February 25, 2022

On March 30, 2022, Janelle O’Connor is co-chairing a CLEBC full-day conference for lawyers on how to effectively and ethically advance and defend civil claims of sexual violence.

Early bird registration ends March 2, 2022.  Register HERE

This is CLEBC’s inaugural course for litigators who have an interest in practicing in the complex area of civil sexual assault. This conference will cover important case developments, notable trends in the law, and critical practice issues including ethics, boundaries, and being trauma-informed. 

The agenda includes a keynote on removing barriers to justice for survivors and presentations including:

  • Anonymity Orders
  • Insurance and Coverage Issues
  • Vicarious Liability for Sexual Assault
  • Institutional (Direct) Negligence
  • Defence Panel Q & A
  • Defamation Counterclaims and Anti-SLAPP Legislation
  • Impact of Trauma on Memory and Credibility Considerations
  • Thin Skull and Crumbling Skull Damage Rules
  • Pecuniary Damages
  • What’s Happening Back East and NDA’s
  • Plaintiffs’ Panel Q & A
  • Trauma Informed Lawyering

Click for the detailed agenda and faculty.



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