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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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 Tess Sheldon will be virtually co-teaching Mental Health and the Law beginning in the fall 2020 term at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. The seminar course is being offered to 2L and 3L students. It will focus on the civil and criminal mental health legal systems and related history, controversies […]

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Yesterday, Quebec City police arrested a woman diagnosed with COVID-19 for defying a quarantine order. What are provincial and federal government powers to enforce a quarantine?  What other powers are available to governments to address public health emergencies such as COVID-19? Legislation exists at both provincial and federal levels to tackle such issues. Ontario – […]

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Today, a judge of the Superior Court of Justice ordered bail in a bail review case in part due to concerns over potential outbreaks of COVID-19 within Ontario prisons.  In R. v. J.S., the court found a material change in circumstances and granted bail, specifically commenting as follows: “In my view, the greatly elevated risk […]

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On December 3, 2019, Alex presented on the topic of mental capacity at the 8th Human Rights Summit. This continuing professional development program was presented by the Law Society of Ontario. Alex’s panel included Rani Khan from the Human Rights Legal Support Centre and Lauri Reesor from Hicks Morley. They presented on legal capacity generally, […]

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On October 18, 2019, Alex returned to guest speak on the topic of advocacy in capacity law practice the Windsor Law Mental Health and the Law course. Topics included professional ethics and personal morality, avoiding paternalism, client-directed advocacy, maintaining independence and the practical retainer issues in a social justice advocacy role. […]

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In an application filed with the Human Rights Tribunal on International Women’s Day, Alex Petit-Thorne sheds light on how CUPE deals with sexual harassment internally. Kelley Bryan is representing Ms. Petit-Thorne in the claim. Ms. Petit-Thorne, a union member, made a sexual harassment complaint in November 2018 against Devin Lefebvre, CUPE Local 3903’s chairperson. Her […]

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Alex Procope and Jane Meadus are again co-directing the Osgoode Certificate in Elder Law Program 2019 this winter. This Certificate Program is an intensive 5-day series presented by Osgoode Professional Development. The faculty includes experts in law, health and policy. This multi-disciplinary perspective gives graduates of the program a solid understanding of: capacity law; powers of attorney; […]

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