Taught by a highly experienced faculty of legal and healthcare professionals, this unique program covers topics such as, consent, capacity, and substitute decision making, powers of attorney, financial planning, end of life, abuse, and effective advocacy!
Legal advisors and health professionals who work with older adults are faced with an often incoherent patchwork of legislation, rules, regulations and case law, as well as numerous ethical and professional obligations.
Layered on top of this, lawyers who practice in this field must understand the ageing process and its impact on the legal and ethical framework, and have a working knowledge of the multi-disciplinary network of services and service providers available to older adults.
The Osgoode Certificate in Elder Law, now in its fourth year, was specifically designed by legal and health care experts to bring clarity to this complex area. It will serve as a key forum for lawyers and health care professionals where they can develop a comprehensive knowledge of the key issues relating to elder law, expand their networks, and tap into a deep reservoir of practical, relevant information.
Module 1 – January 31, 2018
Introduction to Elder Law
Module 2 – February 14, 2018
Dealing With Thorny But Common Scenarios
Module 3 – March 6, 2018
Consent & Capacity
Module 4 – March 21, 2018
Long Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes and Community Based Services & Homecare: Navigating the System, Understanding the Legal Rules
Module 5 – April 4, 2018
Advocacy for the Elderly
You will receive a certificate upon completion of The Osgoode Certificate in Elder Law. Participants must attend the program modules and successfully complete the take-home assignment to receive a certificate.
Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments for each of the 5 days of the program. The price does not include accommodations. Please inquire about group discounts and financial assistance. Fees paid by individuals are eligible for a tuition tax credit. Dress is business casual.
We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.
Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 21 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 21 days notice, a $150 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.
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January 31, February 14, March 6, 21, April 4, 2018
5 modules over 5 Weeks
Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON
$2,595 plus HST
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