In Re A.A., the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal has affirmed that the Supreme Court General Division may grant general orders for a unique form of guardianship of adults who live with a mental disability. Commonly known as “Guardianship of the Person”, this kind of order gives the Court-appointed guardian the plenary authority to legally represent the disabled adult and to make future personal decisions, including medical decisions and decisions related to their day-to-day living. Such an Order provides for representative decision-making with respect to everything other than the property and finances of the person living with the disability. The distinction between “Guardianship of the Person” and “Guardian of Property” is a historic feature of the common law and of statute-based regimes for substitute decision making that have supplanted the common law.
This seminar will touch on the historical approach to obtaining an order for Guardianship of the Person in Newfoundland and Labrador and then highlight and discuss the principles that must now be followed to ensure that Guardianship of the Person orders are granted only in appropriate circumstances.
This seminar is being delivered in collaboration with the Wills, Estates, and Trusts section of the Canadian Bar Association.
REGISTRATION FEE: $115.00 (HST INCLUDED)
(Payment must precede attendance. Please send payment to CLE c/o The Law Society)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 10, 2019
PLEASE NOTE: YOUR SPACE WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED AND REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED FOR CANCELLATION AFTER MAY 10, 2019.