mental health


  • How to address mental illness and lawyers

    Sep 24, 2018

    In a pair of recent decisions — Law Society of Ontario v. Burtt, 2018 ONLSTH 63 and Law Society of Ontario v. Yantha, 2018 ONLSTH 94 — the Law Society Tribunal grappled with what accommodation for mental illness is required in terms of discipline imposed by the Law Society of Ontario.

  • Is LSO discipline catching up with the times?

    Aug 6, 2018

    I’m frequently asked how I think the legal profession in Canada is doing in being more thoughtful, compassionate and constructive around issues of mental health and addictions among its members.

  • Ontario Human Rights Commission announces new legal action to further rights of prisoners

    Ontario Human Rights Commission announces new legal action to further rights of prisoners

    Sep 28, 2017

    The OHRC filed a contravention application today with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario stating the Ontario government has breached a 2013 settlement ­ aimed at the treatment of mentally ill inmates, specifically those facing segregation in provincial prisons.

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