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Sexual assault claims are different than other types of claims. Understanding the nuances is critical, both for managing sexual assault claims in the workplace and advancing and defending a claim in court. Strategies that were successful in other contexts may actually result in major harm to your organizations’ reputation or clients’ case.

Learn from Ms. Gonsalves’ own experience with these differences, including:

  • Recognizing how discovery, resolutions, and media relations in the civil sexual assault context differs from other contexts
  • How civil sexual assault claims intersect with other areas of the law
  • The impact of a criminal conviction or acquittal on a claim of sexual assault
  • The expanded use of social science evidence in resolutions
  • Choosing expert witnesses for resolutions – factors you need to consider
  • Appreciating the implications of The Victim’s Bill of Rights


Series Chair

  • Gillian T. Hnatiw, Lerners LLP
  • Andrea Gonsalves, Stockwoods LLP Barristers

Group Discounts

2-3 delegates: 25% off archived program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off archived program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off archived program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including link to program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase. In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
January 27, 2015
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

Individual Session
$149 plus HST

Series (7 Sessions)
$995 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • In-house Counsel
  • Lawyers advising on sexual assault issues
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Institutional Representatives from the following sectors:
    • Educational organizations
    • Healthcare organizations
    • Religious organizations
    • Long Term Care organizations
    • Athletic organizations
    • Children’s activity organizations (camps, tutoring, sports leagues)
    • Eldercare organizations


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