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CNAR 2020: Tools For Ensuring Fairness & Compassion In Sexual Abuse Proceedings

Updated: Feb 10, 2021

Registration now closed. Session recordings for CNAR's workshops are not available. Please bookmark for the most updated news on 2021 events!

It has been 14 years since activist and survivor Tamara Burke, first posted about her experience using the phrase #MeToo. One of the goals arising out of the MeToo Movement was the development of tools and resources to facilitate the ability of individuals to be able to come forward with allegations of sexual abuse and be able to navigate any accompanying legal processes. In the regulatory context, sexual abuse allegations are among the most sensitive and serious allegations investigated or prosecuted. They also attract the greatest scrutiny and often result in the most contentious substantive and procedural issues.

Legislation governing professionals and regulators has undergone significant amendments in recent years specifically to address these issues, the impact of which has been considered in recent case law. As such, the law and best practices governing sexual abuse proceedings

continues to evolve, and every aspect of such proceedings must be approached with care. This session will examine five unique aspects of sexual abuse proceedings.

Join us at this virtual workshop hosted by Rosen Sunshine on October 30th, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m ET.

What You Will Learn

This workshop will look at some specialized topics in sexual abuse proceedings, which have arisen as a result of changes in attitudes, practices and legislation related to proceedings involving allegations of sexual abuse by regulated professionals.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop will appeal to all staff (from intake workers, to inspectors, to managers), committee members and counsel of any regulator of professionals, examining issues that arise from the investigation stage through the hearing process and beyond.

What Topics Will Be Covered?

  • The complainant’s participation in the investigation and hearing processes

  • Practical considerations in funding for therapy programs

  • Managing requests for the complainant’s 3 rd party health records

  • The use of amicus curiae counsel where the member is self-represented

  • Accommodations in the hearing process

Join us in this workshop led by Rosen Sunshine for an enriching session of learning and sharing!

About Rosen Sunshine

Rosen Sunshine LLP was established in 2011 as a boutique health and regulatory law firm.  Their mission is to provide our clients with strategic, practical advice and effective and creative representation with any matter entrusted to us. They aim to provide clients with the highest level of service but to meet our clients’ needs in a cost-effective manner. Their practice includes all areas of regulatory and health law advocacy and advice.  


This workshop is one of six in CNAR's 2020 workshop series. These three to four-hour events will be held in conjunction with CNAR's Interactive Digital Event and offered at a discounted rate for Conference registrants (be sure to register for CNAR 2020 HERE). Space for certain workshops is limited, so register now!

Other workshops in the series include:

We also encourage you to follow us on Twitter (@cnar_rcor) and LinkedIn (CNAR RCOR) for the latest information about CNAR 2020! Be sure to use our hashtag: #CNAR2020



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