Mercedes was an invited speaker at the annual Law Union of Ontario Conference.  This year’s conference was titled “Occupy, Protest, Resist”.  Mercedes’ talk addressed constitutional issues and community treatment orders in Ontario’s Mental Health Act. […]

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Mercedes was quoted by The Toronto Star in an article examining the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Gligorevic v. McMaster.   In this appeal, Mercedes (along with lawyer Karen Steward) successfully argued that the appellant had received ineffective assistance from his lawyer in a Consent and Capacity Board treatment incapacity matter.  Read The Toronto Star […]

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Following her appointment by the Ontario Court of Appeal as amicus curiae (along with lawyer Karen Steward) in a treatment incapacity appeal, Mercedes successfully argued that the appellant had received ineffective assistance of counsel from his Consent and Capacity Board lawyer.  This was the first time that an ineffective assistance of counsel claim was advanced […]

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