About the Authors

AuthorRichard D. Schneider; Hy Bloom
About the Authors
Hon Richard D Schneider, PhD, LLM, CPsych is a justice of the Ontario
Court of Justice, a deputy judge of the Territorial Court of the Yukon,
chair of the Ontario Review Board, and an alternate chair of the Nuna-
vut Review Board. He is also an adjunct professor in the faculties of law
and medicine at the University of Toronto. Prior to his appointment to
the bench, Justice Schneider was a criminal defence lawyer, a clinical
psychologist, and counsel to the Ontario Review Board. He has pub-
lished extensively in the area of mental disorder and the law.
Hy Bloom, LLB, MD, FRCP(C) is a forensic psychiatrist and lawyer who
assesses individuals who have mental illnesses and outstanding crim-
inal charges. He is a founding member of the PSILEX Group, Consult-
ants in Behavioural Sciences and the Law. He is also a part-time sta
member in the Complex Mental Illness/Forensic Services Program at
the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, an assistant professor in
the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, an assist-
ant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural
Neurosciences at McMaster University, and adjunct faculty at Univer-
sity of Toronto’s Faculty of Law. Dr Bloom has published on a number
of topics in psychiatry and the law.

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