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23 Jun

500 Miles for Parkinson’s Comes to a Conclusion

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Last night, 500 Miles for Parkinson’s celebrated the completion of 500 miles by its participants. The party featured surprise guests and old friends with the proceeds contributing to the charity’s fundraising goal.

Three days ago, Harry McMurtry, Sue Thompson and Ross Sugar concluded their trek on foot to Toronto from New York. Each of them suffers from Parkinson’s disease. The event, known as 500 Miles for Parkinson’s, began on May 7th and ended on June 20th. They seek to promote awareness of the illness. road, pavement, highway, sunset, sky, clouds, outdoors, landscape, nature, fitness, running, runner, people, guardrail

Their aim was to raise $500,000 for research which would be divided by three charities: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Centre and The Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson’s Disease at the Toronto Western Hospital (led by Dr. Anthony Lang) and Mount Sinai Beth Israel Movement Disorders Center in New York (led by Dr. Susan Bressman).

Parkinson’s disease affects the brain’s ability to produce dopamine. This interferes with the body’s ability to move normally.

According to the CBC the charity raised $400,000 as of Monday. Harry McMurtry is the son of a member of our firm, the Honourable R. Roy McMurtry, OC, O. Ont, QC LSM,  and a good friend of Ian Hull’s.

If you wish to make a donation you can visit 500 Miles for Parkinson’s.

Thanks for reading!

Doreen So

22 Apr

Estates & Trusts Spring Events

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Spring is a time for conferences and events.  Here are a few upcoming Estates and Trusts programs you might be interested in.

The Ontario Bar Association is having its annual Dinner with the Honourable Estates List Judges on Tuesday, April 27th at 6:00 p.m. at the OBA Conference Centre in Toronto. It is a great opportunity for estates practitioners to mingle with their own as well as with the Honourable Justices Brown, Conway and Strathy. It has been over a year since the Toronto Estates List Practice Direction so come on out and give some feedback! Last year’s dinner was fun and informative so I expect more of the same this year.

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The OBA is also holding an event on Thursday, May 20th from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. entitled "Solicitors as Attorneys, Trustees and Estate Trustees – What You Need to Know". If you are a lawyer who has taken on any of these roles, or intend to, this program is for you. "Learn how to get paid, how to avoid being sued, and how to manage disputes with family members or co-trustee". That pretty much says it all.

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Osgoode’s 7th Annual Intensive Wills & Estates Workshop, with Hull & Hull LLP’s own Jordan Atin as Workshop Leader, takes place over three Thursday evenings, June 10, 17 & 24, and runs from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Osgoode Professional Development Centre, Toronto. Jordan has certainly enlightened me on many occasions so I’m sure he can do the same for you.  For a preview, check out this link to see Jordan on Canada AM.

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That should be enough ongoing learning to keep you busy until summer vacation…enjoy!

Sharon Davis – Click here for more information on Sharon Davis.

13 Aug

Leaving a Legacy

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A good friend of mine recently reminded me that death is not just about dividing up the spoils (a common theme in estate litigation), but also about remembering the lasting contributions made by a person during their lifetime. I was reminded of this in reading about the recent deaths of two well-known figures, Donald Marshall and Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Donald Marshall passed away last week in Sydney, Nova Scotia. In 1971, when he was just seventeen years old, Mr. Marshall was wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit and jailed for eleven years. He subsequently challenged the legal system and blazed a trail for other wrongfully convicted Canadians to fight to have their convictions overturned. His case led to a Royal Commission in 1990, which produced a slew of recommendations that fundamentally changed the criminal justice system in Nova Scotia. In 1993, Mr. Marshall again reluctantly stepped into the spotlight, when he was arrested and eventually convicted of various fishing violations. Mr. Marshall fought his convictions all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, winning acquittals and a significant victory for the native treaty rights of his people, the Mi’kmaq Nation. 

This week, Eunice Kennedy Shriver (President John F. Kennedy’s sister) passed away. Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a champion for the rights of the mentally disabled and founded the Special Olympics, which has grown into a truly global event. President Obama noted in a statement that Mrs. Shriver will be remembered as "as a champion for people with intellectual disabilities, and as an extraordinary woman who, as much as anyone, taught our nation — and our world — that no physical or mental barrier can restrain the power of the human spirit".

Thanks for reading,

Bianca La Neve

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