Lawyer Alex Procope realized that at every failed mediation he has attended, at least one party exhibited a “fight, flight, or freeze” stress response – common behaviours for people with a history of trauma. He shared his observation with Maneesha Mehra, a certified specialist in family law practicing at Carson Chousky Lein LLP, and they […]

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On January 24 Alex Procope co-chaired the Law Society of Ontario’s annual Professional Development Program: The Annotated Powers of Attorney for Property and for Personal Care 2024 along with Alexandra Manthorpe of Cunningham, Swan, Carty, Little & Bonham LLP. This program provided up-to-date annotated POA precedents and valueable commentary on many difficult issues. Speakers included: Alyssa […]

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Alex Procope and Jane Meadus again co-chaired the Osgoode Elder Law 2022 Certificate Program. The program was conduced online again, which permitted a stellar line-up of speakers who appeared from across the country. Alex taught the sessions providing an overview of capacity and substitute-decision making regimes and on professional responsibility. PBP Lawyer Kelley Bryan also […]

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Mercedes Perez was a guest speaker at the Ontario Bar Association‘s program titled Cultural Competency & Elder Law: Practical and Ethical Considerations.  The program was held today, December 2, 2021 and was chaired by lawyer Diane Vieira from de Vries Litigation.  Mercedes presented alongside her fellow guest speakers, lawyer Omar Ha-Redeye and Pia Hundal on […]

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Alex Procope was invited to speak at the Ontario Bar Association Litigator’s Toolkit program, which took place on November 23, 2021. This program was presented by the OBA Trusts and Estates Section and reviewed strategies for moving your case forward including preparing for judicial mediation and case conferences; what to do if mediation fails and […]

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On September 23, 2021, Alex Procope presented a case law update alongside Lisa Filgiano counsel at the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee. Practice Gems: Estates Administration 2021 was an online professional development program presented by the Law Society of Ontario. It covered topics including the unsettled law respecting beneficiary designations, compensation of lawyers acting as […]

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Alex Procope co-chaired the Ontario Bar Association’s Innovation in Trusts & Estates Law 2021 program with Jonathan Keslassy of KFG Law on June 1, 2021. Some of the topics that were discussed are highlighted below. Friedrich Blasé, the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Innovator in Residence, opened the discussion about the difficulties lawyers have choosing technology […]

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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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