Online Harassment Tort: What You Need to Know and Best Practices for Representing Victims [WEBCAST ONLY] 

Nov. 30, 2021
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OBA Entertainment, Media and Communications Law PROGRAM | 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (ET)

Online harassment – particularly on social media, websites, and in comments sections – has become increasingly common in the media and entertainment spheres and beyond. Recently, the CBC released a statement regarding harassment faced by the media organization’s journalists – noting that the worst of the abuse targets women and racialized journalists. This statement comes not long after the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recognized a new tort of online harassment earlier this year. Offline, harassment claims also continue to be an issue before the Courts, with more survivors in the wake of the #MeToo movement coming forward.

Join us for this primer on advancing harassment claims, including a discussion on recent case law developments, and get helpful insights from our expert panel on how to:

  • Approach a claim when a prospective client comes to you with allegations of harassment (both online and off);
  • Navigate a claim without re-traumatizing the client and account for racial, cultural, and gender-based issues that may arise; and
  • Take care of yourself as a practitioner advancing these claims.


Register now for this program to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the new tort of online harassment and how to effectively assist clients seeking redress for harassment (both online and off).

PROGRAM CHAIRS

Alessia Monastero, Bhole IP Law
Emma Romano, WeirFoulds LLP

PROGRAM SPEAKERS

Alexi Wood, St. Lawrence Barristers LLP
Deepa Mattoo, Executive Director, Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

PROGRAM DETAILS

Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Webcast Program (ET)
 

PROGRAM PRICE

CBA Member: $53* | CBA Student Member: $25* | Non-Member: $100*

*plus applicable taxes

 

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