Planning

 

Joanne Taylor

Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre

 

  • Advising older clients with their planning for capacity and end-of-life
  • Ensuring planning instruments are used effectively by appointees
  • Common problems older clients encounter when navigating institutional policies (e.g. joint ownership of assets, health-care consent requirements)

 

   1:45

Questions and Discussion

   1:55

Preventing and Addressing Elder Abuse

  Leanne Lange

Fraser Health

 

  • Protection orders and Habeus Corpus
  • Community support resources

 

   2:35 Questions and Discussion
   2:45 Refreshment Adjournment
   3:00 Working With and Assisting Multicultural Clients
  Sukhminder S. Virk

Lindsay Kenney LLP

 

  • Expectations and norms dictated by cultural backgrounds
  • Managing a multicultural practice and client base

 

   3:40 Questions and Discussion
   3:50 Ethical Issues in Elder Law
  Barbara Buchanan, Q.C.

Law Society of British Columbia

 

  • Capacity, confidentiality and conflict issues
  • When to insist on independent legal advice

 

   4:30

Questions and Discussion

   4:40

Chair's Closing Remarks - Program Concludes