Essentials in Estate Litigation 2017
Chaired by Amy A. Mortimore & Mark Weintraub QC

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Date, Time & Location:
Friday 7 April 2017, Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, 1133 West Hastings St, Vancouver BC. The seminar runs from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in the Cordova Ballroom.

Credits:
LSBC Continuing Professional Development: This seminar qualifies for 6 hours of structured legal education for 2017, including one embedded hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations.

Program:

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome Remarks and Course Outline 
AMY A. MORTIMORE, Clark Wilson LLP, Vancouver
MARK WEINTRAUB QC, Clark Wilson LLP, Vancouver

9:15 – 9:45 Expert Reports: Objections and Strategies        
PERRY MAZZONE, Stevens Virgin, Vancouver

9:45 – 10:25 Contested Committeeships: How Does the Court Determine What (or Who) is in the Patient’s “Best Interests”?    
EMILY CLOUGH, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Vancouver

10:25 – 10:55 Coffee Break – Networking & Exhibitor Time

10:55 – 11:35 Section 58: Key Factors Considered by the Court to Determine Testamentary Intention    
KIMBERLY-ANNE KUNTZ, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Vancouver

11:35 – 12:05 Ethical Dilemmas
GERRY CUTTLER, Cuttler & Company, Vancouver

12:05 – 1:05 Lunch – Included in Registration Fee

1:05 – 2:35 Chambers Submissions  - Trial by Fire!

  • Review of Fact Patterns (Section 58 & Commiteeship)
  • Ask the Audience
  • 10-minute Submissions  
  • Ask the Audience
  • Reasons for Judgment
  • Reveal of Poll Results

THE HON. MARION ALLAN, Clark Wilson LLP, Vancouver
NICHOLAS M. SAFARIK, Richards Buell Sutton LLP, Vancouver
DARREN STEWART, Singleton Urquhart LLP, Vancouver
JAMES BAIRD, Boughton Law Corp., Vancouver
EDWARD F MACAULAY, Edward F. Macaulay Law Corporation, Vancouver

2:35 – 3:05 Coffee Break – Networking & Exhibitor Time

3:05 – 3:40 Contempt of Court: When is it Appropriate to Apply for a Contempt Order?    
DAVID HUNTER, Hamilton Duncan Armstrong + Stewart Law Corporation, Surrey

3:40 – 4:20 Wills Variation Update 
IAN D. AIKENHEAD QC, AMJ Law, Vancouver
BETONY ROWLAND, AMJ Law, Vancouver

4:20 – 4:50 Is BC the Correct Venue? Jurisdiction of the BC Courts in Estate Litigation    
AMY D. FRANCIS, Legacy Tax & Trust Lawyers, Vancouver

4:50 – 5:00 Closing Remarks    

5:00 – 6:00 President’s Reception  

 

Pricing:
Register by 17 March 2017 and save 10%

TLABC Regular Member

  • 5 years call or less $364
  • 6 - 9 years call $414
  • 10 years call or more $464
  • TLABC Sustaining Member or Monthly PAC Donor ($50 off)
  • TLABC Benefactor (1/2  price)
  • Articled Student or Paralegal $264

Non-Member

  • 5 years call or less $524
  • 6 - 9 years call $574
  • 10 years call or more $624
  • Articled Student or Paralegal $414
  • Law Student (TLABC Member or Non-Member) $124

Hotel Info:
The Pinnacle Hotel will offer a discounted group rate of $169 per night (city view) plus taxes for April 6th, based on availability (please note that they are sold out for April 7th). Please call the Pinnacle and ask for the reservations department at 1-844-337-3118 to book. 

Alternatively, TLABC has arranged corporate rates with several downtown Vancouver hotels. Visit www.tlabc.org for more information, or call us at 604 682-5343.