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

Date: February 23, 2019

4th Annual Mental Disorder and the Law Conference program 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.

HOSTED BY THE CRIMINAL LAWYERS’ ASSOCIATION (CLA) AND THE LAW AND MENTAL DISORDER ASSOCIATION (LAMDA)


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?
    Featuring:
  • Daniel Brandes, Crown Counsel (Toronto)
  • Cassandra DeMelo, Defence Lawyer (London)
  • The Honourable Vincenzo Rondinelli (Toronto)
  • 10:25 – 10:50 a.m.  “Unfit to be Tried”: How do we Treat Accused Found Unfit by Mental Health Courts
    Featuring:

  • Mary Murphy, Defence Lawyer (Toronto)
  • Derek Pallandi, Psychiatrist (Toronto)
  • The Honourable Patrice Band (Toronto)
  • Carla Whillier
  • 10:50 – 11:10 a.m.  “Reviewing the Review Board” – Emerging Guidance from the Court of Appeal
    Featuring:
  • Michael Davies, Defence Lawyer (Ottawa)
  • Marie Dufort, Crown Attorney’s Office (Ottawa)
  • 11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.  “The 6 Minute Mental Disorder Lawyer – Emerging Topics”
    Featuring:
  • Shaunna Kelly, Defence Lawyer (Toronto) – INDIGENOUS CLIENTS and MENTAL HEALTH
  • Meaghan McMahon, Defence Lawyer (Ottawa) – On OFFICER ANONYMITY at INQUESTS
  • Anthony Balka, Defence Lawyer (Toronto) – VICTIM PARTICIPATION at Review Board hearings
  • Christel Francis, Defence Lawyer (Newmarket) – INTERPROVINCIAL and INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS of Review Board clients
  • 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”
    Featuring:
  • Andy Bouvier, Public Member of the Ontario Review Board and father of the victim in “NCR”
  • 1:15 – 2:00 p.m.  “NCR – Basics and Updates – Procedure on NCR cases”
    Featuring:
  • Dr. Gary Chaimowitz (Hamilton)
  • The Honourable John McMahon (Toronto)
  • Keli Mersereau, Defence Lawyer (St. Thomas)
  • Moderator: Jill Presser, Presser Barristers (Toronto)
  • 2:00 – 2:15 p.m.  Smoking Bans in Psychiatric Facilities – Let them Smoke so You can Let them Out
    Featuring:
  • Anita Szigeti, Defence Lawyer (Toronto)
  • 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
    Featuring:
  • Dean Embry Defence Lawyer (Toronto)
  • The Honourable Joseph DiLuca (Newmarket)
  • Erin Dann, Defence Lawyer (Toronto)
  • Anita Nathan, Defence Lawyer (Toronto)
  • 3:10 – 3:40 p.m.  “It’s not speculation, it’s my clinical opinion”: Cross-examining Psychiatrists as Experts
    Featuring:
  • Kelley Bryan, (Toronto)
  • Dr. Mark Pearce, Forensic Psychiatrist (Whitby)
  • The Honourable Daniel Moore, (Toronto)
  • 3:40 – 3:55 p.m.  How to get Paid and What is Funded: Mental Health Matters & Appeals  – Legal Aid Update
    Featuring:
  • A.J. Grant-Nicholson, LAO Policy Counsel
  • Darcy DesLauriers, LAO Policy Counsel
  • Jordan Weisz, Defence Lawyer (Toronto)
  • 3:55 – 4:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks

Webcast Payment Fees:

  • CLA Member: $50+HST
  • LAMDA Member: $50+HST
  • Non-Member: $75+HST

No refunds will be issued for webcast payments.

  • Pay online by going to https://members.criminallawyers.ca/event-3298067. The system is secure and will auto-generate a receipt. Visa, Amex and Mastercard are accepted.
  • If not able to pay online, please call the CLA office during business hours (9 am to 5 pm ET) with credit card information to pay over the phone. Call 416-214-9875.

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