Mental capacity and substitute decision making – 1 CPD Unit


This highly informative and practical presentation looks at capacity when signing wills and powers of attorney.


Who is this course for?

Estate planning lawyers.

What will you learn?

Sue is a wonderful presenter who uses great examples when exploring:

  • what is capacity
  • how to know if someone has capacity,
  • what triggers to look for
  • how to get someone assessed
  • how to communicate to your client
  • what a prudent practitioner would do

How long is it going to take?

This is a 60 minute course in easy to consume sections, giving you the flexibility to learn when it fits your schedule.

Course Author: Sue Field

Sue Field is an Australian Legal Practitioner who has worked both in practice and academe in the area of Elder Law for close to twenty years. During this time Sue has researched, consulted, taught, published and presented widely in this emerging speciality.

Sue is currently a member of the following NSW Law Society’s Committees, Elder Law, Capacity and Succession and Rural Issues; a member of the ALRC Elder Abuse Advisory Committee, a Distinguished Fellow at the Canadian Centre for Elder Law, a Research Fellow at UWA and a Lead Investigator in the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre.

Sue is co-editor of the recently released text on ‘Elder Law – A Guide for working with Older Australians’ Federation Press, 2018. Sue is also co-authoring a lay person’s guide to elder law due for publication early 2019.