MARY JANE DYKEMAN is a founding partner at Dykeman & O’Brien LLP (DDO Health Law), a health law boutique firm in Toronto. She advises health sector clients on a wide range of matters including mental health, consent, capacity and substitute decision-making, risk management, privacy and health information, health research and corporate/commercial matters.
Mary Jane is a frequent speaker and writer on health law issues. With Michele Warner of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), she teaches mental health law in the Health Law LLM at Osgoode Professional Development (OPD), and is the Founding Program Director for OPD’s certificate program in mental health law (now led by CAMH’s Kristin Taylor, Kendra Naidoo and Michele Warner); she remains on its advisory board. She previously taught mental health at Queen’s University Faculty of Law. Mary Jane has been recognized by OPD for excellence in continuing legal education. She is the Deputy Chair, Lawyer and Privacy Member, of the research ethics board at Canadian Blood Services in Ottawa, and Vice-Chair of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto Board. In 2017, she was awarded the Susan Hilary Davidson Memorial Award for Excellence in Health Law by the Ontario Bar Association.