Friday, November 1, 2013

Canadian Bar Association Elder Law Conference: November 15

Penn State Law colleague Laurel Terry works hard on cross-border issues in regulation of lawyers and has had several big presentations recently in Canada.  Professor Terry pointed out to me the agenda for an upcoming Elder Law Conference sponsored by the Canadian Bar Association to be held in Halifax Nova Scotia on November 15.  

Here at the interesting topics:   

  • For the Expected, Unexpected, and Everything in Between: A Boot Camp Overview
  • With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Powers of Attorney
  • The ABCs of Personal Directives
  • Busted by the Border? How to avoid cross-border tax issues
  • Should You Be Trusted? Using trusts in estate planning
  • Adding Insult To Injury: The need for guardianship orders when no powers of attorney are in place
  • Navigating Adult Protection: Lessons from the Pros
  • Capacity: A Geriatrician’s View
  • Whose Wishes Are They Anyway? A review of undue influence
  • So What Now? The NS Department of Seniors Can Help

The title that particularly resonates for me these days, especially given recent meetings with an Elder Law Task Force,  is "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility" as it suggests the importance of ethical and legal obligations for agents tied to powers of attorney. 

Thanks, Laurel!

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