James Steele was the featured speaker at a recent meeting of the Saskatoon Estate Council. James’ presentation focused on Powers of Attorney, briefing the group on particular court decisions involving issues such as fiduciary duty, capacity concerns, and duty to account.
On March 5, James Steele and Ben Parsonson volunteered their time to address wills and estates issues with the residents of the Palisades Retirement Residence.
Together they spoke on the importance of having a Will, or Power of Attorney, or health care directive as well as some potential issues which may cause a Will to be challenged.
We are pleased to announce that Tiffany Paulsen, Q.C. has been awarded the Canadian Bar Association Distinguished Service Award for 2019.
Congratulations to Tiffany Paulsen who has been awarded the 2018 Life Membership Award by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).
This award is granted by the SUMA Board of Directors, and recognizes an individual whose career exemplifies commitment and dedication to the community and significant contributions to urban government in Saskatchewan through the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association.
Tiffany was first elected to city council in 2000. At the age of 27, she was the youngest person ever elected to Saskatoon City Council and was subsequently appointed the youngest deputy mayor in the history of the city. She represented her ward for 16 years before choosing not to run for a sixth term.
During her second term on council, Tiffany was appointed to represent the City of Saskatoon on the SUMA Board of Directors. Her commitment to her hometown of Saskatoon and other Saskatchewan municipalities is evident as in 2016, Tiffany was sitting on more than 20 local, provincial and national boards, commissions, and committees.
The award will be presented at the President’s Banquet and Awards Ceremony held during the SUMA convention in Saskatoon February 3-6, 2019.
The Saskatoon Express newspaper has published an article by James Steele that offers practical advice on preparing wills. He advises that with the right planning and communication up front, court battles over wills can be avoided.
Read James’s article in the January 28 issue of Saskatoon Express, page 12.
Anyone with Wills & Estates questions is invited to a series of free drop in clinics at the Frances Morrison Central Branch of Saskatoon Public Library. The evening clinics will run from 6:30-8:30 on:
Thursday, February 14
Thursday, February 28
Thursday, March 21
If you need help preparing your will, acting as Executor of an estate, or any other related issue, plan to attend these free clinics. Robertson Stromberg’s James Steele will be there to assist on a first come, first served basis on February 14th and March 21st.