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A Sexual Assault Case Testimonial

There are few words that can express my gratitude to Elizabeth Grace, Anna Matas, Kristen and all other Lerners Associates involved in my cases. With honesty, compassion, and years of experience they gave me a glimmer of hope to continue my fight for justice when I had little steam left. With their years of experience […]

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Sexual Assault Case Testimonial

I’m writing to say thank you for representing me in my legal case over the last two years. During the summer I went on an amazing two month long trip, and I’m excited to report I’ve just begun back at school full time! Not only did the outcome of the case remove some of the […]

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Ontario Government Introduces Rule Changes that Help Sexual Abuse Victims

In May 2015, I made written and oral submissions to the Ontario Government’s Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment. This all-party Committee was given a mandate to make recommendations to help prevent sexual violence and harassment and to improve the province’s response system to these problems. One of the recommendations made by me and […]

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Emerging leadership award given to Lianna Yeung.

Toronto financial services lawyer Lianna Yeung has received the 2017 Elizabeth Grace Emerging Leaders Award. Yeung, who works in-house as the manager, legal counsel at Capital One Bank, was honoured for her work with victims of domestic violence and other vulnerable individuals. The award, in its third year, is named after Toronto lawyer and Lerners […]

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When A Criminal Defence Must Yield To Civil Protections: The Use Of Compelled Documentary Productions From A Civil Lawsuit

Because sexual assault is a recognized wrong in many areas of our substantive law, it is quite common for a civil lawsuit to run in parallel with a criminal proceeding arising from the same alleged wrongdoing. When civil, administrative and/or criminal cases take place at the same time, or one after the other, there can […]

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Criminal v. Civil: How the Criminal Process Can Impact a Parallel Civil Process

The wrong that constitutes a sexual offence is invariably also actionable before the civil courts. As a civil litigator who both advances and defends civil actions based on sexual misconduct, I often encounter cases where there is or may be an overlap between the criminal and civil justice systems. I believe it behooves both the […]

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Jehovah’s Witnesses’ sexual abuse response raises concerns

Recently, CBC News reported on a Radio-Canada investigation that alleged Jehovah’s Witnesses are not only failing to protect children who have been sexually abused by their members, including by elders in leadership positions, but are also failing to deal appropriately with allegations of child sexual abuse when they do surface. CBC News described how Jehovah’s Witnesses’ internal […]

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Court Breaks New Ground for Sexual Assault Cases

Court’s Interpretation of “Limitations Act” May Remove Limits for Pursuing Sexual Assault Cases Long After a Death A recent decision by the Ontario Superior Court may pave the way for lawsuits based on sexual assault to be brought long after this was previously thought possible. Until recently, it was assumed a death – either of […]

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Defamation risk is real for those accusing Trump

Women coming forward in the wake of new harassment allegations against the U.S. presidential candidate should be aware of the risk of defamation, warns Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace.

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Sexual Abuse Survivors Beware – The Defamation Risk

Practical Tips to Help Survivors of Sexual Abuse Minimize the Risk of Being Sued for Defamation.

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