Elizabeth Grace's Archive

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Client testimonial from a survivor of sexual violence....Read More

Playing field in sexual abuse cases must be levelled further

Sexual abuse lawyer, Elizabeth Grace, provides her thoughts on improving the processing of sexual assault claims in an opinion piece written for Canadian Lawyer magazine....Read More

Sexual Assault Case Testimonial

Client testimonial from a survivor of sexual abuse by a “Big Brother” (Big Brothers and Big Sisters)....Read More

First Nations survivors of prolific child predator open up in documentary

Ralph Rowe, an Anglican priest and Scouts Canada leader who was convicted of sexually abusing nearly 60 First Nations boys in remote communities over almost two decades, is probably Canada’s worst pedophile, says lawyer Elizabeth Grace. And yet, the “compelling and tragic” story of the harm caused by Ralph Rowe has received little attention compared to high-profile […]...Read More

Law makes civil sex assault litigation easier (Elizabeth Grace quoted)

Civil sexual assault litigation will be less cumbersome and costly to plaintiffs now the Ontario government has passed Bill 132 lawyers say. Elizabeth Grace, a partner at Lerners LLP, said the bill broadens the “no limitation rule” to other forms of sexual misconduct. The old system didn’t catch abuse over the Internet, such as children […]...Read More

Improved access and limitation period removal should be part of reform

It’s time for Ontario to re-establish itself as a Canadian leader in the advancement of the rights of sexual violence and harassment victims with a goal of creating an environment that’s more safe, fair and understanding for current and future generations, Toronto lawyer Elizabeth Grace recently told the province’s Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment. Grace […]...Read More

EG award promotes legal change in domestic and sexual abuse

Emerging female lawyers can use the “power, privilege and voice” of their legal training to bring greater awareness and legal responsiveness to the area of sexual or domestic violence and abuse, says Toronto personal injury and health lawyer Elizabeth Grace. “Legal change can and does happen in a way that makes a positive difference in the lives of […]...Read More

Big Brothers Sexual Abuse

A civil suit was commenced against Big Brothers of Peel Region by a Little Brother who was sexually abused by his Big Brother....Read More

Sexual Abuse Cases: Who Pays the Legal Bills?

A review of the costs issues that arise when a defendant offers to settle a sexual abuse claim....Read More

Proposed bill removes barriers, improves access to justice

The Ontario government has introduced a new bill which, if passed, would amend various statutes related to sexual violence, harassment and domestic violence, eliminating technical barriers that have long plagued such claims, says Toronto lawyer Elizabeth Grace. If adopted, Bill 132, Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment), would, […]...Read More

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