Summary of Meetings: Elder Law
Number of Meetings Held:5
September 7 2022
Registration Count Online: 72
Guest Speakers: Laurel Plewes and Dr. Adam Sandell
Meeting Title/Topic: Medical Assistance in Dying: Law, Practice, and New Developments
Synopsis: A higher proportion of people in British Columbia choose medical assistance in dying (MAiD) than in any other province or territory. The panel discussed the current law on MAiD, and what changed last year as a result of Bill C-7.
October 19, 2022
Registration Count Online: 75
Guest Speakers: Kevin Smith
Meeting Title/Topic: Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacity: A Handbook for Lawyers
Synopsis: In this update of a popular presentation, Kevin Smith reviewed the second edition of a handbook that was a joint project of the American Bar Association and the American Psychological Association.
February 15, 2023
Registration Count Online: 93
Guest Speakers: Sarah Watson
Meeting Title/Topic: Discussions with Public Guardian and Trustee: Resources for Elderly Individuals
Synopsis: Sarah Watson discussed processes available from the PGT for elderly individuals (or those caring for elderly individuals), and internal PGT legal practice following a report. Sarah also discussed results that can be expected and limitations of the processes.
March 15, 2023
Registration Count Online: 57
Guest Speakers: David Avren
Meeting Title/Topic: State of Play at the BCFSA
Synopsis: David Avren, Vice President of Legal with BC Financial Services Authority discussed the current state and recent developments within the BCFSA.
June 7, 2023
Registration Count Online: 17
Joint meeting with SOGIC Guest Speakers: Joseph Friedman Burley and Shoshana Pellmen
Meeting Title/Topic: Leading & Learning with Pride: A New City of Toronto Tool Kit for Supporting 2SLGBTQI+ Seniors
Synopsis: Joseph Friedman Burley, Management Consultant for Seniors Services, discussed best practice resources to assist service providers working with and for older adults. Topics included powers of attorney, substitute decision makers, working with trans clients, and how to better serve the LGBTQ2+ community.