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5th Annual Mental Disorder and the Law Conference: "Mental Health for All: A Conference for Senior and Junior Counsel Alike"

  • 22 Feb 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Law Society of Ontario (LSO), Donald Lamont Learning Centre, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto
  • 186



Saturday, February 22, 2020, 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 a.m. Check-In and Networking
  • 10 – 10:05 a.m. Opening Remarks – Webcast begins
  • 10:05 – 10:30 a.m. "Keeping up with the Justices: Reviews of the latest and greatest out of the Court of Appeal by the greatest and latest out of the Bar"
  • 10:30 – 10:45 a.m. "To appeal or not to appeal: deciding the merits of an appeal and how to get client instructions in scenarios with mental health issues"

  • 10:45 – 11 a.m. BREAK
  • 11 – 11:25 a.m. "The 4-1-1 on s. 33.1: How the NCR test might look if s. 33.1 is struck down by the Court of Appeal"
  • 11:25 a.m. – 12 noon Lessons from Walker: What being amicus means now
  • 12 – 1 p.m. LUNCH BREAK
  • 1 – 1:50 p.m. "The Double-Whammy: a consideration of the intersection of race and mental illness in criminal law?
  • 1:50 – 2:15 p.m. "Fall from Grace: when getting fired by your client (or firing them) is for the best"

  • 2:15 – 2:40 p.m. BREAK
  • 2:40 – 3:20 p.m.Paging the Doctor: preparing your client for assessments, and the intricacies of this process

  • 3:20 – 3:55 p.m. "Worlds Colliding: Civil and Criminal Mental Health Law Clash In MOCK ORB hearing"
    • 3:55 – 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

      • CLA Full/Observer/LAMDA Member called in or before 2016: $125+HST
      • CLA Full/Observer/LAMDA Member called in 2017 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. 

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