Amendments to Yukon’s Wills Act, 2021

Speaker/s: William Steinburg

Date: Thu, August 26, 2021

Start Time: 12:00 pm

End Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Zoom webinar

Cost: No charge

Description: The presentation will provide details on key changes to Yukon’s Wills Act brought about by the Act to Amend the Wills Act (2020) which came into force on May 1, 2021. It will include descriptions of new provisions and their application, as well as information on their interpretation in other Canadian jurisdictions. The presentation will be followed by time for questions.


  • Purpose and design of the Amendment
  • Changes to formal requirements
  • Provisions involving spouses
  • Remedial provisions
  • Wills Registry and International Wills
  • Transitional provisions
  • Resources
  • Q and A

William Steinburg is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Department of Justice. He received his call to the Manitoba Bar in 2015 and is a graduate of Queen’s University (MA) and the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law (JD). His professional experience includes work for Legal Aid Manitoba, the Centre for Human Rights Research, the Public Interest Law Centre and Human Rights Commissions of Manitoba and Yukon. In his current role he leads the development of legislation across a range of topics including wills and estates and family law.

This CPD has been approved for 1.0 hours by the Law Society of British Columbia and may be applied towards the mandatory 12 hour Continuing Professional Development requirement in both BC and Yukon.

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Click Here to read the PDF: “Wills Act Amendments – General Fact Sheet”

Click Here to read the PDF: “Wills Act Amendments – Information for the legal community”