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WESA and the New Rules: Is Your Estates Practice Ready?

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Presented by CLEBC in collaboration with BC Law Institute

"Summer Series": Monday & Tuesday, July 28 & 29, 2014; Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm EACH DAY

(Original course: Thursday & Friday, November 21 & 22, 2013) 

Who should attend: Lawyers, paralegals, legal support staff, notaries public, and all others who work in the area of wills, estates, and succession law; the course may also be of interest to trust officers and accountants.

Learning level: All levels

The new Wills, Estates & Succession Act (WESA) and the new Probate Rules are coming into force on March 31, 2014. The legislation and Rules will result in major changes in practice and procedure. Learn what is changing and how you can more effectively assist your clients now and in the WESA era. This is a two-day course with Day 1 focusing on Estate Planning issues and Day 2 dealing with a combination of Estate Administration and Estate Litigation issues. Find out how the new legislation will change the advice needed by your planning clients, and how the new estate administration and estate litigation procedures will affect your practice.

Faculty will refer to the CLEBC book Wills, Estates and Succession Act Transition Guide 2013 Edition during their presentations. We strongly recommend that you bring your copy to the course. If you do not have the book, you may purchase a copy separately. *Order the book at the same time as you register for the course and SAVE $30. See special pricing below—please call Customer Service to order.

After taking this course you will be able to...

  • understand the changes WESA will bring
  • know how to use the new Probate Rules
  • identify ways that your practice will need to change
  • advise your clients regarding the new legislation

CLEBC and BC Law Institute would like to thank BMO Harris Private Banking and, a division of Maxxam Analytics for their generous support in sponsoring this event.


CLEBC is using Twitter at this program. You can post a question or comment on Twitter using the hashtag: #clebc. Want to find out more? Download: A Guide for Using Twitter at CLEBC Programs.

You are encouraged to check our website for more information and resources on the new Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA).

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 12 hours (a minimum of 2 hours will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chairs 
Fiona Hunter — Horne Coupar, Victoria
Roger D. Lee — Davis LLP, Vancouver
Helen H. Low — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

1. "Summer Series" Rebroadcast
EARLY BIRD (Register by Friday, June 27, 2014): $810
After Friday, June 27, 2014: $900

Unable to attend without financial support? To learn more about CLEBC's Bursary Program click here and for our Easy Pay Plan click here.

Registration includes an electronic copy of the course materials.

2. Book: Wills, Estates and Succession Act Transition Guide 2013 Edition
*Book ONLY (includes online): $195 | Online ONLY: $95 | Book (when purchased with course): $165

Webinar Archive: This course will be added to the Webinar Archive. Contact Customer Service to subscribe.

CLEBC Program Lawyer
Nadia Myerthall

This course has no current sessions.

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