In circumstances where a sexual assault may be perpetrated within a family or by a family relation, lawyers and advocates need to understand and advise on family law. Join us for an overview of family law issues to consider when advising a person who has experienced sexual assault. We will discuss the context of intimate partner violence, considerations when sexual assault/abuse of a child is raised, protection orders, the interplay of family law with other legal processes. Particular considerations when advising clients who identify as Indigenous, or with ethic, cultural or religious background, will also be discussed.
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 hour of CPD credit with LSBC.
Presented by Agnes Huang (Saltwater Law) and Frances Rosner (Rise Women’s Legal Centre).