Wills, Trusts & Estates


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 Will, Trusts & Estates: For Families and Individuals with Disabilities

About the workshop

Fees: $65.00 per person or $90.00 for two - Price includes accompanying worksheets and power point presentations.

Becoming well-informed about wills, trusts and estate planning is necessary to secure the financial future of your loved one with a disability. In this course, estate-planning attorney Halldor Bjarnason & Ken Kramer explain how to arrange your estate, prepare a will, and the various ins and outs of setting up a trust specifically for your relative or loved-one with a disability.
This course is hosted as a small group session where specific individual questions are answered. Each session is co-facilitated by one of our partner attorneys, along with a PLAN parent.
Designed for:
Families and individuals with a disability. $65 for one person. $90 for two people.
    2017 Dates: 
    • March 2, 7:00-9:00pm
    • April 6, 10:00am-12:00pm
    • May 4, 7:00-9:00pm
    • June 1, 10:00am-12:00pm
    Location: PLAN Office, Suite 260 - 3665 Kingsway, Vancouver BC


    Ken M. Kramer is the Founder and Principal of KMK Law Corporation, a boutique law firm in downtown Vancouver providing Estates, Trusts, Elder Law, Litigation and Mediation services. He is also the Chair of the Province of BC's Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board, which oversees licensing and discipline for over 11,000 First Responders in British Columbia. Ken is a respected member of the Estates & Trusts bar and the legal profession generally, and has recently been appointed by the Attorney General of BC as Queen’s Counsel. He is entering his 7th year as an elected member for Vancouver County with Provincial Council of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association ("CBA"). Currently, Ken is Vice President and a Director with the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy, the BC Association for Individualized Technology and Supports for People with Disabilities (BCITS), Dixon Transition Society and the Association for Choices For Supports in Independent Living ("ACE"). Ken has great passion, vision and significant expertise in the area of home care supports and has been instrumental over the past 25 years in building bridges between the Province of BC, our Health Authorities and the seniors and disability community.  

    Halldor Bjarnason is a partner with the Vancouver law firm – Access Law Group.  Called to both the British Columbia and Ontario Bars, Halldor practices in the area of wills, trusts, and estate law.  He has taught several hundred seminars on estate planning as it relates to dependents with a disability, has written dozens of articles and edited four manuals on disability-based trusts, and is recognized as an expert on disability trusts by the Supreme Court of British Columbia.  He also likes antique fire trucks, laughing, and adventuring with his young son. 

    Laurie Geschke is a lifetime member of PLAN, as well as being a dedicated parent and volunteer who has worked with a variety of non-profit, non-government organizations for over 30 years. She has founded and/or served on the boards of corporate, non-profit and charitable organizations in a variety of capacities, including most recently the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Society of BC due to her experience with and knowledge of autism. Laurie also published the electronic newsletter for PLAN’s Lifetime Members, is bilingual (English and French) and also speaks some Spanish.  She has a broad range of interests including creating hand bound leather journals, art cards and jewelry, as well as studying brain development and cognition enhancement technologies.  Laurie has co-lead workshops on Wills, Trusts, Alternate Decision Making and Estate Planning for PLAN for almost five years and brings both her personal and past presenting knowledge and experience to this session.

    For more information please email learning@planinstitute.ca or call 604-439-9566.