Program Chairs

Gillian Hnatiw

Gillian Hnatiw and Co.

Alexi N. Wood (she/her)

St. Lawrence Barristers PC

The law and processes for civil sexual assault claims are increasingly complex. Do you have what you need to advise with confidence?

Join Canada’s leading experts for an in-depth update of the most critical issues in the arena of civil sexual assault.

In one information-packed day you will acquire the key knowledge and practical strategies you need to successfully advance or defend a civil sexual assault claim. You will have an opportunity to engage with the foremost experts in this area, connect with colleagues and learn from their combined insights and experience, while also getting guidance on your most pressing questions.

This is a must-attend program for any professional who advises on civil sexual assault and related claims.

Can’t make the live date? Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Unravelling and predicting damages

Institutional Liability: where we are and what’s ahead

Credibility and Memory – understanding the issues and working with the challenges

Strategies for adopting a trauma informed approach

Navigating overlapping proceedings – pitfalls to avoid

New and emerging torts, including claims for Intimate Partner Violence

Who Should Attend

In-house Counsel

Lawyers advising on sexual misconduct issues

Employment law lawyers

Human Resources Professionals


Program Chairs

Gillian Hnatiw

Gillian Hnatiw and Co.

Alexi N. Wood (she/her)

St. Lawrence Barristers PC


The Hon. Justice Jasmine Akbarali

Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)

The Hon. Justice William Black

Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)

Elizabeth Bowker

Stieber Berlach LLP

Lillianne Cadieux‑Shaw

St Lawrence Barristers PC

Stephanie DiGiuseppe

Henein Hutchison LLP (Toronto)

Erin H. Durant

Durant Barristers

Samantha Eisen

Gillian Hnatiw & Co

Simona Jellinek

Jellinek Ellis Gluckstein Lawyers

Danny Kastner

Kastner Lam LLP

Dr. Rachel Liebman, PhD

Complex Trauma Treatment Network and University Health Network – Department of Psychiatry

Anna Matas

St. Lawrence Barristers PC

Mary-Jo Maur

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University

Michael Mazzuca

Rousseau Mazzuca LLP

Nasha Njihawan

Nijhawan McMillan Barristers

Joyce Tam

Thomas Gold Pettingill LLP

Zahra Vaid

Lerners LLP

Program Agenda


Recorded: Feb 27, 2023

$595 + TAX

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CPD Hours
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Substantive4h 50m
Total6h 35m

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