Interested in training for your team? Click here to learn more

Litigating #MeToo Civil Assault Cases: Potential Claims and Defendants, Proving Liability, Evidentiary Issues

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

This program is included with the Strafford CLE Pass. Click for more information.
This program is included with the Strafford All-Access Pass. Click for more information.

Conducted on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Recorded event now available

or call 1-800-926-7926

This CLE course will guide personal injury plaintiff counsel pursuing civil claims on behalf of sexual assault victims. The panel will discuss effective tactics for assessing potential claims, overcoming evidentiary issues, proving liability, and maximizing damages.


With the power of the #MeToo movement, more people are coming forward to report sexual assault and pursue civil remedies against their aggressors. Plaintiff counsel handling such cases face a wide range of legal issues, including evaluating potential defendants and theories of liability, proving liability and damages, evaluating or challenging the admissibility of evidence, and much more.

Plaintiff counsel must have an expert understanding of the unique considerations involved in litigating sensitive areas such as the psychological impact on their client. Courtroom strategy including the use of—and challenges to—lay and expert evidence can significantly impact the outcome and value of a case. Attorneys should also be aware of the unique obstacles involved in civil sexual assault cases such as juror bias, statute of limitations considerations, and immunity concerns.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses considerations and best practices for personal injury plaintiff counsel when pursuing civil sexual assault cases, from assessing potential claims and defendants through proving liability and maximizing damages.



  1. Effectively assessing a potential civil sexual assault case
  2. Best practices for proving liability
  3. Strategies for maximizing damages


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the different theories of liability that can be pursued in civil sexual assault cases?
  • Who are all possible defendants in civil sexual assault cases?
  • What evidentiary challenges do counsel face with civil sexual assault cases?
  • What are some effective strategies for proving damages in civil sexual assault cases?


Clune, John
John C. Clune

Hutchinson Black and Cook

Mr. Clune is a civil rights litigation and plaintiff’s personal injury attorney. He has focused a substantial...  |  Read More

Sullivan, Kathy
Kathy Harrington Sullivan

Barrett & Farahany

Ms. Sullivan manages the firm’s case evaluation. Because knowledge truly is power, and the attorneys on her team...  |  Read More

Access Anytime, Anywhere

Strafford will process CLE credit for one person on each recording. All formats include course handouts.

To find out which recorded format will provide the best CLE option, select your state:

CLE On-Demand Video