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Join an experienced, multi-disciplinary faculty as they examine current issues in the Mental Health Court from both a legal and treatment standpoint.

In this new and unique OsgoodePD program, you’ll hear from all parties involved in the mental health court process and gain a comprehensive understanding of the intersection between justice and treatment and how this specialty court can provide positive results for all.

Legal practitioners and treatment providers with significant mental health court experience will discuss:

  • Fundamentals of criminal justice and mental health treatment collaboration in mental health courts
  • diversion, post-charge diversion, fitness hearings, etc.
  • Ethical issues arising from multidisciplinary collaborations
  • How criminal justice and treatment practitioners can optimize their effectiveness in mental health court

Don’t miss this opportunity to network and learn from acknowledged experts.  This program is specifically designed for both lawyers and treatment providers/mental health workers (with or without experience in mental health court).



  • The Hon. Justice Kofi Barnes, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)


  • The Hon. Justice Kofi Barnes, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
  • Daniel Brandes, Assistant Crown Attorney, Mental Health Court, Old City Hall Courthouse,  Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Kym Briggs, Justice Services Case Manager, Canadian Mental Health Association (Elgin Branch)
  • Kelly Eberhard, Assistant Crown Attorney, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Chikeziri Igwe, Assistant Crown Attorney, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Christine A. Lund, Criminal Defence Counsel
  • Dr. Kiran Patel, Staff Psychiatrist & Assistant Professor, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • The Hon. Justice Richard D. Schneider, Chair, Ontario Review Board; Justice, Ontario Court of Justice
  • Shelly Schneider, Manager, Mental Health & Justice Services and SystemWise, Canadian Mental Health Association (Peel Dufferin)
  • Rhona Zitney, Fred Victor Mental Health Court Support Services (Old City Hall)



Fees include attendance and program materials.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


Have questions? Read our FAQs.

Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Stéphane McRoberts SMcRoberts@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

April 24 , 2020
9:00 a.m.  - 4:15 p.m. EDT

Online Replay 
May 27, 2020
Register for Online Replay



Fee per Delegate

$495 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-present): $247.50

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Crown attorneys
  • Defence counsel
  • Duty counsel
  • Treatment providers and mental health court workers
  • Health care and social services professionals
  • Judges
  • Other Professionals involved in the Mental Health Court process

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Here’s what past participants said about our program on the Drug Treatment Court:

“Good speakers, thoroughly covered issues from all viewpoints, very helpful with take-away practical information.” – Erin McGoey, Criminal Duty Counsel, Legal Aid Ontario

“Overall, I found the day to be really interesting and informative.”  – Tracy Landry, Probation Officer

“Great information based on personal experiences.” – Tony Gordinho, LOFT Community Services

Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.

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