Program Chair(s)

Kathryn A. Hunt

Barrister & Solicitor

Dr. Sharon Pyke

Retired Supervisory Officer

Engage with experts and peers on the most pressing current and emerging issues in mental health law for children and youth.

Developed based on your requests for a program that would bring together legal, healthcare, mental health, education and law enforcement professionals….you’ll walk away with knowledge, tools, strategies and tactics that will help you tackle these complex legal issues in your day-to-day working life.

From a review of legal rights and responsibilities in mental health law, assessing and managing risks of violence, community collaboration challenges, the role of educators, complexities in the context of criminal law and constantly evolving caselaw, you will gain a comprehensive overview of this complex area of law that will allow you as a legal, healthcare, mental health, education or law enforcement professional, to stay on top of your obligations and responsibilities.

This annual OsgoodePD program was developed to bring together these professionals for a comprehensive one-day update of essential, current and emerging issues, together with practical legal advice on how to deal with them.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

The laws that guide your actions: how they all fit together

The application of mental health law in the school setting

Lessons learned from parents, youth and service providers on the challenges between children/youth and adult mental health services

The ins and outs of privacy, confidentiality & information sharing in the context of children and youth with mental health challenges

Childhood trauma and mental health

Emerging trends in mental health among children and youth

Representing children in family law matters

Best outcomes and best interests in interacting with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer

Who Should Attend

School Administrators/Directors of Education/Supervisory Officers

Mental health leads


Health care risk managers

Representatives from hospitals, psychiatric facilities and community care agencies

Psychiatrists, physicians, nurses and other licensed medical professionals

Lawyers in private practice specializing in health, criminal or education law

Crown lawyers

Government and public policy advisors

Expert witnesses and mental health consultants

Mental health patient advocates

Social workers

Health and social service professionals

Law enforcement officers

Corrections and rehabilitation service representatives


Program Chairs

Kathryn A. Hunt

Barrister & Solicitor

Dr. Sharon Pyke

Retired Supervisory Officer



 View the program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts.


Recorded: May 12, 2020

$545 + HST

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CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
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Substantive4h 25m
Professionalism 1h
Total6h 25m

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