Webinar - Practical Considerations for Representing Plaintiffs in Sexual Abuse Cases
Thu, July 16, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM ET
Registration limited to OTLA members
NOTE: This webinar is scheduled for 10:30 - 11:45 AM
This program is eligible for up to 1.25 Substantive Hours.
Interested in gaining valuable knowledge on representing a client in a sexual abuse case? Join us for a 75 minute webinar presented by Claire Wilkinson, Martin & Hillyer Associates and Loretta Merritt, Torkin Manes LLP as they discuss Practical Considerations for Representing Plaintiffs in Sexual Abuse Cases.
Program will include:
- Assessing the Case (liability and damages considerations)
- Unique Motions (Pseudonmyn, Wagg, YCJA)
- Discovery Tips
- Mediation and Trial considerations
Claire Wilkinson, Martin & Hillyer Associates
Claire Wilkinson is a Bencher for the Law Society of Ontario, and has been practicing law at Martin & Hillyer Associates in Burlington, Ontario since her call to the bar in 1995.
Claire specializes in personal injury and insurance litigation. A large percentage of Claire's practice is dedicated to assisting survivors of sexual abuse. Claire also represents persons seriously injured by motor vehicle collisions, product liability, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and other areas of personal injury litigation.
Claire is a Past President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), and is a Past President of the Halton County Law Association. She also sits on the board of the Mind Forward Brain Injury Services, and is an Ontario Governor for the American Association for Justice. Claire is a member of the the Advocates Society, the Ontario Bar Association, the Halton County Law Association, the Peel Law Association, and the Hamilton Law Association. Claire is also a member of the United Way legal committee for Hamilton and Burlington.
Claire is a frequent lecturer for OTLA and the Hamilton Law Association, and has also lectured for the Canadian Institute, the Halton County Law Association, Queen's University, The Advocates Society, Canadian Defence Lawyers, the Ontario Bar Association, Osgoode Hall Continuing Legal Education, and numerous other groups.
In 2012 Claire received the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Distinguished Service Award.
Claire was instrumental in initiating and developing the Martin & Hillyer annual bowl-a-thon which ran for over 20 years supporting multiple local charities. Claire plays hockey, and is the proud mother of two sons, a daughter, and three… yes you read that correctly…. border collies.
Loretta Merritt, Torkin Manes LLP
Loretta has substantial experience in dealing with sexual abuse and harassment in civil lawsuits and employment cases. She has represented hundreds of clients in historical and recent abuse cases, including abuse by clergy, doctors, police officers, teachers, relatives and neighbors. Her cases involve institutions such as school boards (public and private), churches, children's clubs, children's aid societies, boy scouts, big brothers, group homes and training schools. Loretta represents adults and children, men and women. Loretta's civil litigation practice also includes traumatic injury litigation.
Loretta has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada and Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent rating. Loretta is on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA). In 2012, she was presented with the Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to Canada in representing abuse survivors. Loretta was the recipient of the Litigation Counsel of America's inaugural Peter Perlman Service Award in 2013 for meaningful contributions to society by giving time and resources in an effort to improve the lives of others. She was also the recipient of the 2018 OTLA's John A. McLeish Award which honors a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the goals of a fair trial and access to justice. Since it's inception almost 20 years ago, only 7 other people have received this award.
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Thu, July 16, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM ET
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