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Schlifer Clinic Tribute Fundraiser 2017

On June 8, 2017, the Barbra Schlifer Clinic will hold its Annual Tribute Fundraiser at Daniels Spectrum at 6:30 p.m., which we are proudly sponsoring. The event features a silent and live auction, delicious food and beverages, entertainment as well as the award ceremony for the annual Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award. Tickets are $80.00 […]

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Matas to speak at OBA’s upcoming privacy summit

Toronto civil litigator  Anna Matas will take part in the Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) upcoming Privacy Law Summit 2018. The event, which will focus on privacy… Read the fill article on AdvocateDaily.com  https://www.advocatedaily.com/profile/anna-matas.html

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Anonymity in Sexual Assault Cases: Using Your Own Name

Sexual assault lawyer, Anna Matas, reviews the steps involved when a plaintiff does not wish to use his or her name in a sexual assault case.      

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Free legal advice a boon for sexual assault survivors

A pilot program that provides free legal advice to sexual assault victims should become a permanent government initiative, says Toronto civil litigator Anna Matas. The $2.8-million project launched by the Ontario government in 2016 provides up to four hours of confidential counsel from a lawyer for residents in Toronto, Ottawa and Thunder Bay, she tells […]

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Anna Matas joins board of Barbra Schlifer Clinic

Toronto civil litigator Anna Matas has joined the board of directors of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, an organization that offers legal representation, professional counselling and multilingual interpretation to women who have experienced abuse. “It’s a fantastic organization,” says Matas, an associate with Lerners LLP who specializes in sexual assault and abuse cases. “The clinic is very […]

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‘Groundbreaking’ award granted to victim whose sex tape was posted without consent

An Ontario judge’s decision to award a six-figure sum to a woman whose ex-boyfriend posted a sexually explicit video of her on a pornography website without her consent shows the law is slowly catching up with the reality of non-consensual publication of intimate images, according to Toronto civil litigator Anna Matas. In Doe 464533 v. […]

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Pseudonym use possible in some civil sex assault cases

The open court principle remains central to our justice system, but pseudonyms are a viable option for a subset of plaintiffs in civil sexual assault cases who can show they will incur irreparable harm if they use their own names, Toronto civil litigator Anna Matas writes in Canadian Lawyer. “In my plaintiff-side practice, I help […]

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Cyberbullying and Sexualized Cyberbullying: A Developing Area of Law

Sexual assault lawyer, Anna Matas, provides helpful information for victims of cyberbullying with a focus on sexualized cyberbullying.  

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The Use of Pseudonyms in Civil & Sexual Assault Cases

One of the most common questions a sexual assault survivor asks is whether they will have to use their real name if they sue their abuser or an institution that may be liable for the abuser’s actions. In a Canadian Lawyer Trials & Tribulations article sexual assault lawyer Anna Matas reviews the circumstances where a court may […]

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Law takes aim at cyberbullies

Cyberbullying is a broad term encompassing a range of verbal and emotional abuse that occurs over the Internet. Unlike traditional bullying, which generally requires bully and victim to be in the same place at the same time, cyberbullies can inflict harm asynchronously, while remaining remote in time and space from their victims. Victims, especially young […]

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