Representing the Plaintiff in Sexual Assault Civil Litigation

(105 Ratings)

Produced on: November 05, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

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.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Define “sexual assault”
  2. Identify causes of action for a civil suit for sexual assault
  3. Discuss societal constructs and behaviors and their impact on these cases
  4. Address issues of using experts and therapists in court during litigation
  5. Break down the rules of evidence that specifically apply to sexual assault cases

Faculty

Giugi Carminati

Carminati Law PLLC

Giugi Carminati is a litigator and intersectional feminist advocate. She represents women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community in their personal and professional lives. She practices in state and federal courts in Texas, New York, and Colorado. From commercial litigation to family law and civil protection orders, she brings firm but compassionate legal advocacy for her clients. She speaks French, English, Italian and Spanish.

Reviews

JP
Jessie P.

Loved this, thanks for breaking down rape culture and harmful gender stereotypes so well and how they play into cases

DM
Deborah M.

Could feel her passion for the subject. Her explanations gave me new perspective on topic.

BM
Bri M.

Excellent overview!

WK
Wanda K.

Very informative!

JD
Julie D.

Instructor was very well-informed, and gave excellent background on the topic as well as explaining why the background was important to know for litigation purposes.

AM
Antoine M.

Great presentation with useful trial info.

BB
Barbara B.

Very helpful. Great content

EG
Eleanor G.

Wonderful instructor!

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