Sexual violence against women continues to be a serious problem in society. There are statistics out there that show that as many as 1 in 4 women will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime.
Ensuring that victims have the support they need is paramount in the fight against sexual violence. In a ground breaking new pilot project, the Ontario government will offer victims free legal advice to assist them in considering and exploring their options. This is part of the government’s Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan launched last year.
Practicing Ontario lawyers with experience in dealing with survivors of sexual assault are being asked to sign up as independent legal advisors. More information can be found here.
If you are a practicing Ontario lawyer with some relevant experience, please consider signing up for this very important pilot program by April 15, 2016.