Monday, September 20, 2010

Registration now open for CCEL


Don't miss the 5th Canadian Conference on Elder Law, to be held for the first time in Toronto this fall!

This Conference will bring together a unique gathering of experts and leaders in elder law and policy, with over one hundred presenters and plenary speakers on our Conference programme.  Our Keynote Speaker is the Honourable Mr. Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, who will bring his distinctive experience to address law reform and access to justice for Aboriginal Older Adults.  Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission Barbara Hall and Dr. Jane Barratt of the International Federation on Ageing will discuss the opportunities and challenges of a shift to a rights-based approach to elder law, and Public Law Commissioner Frances Patterson of the Law Commission of England and Wales, Justice Marcia Neave of the Victoria Supreme Court and Dr. Patricia Hughes of the Law Commission of Ontario will consider approaches to law reform that include older adults.

The Conference Dinner will celebrate the accomplishments of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly and Ontario's legal clinic system in advancing the rights of older adults.  Our Keynote Dinner Speaker will be Roger Smith of JUSTICE, a leading United Kingdom law reform and human rights organization that works to improve the legal system and access to justice.

The 2010 Conference on Elder Law will take place October 29th to 30th at the Delta Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto. A Conference pre-day on October 28th will bring together the World Study Group on Elder Law.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn and meet the leaders in the field of older adults and the law!  Reduced room rates are available at the Delta Chelsea until September 26th, so be sure to book your room if you have not already done so.

Registration is now open and full details are available at http://www.bcli.org/news/events/conferences.  Early bird registration rates are available until September 30th, so don't wait to register!

To download the conference poster, please visit http://tinyurl.com/2akvflr. If you have already registered for the conference, kindly forward this e-mail to any colleagues who might be interested in attending.

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