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Hennessy Speaks to Psychiatry Residents at NOSM on the Intersection of Law & Psychiatry

On December 2nd, 2015, Michael Hennessy was honoured to be invited to present a seminar to a group of first year Psychiatry Residents with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Mr. Hennessy presented at the Laurentian University campus of NOSM, however students at the Lakehead University campus in Thunder Bay were in virtual attendance through […]

Hennessy Speaks About Carter Case at University of Sudbury Program

On Nov. 23rd, 2015, Michael Hennessy was invited to participate in a panel discussion hosted by the University of Sudbury regarding the topic of Doctor Assisted Death and End of Life Care. Mr. Hennessy was joined by Mary Huska, Clinical Bioethicist at Health Sciences North and Dr. Rachel Haliburton, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the […]


-originally published in Sudbury District Law Association August 2014 newsletter- noun:  [ foolz-kap] An anachronistic abomination perpetuated by a professional group prone to preserving ill-considered standards. In North America the term refers to a size of writing paper, 8 ½ inches by 14 inches, also known by the name ‘legal size’ paper. Frequently associated with […]

Esquire & Other Honorifics

-originally published in the Sudbury District Law Association February 2014 newsletter-   Somehow, somewhen, around these parts, the use of the title ‘Esquire’ in written communications about or to lawyers has near vanished. I used to experience a little pick-me-up when I would get a letter, however perfunctory, that was addressed to “T. Michael Hennessy, […]

John Clemens at the SCC

2014.June.25.01:00 with subsequent revisions John Clemens at the SCC There’s an ol’ saw that a Lawyer who represents herself at court has a fool for a client.  To which I would add: a fool, an ignoramus and probably dangerous (borrowing a line from my memory, and from a 1902 commencement speech, and not from any […]

Socializing and Professionalism

Hennessy Law was tickled to sponsor and host a modest get together for some Sudbury lawyers on Thursday Dec. 6, 2013. The after work event saw a score of colleagues drop by to the garage at 277 Elm, which has been nicknamed the Fireside Lounge. Friendly conversation, refreshments and snacks, and a crackling wood stove […]