Brown Bag Lunch - October 18, 2022

  • December 22, 2022
  • Jennifer A.N. Corak and Jennifer Katz, Minden Gross LLP

On October 18, 2022, members met for the OBA Trusts and Estates Section’s monthly Brown Bag Lunch meeting and discussed a number of interesting topics.

The meeting started with a conversation around the Law Society’s recent decision to terminate the Certified Specialist Program (CSP) for practitioners in all areas of law except for the Indigenous Legal Issues specialization. Termination of the CSP has been suspended for the time being and submissions on this topic are open to the public until December 31, 2023, which will then be considered by Convocation. BBLers were invited to contact the section’s Public Affairs Liaisons with any comments.

BBLers next had an interesting discussion about holograph Wills, including the situation where the Court requests supplemental materials be submitted to support the validity of the holograph Will in question and the testator’s intentions contained therein.