Recorded Webinar: Assessing a Client’s Capacity to Give Instructions (Professional Skills)

 

15th November 2019: 
Duration:  1 hour

 ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Central to the lawyer-client relationship is that a practitioner must be able to rely and act on instructions given by a client. However, what if a lawyer has doubts about their client’s ability to give instructions? Recognizing the signals of incapacity, physical or otherwise, and how to deal with it is the subject of this session. It includes:

  • Understanding Solicitor Conduct Rules on client capacity

  • Recognizing signals and signs of incapacity during client interviews – spotlight on mental health, disability and other issues affecting capacity

  • What to do when you have doubt about a client’s capacity

  • Recording initial mental capacity assessment

  • When to refer client and to whom

  • Talking about capacity with the client

  • When to seek a substitute decision maker

  • Case study – capacity checklist for lawyers

  • Case report – Ryan v Dalton [2017] NSWSC 1007

 PRESENTER
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Jen McMillan, Legal Risk Manager, Lawcover, Sydney

Jen McMillan was admitted to practice in New South Wales in 1989 and in Western Australia in 1992.  She is a Law Society of NSW accredited specialist in wills and estates and has extensive experience in this area in private practice and with a trustee company and as the Practice Leader – Wills and Estates in the College of Law’s LLM (Applied Law) program and as a former part-time Senior Member (Legal) in the Guardianship Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.  

Jen is a member of the NSW Law Society Elder Law and Succession Committee and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.  Jen is a Legal Practice Consultant with Lawcover.

 WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This webinar is suitable for lawyers - Australia wide and it has been designed to deliver the Professional Skills compulsory subject CPD unit for the CPD year ending 31st March 2020.

 ENQUIRIES/ASSISTANCE
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Product Code: WB1NOV19
 Price:  $198.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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