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Understanding Your Legal Rights Seminar                    

Location: Online (via live video streaming)
Date/Time: Thursday, October 15 at 7PM
Cost: Free

People with disabilities have the right to make their own decisions about issues that affect their lives. However, there are many circumstances in which this right is challenged. Individuals may be found to lack capacity to manage their own money and property, make their own decisions about medical treatment or other personal care matters, bring forward a legal action, or retain and instruct a lawyer. There are different legal processes to challenge findings of incapacity and many of these processes can be complex

Many people are surprised to learn that when a child with a disability reaches the age of 
majority(18), their parents are no longer their legal guardians. So how can parents protect the legal rights of their adult children? Is adult guardianship a viable alternative? What is the state of supported care in Ontario?           

What you'll get out of attending:

  • An understanding of the law in Ontario as it pertains to a person with a developmental disability

  • Legal instruments families have at their disposal

  • Current issues associated with legal capacity in Ontario

the speaker:

Brendon D. Pooran is the founder of and a principal lawyer at PooranLaw.  He is involved in most areas of the firm’s practice and regularly provides advice to individuals, families, organizations and government in the areas of: wills & estates planning; disability law; and corporate law for not-for-profit and charitable organizations.

Brendon has been involved with various disability organizations as a member, volunteer, employee or director for most of his life.  His practice, which is primarily built around disability issues, is inspired by the challenges people with disabilities face throughout their lives.  He created Pooranlaw to provide support to this community and to serve as a resource for accessibility issues throughout Ontario. 

Brendon can be contacted at PooranLaw