Tag: Feminism

Toronto feminist litigator Angela Chaisson speaks at University of Toronto Panel on Women and the Law

Angela was pleased to be a part of the University of Toronto’s panel discussion on being a woman in public law on October 30th. She joined lawyers Melissa Jean-Baptiste Vajda and Kelly Doctor to share her experiences on practicing public law through a feminist lens. Angela is a litigator whose practice focuses on sexual assault, […]
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Court of Appeal quashes sexual assault verdict, orders new trial.

The Court of Appeal has quashed a sexual assault conviction and ordered a new trial, finding the trial judge placed too much importance in her credibility assessment on the fact that, if the complainant were lying, she would have made the assault sound more brutal than what she described. Millard & Company lawyer Angela Chaisson […]
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Feminist litigator Angela Chaisson pleased to see court documents moving online

On August 10, Ontario announced it will begin use of an online document filing system instead of working entirely with paper documents. CaseLines is a cloud-based product that allows lawyers to upload documents for cases online, and is already in use in several countries including the UK and USA. Angela provided commentary on the move to […]
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Angela speaks with Refinery 29 about consent and intoxication in light of the R v Sullivan decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal

The recent decision in R. v. Sullivan issued by the Ontario Court of Appeal has caused concern among feminist activists and other groups who deal with sexual assault law. The decision ruled that extreme intoxication akin to automatism can now act as a defence in criminal law. The case caused an abundance of misinformation to be spread […]
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Angela provides thoughts on labelling incels as terrorists amidst Toronto sex worker murder

  • Posted by Angela Chaisson
  • On June 12, 2020
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The Dangers of Labelling Incels as Terrorists On February 24, 2020, Ashley Noell Arzaga, a sex worker in a Toronto massage parlour, was violently murdered with a machete. Another woman and a man were also injured in the attack. A 17-year-old male allegedly motivated by ‘incel’ ideology has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted […]
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LGBTQ2+ Law: Practice Issues and Analysis – With Contributions from Angela Chaisson

Toronto lawyer Angela Chaisson is delighted to be contributing author to Emond Publishing’s latest book, LGBTQ2+ Law: Practice Issues and Analysis. The book is a “how to guide” for lawyers serving the LGBTQ+ community, examining the specific legal needs and issues related to the queer community. Angela is a leading lawyer in serving queer clients, and is […]
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Angela Chaisson is Featured in Investigation into PornHub and Revenge Pornography

Toronto lawyer Angela Chaisson, who specializes in sexual violence cases, speaks with Fight the New Drug for their investigation into pornography sites who profit off of revenge pornography. The investigation, titled Are Porn Sites Protecting Victims Of Nonconsensual Content? Angela notes that her clients have options with respect to having their intimate images removed from […]
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Toronto Star Interviews Toronto Lawyer Angela Chaisson on Harvey Weinstein’s Sentencing

Angela Chaisson, a Toronto lawyer who focuses on sexual violence is interviewed by the Toronto Star about movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction and sentencing. She gives her professional opinion on the sentence Harvey Weinstein would have faced had he been tried in Canada. She also discusses Canada’s lack of statute of limitations for sexual […]
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Toronto Lawyer Angela Chaisson Guest Lectures in Osgoode Hall Law School’s Beyond Bay Street Seminar

Angela Chaisson returns to Osgoode Hall Law School to Guest Lectures in Prof. Faisal Baba’s upper year seminar, Beyond Bay Street: Starting Up a Small or Solo Practice. Angela is a Toronto lawyer specializing in sexual violence and harassment issues. She spoke to students about starting a law firm from the ground up, running a […]
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Toronto Lawyer Angela Chaisson Speaks to The Lawyer’s Daily about Sexual Assault Training for Judges

  • Posted by Angela Chaisson
  • On February 12, 2020
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The Lawyer’s Daily speaks with Toronto lawyer Angela Chaisson about Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code to mandate sexual assault law training for Canadian judges. The Bill, if passed, will require federally-appointed judges in Superior Courts to participate in training on matters related to sexual assault law and […]
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