Jan Goddard is the founding partner of Goddard Gamage LLP in Toronto, which has been named four times as one of the top trusts and estates boutique law firms in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine. She is a frequent speaker at continuing professional development programs on elder law, capacity, guardianship, powers of attorney, substitute decision-making, and estate issues. Jan was the co-director of Osgoode Professional Development’s Certificate in Elder Law from 2015–2017. She was a member of the advisory group to the Law Commission of Ontario’s landmark project on Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship. She is former counsel to the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee of Ontario. Jan has a long history of volunteering with Woodgreen Community Services, one of Canada’s leading social service agencies, and is a distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law. In 2015 and 2017, Jan co-Chaired the bi-annual Canadian Elder Law Conference, and she will be doing so again on November 14-15, 2019 in Vancouver.