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The following articles are published by OBA Sections, including the Student Section. Members are encouraged to submit articles.

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Estate Planning for Millennials and Gen Z: Tips from Practitioners

  • January 04, 2023
  • Demetre Vasilounis, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

A proper estate plan is just as important for Millennial and Gen Z individuals as it is for older generations. However, Millennial and Gen Z clients may have unique estate planning considerations, including non-traditional assets such as cryptocurrency or collections. Some aspects of an individual’s relationships or sexuality may also require special attention in creating an estate plan. Demetre Vasilounis reviews some of these factors as discussed at a recent CPD program.

Student Forum, Trusts and Estates Law
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Executive Profile: Introducing Zaynah Marani

  • January 03, 2023
  • Angela Ogang, Newsletter Editor, OBA Citizenship & Immigration Law Section

Here at the OBA Citizenship & Immigration Law Section, we are proud of our volunteers and we are constantly looking for ways to highlight their work and achievements. Read on to find out what inspired Zaynah Marani to join the Section Executive as a Member-at-Large and what she enjoys most about practicing immigration law.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum

Q&A with Doreen So

  • December 22, 2022
  • Rebecca Kennedy, Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP

In this first of a series of interviews with our colleagues in the estates bar, we are getting to know a bit more about Doreen So, an estate litigator and partner at Hull & Hull LLP.

Student Forum, Trusts and Estates Law

Dependant’s Support: What Factors Determine a “Settled Intention” to Treat a Person as a Child of the Family?

  • December 22, 2022
  • Rebecca Kennedy, Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP

The recent decision in P.C.L., by her Litigation Guardians, E.C. et. al. v The Estate of B.L. et. al. considered in what circumstances a person will be found to have demonstrated a “settled intention” to treat an individual as a child, particularly in the context of a SLRA dependant’s support application. Notably, in this case, the court distinguished between an intention and a settled intention, and found on these particular facts that there was no settled intention.

Student Forum, Trusts and Estates Law

Ontario Estates Bench-Bar Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes - June 6, 2022

  • December 22, 2022
  • Ontario Estates Bench-Bar Liaison Committee

During the Ontario Estates Bench-Bar Liaison Committee's June meeting, the committee discussed several matters of importance to the Estates Bar. Topics addressed included estate model orders, updates to the practice direction, and other ongoing discussion points.

Student Forum, Trusts and Estates Law