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In its recent decision in Kanthasamy v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), the Supreme Court of Canada has altered the landscape of humanitarian decision-making in immigration law.
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Young Women in Law is a not for profit organization dedicated to advancing the interests of women lawyers in the early stages of their careers, and strives to meet the diverse needs of its roughly 275 members. In meeting those diverse needs, YWL endeavours to host a variety of events — both substantive and social. One of the many tools we use to advance our members’ professional interests is by hosting networking opportunities, opportunities that are not provided enough to junior female lawyers.
In my plaintiff-side practice, I help survivors of sexual violence obtain financial compensation for the harms they have suffered as the result of sexual assault and sexual abuse. When speaking with potential clients, one of the most common questions I am asked is whether they will have to use their real name if they sue their abuser or an institution that may be vicariously liable for the abuser’s actions.