LSLAP File Administration Policy for Probate and Estate Administration (16B:IV)
|This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by the Law Students' Legal Advice Program on August 4, 2020.|
This section is specific to LSLAP clinicians. It sets out internal LSLAP practice and policy regarding probate and estate administration.
A. LSLAP File Administration Policy – Probate
LSLAP does not advise clients on probate issues. Such clients should be referred to a private lawyer. The potential liability in administering estates is too great to permit greater student involvement; the client should always be referred to a lawyer.
B. LSLAP File Administration Policy – Taxation
Estate taxation is complicated. Clients should be referred to lawyers who specialize in these matters or the CRA, which has agents who specialize in estate taxation.
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