Elizabeth Grace's Archive

Improved access, 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… View […]...Read More

Inaugural leadership award recognizes women in law

Lerners LLP and the Women’s Law Association of Ontario (WLAO) are now accepting nominations for the inaugural Elizabeth Grace Emerging Leaders Award, established this year to recognize women in law who are becoming leaders in their fields… Read advocatedaily.com article...Read More

Limitation periods for sex assault eliminated in N.S., Ontario next

Legislative amendments recently introduced in Nova Scotia have now received first reading in that province’s legislature. These changes will allow victims of historical sexual assaults who were previously barred from suing because of expired limitation periods to file lawsuits for compensation. Toronto lawyer Elizabeth Grace explains that the Nova Scotia changes “amount to a retroactive revival of […]...Read More

Maternity leave policy for partners key to retention

Despite some initial hesitation, Lerners LLP implemented a maternity leave policy proposed by Toronto lawyer Elizabeth Grace before a Law Society of Upper Canada report encouraged firms to do so – ensuring that all partners are guaranteed time off when having a child, says the National Post. As the article notes, when Grace, partner with Lerners, had her son in […]...Read More

How a mid-sized law firm became one of the first in Canada to achieve gender parity in its ranks

International Women’s Day: Inside one of Canada’s first law firms to achieve gender parity When Janet Stewart became the first female lawyer at Lerners LLP in 1969, the men there barely give her the time of day… Read National Post Article...Read More

Former Arctic priest handed 19-year sentence for sex offences

A defrocked Arctic priest was sentenced to 19 years in prison for dozens of horrendous sex offences against Inuit children, while his victims received a plea from the sentencing judge. “Your anger must be put aside,” Justice Robert Kilpatrick told the victims of Eric Dejaeger in his written decision released Wednesday. “Your trust in others […]...Read More

Brampton businessman found not guilty of sexual assault after second trial

After a first trial in 2013, a judge convicted a prominent Brampton businessman of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old female employee… thestar.com article...Read More

Former cop appeals conviction in masseuse sex assault

A former Toronto police officer is appealing his criminal conviction and jail sentence in a sexual assault case involving a Chinese immigrant who was forced to perform oral sex on him at the spa where she worked in June 2010, reports the Toronto Sun. Mandip Sandhu was convicted and sentenced last year for forcing the woman to perform […]...Read More

Woman’s lawsuit claims G Adventures tour guide raped her

TORONTO – Travelling alone as a young female can be dangerous, but an Ontario woman thought signing up with a reputable Toronto-based tour company would be her best protection… Read Toronto Sun Article...Read More

Bill Cosby accusers face legal limits in U.S., unlike in Canada

The many women now accusing Bill Cosby of decades-old sexual assaults are unlikely to ever see their cases in U.S. court because the maximum time for starting legal proceedings has passed… Read CBC News Article...Read More

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