Remote Execution of Wills During COVID-19: A Cross-Canada Update

The extraordinary circumstances created by COVID-19 have left many lawyers struggling to figure out how to get clients’ wills executed, where the physical requirement for witnessing cannot be met. This timely, highly practical program featuring experienced estates lawyer Lynne Butler provides a review of the requirements for valid execution of wills across Canada, and the issues arising from current social distancing and quarantine measures, and how they might be addressed. Among other topics, Lynne will discuss the risks of remote execution, possible alternatives to in-person signing, steps lawyers can take to assess capacity and rule out undue influence, protocols to try and avoid a will later being declared invalid, and practical strategies to protect lawyers from future negligence claims. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to re-examine your emergency will signing practice!

Live webinar with chat includes 60 day replay. This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A.