PBP Lawyers are celebrating our second anniversary! Thank you to our clients and colleagues for the continued support. Over the last year we have successfully represented clients at the Supreme Court of Canada, at all levels of Ontario courts and at various administrative tribunals. We have also been perhaps overly-active contributors to legal education programs […]

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Alex Procope has been elected to the executives of the Canadian Bar Association / Ontario Bar Association Elder Law and Trusts and Estates Law sections as a member-at-large for the 2018-2019 term. These sections organize professional development programming and networking events, prepare submissions and analysis of new and evolving areas of law and honour leaders in these areas […]

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PBP Lawyers participated in a consultation session with the Law Commission of Ontario on its “Improving the Last Stages of Life” project.  This project considers how the law impacts the rights and choices for persons who are dying and their caregivers.  The Law Commission is conducting consultations throughout the province in order to better identify […]

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Mercedes Perez and co-counsel Karen Steward (Advocacy Centre for the Elderly) represented the intervenor Mental Health Legal Committee (MHLC) at the Supreme Court of Canada today in Ewert v. Canada. The case involved a Charter challenge to the Correctional Service of Canada’s use of psychiatric actuarial risk assessment tools, such as the Violence Risk Appraisal […]

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Mercedes Perez was awarded one of the Mental Health Legal Committee’s 20th anniversary advocacy awards.  The award recognizes excellence in advocacy in mental health law.  The other recipients of this award were Jennifer Chambers and Lucy Costa (Empowerment Council) and lawyer Christel Francis. The Mental Health Legal Committee (MHLC) was formed in 1997 by a […]

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Kelley has joined the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program, a nation wide project in which lawyers provide assistance to groups seeking to privately sponsor refugees to Canada.   She will be offering pro bono legal assistance to community organizations or groups seeking to bring refugees to this country in response to the global refugee crisis. […]

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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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