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February 11, 2020: Global News, “Refugee adjudicator says woman’s choice to keep baby means rape never happened”

December 3, 2019: Global News, “Broken: A series on Canada’s ongoing failure to end violence against women”

November 25, 2019: Law Times, “Greenspan and Hnatiw named as awardees at the TLA 2020 awards”

November 6, 2019: Law Times, “LEAF announces board of directors for 2019 to 2020”

October 15, 2019: The Globe & Mail, “Former CEO of Dying with Dignity Canada accuses organization of systemic discrimination in lawsuit”

May 15, 2019: CBC News, “Judge allows women’s rights group to challenge use of past sexual history in Joshua Boyle’s trial”

May 15, 2019: The Chronicle Journal, “Boyle’s lawyer cites danger of mid-trial appeal about sexual-activity evidence”

May 15, 2019: CBC News, “Everyone is watching this process”

February 27, 2019: CBC News, “Human rights complaint filed in connection with Canadore College staff member in North Bay”

February 14, 2019: CBC Listen, “Supreme Court ruling on voyeurism case involving a London teacher”

February 10, 2019: CBC News, “Supreme Court ruling on voyeurism case involving a London teacher”

January 7, 2019: Canadian Lawyer Magazine, “Why the Kavanaugh hearings hit home”

November 5, 2018: Cowling Legal Freelance Blog, “Women Leading in Law: Gillian Hnatiw”

March 26, 2018: Law Times, “Limitations period on sex assault claims clarified”

March 6, 2018: Of Counsel, “Gillian Hnatiw: #MeToo is not a he-said, she-said issue. We are past due to eradicate it.”

January 5, 2018: CTV News, “Paul Haggis Accused of Sexual Misconduct”

October 18, 2017: CBC News, “Sex assault victim of taekwondo instructor King Yeung sues academy, CFS”

March 10, 2017: Chatelaine, “Why Canada needs more female judges”

January 26, 2017: Canadian Civil Liberties Association, “Small voices could still be silenced by B.C. election rules”

July 28, 2016: The Toronto Star, “Defendant in revenge porn case seeking a do-over: Porter”

May 17, 2016: Ottawa Citizen, “Special Report: Priest admits to sexual abuse for first time in Citizen interview”

March 8, 2016: University of Toronto, “2016 International Women’s Day: Alumnae Insiya Essajee and Gillian Hnatiw push boundaries in their advocacy”

February 5, 2016: Toronto Star, “Lucy DeCoutere’s lawyer Gillian Hnatiw makes statement to media”

December 1, 2015: Lexpert, “Gillian Hnatiw – Lexpert Rising Stars 2015”

October 27, 2015: Chatelaine, Ontario introduces new legislation to stop sexual violence”

September 4, 2015: Toronto Life, “What went down at the Kitchen Bitches conference”

May 14, 2015: Canadian Civil Liberties Association, “CCLA Intervenes in Omar Khadr Case before the Supreme Court”

April 7, 2015: National Post, “Ontario and Nova Scotia loosening rules on sex abuse cases, making it easier for victims to sue their attackers”

March 16, 2015: TVO, “What the Ontario government’s sex assault action plan needs to do to go from promises to reality”

November 12, 2014: Precedent Magazine, “Should Jian Ghomeshi’s alleged victims sue him for sexual assault?”

September 1, 2014: Law Times, “How will Fulawka affect overtime cases: Courts may be more willing to certify following high-profile settlement”

May 23, 2014: National Magazine, “Forced Retirement for Partners: How the SCC’s McCormick ruling will have an impact on existing partnership agreements”

May 22, 2014: Financial Post, “Supreme Court of Canada upholds mandatory retirement for partnerships”

April 4, 2013. Canada.com; “Aversion to female cavity searches contributed to Ashley Smith’s suicide”


December 9, 2019 – “Bad Girls Collective: What’s fair in the age of #MeToo?” (Bad Girls Collective)

December 4, 2019 – “2019 Feminist Developments in the Law” (The Canadian Bar Association)

November 26, 2019 – “Feminist Advocacy and the Law” (WeirFoulds Women and the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law)

October 28-30, 2019 – “CNAR 2019 – Eradicating Sexual Misconduct: “Zero Tolerance” Then and Now” (Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation)

June 11, 2019 – “Tips for Building Your Own Litigation Practice” (The Canadian Bar Association)

February 26, 2019 – “Own Your Career” (The Osgoode Women’s Network)

February 7, 2019 – “The OsgoodePD Legal Guide to Sexual Misconduct in the #MeToo Era” (Osgoode Professional Development Program)

February 26, 2018 – “Current and Emerging Issues in Civil Sexual Assault” (Osgoode Professional Development Program)

February 26, 2017 – “Black Coffee & Pie with Gillian Hnatiw of Lerners Law Firm in Toronto” (Kitchen Bitches)

October 19, 2016 – “Using and Abusing Cognitive Biases in Law” (Toronto Lawyers Association)

April 4, 2016 – “Maternity or Paternal Leave – Tips on How to Make the Transition Smoother” (Ontario Bar Association)

March 5, 2016 – “Rights, Myths and Controversies: Sexual Assault Law in Canada” (Women in Criminal Law Conference)

November 3-4, 2015 – “CNAR 2015: Asserting “Private” Conduct at Registration and at Discipline: Should Regulators Approach These Tasks Differently?”

September 4, 2015 – “Kitchen Bitches: Smashing the Patriarchy One Plate at a Time” (Kitchen Bitches)

February 10, 2015 – “The Guide to Bringing / Defending Civil Sexual Assault Claims” (Osgoode Professional Development Program)



Gillian Hnatiw is able to provide you with in-depth analysis on today’s news and trending topics. She is sought after as a speaker and writer, and regularly shares her experience and passion with communities across the country on issues affecting the equality and advancement of women.

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