Cheryl is a Lawyer with Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts (advanced), 2000, University of Manitoba
Juris Doctor, 2012, University of Manitoba
CALL TO THE BAR: Manitoba, 2013
ACHIEVEMENTS: Muriel St. John Research Award, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law, 2012.
Civil claims for Sexual Abuse
In recent years, the Canadian civil legal system has acquired a greater understanding of the very serious nature of sexual abuse and its impact on victims. As a result, victims are now more frequently turning to the civil courts as a means of compensation. Civil litigation, while imperfect, may be an empowering and effective means by which victims of sexual abuse can have an opportunity to confront their abuser, be heard, and obtain some recognition of the harm they have suffered through financial compensation. Read more...