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August 06th 2013:Bail Hearings for Family Members with Serious Mental Illnesses

www.ccurrielawyer.ca, Catherine Currie is a lawyer who defends clients with mental health issues. Joanne Capozzi is Lead Crown (prosecutor) in Ontario’s Mental Health Court and Drug Treatment Court. They discuss their work and explain bail hearings generally and how these are conducted for persons with serious mental illnesses. They describe the facts and factors that influence the criminal justice system’s decisions about bail, and what happens to the person once the decision is made. They explain the implications for family caregivers of the criminal justice system’s decisions, and the roles

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Catherine E. Currie

Catherine E. Currie http://ccurrielawyer.ca/ has been practising criminal law since she was called to the bar of Ontario in 1992. With a B.A. from Carleton University in Ottawa, she had a successful first career in managing technical communications before earning an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto where she also received her LL.M. with a specialty in Criminal Law in 2000. Her practice is primarily devoted to criminal defence at the trial level. She regularly appears in all the courts in the Greater Toronto Area. She has a particular interest in representing clients with mental health issues and has a very high success rate in working with clients to have charges stayed or withd
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Joanne Capozzi

Joanne Capozzi was called to the bar in Ontario, Canada in 1988.She engaged in defence work as duty counsel for Legal Aid Ontario in 1988. She joined the Downtown Toronto Crown Attorneys’ Office as an Assistant Crown Attorney in 1988. She’s engaged in prosecutorial work for 25 years, with extensive trial experience at all levels of court and extensive case management experience. She’s managed, supervised and mentored teams of Assistant Crown Attorneys. She’s dedicated as Lead Crown in Mental Health Court and Drug Treatment Court, two problem-solving courts located at Old City Hall Courthouse, Toronto, Ontario. She’s Lecturer and Presenter at educational seminars dedicated to Mental Health Co
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