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The Year in Review; Legalization of Medical Aid in Death

The Year in Review; Legalization of Medical Aid in Death

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Angela Fallow
Mary-Alice Thompson
Cunningham Swan LLP
40 minutes
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Angela Fallow discusses the legal implications of the controversial subject of medically assisted death.


Angela Fallow

Angela Fallow is a lawyer with Cunningham, Swan, Carty, Little & Bonham, and since her call to the bar in 2007, has developed her practice in estate planning and estate administration. She has also developed expertise in the legal aspects of incapacity and disability planning and end-of-life decision making. Angela is a frequent presenter on topics such as cross-border tax and estate planning, disability law, taxation and registered plans, MAID & end-of-life decision making, powers of attorney wills, effective probate planning and executor liability. She is Co-Chair of the Frontenac Law Association Estates Group, sits on the Pathways to Education cabinet and was the past Kingston Lead for the National Refugee Sponsorship Support Program. She recently completed the final qualifications to become a full member of the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (“STEP”) this year and hopes this will free her up to complete the long-overdue LL.M. in Elder Law at Queen’s.

Mary-Alice Thompson

Mary-Alice Thompson is a Partner with Cunningham Swan, Lawyers in Kingston. She is designated as a Certified Specialist (Estates & Trusts Law) by the Law Society of Upper Canada and she is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Since being called to the Ontario bar in 1994, Mary-Alice has worked for a trust company, with a major Toronto law firm, and in her own practice, before joining Cunningham Swan in 2010. She has taught at the University of Alberta, Queen’s University Law School, and St. Lawrence College, and for the LSUC Bar Admission Course. She was the founding Chair of the Frontenac Law Association Estates & Trusts Group and is former President of the Estate Planning Council of Eastern Ontario. She is also the author, with Brian Gillingham and Robyn Solnik, of a book on will drafting, Drafting Wills in Canada: A Lawyer’s Practical Guide (LexisNexis, 2016). Mary-Alice has lectured and written on a number of topics in estates and trusts law for the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Frontenac Law Association, among others. She particularly enjoys the strange and wonderful quirks of estates law!

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