Tag: Ontario Bar Association Trusts and Estates section
Happy New Year!
It promises to be an interesting year in estates law with exciting changes headed our way. Under the guidance of the Honourable Mr. Justice Brown, the Estates List Practice Direction is being updated and should be implemented before the end of the year.
The Ontario Bar Association is starting a listserv for Trusts & Estates section members. This email based mailing list will allow members to post questions or share their thoughts with other members. Members can expect an email later this month from the Ontario Bar Association with details on how to subscribe.
The Law Society’s new client identification and verification requirements came into force on December 31, 2008. The Law Society is offering a teleseminar on January 13, 2009 to discuss the new requirements and to assist with any questions practitioners may have.
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At Wednesday’s year end dinner for the Ontario Bar Association Trusts and Estates section, we saw the presentation of the Hoffstein Book Prize.
This annual prize was established by Elena Hoffstein upon her receipt of the 2006 Award of Excellence in Trusts and Estates Law. The intention of the prize is to recognize outstanding contributions to the trusts and estates bar by a younger practitioner.
(Contrary to popular belief, the Hoffstein Book Prize is not a prize for writing a book: the prize IS a book.)
This year’s recipient of the Hoffstein book prize in was Jordan Atin, who in fact DID write a book. He is a co-author of The Family War. He is also a frequent speaker at CLE programs, writes extensively, is a contributor to the text Estate Litigation, and is involved in the OBA. Next year, Jordan is the Chair of the Trusts and Estates Section.
Jordan is Senior Associate Counsel at Hull and Hull. It is a privilege to work with him. He is a remarkable resource, and a wonderful person.