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The trauma of a sexual assault or abuse, whether for adults, children, or even family members of the survivor, can leave all parties feeling isolated and hopeless. The Lerners Sexual Assault and Abuse Team wants every survivor and their family to have access to all the resources they need to begin down a path of healing.

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Civil suit gives sexual abuse victims more control

Civil lawsuits give sexual abuse survivors a degree of control and accountability that they cannot […]

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Ontario Government Introduces Rule Changes that Help Sexual Abuse Victims

In May 2015, I made written and oral submissions to the Ontario Government’s Select Committee […]

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When A Criminal Defence Must Yield To Civil Protections: The Use Of Compelled Documentary Productions From A Civil Lawsuit

Because sexual assault is a recognized wrong in many areas of our substantive law, it […]

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Criminal v. Civil: How the Criminal Process Can Impact a Parallel Civil Process

The wrong that constitutes a sexual offence is invariably also actionable before the civil courts. […]

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Jehova’s Witnesses’ sexual abuse response raises concerns

Recently, CBC News reported on a Radio-Canada investigation that alleged Jehovah’s Witnesses are not only failing to […]

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Limitations on Sexual Assault Cases After Victim Death Changes

Court Breaks New Ground for Sexual Assault Cases

Court’s Interpretation of “Limitations Act” May Remove Limits for Pursuing Sexual Assault Cases Long After […]

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Defamation risk is real for those accusing Trump

Women coming forward in the wake of new harassment allegations against U.S. presidential candidate Donald […]

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Sexual Abuse Survivors Beware – The Defamation Risk

Two adult sisters accuse their uncle of sexually assaulting them as young children through spoken […]

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Elizabeth Grace Goes to Bat for Assault Survivors

Lawyers are urging the Ontario government to implement a select committee recommendation to get rid of laws that leave […]

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