Decisional Capacity: A Cross-Disciplinary Examination
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: February 2018
Format: shipped (hardcopy), download (PDF)

Decisional capacity is a familiar concept for trusts and estates practitioners; however, the capacity of clients to make decisions is applicable across every practice area, and becoming increasingly important for all lawyers as we continue to serve an aging population. Join our expert faculty as we explore how capacity impacts your practice - from your client's ability to instruct counsel to specific applications in corporate, criminal and family law.


Timothy Kennedy, General Counsel & C.P.O., MaxSys Staffing & Consulting
Lionel Tupman, Partner, WEL Partners


Capacity to Instruct Counsel
David Lobl, Gowling WLG
Josh Shneer, Gowling WLG

Capacity to Act as Director of a Company
Michael Whitcombe, McMillan LLP
Shannon Ste. Marie, McMillan LLP

Capacity to Instruct: Case Studies from Investment Management
Anne Maggisano, Vice President, Burgundy Asset Management

Capacity to Marry and Capacity to Separate
Robert Halpern, Torkin Manes LLP
Jessica Brown, Torkin Manes LLP

Capacity to Commit a Crime and Elder Law Issues in the Criminal Process
Apple Newton-Smith, Berkes Newton-Smith

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