March 15: The Ethics of Lawyering in Sexual Assault Cases

March 14, 2017
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Centre of Ethics, University of Toronto

Information from Centre of Ethics, University of Toronto: A year later, the trial and acquittal of Jian Ghomeshi in March 2016 continues to stir controversy about the Canadian criminal justice system's handling of sexual assault cases. The question which ethical norms should govern defence counsel in these cases is among the many still contentious issues, as evidenced by the recent controversy surrounding an invitation extended to Ghomeshi's defence lawyer, Marie Henein, to give a university lecture.

This Centre for Ethics event aims to stimulate thoughtful public debate about the important and complex ethical issues raised by sexual assault cases in the criminal process, including not only the role of defence attorneys, but also that of other systems participants, notably prosecutors and judges.

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Event Information:

When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 6:10 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: George Ignatieff Theatre, Larkin Building, 15 Devonshire Place, University of Toronto