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