Richard D. Schneider

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. He was previously a criminal defence lawyer and certified clinical psychologist. The Honourable Mr. Justice Schneider was counsel to the Ontario Review Board from 1994 to 2000, and is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in criminal litigation. His private practice was generally limited to the representation of mentally disordered accused. Justice Schneider is also an adjunct professor with the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, and an adjunct professor with the Faculty of Law, both at the University of Toronto. He was named honorary president of the Canadian Psychological Association in 2002. He is presently the alternate chairperson of the Nunavut Review Board. Prior to becoming chair of the Ontario Review Board, a great deal of his time was spent presiding at the Mental Health Court in Toronto. Major research interests are competency and criminal responsibility. Justice Schneider has published extensively in the area of mental disorder and the law.

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