Positive outcomes in sexual offence cases are contingent on good education and best practices.

An allegation of sexual assault raises unique challenges for lawyers, judges, and investigators. In recent years, the justice system’s handling of these cases has come under sustained scrutiny. Positive outcomes in sexual offence cases are contingent on good education and best practices.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll learn

Section 276 of the Criminal Code, prior sexual consent, and the trilogy of recent SCC cases, Barton, Goldfinch and RV.

Breaking down myths and stereotypes in a sexual assault case

Drill down on new sexual assault law: Bill C-51 and C-75

Ethics and civility during a sexual assault trial

Who Should Attend



sex crime investigators and supervisors

sexual assault and rape crisis centre support workers



Program Chairs

Jill Witkin

Counsel, Crown Law Office – Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)

Frank Addario

Addario Law Group LLP

Megan Savard

Savard Foy LLP

Keynote Speaker

Christa Big Canoe

Legal Advocacy Director at Aboriginal Legal Services; Former Lead Commission Counsel for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls



 View the program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts.


Available course sections

Recorded: Feb 27, 2021

$495 + HST

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CPD Hours
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Substantive3h 35m
Professionalism 2h
Total6h 35m

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