Last week I spoke at the Law Society of Ontario’s Annotated Guardianship Application 2021 program, which was co-chaired by Jan Goddard and Ian Wright. My topic was “Representation of a Person Alleged to Be Incapable”. I approached this topic by reviewing this question: If someone who is alleged to be incapable wants to retain you […]

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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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Earlier this month, I spoke about intersectionality in legal arguments with first-year law students in the Access to Justice course at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. I was on a panel with Raj Dhir, Executive Director and Chief Legal Officer at the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and Shushanna Harris, Federal Prosecutor, agent for […]

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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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Alex Procope and Kim Whaley from WEL Partners co-chaired the recent Ontario Bar Association program: Your Comprehensive Guide to Section 3 Counsel. PBP Partners Mercedes Perez  and Kelley Bryan joined the faculty of several leading capacity practitioners. This was the first full-day professional development program on this important role. Section 3 counsel is appointed for […]

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Alex Procope joined Audrey Miller from Elder Caring Inc. and Jane Martin a on a panel discussing Critical Considerations for Older Clients Transferring Real Estate on September 30, 2020. The panel was part of the Ontario Bar Association: Program Utilizing Real Estate Transfers for Estate Planning Purposes. The program was presented jointly by the Real […]

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