Acting as an Attorney or Representative under a Planning Document

  • When: Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 8:00 PM Coordinated Universal Time
  • Length: 60 minutes
  • Where: Online, via webinar

You've been named under a power of attorney or a representation agreement to help a loved one make decisions. Learn what you need to know to carry out your responsibilities, how to best support your loved one, and how to navigate often conflicting input from others. Guest speakers Andrea Frisby, Samantha Russell, and Cari Borenko will answer common questions about your rights and responsibilities as an attorney or representative.


Andrea Frisby

Andrea focuses her practice on assisting clients with estate and trust planning and administration. She prepares wills, trust documents, powers of attorney and representation agreements for clients, and also provides legal advice on estate and trust administration. Andrea has authored numerous papers in the areas of wills, estate, trusts and capacity issues and is a frequent speaker on these topics. She has completed the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Diploma achieving a distinction across all four examinations, and has her TEP designation.

Samantha Russell

Samantha is a member of the trusts, estates and estate planning practice group at Legacy Tax & Trust Lawyers. After receiving her law degree from the University of Victoria, she was called to the bar in British Columbia in 2019. Samantha assists clients with preparing wills, powers of attorney, representation agreements, trusts and other estate planning related documents. She also provides executors with practical advice on how to administer estates, and prepares applications for probate or administration.

Cari Borenko

Since 2006, Cari has been the regional lead of the Advance Care Planning (ACP) program at Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia. She is the author of chapters in multiple works on advance care planning, is a Clinical Instructor at UBC Department of Medicine, and is an appointed member of ACP-international and National ACP Task Group. Her unwavering upstream ACP vision has helped support and influence the implementation of ACP programs provincially, nationally and internationally. Cari is proud to be leading a trail-blazing ACP team with a focus on systems-level implementation.

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