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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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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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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Mercedes Perez was awarded one of the Mental Health Legal Committee’s 20th anniversary advocacy awards.  The award recognizes excellence in advocacy in mental health law.  The other recipients of this award were Jennifer Chambers and Lucy Costa (Empowerment Council) and lawyer Christel Francis. The Mental Health Legal Committee (MHLC) was formed in 1997 by a […]

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

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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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