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Advising Complainants in Criminal Sexual Assault Cases

June 13, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Complainants of sexual assault face a daunting journey through the criminal law process. Assisting a complainant to understand the process, what to expect, and when they may be able to obtain legal representation through Legal Aid BC, may help complainants decide whether to make a complaint and navigate the process. In this presentation Gwendoline Allison, will share her experience as complainant’s counsel, and discuss issues of publication bans, third party records, sexual history and privacy issues. This webinar is presented by Community Legal Assistance Society in partnership with Courthouse Libraries. The presentation will be aimed primarily at roster lawyers for CLAS’s new legal advice service for sexual assault. However, other lawyers, advocates and law students are welcome to attend. Participants in this webinar may claim up to 1.5 hours of CPD with LSBC. Presented by Gwendoline Allison (Barton Thaney Law).