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Episode Info: Quick-Show Notes:In this episode of The Millionaire’s Lawyer, JP and Kristen Godwin-Stewart discuss:COVID has made for a lot of industry to advance at a fast rate technologically, and the Legal Services are a part of itEveryone right now wants to be able to do things virtually because of social distancing and Public Health regulations.Convenience for both parties, but identification may be an issue.Verification:Verify the IDCheck all the security meausresVerbal ConfirmationVideo file of the client holding the ID up to the camera, and then looking into the camera themselvesSending a scanned copy ahead of time to be able to have that referenceTechnology needs to and will be evolving in a way that makes verifying identity easier.Documentation will have to be amended to state that it was verified virtuallyLegislative side of things:OntarioCommissioning and Notarizizing are being revised"In the presence of" was defined back in 2004, and in Technology years that is back in  the Dinosaur years!Now, "In the presence of" could be over a video call, with the proper verification standards in place.Hopefully, the Provincial Laws in regards to this will be the same alow all provinces and territories.Clients like to jurisdiction shopWe all need to adopt the same way of verification, signing remote documents.Lawyers need to be able to provide legal services while meeting there obligations, with all of Public Health regulations in place.Wills and Power of AttorneyOrders have been passed  due to COVIDAble to witness and sign via virtual conferenceVideo meetingsMeet professional requirements and obligationsSteps:Threeway call with the Client and the witnesshave the client and the witness prove that they are alone in the room, unless under joint retainer.Proceed with signing and the reading as normalWitness in counterparts, meaning that there will be three copies of the documentation.Connect with Kristen Godwin-StewartWebsiteEmail: kgodwinstewart@conductlaw.comConnect with your host, JP:TwitterInstagramFacebookWebsiteShowLinkedInEmail: jpmcavoy@conductlaw.comPhone: 1-833-890-8878THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR:Conduct LawWebsite ...
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