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Young Onset Webinar Series

Aug. 30, 2020

Join us this October to learn more about navigating legal and insurance matters related to Young Onset Parkinson's.

In partnership with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Parkinson’s Victoria presents a series of weekly webinars, designed to provide practical advice for people with Young Onset Parkinson's, to protect themselves and family throughout their Parkinson’s journey.

Anyone interested can attend all or a selection of these free webinars, which include time for questions during live the Q&A section.


Wills & Delegated Decision Making

Thursday 8 October

Online 12pm - 1pm

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Estate planning is an essential part of making sure you control who makes decisions for you and how your family is protected. Appointing decision makers who can assist you if you are unable to make decisions for yourself can provide certainty and positively impact your wellbeing and quality of life. Making such important decisions raises questions such as ‘Who can I appoint?”, “What can I control?” and “What happens if I don’t have these document in place?”

Presented by: 

Laura Evans-McKendry is a highly experienced Senior Associate who specialises in all aspects of Wills and Estate Planning, including drafting of Wills and Powers of Attorneys, and challenging a Will. She is based in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office, and provides legal services and representation to clients throughout Victoria.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Master of Laws (applied Law) majoring in Estate Planning and Wills and Estates.


Superannuation & Insurance

Thursday 15 October

Online 12pm – 1pm

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Superannuation and the automatic insurance provided via super funds are an important safety net for people living with medical conditions like Early Onset Parkinson’s and they are not just accessible when you retire. Early access to super, and claiming on valuable lump sum insurance, can make a huge difference to your financial wellbeing and range of choices available to you if your symptoms impact your ability to work.

Find out when you can access superannuation, what insurance you might have via your fund and in what circumstances you can claim.

Presented by:

Irina Jovic is an experienced superannuation and insurance lawyer in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office. She is familiar with all aspects of superannuation and insurance law, including dispute resolution and litigation for rejected Total and Permanent Disability (TPD), income protection, home and contents, and travel insurance claims.

Irina began her career at Maurice Blackburn in 2014, working as a paralegal, legal assistant and trainee lawyer before being admitted to practice in 2017.


Advanced Care Directives

Thursday 22 October

Online 12pm-1pm

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Preparing an Advance Care Directive is a process based on conversations. There are many questions and discussion which will commonly be had with your family, your support network and your clinicians. Part of this process can include preparing legal documents to record your wishes and instructions. This session will cover the legal requirements for Advance Care Directives (which supplements your Medical Treatment Decision Maker document) and will also focus on the types of conversations to being having as you work through this process.

Presenters:  

Victor McConvey has been a Nurse for 30 years and has worked in the area of Neurology for the past 20 years. He is currently employed as the Clinical Nurse Consultant and Health Team Manager at Parkinson’s Victoria. In this role he works across the State, educating health care professionals about Parkinson's and working with people with Parkinson's on managing symptoms and improving self management. 

Victor is currently the chair of the International Movement Disorder Society's Taskforce on Palliative care and leads the Society's Health Care Professionals section. Victor is also a member of Clinical Advisory team of PD PAL, a trans- European study developing new standards of Palliative care in Parkinson’s.

 

Laura Evans-McKendry is a highly experienced Senior Associate who specialises in all aspects of Wills and Estate Planning, including drafting of Wills and Powers of Attorneys, and challenging a Will. She is based in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office, and provides legal services and representation to clients throughout Victoria. Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Master of Laws (applied Law) majoring in Estate Planning and Wills and Estates.

Laura Evans-McKendry is a highly experienced Senior Associate who specialises in all aspects of Wills and Estate Planning, including drafting of Wills and Powers of Attorneys, and challenging a Will. She is based in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office, and provides legal services and representation to clients throughout Victoria.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Master of Laws (applied Law) majoring in Estate Planning and Wills and Estates. 


Employment rights & Parkinson’s

Thursday 29 October

Online 12pm - 1pm

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As the symptoms of Parkinson’s progress it can impact how you do a wide range of things including work. That doesn’t always mean you have to stop work before you are ready, or that your employer can dismiss you if you need adjustments to your role.  It is important to understand your rights in the workplace, including when you might disclose to your condition, what your employer should do to keep you in your job, and what your options are if you experience discrimination in the workplace.

Presented by:  

Jessica Dawson-Field is an employment Associate in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office. She helps employees navigate a wide range of employment-related issues throughout their working life and is listed by the prestigious Doyles Guide as part of the only first tier law firm for employee & trade union representation in Australia in 2018.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor. Before joining the firm, Jessica gained experience working in an employment and commercial litigation team for a top tier commercial firm, as well as a union. She was also a Student Research Fellow at the Centre of Employment and Labour Relations Law at the University of Melbourne.


We thank Maurice Blackburn Lawyers for providing expert presenters for these practical webinars.

 

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