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dictions. The research aims to develop a manual that sets out core competencies
for practitioners in elder mediation. The workshop will test some of
this material. The elder mediation workshop is an interactive session that
will be of interest to lawyers working in elder law who want to develop
mediation skills, as well as trained mediators who want to develop their
knowledge and skills in elder mediation. The workshop will cover information
needed to mediate a dispute involving older adults, provide hands-on
training on how to convene an elder mediation session and offer training
on how to deal with ethical issues specific to elder mediation. Space in the
mediation workshop is limited. If you are interested in reserving a seat,
please e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The Gregory K. Steele Student Paper Prize in Elder Law
The Gregory K. Steele Student Prize in Elder Law is awarded at each conference
to a Canadian university student for an academic paper on a topic
related to law and aging. The winning student is invited to present the
paper at the conference. The prize was established in 2006 to honour Greg’s
contribution to the field of elder law; Greg was a founding member of the
BC Law Institute in 1997, and CCEL hosted the International Canadian Conference
on Elder Law from 2005 to 2012. This year’s prize is awarded to
Anne-Isabelle Cloutier, an LL.B. candidate at the McGill University Faculty
of Law, for her paper on why a guardianship tribunal is needed in Canada.
This year’s prize is sponsored by Clark Wilson LLP.
Sponsorships to Fund Bursaries
The CCEL is responsible for raising sponsorships for the conference. All
sponsorship revenues are applied to fund bursaries for conference participants
who could not otherwise attend, including students, seniors, health
care professionals and non-profit organizations. We thank our first sponsors
for kicking off the sponsorship campaign. As of the date of writing, these
sponsors include Clark Wilson LLP and the Public Guardian and Trustee of
British Columbia (gold level sponsors) and the Alzheimer Society of British
Columbia (silver level sponsor).
To register for the conference, visit the CCEL’s conference website at <www.