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Lawyers acting as Attorneys, Executors or Administrators in their personal capacity

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

MANITOBA BAR ASSOCIATION
PUBLIC SECTOR LAWYERS’ SECTION
WILLS, ESTATES AND TRUSTS SECTION
NOTICE OF JOINT ZOOM ONLINE MEETING

DATE: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
TIME:     12:00 Noon – 1:30pm
LOCATION: Online – Zoom Video Conference
TOPIC:  Lawyers acting as Attorneys, Executors or Administrators in their personal capacity
SPEAKERS:
Leah Kosokowsky, Law Society of Manitoba
K. Eleanor Wiebe, Q.C., Fillmore Riley LLP

Practising in the public sector doesn’t make you immune to requests from family and friends to act under a power of attorney or a will.  Since 2017, Law Society Rule 5-49 has regulated lawyers acting in representative capacities – do you know what it says?

This session is specifically designed for public sector lawyers who act on estate matters in their personal capacity.  Eleanor Wiebe, Q.C. will describe the role of an executor and the kinds of issues that lawyers acting in that role may face, while Leah Kosokowsky will provide the Law Society’s perspective on the difficulties that might arise from a professional regulation perspective.

Please RSVP (PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED) to the Manitoba Bar Association online at www.cbapd.org.

You will need a computer or laptop (PC or Mac), smartphone or tablet with a microphone and webcam (built-in or external) and an internet connection.

If you will be participating from a laptop, you would also need to install a Zoom Client for Meetings from this site: https://zoom.us/download.

If you are planning to participate from smartphone or tablet you would need to install an App from the Apple Store or Google Play.   if you are installing the app from the Apple Store or Google Play to use on an iPad, iPhone or Android device or tablet the free app is called “Zoom Cloud Meetings”.

We would recommend that you have either the Zoom Cloud Meetings App or the Zoom Client for Meetings downloaded at least 15 minutes before the meeting.

When you do join, please allow your device to join with audio.  This feature can be found under Join Options in an Apple or Android device or Join with Computer Audio if you are participating on a laptop.

If you are having troubles, please email sections@cba-mb.ca.

At approximately 9:30am on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 an email will be sent from the MBA advising you of the link that you will click on to join the Zoom video conference meeting.  So it will be important to register before 5:00pm on Monday, September 14, 2020.

Attendance at this MBA Section meeting can be applied towards your Law Society of Manitoba’s Continuing Professional Development requirement for a maximum of 1.0 hours and your Ethics, Professionalism and Practice Management for a maximum of 0.5 hours.

Melanie R. Bueckert
Chair, MBA Public Sector Lawyers’ Section
Manitoba Court of Appeal
Ph: 204-945-6457
melanie.bueckert@gov.mb.ca

Charlotte McCurdy
Chair, MBA Wills, Estates and Trusts Section
Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Ph:  204-988-0376
cmccurdy@tmlawyers.com

Details

Date:
September 15
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.cba-mb.ca/Events/Events/Lawyers-acting-as-Attorneys,-Executors-or-Administ

Venue

Webinar

Organizer

Manitoba Bar Association