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Provincial Learning Event – Predatory Marriage

April 21, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Our provincial learning events are always virtual, so it’s safe to still participate in them during the COVID-19 emergency.

Participants will hear an overview of the legal, policy, and social issues surrounding predatory marriage. The concept of capacity to marry will be placed in its historical context, and you will learn how capacity to marry engages competing policy considerations in modern society.

An overview of the legal implications of marriage with reference to recent case law, and some of the warning signs of abuse to help guard against abuse will also be provided.

Emily Clough is a Partner with Clark Wilson LLP, a general practice law firm in Vancouver, BC. She frequently advocates on behalf of older adults and adults with cognitive impairment. She assists clients in navigating issues of elder abuse, including dealing with the Public Guardian and Trustee, the health authorities, the police, and the courts. Emily was the successful lawyer on a leading case in BC where a predatory marriage was declared invalid.

Provincial Learning Events are toll-free teleconferences that take place the third Tuesday of the month from 10:30 am to 12 pm.

Everyone is welcome.

Email info@bccrns.ca to receive notifications of upcoming teleconferences and to receive dial-in info.

Review the presentation materials.


April 21, 2020
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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