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Elder and Adult Guardianship Mediation in BC: A New and Growing Field

Elder & Guardianship Mediation in BC Presentation to the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch ADR-Vancouver Section on March 13, 2012 essentially a summary of Elder and Guardianship Mediation: A Report Prepared by The Canadian Centre for Elder Law, (CCEL Report No. 5), January 2012 (the “Report”)  The Report is available online at http://www.bcli.org/ccel/projects/elder-and-guardianshipmediation Funded by [...]

By | March 13th, 2012|Adult Guardianship, Elder Law, mediation, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Nicole Garton to Co-Chair New Course on Elder Law Mediation for CLE BC

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 [...]

By | February 17th, 2012|Elder Law, Events, mediation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nicole Garton to Co-Chair New Course on Elder Law Mediation for CLE BC

Presentation on Elder Law Mediation to the CBA BC Branch ADR Section

Nicole Garton of Heritage Law will present to the CBA BC Branch Alternative Dispute Resolution Section on Elder Law Mediation at its March meeting. 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 presentation will highlight the particular sensitivity [...]

By | February 17th, 2012|Elder Law, Events, mediation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Presentation on Elder Law Mediation to the CBA BC Branch ADR Section

Canadian Centre for Elder Law announces the online launch of its report, Elder and Guardianship Mediation

Generously funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia, this report is the first comprehensive and internationally comparative study of elder and guardianship mediation in Canada. As a person ages, mediation may be used to resolve disagreements in the context of estate planning, financial planning, organizing caregiving, developing a housing plan, discussing lifestyle choices—varied circumstances where [...]

By | January 12th, 2012|Elder Law, mediation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Canadian Centre for Elder Law announces the online launch of its report, Elder and Guardianship Mediation

Upcoming Changes to Family Law, Wills and Estates and Incapacity Legislation in BC

Join Karen Redmond and Nicole Garton-Jones of Heritage Law for lunch and a review of important upcoming changes to family law, wills and estates and incapacity legislation in BC. Karen Redmond will review proposed significant changes to British Columbia's family law legislation as set out in the Ministry of Attorney General White Paper on Family [...]

By | April 25th, 2011|Elder Law, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Events, Family Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Upcoming Changes to Family Law, Wills and Estates and Incapacity Legislation in BC

2010 World Summit & Symposium on Elder Mediation

I recently attended the 2010 World Summit & Symposium on Elder Mediation and presented on the topics of ethics and planning for incapacity. I enclose my presentation slides on both topics: Elder Mediation - A General Overview of Ethics View more presentations from Nicole Garton. Elder Mediation - Planning for Incapacity View more presentations from [...]

By | May 17th, 2010|Elder Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2010 World Summit & Symposium on Elder Mediation

Mediation & Collaborative Law

Definition of Mediation Mediation is a dispute resolution process by which two or more parties volunarily attempt, with the assistance of an impartial, neutral, trained person, to negotiate and formulate their own consensual resolution of matters at issue between them. The mediator manages the process but has no independent decision-making power respecting the substantive outcome [...]

By | February 20th, 2009|Elder Law, mediation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mediation & Collaborative Law

Upcoming Conference – ELDER LAW: THEORY AND PRACTICE

June 12-13, 2009 Donald Gordon Conference Centre Kingston, ON Presented by the National Elder Law Section and the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Canadian Bar Association Conference Co-Chairs: Mary-Alice Thompson, (Kingston) Prof. David Freedman, Queen’s University Faculty of Law (Kingston) This conference brings academics and practitioners together to talk about one of the hottest [...]

By | February 6th, 2009|Elder Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Upcoming Conference – ELDER LAW: THEORY AND PRACTICE