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Resources For Survivors

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Resources For Survivors

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.

Elizabeth Grace to speak at Continuing Legal Education Society of BC’s 2022 Sexual Violence (Civil) Conference

Elizabeth Grace will be speaking at Continuing Legal Education Society of BC’s 2022 Sexual Violence […]

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Lerners Partner Urges PEI Legislature to adopt Non-disclosure Agreements Act

On November 4, 2021, a private member’s bill entitled “Non-disclosure Agreements Act” was introduced in […]

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In the Hot Seat: Non-Disclosure Agreements in Cases of Sexual Violence

On November 4, 2021 Green Party opposition leader Lynne Lund introduced the Non-Disclosure Agreements Act […]

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Criminal publication bans and your civil lawsuit: What you need to know

Recently, a sexual assault survivor was charged with, and pleaded guilty to, breaking a publication […]

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Prevention, Prosecution & Protection: The World’s Commitment to Combat Human Trafficking & How We Move Forward

This year, the 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women […]

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Death Knell of Limitations Defence in Sexual Assault, Courtesy of Harvey Weinstein

I don’t understand why, but I continue to see Statements of Defence that plead limitations […]

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Winning at trial doesn’t always mean you’ve “won”: Strategies for enforcing judgment in sexual abuse cases

After years of litigation and stress, you finally get your day in court and a […]

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Vicarious Liability: Church responsible for sexual abuse of children by non-employees installed to oversee orphanage

In John Doe (G.E.B. #25) V. The Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation Of St. John’s, 2020 […]

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Punitive Damages: Church Complicity & Negligent Handling of Disclosure

The relationship between priests and parishioners is special and unique, and generally involves a high […]

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