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A comprehensive overview of civil sexual assault claims, taught by Canada’s foremost experts in the field.

This new webinar series is designed to provide those managing the claims – institutional representatives and lawyers – with a comprehensive overview of the key issues that arise in civil sexual assault claims.

7 webinars that will equip you with up-to-date information and best practices for managing these complex claims. Sessions include:

Session 1: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
An Overview of a Civil Sexual Assault Claim
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Session 2: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
How Civil Sexual Assault Claims Differ from Other Maltreatment Claims: What You Need to Know
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Session 3: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
What is the Standard of Care for Institutions?
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Session 4: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
How Far Back Does Liability Go? Limitation Periods and Their Implications
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Session 5: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Investigations and Institutional Obligations After An Allegation is Made
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Session 6: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Resolving Sexual Assault Claims: What Are the Options?
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Session 7: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Emerging Trends in Civil Sexual Assault Claims: New Exposures, New Approaches to Preventing Claims
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Series Chair

  • Gillian T. Hnatiw, Lerners LLP
  • Grant Bowers, Toronto District School Board (Retired)
  • David Butt, Barrister
  • Andrea Gonsalves, Stockwoods LLP Barristers
  • Elizabeth K.P. Grace, Lerners LLP
  • Sarah Graves, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Simona Jellinek, Jellinek Law Office Professional Corporation
  • Carole G. Jenkins, Smockum Zarnett LLP
  • Loretta P. Merritt, Torkin Manes LLP
  • Russell Raikes, McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP
  • Kristina Reitmeier, Chief Counsel and Director Legal Services, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
  • Maria Scarfo, Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Paul Torrie, Global Resolutions Inc.
  • Susan Vella, Rochon Genova LLP

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 30 - March 3, 2015
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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