Mercedes Perez was a guest speaker at the Ontario Bar Association‘s program titled Cultural Competency & Elder Law: Practical and Ethical Considerations.  The program was held today, December 2, 2021 and was chaired by lawyer Diane Vieira from de Vries Litigation.  Mercedes presented alongside her fellow guest speakers, lawyer Omar Ha-Redeye and Pia Hundal on […]

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Alex Procope was invited to speak at the Ontario Bar Association Litigator’s Toolkit program, which took place on November 23, 2021. This program was presented by the OBA Trusts and Estates Section and reviewed strategies for moving your case forward including preparing for judicial mediation and case conferences; what to do if mediation fails and […]

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On September 23, 2021, Alex Procope presented a case law update alongside Lisa Filgiano counsel at the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee. Practice Gems: Estates Administration 2021 was an online professional development program presented by the Law Society of Ontario. It covered topics including the unsettled law respecting beneficiary designations, compensation of lawyers acting as […]

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Alex Procope co-chaired the Ontario Bar Association’s Innovation in Trusts & Estates Law 2021 program with Jonathan Keslassy of KFG Law on June 1, 2021. Some of the topics that were discussed are highlighted below. Friedrich Blasé, the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Innovator in Residence, opened the discussion about the difficulties lawyers have choosing technology […]

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Kelley Bryan and Alex Procope are returning faculty members for the upcoming Osgoode Certificate in Elder Law. This 5-day intensive, live and interactive online program begins on March 31, 2021. It is designed for lawyers, long-term care home personnel, physicians and nurses, law enforcement, social workers and allied health professionals. Kelley will teach on Day […]

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As part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in January 2021, Alex Procope presented at Right at Home Canada’s webinar Power of Attorney, Guardianship and Substitute Decision Making Basics. Primarily healthcare providers and administrators attended this webinar. Alex discussed the basics of Ontario’s capacity laws and decision-making for people found incapable respecting property management or personal care. […]

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Mercedes Perez and Alex Procope spoke at Osgoode Professional Development‘s The Legal Guide to Consent, Capacity & Substitute Decision Making program in December 2020. The program attendees included lawyers, health practitioners and care facility administrators. Through case studies, Mercedes discussed the application of the Substitute Decisions Act, 1992. Also, Mercedes was one of the panel speakers […]

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Alex Procope co-presented with Amelia Yiu from Elm Law on Estate Planning Pitfalls on November 24, 2020. The Ontario Bar Association Webcast was on featured advice from Estate Litigators. Amelia and Alex reviewed Joint Ownership Issues and guardian against capacity concerns and undue influence. The Common Estate Planning Pitfalls program also covered: Mastering Powers of […]

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Alex Procope Chaired the Ontario Bar Association Program on UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities which took place online on November 23, 2020. This was the first OBA program dedicated to the CRPD and it focused on it’s implications and limitations for individuals with cognitive disabilities. The panel included Kerri Joffe from […]

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