Archive for the ‘Power of Attorney’ Category

Choosing a POA: A Litigator’s Perspective

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Two things got me thinking about power of attorney litigation.  I listened to a great program on CBC on Sunday, where the guests – an estate litigator in Toronto and an elder law specialist from the west - talked about the trend that many estate litigators have seen lately.  That ...

Set the time to ’10 past 11′

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Clock-drawing has become one of the standard cognitive screening tools used around the world.  How did this particular test achieve such popularity and why is it so useful?  Originally, the clock-drawing test was cited in a leading Neurology textbook as a means of specifically assessing parietal lobe function in the brain ...

Can an Attorney for Personal Care Make Decisions about Organ Donation?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Many people believe that a Power of Attorney for Personal Care is the proper tool in which to express their intention to donate organs.  Is this correct?  If so, does this mean that an attorney for personal care may be granted the authority to make decisions regarding the grantor’s organ ...