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Author Greg Gilhooly to speak at TLA event

Greg Gilhooly, author, lawyer and sexual abuse survivor, will speak about criminal justice reform for victims of sexual assault at an upcoming Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) event.

In conversation with John MacFarlane of Osler LLP, Gilhooly will discuss the changes he believes are needed to the criminal justice system to better serve victims of sexual abuse, says TLA executive director Joan Rataic-Lang.

The event will be held at the TLA Lounge (2nd Floor, 361 University Ave. Courthouse) on Thursday, May 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (registration at 5:15 p.m.).

Gilhooly, a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Toronto Law School, has been a successful corporate lawyer, senior business executive, public speaker and writer.

In 2010, Gilhooly’s work led to changes to Canadian pardon and parole laws. He has also testified before the Canadian Parliamentary House Standing Committee on Justice and the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on matters relating to criminal justice reform, with a specific focus on the place of victims of sexual assault in our legal system, explains Rataic-Lang.

In his new memoir, I Am Nobody, Gilhooly looks at the long-term effects of sexual assault on victims. He also delivers a powerful indictment of a legal system that, he argues, does not adequately deal with serial sexual child abuse or allocate enough resources to the rehabilitation of the victim.

Copies of his book will be available for purchase for $30 cash (HST included).

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