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2nd Annual Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) Conference Fundraiser. I will be part of the panel with Jihan Abbas, discussing the Gifts and Assets Limit Initiative and how it relates to Strategies for Competent and Ethical Disability Law Advocacy.

When: Wednesday November 30, 12pm to 1:30pm

Where: 130 Slater Street, 2nd Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6E2

Our conversation will emphasize why respecting diversity is of critical importance in disability law cases (particularly Ontario Disability Support Program applications); what access to justice issues arise for persons with visible and invisible disabilities; and, how counsel can effectively respond to the sensitive needs and interests of clients from equity-seeking groups. Interwoven throughout our panelists’ presentations is the heightened importance of effectively communicating concepts such as solicitor-client privilege and confidentiality to parties with intellectual disabilities in ways that ensure understanding of their rights under Ontario law.

This event will be webcast for satellite access.

This conference is accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for 50 minutes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and 40 minutes of substantive content.