Canadian Elder Law Conference 2019

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Presented by CLEBC in collaboration with CCEL

Bridging the gap: Elder law for everyone

Thursday and Friday, November 14 and 15, 2019
9:00 am – 4:30 pm (both days)
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
or attend via webinar

Click on the course links to register for either Day 1 or Day 2

Throughout the fall, we will be posting blog posts and interviews with featured speakers from the conference. Read them here and check back often for new updates!

Who should attend: Lawyers practicing in the areas of elder law, family law, and wills, estates, and trusts. This conference may also be of interest to health care professionals, social workers, advocacy groups, financial trustees, and anyone concerned with the rights of older people.

Learning level: Intermediate/Advanced

The Canadian Elder Law Conference is a two-day forum on the law and policy issues impacting older clients, featuring practical skill-based sessions, updates on hot topics, and current research on law and aging-related issues. Elder law is multi-faceted, touching on diverse areas of practice including wills and estates, family law, pensions and benefits, healthcare rights, privacy law, and criminal law.

Expect sessions on topics such as mental capacity, substitute decision making, advance planning, and practical and ethical issues in terms of representation of clients with mental capacity issues. Hear from practice leaders from across the country including lawyers, medical experts, and financial sector professionals.

After taking this program, you will:

  • be able to identify and address the legal issues that impact your older client
  • gain familiarity with recent trends, cases, developments, and research in the law with respect to elder law topics such as long-term care, mental capacity, undue influence, independent legal advice, financial abuse, and adult protection
  • understand the legal, practical, and ethical issues in relation to older clients with mental capacity and self-neglect issues


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Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 14 hours (a minimum of 2 hours pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

The Society of Notaries Public BC has approved this conference for 3 hours of professional development (per day).

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



Register by Oct. 18/19
Regular Price
After Oct. 18/19
In-Person* $1,129 $1,239
In-Person Articled Student* $689.50 $689.50
Webinar  $889 $989
Webinar Articled Student $494.50 $494.50

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Registration includes an electronic copy of the reference materials.

*Lunch is included both days.

Hotel Rooms:
Pan Pacific Vancouver has a limited number of rooms available for attendees and presenters requiring accommodation for the conference. Guests are advised to book early to guarantee their rooms.

The rate is approximately $229 per night. If you are interested, please contact the hotel directly at 1.800.663.1515 or and give them the code: CLED1119 for the special conference rate.

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Gather your colleagues around a computer to save on Webinars and Rebroadcasts. Groups pay full price for the main registrant plus $249 ($449 for two-day courses) for each additional viewer. If your group includes a student, the first registration must be at the full rate if a lawyer is participating. Contact Customer Service for more information.

CLEBC Program Lawyer*
Nadia Myerthall


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