WESA for Family Lawyers

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"Jump Start on CPD 2015": Wednesday, March 25, 2015; Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

(Original course: Friday, October 17, 2014)

Who should attend: Lawyers, paralegals, and notaries who practice in the area of family law.

Learning level: All levels

New WESA terms and concepts will impact your family practice—be prepared!
The world of will and estate planning, estate administration, and estate litigation in British Columbia changed significantly on March 31, 2014 with the coming into force of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act and the new Rule 25 of the Supreme Court Civil Rules. The new legislation, which replaces the Estate Administration Act, Wills Act, and Wills Variation Act among others, means sweeping change that impacts not only estate practitioners but also family lawyers, often in surprising ways. In this course, family lawyers and estate lawyers will join together to present an overview of these changes from the perspective of what a family law lawyer needs to know. Pairings of experienced family and estate lawyers will bring you up to date on notable topics, including separation, children, legal proceedings, wills/beneficiary designations/support, incapacity, and fraudulent conveyances.

After this course you will...

  • be up-to-date on the new terms and concepts under WESA
  • understand how WESA impacts on your family practice
  • identify ways that your practice may need to change

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 7 hours (a minimum of 1 hour will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chairs
Michelle L. Isaak — Davis LLP, Vancouver
Anna Laing — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

Featured Luncheon Speaker
Peter S. Silin, MSW, RSW, CCC  Principal, Diamond Geriatrics and Elderpost.com

"Jump Start on CPD 2015"
(Register by February 25, 2015 and SAVE): $405
After February 25, 2015: $450

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Registration includes an electronic copy of the course materials and lunch.

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CLEBC Program Lawyer
Nadia Myerthall

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