Do you get questions from your clients about Representation Agreements, Enduring Powers of Attorney, and more? Do you help people dealing with issues related to seniors and disability? If you answer yes to any of them, consider hosting public viewing of free webinar series by Nidus in October.
Who is Nidus?
Nidus is a non-profit, charitable organization that was set up by seniors and disability groups. Nidus is a leader in providing information and resources about personal planning.
What are the topics? When?
Each webinar topic will be available in the morning and in the evening. You can pick the ones that work for you and your clients. All times listed are for Pacific Time.
Joint ownership – the good, the bad, and the risky
Tuesday, Oct 1 | 10:30 am–12:00 pm (morning)
Thursday, Oct 3 | 7:00–8:30 pm (evening)
Tips for making a will & what happens if someone is not capable to make a will
Tuesday, Oct 8 | 10:30 am–12:00 pm (morning)
Thursday, Oct 10 | 7:00–8:30 pm (evening)
The myths & realities of planning
Tuesday, Oct 22 | 10:30 am–12:00 pm (morning)
Thursday, Oct 24 | 7:00–8:30 pm (evening)
Consent: What is the law in BC for health care? It’s time to update old ideas & old practices!
On April 1, 2019, the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) started resolving many motor vehicle injury (MVI) personal injury disputes in British Columbia. This includes determinations of whether an injury is a “minor injury”, disputes about accident benefits, and disputes about damages and fault up to $50,000. The Solution Explorer is the first step in the online CRT process, with free legal information and tools.
This guide outlines the steps that are required to order court transcripts in each province/territory. It is a compilation of information obtained from court websites, telephone & email conversations with court services/transcript services at different courthouses, and from legal professionals.
Your Welfare Rights: When You’re on Welfare – Includes what the ministry might ask you to do, what might happen if you don’t follow the ministry’s rules, income and assets you can have on welfare, your employment-related responsibilities, and how to appeal a ministry decision.
A Second Chance: A Gladue Rights Story – this new graphic novel tells the story of Myra, who is charged with assault with a weapon. Myra learns about her legal rights and, with the help of Legal Aid, gets a Gladue report for her sentencing hearing.
Clear Skies: A Family Violence Story – this new graphic novel tells the story of Marnie and her kids who live with family violence. With the support of her community, and by learning her legal options, Marnie is able to leave an abusive relationship
Provides free and low-cost legal services to self-identified women who live outside of the geographic zone from Whistler to Chilliwack (inclusive). The clinic offers a range of services, including information and summary advice, document drafting, and legal coaching for self-represented litigants.
Dispute Resolution Education – education and coaching workshops regarding separation, divorce, parenting arrangements, support and division of property and debt.
Pro Bono Estate Planning – estate planning assistance for low-income individuals who want to ensure that they have a valid will and all documents (incl. Power of Attorney & Representation Agreement) in place to handle their financial & personal matters should they not be able to.
Pro Bono Family Mediation – family mediation for low income individuals with concerns in the areas of property division, support and custody.
Project Inclusion is a comprehensive study into the ways in which specific laws and policies in policing, health care, and the court system directly undermine the health and safety of people who are homeless and living with substance use issues by trapping them in a cycle of criminalization.
This comprehensive report is based on the lived experience, leadership, and expertise of Indigenous survivors. The report places Indigenous women survivors at the center, rather than as a secondary reference. It proposes 35 key recommendations and goes into more details in its 200 recommendations.