PBP Lawyers, Kelley Bryan and Alex Procope have been recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 for trusts and estates. Kelley has been  included on the Best Lawyers list and Alex has been included on the Ones to Watch List. Congratulations to them both and to all of the other recipients. We are honoured to […]

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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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Earlier this year the World Health Organization (WHO) published its Global Report on Ageism (Report). The Report resonated with me as I and my partners at Perez Bryan Procope LLP routinely work with older people in our practice, which includes capacity law, access to care and benefits, and elder law. In my article “How to […]

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Last week I spoke at the Law Society of Ontario’s Annotated Guardianship Application 2021 program, which was co-chaired by Jan Goddard and Ian Wright. My topic was “Representation of a Person Alleged to Be Incapable”. I approached this topic by reviewing this question: If someone who is alleged to be incapable wants to retain you […]

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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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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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As part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in January 2021, Alex Procope presented at Right at Home Canada’s webinar Power of Attorney, Guardianship and Substitute Decision Making Basics. Primarily healthcare providers and administrators attended this webinar. Alex discussed the basics of Ontario’s capacity laws and decision-making for people found incapable respecting property management or personal care. […]

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Mercedes Perez and Alex Procope spoke at Osgoode Professional Development‘s The Legal Guide to Consent, Capacity & Substitute Decision Making program in December 2020. The program attendees included lawyers, health practitioners and care facility administrators. Through case studies, Mercedes discussed the application of the Substitute Decisions Act, 1992. Also, Mercedes was one of the panel speakers […]

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