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Career Choice Series

How to Litigate Civil Sexual Assault Cases in the #MeToo Era

Presented by Becca Furman and Betsy Munnell

Note: This is not for CLE.  Live webinars are free and open to the public. The recorded program and materials are exclusively for ABA members.

The Career Choice Series is designed to help you choose your career path. Whether you’re a law student, young lawyer, or transitioning attorney, find out what it’s like to work in various practice areas and the best way to position yourself to get there.


The #MeToo movement has encouraged victims of sexual assault or abuse to come forward, but many lawyers are unfamiliar with the special considerations that civil sexual assault cases require.  We will discuss how to bring a civil lawsuit on behalf of men, women, and children who have survived assault, abuse, or rape; how sexual assault cases differ from other personal injury cases; when and where to file a lawsuit; what causes of action to consider when filing a lawsuit; and how to start litigating sexual assault cases if you don’t have prior experience in the field. 


Becca Furman, Civil Litigation Attorney,  Lewis & Llewellyn, San Francisco, CA


Betsy Munnell, Business Development and Social Media Coach for Lawyers, EHMunnell, Boston, MA; ABA Career Center Chair

Sponsored by ABA Career CenterYoung Lawyers Division, and Law Student Division

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