OPA Education Committee


OPA Education Committee
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  • Alysia Davies, JD, MSW, RSW
    Alysia Davies, JD, MSW, RSW
    Staff Clinician, Homewood Health / Member Assistance Program (MAP) (Law Society of Ontario)

    Alysia Davies is a Staff Clinician at Homewood Health, the provider of the Ontario legal profession’s Member Assistance Program (MAP). She is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and counsellor. She is also a member of the Ontario Bar with 10 years of legal experience, including as a civil litigator and clerk to a chief justice.

    In her counselling career, Alysia has worked in the hospital system with both inpatients and outpatients. She has particular experience with women’s mental health, including pre- and post-partum depression, anxiety, and OCD, as well as experience with clients in acute mental health crisis, including psychosis, mania, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and other mental health and personality disorder-related issues.

    Alysia is a counsellor with the MAP and with Homewood’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), a joint coordinator of the MAP peer volunteer program, and a mental health outreach presenter in the community. She focuses on concerns related to anxiety, depression, and career stress and transitions.

  • Darryl Singer, LL.B
    Darryl Singer, LL.B
    Head of Commercial and Civil Litigation, and Public Speaker

    Darryl has spent 27 years as a civil litigator (although he looks much younger). He divides his practice between plaintiff personal injury cases, commercial litigation, and class actions.
    Darryl speaks and writes publicly about his personal story about overcoming addiction, including nationally in the Globe and Mail, National Post, CBC Radio One, and Newstalk 1010. He is the monthly Wellness Columnist for The Lawyers’ Daily. He has talked about his lived experiences for, among others: Federation of Law Societies of Canada; Law Society of Ontario; Advocates’ Society; Ontario Bar Association; Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers; Federation of Ontario Law Associations; various local law associations; several Bay Street law firms; Osgoode Hall Law School; and Markham Stouffville Hospital.
    Within the profession, he serves on the Boards of the Osgoode Hall Alumni Association and the York Region Law Association (where he chairs the Civil Litigation Committee), as well as the advocacy committee of the Toronto Lawyers’ Association. He has recently taught professional ethics and advocacy as an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and as a mentor at Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program.
    He is an active peer volunteer with the Law Society’s Members Assistance Program. He frequently acts as Pro Bono Law Ontario duty counsel at the Toronto Small Claims Court, Civil Practice Court in the Superior Court in Toronto, and the Court of Appeal. He is also pro bono duty counsel at the Law Society Tribunal.
    For more information, check out his personal website at darrylsinger.com




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Jan 27 2021


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


FREE for active members

OPA CPD Series – Personal Management – Recognition, Risks, and Rewards

Mark your calendars! New remote Zoom CPD – January 27, 2021 – 7 PM to 9:00 PM

As part of the 2021 OPA CPD Series, the Education Committee presents a remote live-streamed Zoom CPD:


Now more than ever we all face enormous social and economic pressures. How are you self-managing during these challenging COVID-19 times?

In this CPD we will examine the importance of self-recognizing good mental health, and extenuating influences that negatively impact your mental health. If unrecognized and unaddressed, poor mental health has the potential to manifest into serious negative impacts on your family, business, and your Paralegal license. This CPD will equip you with the tools to identify, manage, and reduce the impact of negative external pressures and promote good mental health for future success.

Learn about best practice strategies and free community resources available to help you manage and cope during these COVID-19 times. Gain insight from our panel as they share personal success strategies for licensees when confronting mental health challenges. Discover some best practices when interacting with other professionals and when representing clients that may be facing similar challenges.

This program is not yet accredited.

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