Neurodiversity in Law (Webinar Repeat) 

Feb. 8, 2023
Webinar Repeat Online

Veuillez notez, cet événement sera disponible en anglais seulement.

Air Date: This is the archived version of a program presented on February 8, 2023.

Dr. Lawrence Fung, MD, PhD, Director of the Stanford Neurodiversity Project, Stanford University
Simon Margolis, AssociateBorden Ladner Gervais LLP
Keenan Nadeau, Third-Year Law Student, University of Dalhousie Schulich Law

Format: Webinar Recording
CPD Hours: 1.5 Hours of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC.
Viewing of this recording will provide you with 1.5 hours of the ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting.

Access to Justice Centre for Excellence and CBABC host a panel discussion with Dr. Lawrence Fung (Stanford Neurodiversity Project), Simon Margolis (BLG Toronto) and Keenan Nadeau. Topics will include the competitive advantage of neurodivergent legal professionals, the practical challenges that neurodiversity presents in law school and law firm environments, and best practices for supporting thought diversity in law.



About Dr. Lawrence Fung, MD, PhD
Dr. Lawrence Fung is a scientist and psychiatrist specializing in autism, and the father of a teenager on the autism spectrum. He is the director of the Stanford Neurodiversity Project, which strives to uncover the strengths of neurodiverse individuals and utilize their talents to increase innovation and productivity of society as a whole. He directs the Neurodiverse Student Support Program, Neurodiversity at Work Program, and Neurodiversity Clinic at Stanford. Dr. Fung is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. His lab advances the understanding of neural bases of human socio-communicative and cognitive functions by using novel neuroimaging and technologies. His team’s interventions improve and maximize neurodiverse potential and productivity.

About Simon Margolis
Simon Margolis is a Knowledge Management lawyer at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Simon summered and articled with BLG, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2020. Prior to becoming a Knowledge Management lawyer, Simon obtained significant experience as a Policy Intern at a neurodiversity organization in Washington, D.C. He also has experience in broad commercial litigation, including real estate disputes, corporate governance reviews and a judicial misconduct hearings. As a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Simon was the Senior Associate Editor of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review and the Senior Editor of the Journal of International Law and International Relations. He obtained an undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, where he studied history and political science and worked as a Staff Writer for the Michigan Journal of International Affairs.

About Keenan Nadeau
Keenan Nadeau is a third-year law student at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. As a person with ADHD and learning disabilities, he has experienced discrimination in law school and the profession. While in law school, Keenan has volunteered with the Disability Rights Coalition and the Nova Scotia Barrister Society’s Disability Equity Committee. Over the Summer of 2022, he assisted the Disability Rights Coalition’s systemic human rights complaint regarding the unequal treatment of people with disabilities under the Social Assistance Act of Nova Scotia. Currently, Keenan is working with the Disability Equity Committee to create a survey identifying the barriers people with disabilities face entering the legal profession. 


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