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Any Sexual Assault Attorney’s for Pro Bono?

I’m an adult female victim of childhood sexual abuse. It’s been reported and an investigation has been ongoing for about a year or so. It has not been taken to court as of yet but hopefully soon.

I would like to sue the perpetrator for any or all of the following:

  • Compensation for pain and suffering
  • Future income loss
  • Dimunition of earning

The only issue is I don’t have enough money to afford a lawyer. So I wondering what my options are and if there’s anyone that would be able to recommend an attorney or if there’s anyone that would want to volunteer.

Thanks.

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  1. Michael Orr Michael Orr says:

    Lots of lawyers will give you a free consultation and if they believe you have a case they will work free until the matter is settled. You just need to make some calls.

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  2. I hope you get all you deserve but check in with a therapist to see if this will actually bring you any closure. Winning a civil suit doesn’t necessarily mean it’s collectible either.

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  3. Look in Alberta for the Victim Compensation Board. I know they have one in Ontario (for crimes that took place there) but I’m not sure about here.
    Feel free to pm me if you like and I can give some more information

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  4. Tina Jarvis Tina Jarvis says:

    Hi i have been in the same position and I am happy I went an took this course they were very helpful and I believe they can help you in your situation Contact Lives In Transition they will be able to help you out.

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  5. All the best for you moving forward. I hope you may find peace as well as compensation.

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  6. Please apply for victims financial benefits of crime edmonton. They have resource information and you can also apply. They go by a point system when it comes to paying victims out. I got stabbed last year and i received a huge lump sum. They will also pay for counseling. If you have a criminal record you will not qualify tho.

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  7. Get legal aid. But stay away from Laurie Cunningham.

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  8. I have a close friend who is a male, he was a victim of child sexual abuse as well as his siblings. We went to the police to rule a report and they said that we can’t file one because there’s no “proof” since it was a long time ago. He was very very upset, because it seemed as if it’s because he’s a male they just didn’t take it seriously. And the abuser is walking around free working as a “care giver”, probably abusing more vulnerable people.

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  9. Your options are to ask victim services for compensation. Use the money they give you to file a civil claim. You didn’t need to list your gender in this post.

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  10. Karen Mack Karen Mack says:

    how about loss of innocence and robbing you of your childhood?

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  11. Talk to the lawyers see if any will take on the case where if you win they get a percentage. Some do this.

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