September 23, 2022 —
A uncommon and marvellous occasion it’s, when a Justice of the Supreme Courtroom of Canada can spend some high quality time talking with regulation college students, answering their questions and sharing private experiences. Robson Corridor college students and college had the chance on Thursday, September 22, to ask something they wished of The Honourable Russell Brown, who was in Winnipeg for a nationwide judicial occasion this week.
The go to happened after Manitoba Courtroom of Enchantment Chief Justice Richard Chartier talked about Justice Brown’s upcoming go to to Dr. Richard Jochelson, Dean of Legislation. “The Chief Justice put us in contact and Justice Brown was keen to go to with college students,” Jochelson defined. “At that time we handed issues off to the Manitoba Legislation College students’ Affiliation (MLSA) and the remaining occurred.”
“The remaining” consisted of a pleasant “Fireplace Chat” with the Justice, who, as a former regulation professor and Affiliate Dean on the College of Alberta, demonstrated ease and nice curiosity in conversing with the near-capacity Moot Courtroom.
MLSA President Mikal Sokolowski had organized an interview panel consisting of Assistant Professor Gerard Kennedy, Manitoba Indigenous Legislation Scholar government member Melinda Moch, and MLSA government member Braydon Grey. Pre-submitted questions ranged from soft-balls about most memorable experiences on the Bench, to essentially the most worthwhile abilities wanted to achieve success as a lawyer.
“Authorized writing,” he stated, emphatically and a number of occasions, “is crucial ability a lawyer ought to have.”
When requested for observations of how attorneys have modified over his years on the Bench since he was first appointed to Alberta’s Courtroom of Queen’s (now King’s) Bench in 2013 till now, he famous that authorized writing has improved.
For each query he was requested Justice Brown gave a heat and considerate reply. Legislation college students realized many vital insights from Justice Brown, and had an extra alternative to mingle with him after the formal chat over lunch within the Frequent Room.
Justice Brown holds levels from the College of British Columbia (BA), the College of Victoria (LLB) and the College of Toronto (LLM, SJD). He was admitted to the Bars of British Columbia (1995) and Alberta (2008), and practiced at Davis & Firm (now DLA Piper LLP) in Vancouver from 1995 to 1996 and at Carfra & Lawton (now Carfra Lawton LLP) in Victoria from 1996 to 2004. From 2008 to 2013, he was affiliate counsel to Miller Thomson LLP. From 2004 to 2013, Justice Brown was a member of the College of Legislation on the College of Alberta, variously as professor and affiliate dean. His predominant areas of apply have been industrial regulation, medical negligence, public authority legal responsibility, insurance coverage regulation and trusts and estates.
He was appointed to the Courtroom of Queen’s (on the time) Bench of Alberta on February 7, 2013, and to the Courtroom of Enchantment of Alberta on March 7, 2014. Justice Brown additionally served as a Choose of the Courtroom of Enchantment for the Northwest Territories and a Choose of the Courtroom of Enchantment of Nunavut. He was appointed to the Supreme Courtroom of Canada on August 31, 2015. His full biography is on the Supreme Courtroom of Canada web site.
The College of Legislation will once more be honoured to host Justice Brown’s colleague, The Honourable Andromache Karakatsanis on the finish of October for regulation college students and college at Robson Corridor.