Post-Settlement Guide Webinar
Financial management for people who lack capacity is legally regulated. This applies to financial management for children under the age of 18 years and to any adult who lacks the mental capability to manage their financial affairs. Use of money for these individuals is monitored by government organizations and the courts. A “guardian” must be appointed to manage the finances and is accountable for all of their decisions.
As a firm committed to full-circle care, Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers understands that the decisions made at the time of settlement, including the choice of guardian and the required plan for the use of the settlement funds (called the “management plan”), will have long-lasting implications. It is important that those responsible for managing the finances of people under guardianship arrangements know what will be expected of them. It is also important that they understand their responsibilities as a person in a position of trust.
This webinar outlines the expectations and responsibilities of guardians. We will discuss what happens after the resolution of a personal injury case and what lawyers must tell their clients about guardianship.
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Jan’s practice focuses on professional negligence matters with a particular interest in medical malpractice and sexual assault litigation.
Jan is a current member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA). She is involved in their Interventions Committee, Litigator Editorial Board, Moot Organization Committee and the Practice Direction Committee. She is an active writer and contributor to the Litigator Magazine, OTLA Blog and Medical Malpractice Newsletter. She has acted as the chair of various OTLA sections, including the Medical Malpractice, New Lawyers and Women's sections.
LebeauJanet is involved in all aspects of a medical negligence matters, including organizing, collating and analyzing medical records; preparing chronologies; locating, retaining and briefing the appropriate expert; coordinating evidence; interviewing witnesses; and preparing documents such as statements of claim, pre-trial memorandums and mediation memorandums; as well as assisting at trial.View Bio
Brenda is the proud mother of two boys, Chase and Maclain. Her son, Maclain, has severe Cerebral Palsy and profound hearing loss as a result of a condition known as Kernicterus, a brain injury that results from untreated jaundice. As a former Gluckstein client herself, Brenda acts as our Client Liaison to support and advise our clients and their families throughout their case.
She tirelessly advocates for better systems and programs for children and individuals with cerebral palsy and other childhood onset disabilities and is passionate about accessibility and inclusion. Brenda has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Easter Seals Ontario, is a school board trustee for the Halton Catholic District School Board and is an active member for volunteer organizations such as CP-Net, CHILD-BRIGHT Citizen Engagement Committee, and the Burlington Accessibility Advisory Committee among others.
Jessica joined Gluckstein Lawyers as an articling student in 2017 and is a graduate of the J.D. program from the Faculty of Law at Western University. She graduated on the Dean’s Honour List and was awarded the Law Society of Ontario Prize for academic excellence.