Wills Precedents: An Annotated Guide


Product Type: Publications - Print Only
ISBN: 0-86504-955-6
Pages: 674
Price: $325.00


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This book is essential for:  All lawyers who draft wills in British Columbia.

Current to: January 1, 2011 

Immensely popular since it was first published in 1998, this collection of sample will clauses and documents includes representation agreements and many other BC-focused precedents. Peter W. Bogardus, QC and Mary B. Hamilton of Davis LLP have created a book of wills precedents that your clients can understand. The annotations and commentary explain the use of optional clauses and alert you to the relevant law.

The book includes precedents for wills, nominations of committee, powers of attorney, representation agreements, codicils, insurance declarations, and other documents. It also includes will instruction questionnaires and forms, sample letters, and clauses on disk. Subscriptions include clauses on CD-ROM and regular updates.

Highlights of the 2011 update

  • the contents have been completely replaced, incorporating improvements in the authors’ precedents, practice developments from the last three years, and changes to the commentary and precedents in anticipation of the WESA
  • an “Outline of Changes to Precedents—2011 Update”, included in the front material, guides readers to the clauses and other precedents that have been revised
  • the book features a new design to improve its readability, corresponding with the design of the coming online version
  • the online version will soon be available to all subscribers; it will include a will-building feature that allows users to create the first draft of a will by selecting clauses with buttons, and exporting the first draft to a word processing program

CLEBC Program Lawyer
Jonathan M. Vogt
jvogt@cle.bc.ca

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