Recorded Seminar: “Sorting Through the Section 278.92 Quagmire: Defence Disclosure in Sexual Assault Cases – Where are We and Where is it Going?” with Megan Savard


Recorded: 26 March 2021, 122 minutes

Ever since Parliament passed the new regime governing private records in sexual assault cases, defence lawyers across the country have been struggliing with this remarkable piece of law. In addition to a host of constitutional challenges, there are numerous interpretative struggles in applying this law and getting the best results for your clients. In this seminar, Professor Sankoff – who brought a successful constitutional challenge against the law in Alberta – is joined by Megan Savard, founding Partner of Savard, Foy in Toronto. Formerly with Addario Law Group, Megan is a director of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and serves on the CLA’s Litigation Committee. In 2019, Megan received the Precedent Setter Award, which recognizes lawyers for excellence and leadership in the legal community within their first ten years of practice. Megan regularly appears before the Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada, and she is co-counsel in R v JJ, the case going before the Supreme Court to address the constitutionality of s 278.92.