Webinar - December 14, 2017: Legal Issues – What Elder Mediators Need to Know

Family Mediation Canada is proud to present the following webinar:


Topic:                       Legal Issues – What Elder Mediators Need to Know 

Presenter:               Colleen Currie

Date:                        Thursday, December 14, 2017

Time:                        1:30-2:30 P.M. Eastern Time


Webinar Description:

As elder mediators, facilitating difficult conversations is what we do. These conversations can raise legal issues: how do we recognize when legal expertise is needed? When does thoughtlessness, neglect, or using the ‘bank of Mum and Dad’ become a crime? Legal capacity depends on the context: does an older adult have the capacity to marry, to separate, or to change their power of attorney? Do children of older adults understand their legal obligations to support their parents? Learn about these and other important legal realities in this one hour webinar.


Presenter: Colleen Currie is a lawyer, mediator and trainer.  She is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, where she teaches Alternate Dispute Resolution, and Trusts; and at Carleton University, Centre for Conflict Education and Research, where she teaches Family Mediation. She is a recognized Trainer with the Faculty of the Ontario Collaborative Law Federation (OCLF), and with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM). Colleen is a certified Elder Mediator with Family Mediation Canada, and an Accredited Family Mediator with OAFM. She was the first recipient Elder Mediation International Network (EMIN) Sherrin Leadership Award.


Registration Cost

FMC Members: $69.00                     Non-Members: $79.00
To register for this training, please complete the registration form and submit to FMC.


Webinar Recording
If you are unable to attend the event live, this session will be recorded and available to registered participants for streaming shortly after the event. The recording will be then available to view at your convenience for a week afterwards.

All hours eligible for credit toward Elder Mediation Certification (FMC & EMIN) and toward other “Specialized Mediation and Related Training” requirements such as the “Qualified Mediator (Q. Med)” designation adopted by the ADR Institute of Canada

A certificate of attendance will be provided to all registrants.