Mercedes Perez was invited to speak at an Osgoode Hall Law School conference titled “Fairness, Mental Health and Administrative Process” held on September 19, 2018.  Mercedes, along with Lucy Costa (Deputy Executive Director of the Empowerment Council) and Brendon Pooran (Pooran Law), spoke on the “Perspectives and Voices” panel.  Mercedes’ talk focused on fairness issues […]

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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 […]

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Mercedes Perez along with Karen Steward of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly represented the Mental Health Legal Committee (MHLC) in an intervention at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ewert v. Canada. The decision was released on June 13, 2018. The Supreme Court’s decision was a big win for prisoners of Indigenous descent who […]

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Alex Procope will be speaking at an upcoming Ontario Bar Association Elder Law Section professional development program. Alex joined in a symposium on Privacy and Consent in Congregate Care along with John Risk of WeirFoulds LLP, Mary Jane Dykeman of DDO Health Law, and Graham Webb, Executive-Director of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly. The […]

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Alex Procope presented his paper on human rights and accommodating disabilities at the Law Society of Ontario‘s continued professional development program The Six-Minute Estates Lawyer Program, which took place in Toronto on May 3, 2018. This program was designed to get Estate solicitors and litigators up to date with legislative developments, recent case law, and best practices. […]

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Kelley was excited to speak at the 3rd Annual Mental Disorder and Criminal Justice Conference on April 28, 2018.  The conference was co-hosted by the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and the Law and Mental Disorder Association, and covered many recent issues relating to offenders with mental health issues in the criminal justice system.  Along with co-panelists […]

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On March 3, 2018, Kelley is excited to be speaking at the 14th Annual Asian Canadian Law Students Conference.  The conference is attended by law students from across Canada and features speakers on  careers as well as substantive legal issues.  Distinguished speakers at this year’s conference include the Honourable Mr. Justice Juriansz of the Ontario […]

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