Solomon Greenberg winners show aptitude for advocacy
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 11:05

Congratulatons to this year’s Solomon Greenberg Trial Moot Competition, Ryan McElhoes, and to the runner-up, Paul Kathler.

Ryan and Paul will represent Manitoba at the McIntyre Cup hosted by the University of Calgary on February 5 and February 6.

With assistance from Ms. Judy Kliewer (General Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada), Honourable Justice Richard Saull, Court of Queen’s Bench presided over the trials this Saturday, November 14 at the Manitoba Law Courts.

Solomon Greenberg competitors prepared for and presented criminal jury trials in the role of either Crown or Defence. Students on the defence side received coaching from the Honourable Richard Scott, the Honourable Judge Ryan Rolston of the Provincial Court and Mr. Daniel Gunn from Campbell Gunn Inness, while students representing the Crown received guidance from Crown Attorneys Daniel Chaput, Brent Davidson and Keith Eyrikson from Manitoba Justice, Prosecutions Service.

Winners in the Solomon Greenberg Competition’s 51-year run have included Queen’s Bench judges, ministers of justice, and a former Robson Hall dean. The competition is named for a Manitoba lawyer known for his dedication to and skill in both advocacy and mentorship.

“This event isn’t possible without our student volunteers, who serve as jury members, witnesses and court clerks,” said Dean Lorna Turnbull. “Thanks also to our judges, coaches, faculty and staff, and to Aimee Fortier and other staff at the Manitoba Law Courts for their help in supporting this event. Deepest appreciation to Justice Saull and Judy Kliewer for their incredible dedication to trial advocacy education and mooting at Robson Hall.”


Congratulations to all 2015 Solomon Greenberg competitors:

Adam Gingera, Dana Gregoire, Sharyne Hamm, Julian Kim, Crystal Schwartz and Jenna Seavers.

Big thanks to our student volunteers:

Alan Hogg, Brittany Goodman, Myles Davis, Susan Haas, Joel Refvik, Daniel Reimer, Jane Harrington, Gelareh Manghebati, Jesse Gietz, Errick Beaulieu, Krystal Grey, Neal Parker, Kirti Naslund, Bobbi Jo Hennigar, Darren Grunau, Desiree Hale, Omri Plotnik, Jasmine Bissoon, Amanda Cheys, Adam Gingera and Julian Kim.

See photos from the competition here.

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