Julie graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law in 2022. Prior to law school, she graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours) in Criminal Justice.
In law school, Julie’s academic and extracurricular focus was on criminal law, constitutional law, and advocacy. She successfully completed courses in Advanced Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Advanced Evidence, Mental Health and law, Advanced Trial Advocacy, and Professional Ethics. She received several merit-based scholarships, including the Gary J. Bigg Memorial Award in Law and Advocacy.
In her final year of law school, Julie participated in the Western Canada Criminal Trial Advocacy Moot (the MacIntye Cup). After placing in the top three teams, she advanced with her partner to the National Criminal Trial Advocacy Moot (the Sopinka Cup) where she was awarded the oralist prize for best closing jury address in a mock first-degree murder trial.
Throughout all of law school, Julie was an avid volunteer with Student Legal Services’ Criminal Law Project. In her second year, she gained practical experience working as a Day Leader, where she defended individuals charged with various criminal offences. Julie also had the opportunity to work as a summer student for the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service in Fort Saskatchewan, where she gained valuable insight as to how prosecutors evaluate and advance their cases.
During her articles, Julie was mentored by respected senior lawyers at our firm and took on her own client files. She has experience conducting trials, bail hearings, and sentencing dispositions, as well as preparing and arguing Charter applications. She has defended against various charges under the Criminal Code, the Traffic Safety Act, and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Julie strongly believes in the presumption of innocence and is committed to pursuing the best interests of her clients. She can be reached by contacting our Edmonton office or by email at [email protected].
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