Nicole Garton will chair a new course on Elder Law Mediation for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver

Who should attend: Lawyers and mediators.

Learning level: All levels

Elder and guardianship mediation is a new and growing field of practice that is also fraught with complex legal and ethical considerations for the mediator. This brand new course will highlight the particular sensitivity and skills required to effectively mediate disputes involving an older adult, including issues of estate planning, powers of attorney, care giving, and lifestyle choices. Be prepared for upcoming changes to adult guardianship legislation involving mandatory mediation, as set out in the Adult Guardianship and Planning Statutes Amendment Act, 2007 (“Bill 29”). Elder and guardianship mediation will likely expand rapidly once these mandatory mediation provisions are brought into force.

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6.5 hours (a minimum of 1 hour will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chair
Nicole Garton — Heritage Law, West Vancouver
Colleen E. Selby — MacLeod and Company, Vancouver

EARLY BIRD (Register by May 11, 2012 and SAVE)
Regular: $475

After May 11, 2012
Regular: $525

Registration includes workshop materials. Note: You will continue to receive a print copy of the materials at the course. In addition, you will receive an email with a link to the online version of the materials approximately one day before the course.

Register here


CLEBC Program Coordinator
Mary Kingston, Production Manager, Programs