Representing the Plaintiff in Sexual Assault Civil Litigation
Created on November 05, 2018
This course, led by attorney Giugi Carminati, addresses the issues raised by litigating a civil sexual assault case. Rape, sexual assault, and unwanted sexual contact cases are not typical tort cases: they present unique challenges and require practitioners to make unique strategy calls. In order to properly make those calls, lawyers have to understand the gender-based dynamics, the stereotypes that undermine a victim's credibility, and the rules of evidence that specifically address sexually charged cases.
- Define "sexual assault"
- Identify causes of action for a civil suit for sexual assault
- Discuss societal constructs and behaviors and their impact on these cases
- Address issues of using experts and therapists in court during litigation
- Break down the rules of evidence that specifically apply to sexual assault cases
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