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Advising the Aging Client: What All Lawyers Need to Know

with Jan Goddard

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Learning Options:

Live webinar with chat*
includes 60 day replay

9:00 am – 10:30 am (Pacific)
10:00 am – 11:30 am (Mountain)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Central)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Eastern)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Atlantic)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (Newfoundland)

*This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A. SK attendees please verify whether you align with Central (MB) or Mountain (AB) time based on season and location.

Registration Fee:

Save $25
Register on or before October 29, 2021
$140.00 + HST

Register after October 29, 2021
$165.00 + HST

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CPD Credit Hours:

CPID Credit Hours

ON: This program contains 1.0 Professionalism hour and 0.5 Substantive hours.

BC: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours, including 1.0 hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management.

SK: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours, 0.5 hours of which qualifies as ethics.

NB: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours.

Lawyers in other mandatory CPD jurisdictions may count their attendance towards their CPD requirement/plan.

Seminar Partners is an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario and a pre-approved CPD Provider of the Law Society of British Columbia.

Technical Information:

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Who Should Attend

This program provides essential content for lawyers of all experience levels in all practice areas. It will be especially useful to general practitioners.

About the Program

Do you read "aging client" and move on? Stop! Aging is a continuum that affects our physical, social and legal connections, beginning as early as middle age. All lawyers can expect to encounter new dynamics in their relationship with clients as they age, including planning for and managing incapacity, protecting against abuse, exploitation and discrimination, and maintaining personal autonomy. Milestone events like retirement and later-life marriage and divorce require a more thoughtful lens, but so do quieter transactions like changing names on bank accounts, amending title and share documents, and drafting new powers of attorney. These are challenging conversations that can sometimes create conflicts but if trusted legal counsel doesn’t raise them, who will? This highly practical program with noted elder law lawyer Jan Goddard is designed to enhance your understanding of how specific legal issues related to aging arise in different practice areas, what steps lawyers can take to help safeguard clients' autonomy and self-determination, and general best practices for maintaining high standards of professionalism and service when working with aging clients. Using a combination of fact scenarios and audience polls, Jan will explore a variety of common scenarios you may encounter with aging clients, including widowhood and remarriage, employment of an adult child, transfer of a family business, use of recreational property, jointly owned assets,“blended” family fights, return of estranged family members and potential scams, where you may be missing opportunities to ask more probing questions and help clients make more informed decisions. All lawyers have a vital role to play in securing the legal rights, dignity and autonomy of their clients. Attend this program and acquire new tools to help you take a more intentional approach to serving your clients as they age.

Meet Your Presenter

Jan Goddard

Jan Goddard received the 2020 Award of Excellence from the Ontario Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Section. She is the founding partner of Goddard Gamage LLP in Toronto, which has been named five times as one of the top trusts and estates boutique law firms in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine. Jan is a frequent speaker at continuing professional development programs on elder law, capacity, guardianship, powers of attorney, substitute decision-making, and estate issues. Jan co-developed and was the co-director of Osgoode Professional Development’s Certificate in Elder Law from 2015 -2017. Jan was a member of the advisory group to the Law Commission of Ontario's landmark project on Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship. She is former counsel to the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee of Ontario. In 2015, 2017 and 2019 Jan co-chaired the bi-annual Canadian Elder Law Conference. She has been annually selected since 2009 by Best Lawyers as a leading practitioner, and was Best Lawyers 2020 Lawyer of the Year, Trusts and Estates (Toronto).

Schedule (Eastern)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Welcome and Introduction

What is elder law?

In what ways can law affect the lives of older persons?

Aging and life course

Elder abuse


Undue influence

Conflicts of interest

Substitute decision making

Gift giving

Program Wrap-up and Evaluation

Returning Registrant

Registration Fees

All costs are in Canadian dollars before taxes.

HST/GST: 848208492

Until October 29, 2021

Advising the Aging Client: What All Lawyers Need to Know with Jan Goddard, Thursday, November 18, 2021 $140.00

After October 29, 2021

Advising the Aging Client: What All Lawyers Need to Know with Jan Goddard, Thursday, November 18, 2021 $165.00

Groups Save!

Register 3+ attendees and save up to 25%. See our group discounts here. Contact

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