Joining other leading practitioners in the field of mental health law, Mercedes and Alex presented at the Law Society’s Practice Before the Consent and Capacity Board conference.  Mercedes spoke on the topic of law reform and Charter challenges to mental health legislation.  Alex’s paper was presented with practical tips on funding for a mental health law […]

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Kelley made submissions to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, on behalf of a South Asian Peel Police officer who alleged racial discrimination in the context of a promotion.  Kelley asked the Tribunal to order the police force to disclose documents and information, including those relating to promotion of racialized officers. See The Full Story […]

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Mercedes presented a special lecture at the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly’s 30th anniversary celebration.   Along with co-panelists Dr. Mark Lachmann and Dr. Paula Rochon, Mercedes spoke on legal issues relating to the use of antipsychotics in the elderly.  In this event, Mercedes joined the ranks of past distinguished speakers in ACE’s special lecture […]

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Mercedes was a panelist at the annual Social Justice Tribunals Ontario Professional Development Institute.  This is an annual SJTO professional development event for the approximately 200 members of the SJTO tribunals.  Mercedes spoke at a workshop titled “Accessibility, Capacity & Opportunity to be Heard”. […]

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