Litigating Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Cases in Civil Court

With the passing of California Assembly Bill 218, the statute of limitations is extended for childhood sexual assault claims. Victims of sex abuse can file a lawsuit and seek damages regardless of age. There is an increasing number of sex abuse claims against individuals and institutions including the Catholic Church, school districts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the entertainment industry, but litigating these cases requires unique considerations.  This program will focus on how to bring a civil lawsuit on behalf of men, women, and children who have survived sexual assault, abuse, or rape.  We will discuss how to work with the District Attorney’s office during and following the criminal prosecution of the abuser, who to file a civil lawsuit against, when to file the lawsuit, and what causes of action to consider.  This program will provide an overview of the new laws in California relating to sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination in the workplace and their effect on litigation and dispute resolution.

8:30 - 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:05 Opening remarks and program overview
9:05 - 10:00 New #MeToo Laws in California
10:00-11:00 Who or what Entity to Sue & Understanding Damages & What Causes of Action to Bring
11:15 - 12:15 Working with the District Attorney’s office to Best Position your Civil Case
12:15 - 1:15 Special Considerations Related to Litigating Sexual Assault Cases

program concludes

Paul T. Llewellyn, Lewis and Llewellyn
Missy Kendra, California Attorney General
Becca Furman, Lewis and Llewellyn
Scott Berkowitz, the President and Founder of RAINN
Jessica Stender, Equal Rights Advocates

This program is approved for 4.5 hrs of CA MCLE general credit hours.

Bridgeport is a State Bar of CA provider of MCLE (Provider 11872) This program offers 4.5 hrs of MCLE. Bridgeport will assist attorneys from outside CA obtain CLE in accordance with the rules of their state.

Event Properties

Event Date 03-20-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 03-20-2020 1:30 pm
Individual Price $225.00
Location Park Central Hotel San Francisco

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
2 195.00
3 175.00
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