Richard Schneider and Hy Bloom receive Bruno Cormier Award

Posted by irwinlaw on March 23, 2016 in authors and awards.

Congratulations to the Honorable Richard D. Schneider and Dr Hy Bloom, co-editors of Law and Mental Disorder: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach (2013), who have been awarded the Bruno Cormier Award by the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law for their significant contributions to forensic psychiatry in Canada. The award was presented at CAPL’s annual conference in Vancouver earlier this month.

Richard D. Schneider, BSc, MA, PhD, LLB, LLM, CPsych, is Chairman of the Ontario Review Board and a Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice. Hy Bloom, BA, LLB, MD, FRCPC, is CEO of workplace.calm, inc., a workplace conflict, problem behaviour, and violence prevention and management group of multidisciplinary consultants, and a founding member of the Psilex Group, Consultants in Behavioural Sciences and the Law. Together, they have authored/edited Mental Disorder and the Law: A Primer for Legal and Mental Health Professionals (2006), Mental Health Courts: Decriminalizing the Mentally Ill (2007, with Mark Heerema), and Law and Mental Disorder: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach (2013). Richard D. Schneider is also the author of The Annotated Ontario Mental Health Statutes 4/e (2007) and The Lunatic and the Lords (2009).

Kent Roach appointed to Order of Canada

Posted by irwinlaw on January 4, 2016 in authors and awards.

Irwin Law wishes to congratulate author Kent Roach for his appointment to the Order of Canada. The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Kent Roach has been named Member of the Order of Canada for “his steadfast defence of the rights of Canadians, both as a scholar and as a litigator.”

Kent Roach is the author and co-author of numerous books on criminal law and constitutional law, including:


Posted by irwinlaw on February 4, 2015 in authors and national security law.

Irwin Law is proud to launch an exciting new project with authors Craig Forcese and Kent Roach. Canada's Proposed Antiterrorism Act: An Assessment will be an ongoing archive of materials collected and prepared by Forcese and Roach in response to different aspects of Bill C-51. The project is ambitious in scope, seeking to crowdsource feedback, critiques, suggestions and observations from other lawyers and legal scholars. Join the discussion at