Practice Considerations: Working With Clients Who Have Disabled Beneficiaries

Working with clients who have beneficiaries or loved ones with a disability requires a different approach from standard estate planning processes.

5 Password Best Practices for Law Firms

In their day-to-day work, lawyers use lots of passwords. From computers to client files to online services, there's no shortage of login credentials to keep track of.

Case Brief - Removing a co-executor due to conflict of interest

In Durand v. Durand et al., the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba considered an application to remove a co-executor of an estate on the grounds that his ownership of a corporation was at odds with his fiduciary duty to the beneficiaries.

New Features with NoticeConnect Plus

We've launched NoticeConnect Plus, an optional subscription service that gives your firm access to powerful new features.

Law & Cybersecurity - How Private is Email?

We all use email every day. It's an indispensable tool for communicating with lawyers and clients. As NoticeConnect's Chief Technology Officer, I architect and oversee our platform's cybersecurity.

Now is the perfect time to organize your will vault

With the COVID-19 shutdown disrupting law firms' usual routines and workflow, there's never been a better time to organize your firm's will vault and index.

Case Brief - A holographic will and Alzheimer's disease

In Arena Estate (Re), 2020 ABQB 206, the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta considered whether a collection of letters, written by a woman with Alzheimer's disease, constituted a valid will.

Tips on New Ways to Work Amidst a Pandemic

Many of us have been working from home for over a month now. After an initial adjustment period, we're settled into a routine and can reflect on some of the pros and cons of doing our work outside of the office.

Estate Practice Considerations Amidst COVID-19

As of April 7, 2020 and for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, an emergency Order In Council was made under s.7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, allowing for Ontarians to sign their Will and Powers of Attorney documents with the use of virtual witnesses.

Case Brief - The Rule Against Perpetuities

In Goss Estate (Re), 2020 ABQB 121, the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta considered whether provisions of a will violated the Rule Against Perpetuities.

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