David Flaherty is a specialist in the management of privacy and information policy issues. He was the first Information and Privacy Commissioner for the Province of British Columbia (1993 to 1999). As a consultant, Mr. Flaherty provides a variety of services including managing privacy issues, assessing privacy compliance, helping with responses to privacy breaches and developing privacy risk management tools.
Hugh McLellan has assisted Nidus in its public legal education efforts over many years. Among his many contributions, he has reviewed fact sheets and provided clarification on the common law as well as Statutes and Regulations related to personal planning and adult guardianship.
Mr. McLellan is a partner in the law firm McLellan Herbert. He specializes in estate planning and estate litigation, Trusts, personal planning and adult guardianship.
Mr. McLellan is a contributing editor of Financial & Estate Planning for the Mature Client in British Columbia and a contributor to the Annotated B.C. Representation Agreement Act, Adult Guardianship Act and Related Statutes. He is also a volunteer lecturer with the Professional Legal Training Program, the People’s Law School and Continuing Legal Education.
Jennifer Chew is the supervising lawyer for Nidus’ UBC law student with the ProBono Students Canada Program (2012-2013).
Ms. Chew is an associate with the law firm DuMoulin Boskovich LLP.
Ms. Chew practices primarily in estate planning, personal planning, real estate and business law. As a volunteer, she is currently on the board of the West End Seniors’ Network.
Thank you to Service Canada for providing funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program to employ a summer student. The grant is approximately $4,000.
Our 2016 student, Nahal Iranpour is a third year law student at UBC Allard Law. Nahal helped revise Representation Agreement templates, did legal research on medical assistance in dying and assisted in the production of our fact sheet on MAiD.
The Law Foundation of British Columbia is a non-profit foundation funding projects and programs related to legal education, legal research, legal aid, law reform, and law libraries. Nidus was awarded a one time grant for our project on ‘Public Legal Education Materials on New Ways to End Statutory Property Guardianship.’ The grant is for $8,000. and runs from July to March 2017.
Thanks also to Community Legal Assistance Society for bringing this issue to our attention and supporting our application. CLAS will be a resource to Nidus on this project. Hugh McLellan of McLellan Herbert is supervising lawyer for the project.
Other sources of funding for Nidus – You can help!
Nidus relies on modest fees-for-services and private donations for day-to-day operations. If you can help Nidus continue to provide information and facilitation with Representation Agreements and other aspects of personal planning, please make a tax receiptable donation at Support Us.