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Elizabeth Grace Goes to Bat for Assault Survivors

Elizabeth Grace says her most vulnerable sexual abuse clients are receiving ‘second-rate’ compensation after enduring difficult and intrusive legal processes.

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Sexual Assault Case Testimonial – Elizabeth Grace

Client testimonial from a survivor of repeated sexual abuse by priests.

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Emerging leadership award given to Ashley Fisch

The Elizabeth Grace emerging leadership award recognizes practical, policy and/or academic law-work in areas that advance the understanding of sexual and/or domestic violence and abuse.

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“I would recommend Elizabeth Grace to anyone seeking honest, experienced, intelligent legal counsel.”

Client testimonial from a survivor of sexual violence.

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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.

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Sexual Assault Case Testimonial

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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