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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Kelley commented today in The Lawyer’s Daily, on mental capacity issues arising in the case of Canadian boxing legend George Chuvalo.  A recent ruling of the Superior Court (2018 ONSC 311) found that Mr. Chuvalo lacks mental capacity to decide whether to reconcile with his second wife.  Two of his adult children from his first […]

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Kelley presented to a group of lawyers and health professionals at the Osgoode Certificate in Elder Law program, on the topic of interviewing skills when serving elderly people.  The session was facilitated by Kerry Knickle and Nancy McNaughton from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, and lawyer Benjamin Arkin joined Kelley on the panel. […]

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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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The Law and Mental Disorder Association (LAMDA) has prepared an open letter to the anonymous donor of $100 million to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, urging that some portion of the very generous donation be directed to meet some of the needs of those suffering with mental health issues.  Perez Bryan Procope LLP […]

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On December 11, 2017, Alex is speaking at Osgoode Professional Development’s Legal Guide to Consent, Capacity & Substitute Decision Making program to provide an overview of the the Substitute Decisions Act, 1992 alongside Heather Mountford of Goddard Gamage LLP. The program attendees included lawyers, health practitioners and care facility administrators. […]

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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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