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The 4th Annual Mental Disorder and the Law Conference: "Back to the Future: Refreshers on Basics to Ensure Successes Ahead"

  • 23 Feb 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • FCP Gallery, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto
  • 62


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4th Annual Mental Disorder and Criminal justice Conference  program to be held on February 23, 2019  has been accredited for:

  • This program contains 1 hour and 5 minutes of Professionalism Content. 
  • This program contains 40 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content. 
  • This program is eligible for up to 3 hours, 5 minutes of Substantive hours.


Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:30 to 4 p.m.

For individuals attending in person, food and beverages will be provided.

For individuals participating via live webcast, webcast details will be sent to the email provided when registering at least 48 hours prior to event start date.

Agenda and Topics:

  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Check-In and Networking
  • 10:00 – 10:05 a.m. Opening Remarks – Webcast begins
  • 10:05 – 10:25 a.m. “NCR or Just High” – Concurrent Disorders vs. Self-Induced Intoxication: What’s become of Bouchard-Lebraun?
  • 10:25 – 10:50 a.m. “Unfit to be Tried”:  How do we Treat Accused Found Unfit by Mental Health Courts
  • 10:50 – 11:10 a.m. “Reviewing the Review Board” – Emerging Guidance from the Court of Appeal
  • 11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. “The 6 Minute Mental Disorder Lawyer – Emerging Topics”
  • 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. LUNCH BREAK
  • 12:30 – 12:45 p.m. Short Clip of the Film “NCR” by John Kastner
  • 12:45 – 1:15 p.m. Keynote Address – “NCR: One Man’s Unique Perspective on what the Designation Really Means”
  • 1:15 – 2:00 p.m. “NCR – Basics and Updates – Procedure on NCR cases”

  • 2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Smoking Bans in Psychiatric Facilities – Let them Smoke so You can Let them Out

  • 2:15 – 2:30 p.m. BREAK
  • 2:30 – 3:10 p.m. “Whose Friend Are you Anyway?” -The Role of Amicus in Mental Disorder Proceedings
  • 3:10 – 3:40 p.m. “It’s not speculation, it’s my clinical opinion”: Cross-examining Psychiatrists as Experts
  • 3:40 – 3:55 p.m. How to get Paid and What is Funded: Mental Health Matters & Appeals  – Legal Aid Update
  • 3:55 – 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

    • CLA Full/Observer/LAMDA Member called in or before 2015: $125+HST
    • CLA Full/Observer/LAMDA Member called in 2016 and after: $100+HST
    • CLA Articling Student Member/LAMDA Student member: $80+HST
    • CLA Student Member: $60+HST
    • Non-Member Practicing Lawyer: $230+HST
    • Non-Member Articling Students, Students, law clerks and paralegals: $130+HST
    Live Webcast details:

    For those that select the live webcast option, details on how to access the live webcast will be shared to the email address used for registering 48 hours in advance of the event. Please be sure to check your "spam/junk" folders for the link as they often land there. There are no refunds if you are not able to locate the link. DO NOT SHARE THE LINK as it is only being sent to paid registrants. Only paid registrants can claim the CPD.*

    Webcast recording:

    Pending the quality of the recording, a recording of the presentation will available for purchase by members and non-members at a later date. Details on how to purchase will be shared once available. 

    Cancellation Deadline:

    Cancellations will be accepted in writing if received by 12 noon (ET) on or before February 15. Cancellations are to be sent to [email protected] [email protected]. A $12 admin fee will apply. No refunds will be accepted on or after February 15. The substitution of registrants is not accepted unless emailed to [email protected] 36 hours prior to the event start time. The sharing of registrations is not permitted. The CLA reserves the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any of the arrangements relating directly or indirectly to an event, for any circumstances beyond the CLA’s reasonable control. If CLA cancels the event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date. In the case of inclement weather, unless otherwise notified by CLA, the event will still take place. When an event proceeds as planned, there will be no refunds should attendees not be able to attend as a result of weather. The CLA will also not be liable to refund registration fees should the event be impacted by a transit strike, strike lock-out, accident, civil disturbance or any other cause whatsoever beyond their control.

    * We work hard to bring recent calls quality programming and networking opportunities. Your support of our efforts is very much appreciated and we hope you enjoy our programming. To help us continue with bringing quality programming, it is important that only those that register participate. The Recent Call event series has been experiencing issues with the live webcast link being shared with non-registrants. This has impacted our efforts negatively for the volunteers planning the event as was as on association finances (we pay a fee per live webcast participant). Please do NOT share the webcast link with anyone. Please note that for CPD purposes, each Live Webcast registrant MUST register individually (even if planning on watching with a group). The email address provided when registering is where the webcast details will be sent closer to the event date. Only those that register in advance can claim CPD.

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