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09 Jan

Hull on Estates #315 – New Year’s Resolutions for the Legal Practitioner

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Listen to: Hull on Estates Episode #315 – New Year’s Resolutions for the Legal Practitioner

Today on Hull on Estates David Smith and Moira Visoiu discuss New Year’s resolutions for legal practitioners. Specifically, they mention the December 2012 issue of LAWPRO Magazine. A few of the best practices mentioned include the use of checklists and time management tools as well as tips for thorough documentation.

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02 Jan

Putting “New” in the New Year

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Yesterday, I read in the Toronto Star about a couple that resolved last year to make the year a year of “firsts”. They resolved to learn, make or experience 365 new things in 365 days. They blogged about their progress in knocking items off of their bucket list at http://www.365thingsin365days.com/

Inspired by their story, yesterday I went indoor rock climbing with my two teenaged sons at True North Climbing at Downsview Park. We had a blast, and were very proud of our achievements. We tried a new adventure that took us out of our comfort zone. We had a great time, got a little exercise, and bonded over what is a combination of a personal challenge, and a trust exercise. (Sort of like that exercise where you fall backwards, hoping to be caught by the group.    Only in this case, the fall is from 10 metres, with your young son at the bottom, controlling (or not) your fall.)

In our Hull and Hull blogs this year, we hope to do something like the couple reported on in the Star did. We want to expose our readers (and ourselves) to new things every day: new lessons to learn, new ways of looking at old issues, new cases, new approaches to difficult estates and trusts issues.

We value you feedback. Please comment on what you read, or what you would like to read. 

Please stay tuned. It is going to be a great year.

Until tomorrow,

Paul Trudelle

27 Apr

OBA Trusts and Estates Section Year End Dinner

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The Ontario Bar Association (OBA), Trusts and Estates Section, year end dinner is taking place on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at the Archeo (Distillery District), 55 Mill Street, Building 45, Toronto. The Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with Dinner at 6:30 p.m. As Chair of the Section, I will have the pleasure of bringing the past year to a close. As well, the Section Executive for 2011/2012 year will be announced. The Section will also pay tribute to this year’s recipient of the OBA Award for Excellence in Trusts and Estates, Mary MacGregor.

The Award for Excellence was created to recognize exceptional contributions and achievements by members of the OBA to the area of trusts and estates.

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04 Jan

Looking Forward to 2011

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I hope everyone had great holiday season.

With the close of 2010, we turn and look to the promise of 2011. In looking ahead to 2011 many may wonder if they have properly protected and provided for those they intend to protect should something unexpected happen to them. Questions may also arise regarding whether a spouse or parent has taken steps to provide for themselves and/or those they intend to provide for.

 

While there are no doubt many things to consider for the new year from a family perspective, perhaps this is the year to resolve to consider, or reconsider, whether your family’s legal affairs have been properly planned.

 

I wish everyone a healthy, happy and prosperous 2011.

 

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29 Mar

2010 OBA Trusts and Estates Section Year End Dinner

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The Ontario Bar Association (OBA), Trusts and Estates Section, year end dinner is taking place on June 1, 2010 at Archeo in the Distillery District in Toronto. The Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Suzana Popovic-Montag, the Chair of the Section, will bring the past year to a close. The Section will also pay tribute to this year’s recipient of the Award for Excellence in Trusts and Estates, Hilary Laidlaw.

The Award for Excellence was created to recognize exceptional contributions and achievements by members of the OBA to the area of trusts and estates.

The criteria for the award is demonstrated leadership in the trusts and estates bar through knowledge, experience, skill, commitment, passion and strength of character, plus all or some of the following:

·         academic excellence through teaching at the Bar Admission Course, lecturing at a law school, participating in Continuing Legal Education and/or academic writing;

·         participation in the OBA Trusts and Estates Section Executive or the Law Society of Upper Canada on wills, trusts and estate matters; and

·         contribution to the development of wills, trusts and estate law.

Hilary’s distinguished and esteemed career has included her unwavering commitment to, as well as the achievement of, excellence in these areas.   

In addition to the Award for Excellence, the Widdifield Award and the Hoffstein Book Prize will be presented.

For more information, please contact Blossom Pangowish, OBA Sections Co-ordinator, at (416) 869-0513, ext 399 or at blossom@oba.org oraward@oba.org.

Enjoy.

Craig

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31 Dec

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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This is our last blog of 2009!

Thank you for reading our blog posts over the past year. We have enjoyed preparing them. We hope that we have been informative.

With the close of 2009, we turn and look to the promises of 2010. While there is no doubt many things are to be considered for the new years, from a family perspective, perhaps this is the year to resolve to consider, or reconsider, whether your family’s legal affairs have been properly planned.

On behalf of everyone at Hull & Hull LLP, I would like to wish you a wonderful new year. We hope that you have a safe, restful holiday. 

Happy New Year.

Rick Bickhram

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22 Apr

Alter Ego Trusts – Hull on Estates #107

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Listen to Alter Ego Trusts.

This week on Hull on Estates, Natalia and Chris discuss what Alter Ego Trusts are and the pros and cons of using Alter Ego Trusts.

Comments? Send us an email at hull.lawyers@gmail.com, call us on the comment line at 206-350-6636, or leave us a comment on the Hull on Estates blog.

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