Speaking engagement roundup

April 19, 2016 - Toronto - Swadron Associate firm members have been involved in a number of recent and upcoming programs and courses.

Marshall Swadron was invited as a guest speaker to two University of Toronto courses. On February 8, 2016, Marshall was the guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law's course on Public Health Law, which is cross-listed with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at U of T. His talk explored the use of the law to achieve mental health goals, with particular focus on community treatment orders and the pending challenge in Empowerment Council v. Ontario, which is scheduled to be argued in the Court of Appeal on June 20, 2016. On April 4, 2016, Marshall spoke at the Factor-Inwentash School of Social Work as a guest lecturer on a variety of subjects relating to the law and mental health for the Law and Aging course.

Kelley Bryan has just completed teaching the Law and Psychiatry course this term at Osgoode Hall Law School together with Suzan Fraser of Fraser Advocacy (and a Swadron Associates alumna).

On April 12, 2016, Marshall Swadron spoke together with Dr. Nadia Incardona on the subject of Dealing with Complex Ethical Situations – End of Life and Advance Care Planning at the Osgoode Professional Development Certificate Program on Elder Law presently underway at the law school's downtown Toronto site. To view the complete agenda for the certificate program, please click here.

On May 6, 2016, Marshall Swadron will be serving as co-chair, together with Neil Abramson of Torkin Manes LLP, of the Law Society of Upper Canada's Administrative Law Practice Basics program. This year's edition (the sixth year it has been offered) includes presentations by the Honourable David Corbett of the Superior Court of Justice, Freya Kristjanson of Wardle Daley Bernstein Bieber LLP, Andrew Pinto of Pinto Wray James LLP and Mark Sandler, C.S., Cooper, Sandler, Shime & Bergman LLP. Returning speakers include Chantal Desloges of Desloges Law Group, Lisa Freeman of the Law Society of Upper Canada and Matthew Wilton of Matthew Wilton and Associates. The program offers 2.5 hours of substantive and one hour of professionalism CPD credits. To register for the program, please click here.

  • On June 23, 2016, Alex Procope will be speaking at Osgoode Professional Development's 2016 Legal Guide to Consent, Capacity & Substitute Decision Making. Alex's lecture is entitled Understanding the Substitute Decisions Act, 1992 — From Property Management to Personal Care, and is to be delivered together with Kaylie Handler of Goddard Gamage Stephens LLP.