LSLAP File Administration Policy for Probate and Estate Administration (16B:IV)

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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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