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Elder Law Townhall Series: Protecting Yourself & Your Money from Financial Abuse
Elder Law Townhall Series:
Empowering Older Adults through Knowledge

Protecting Yourself & Your Money from Financial Abuse
Presented by: Clara McGregor and Karen Steward

Feb 1, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Clara McGregor
Staff Lawyer @Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
Clara joined ACE as a staff lawyer in 2016. She spends most of her time working directly with our clients providing summary legal advice on intake work, managing complex civil litigation matters, and everything in between. She enjoys public speaking and presents to diverse audiences about many legal issues including housing rights, elder abuse, public pensions, and substitute decision making. She trains and supervises our rotating team of students and contributes her experience to various committees and projects which focus on the rights of low-income older adults. She is keenly interested in practical problem solving, peaceful conflict resolution, and access to justice. Clara graduated from Queen’s University Faculty of Law and prior to joining ACE, she was an associate at a small Toronto litigation firm where she defended professionals, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations in legal disputes. Clara is a long-time organizer of the Blue Skies Music Festival.
Karen Steward
Staff Lawyer @Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
Karen joined ACE as a staff lawyer in December 2015. At ACE, she works on law reform initiatives, public legal education, and litigation (with a strong interest in constitutional and human rights issues). Karen was called in the Bar in Ontario in 2010 after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School, where she was ranked in the top three percent of her graduating class. She received, among others, prizes for finishing first place in final year examinations and for the highest standing in courses on civil liberties, due process or the Charter. Karen clerked at the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto and was a summer student at the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee. Prior to joining ACE, she worked at a social justice law firm where her practice included civil and estate litigation, proceedings based on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and acting as counsel for complainants/witnesses in criminal matters.