COVID-19: What Wills and Estates Lawyers Need to Know Right Now
A Law Society of Ontario Presentation, available April 9, 2020
As a Wills and Estates lawyer, how can you best meet your clients' needs during the COVID-19 pandemic while at the same time complying with your professional obligations? How do you simultaneously protect yourself and your staff? How should you handle client intake, identification, the execution of wills and powers of attorney? How do you assess capacity remotely? What are the implications for your practice of the new Ontario Order-In-Council permitting the virtual witnessing of wills and powers of attorney during the COVID-19 emergency?
Partner Nimali Gamage joins Jordan Atin of Atin Professional Corporation and LawPro lawyer Kellie Seaman in a Law Society of Ontario CPD program, chaired by Ian Hull, addressing exactly those questions. They discuss in detail best practices, new emergency legislation and measures, and timely tips.
Here for your ease of reference is a link to the program discussion and materials:Your Wills and Estates Practice and the COVID-19 Pandemic: What You Need to Know Right Now