Overcome barriers to reporting sexual misconduct
(Original Course Date: November 12, 2019)
Who should attend: All lawyers, articled students, and staff in the legal profession. This program may be of interest to people in leadership positions and human resources related roles in the legal profession.
Learning level: All levels
Sexual misconduct is a serious issue in the legal profession. As we experience a global movement to address the continuum of sexual violence in a meaningful way, the legal profession is still yet to have a #metoo or #timesup moment. This one-hour course will explore the barriers to reporting sexual misconduct faced by members of the legal profession, including:
- a review of barriers to reporting sexual misconduct, generally and specifically in the legal profession, reported in the news and gathered by other organizations (including the comprehensive survey conducted by the Law Society of New Zealand)
- a review of lawyer's duties in regard to sexual misconduct and cases considered by legal regulators across Canada in regard to allegations of sexual misconduct
- efforts made by the Law Society of BC to assist in reducing barriers to reporting, including:
- conducting a survey of lawyers with between one-to-three years of call on a variety of challenges facing junior lawyers, including sexual misconduct, the results of which will be discussed in the paper
- providing complainants with a respectful and trauma-informed reporting process
- providing access to the services of the Equity Ombudsperson
CLEBC is proud to support our regulator's initiatives.
We are delighted to be able to offer this webinar for $29 in partnership with the Law Society of BC.
Join us today!
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1 hour (a minimum of 1 hour pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Gurprit Bains — Deputy Chief Legal Officer, Law Society of BC, Vancouver
Claire L. Marchant — Practice Advisor and Equity Ombudsperson, Law Society of BC, Vancouver
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