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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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 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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Alex Procope joins Jane Meadus from the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, as co-director of the 2018 Osgoode Certificate in Elder Law Program. This 5-day intensive seminar program put on by Osgoode Professional Development was specifically designed by and for legal and health care experts to bring clarity to this complex area. More information about the […]

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The Law Commission of Ontario‘s Improving the Last Stages of Life project has entered its consultation phase. This project focuses on healthcare and healthcare transitions including palliative and end-of-life care. One important aspect of this is the burgeoning area of medical assistance in dying, which is now available to patients in Ontario that meet the […]

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The Law Commission Of Ontario released its largest law reform report yet yesterday, as a part of its Capacity, Decision-Making and Guardianships project.  PBP Lawyers participated, as members of the Mental Health Legal Committee, in several consultations over the four years that this project has been ongoing. Alex Procope co-authored both of the Mental Health Legal […]

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On November 25, 2016 Alex was invited to teach professional responsibility and mental health at the Windsor Law Mental Health and the Law course. Topics included capacity to instruct counsel, confidentiality, duty of loyalty, disability accommodation and the difference between best interests and client interests. […]

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