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Partnering with 

Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association


Joe Whitbread, Jo(e) Social Media Inc.

Jacqueline Biollo, MBA, Executive Director, Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association

Land Acknowledgement: Andrea Menard, Indigenous Initiatives Liaison, Law Society of Alberta

Line Up (To Date)


Calgary Hub

The Turbines

  • Master Andy Robertson, Court of Queen's Bench (Retired)

  • Justice Glen Poelman, Court of Queen's Bench

  • Lois May

  • Bob Matthews ,Robert C. Matthews Law Firm

  • Geoff Poelman, Norton Rose Fulbright

Brad Diesel (Drag King)

Judges: TBA

Edmonton Hub

Short Film

  • Christine DeWitt, Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP

  • Chris Samuel, Legal Research and Writing Program Director, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

                            Editing Done By: Mike Robertson


The Vera Dames

  • Stacy Grubb, Director, eHealth Information Governance, Information Management Branch, Alberta Health, Government of Alberta​

  • Jillian Gamez, Weir Bowen LLP

  • Marissa Tordoff, Dawson Duckett Shaigec & Garcia

  • Michelle Karasinski, Queck and Associates

Judges: TBA

Hub - Outside Calgary/Edmonton


  • Donna Purcell QC (Lady Justice) 

  • Brenda Gilray

  • Josée Met

  • Stacey Tompkins

  • Jamie Mackinaw

  • Stryder Hamilton (Bboy Smallz)

  • Sebastian Reinhart (Bboy Sabatoge)

Creeasian, Dancer for a Tribe Called Red

Global A2J Alliance

  • Kore Dance Studio (Edmonton)

    • Danika Duval​

    • Randall Mella

    • Sharmaine Pagtakhan

    • Alexandria Wiwchar

    • Ayden Valdriz

    • Ethan Valdriz

  • Thomas Boivin (St. Albert)

  • Pound It Hip Hop Studios (Red Deer)

    • Stryder Hamilton (Bboy Smallz)

    • Sebastian Reinhart (Bboy Sabatoge)

    • Halle Smart (Halle Wood)

    • Jayden Haase

Choreographer: Mr. YouTube, Brother Hood (New York City)

  • Source Dance Company (Vancouver, BC)

    • Mackenzie Smart​

  • illFX Company (Calgary)

    • Ajay Musodi​

    • McKenna Clark

    • Edward Campbell (Funk E), Edward Campbell Studio

  • YYC Dance Project (Calgary)

    • Vanessa Rickards (University of Calgary)​

  • Gretta Briceno (University of Calgary)

  • King Charles (Chicago)

  • Soul Element Company (Mexico City)

  • More TBA

Emcee: Tyler Nightingale, Chapman Riebeek LLP

Judges: Rico Martinez, Pound It Hip Hop Studios; TBA

Education Hub

Dr. Howard Kislowicz, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary

Judges: TBA

Awareness Panel Guests 

Rumana Monzur, Counsel at Department of Justice Canada, Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

Rumana Monzur is living proof that hope survives the worst adversity. In June 2011, Rumana's world became completely dark-she lost her sight within 15 minutes when her husband tried to kill her. Along with blindness came many hardships and challenges. Yet, in facing these challenges, Rumana did not lose her spirit. She still sees herself as the same person she always was: The same Rumana, who always believed in celebrating life. She started her career as a lecturer in International Relations but after becoming blind, decided to change her career. Rumana graduated from the University of British Columbia, Canada in May 2017 with a law degree, and is currently a counsel at the Department of Justice Canada in Vancouver. Today Rumana is a beloved lamp-lighter who instills light and love wherever she goes and speaks. 

Maria Mitousis, Mitousis Lemieux Howard Law Corporation, Winnipeg, Manitoba

In the summer of 2015, Maria was injured at work, losing her right hand, when a voice recording device rigged as a bomb exploded in her hands. After returning to practice, Maria has shared her experience with her colleagues in the legal profession, addressing topics such as facing adversity, self-care, and personal integrity and responsibility in the practice of law. Maria is a founding partner of Mitousis Lemieux Howard, a female-led family law boutique in Winnipeg. 

More TBA


Awareness Feature Guests

Please stay tuned while we confirm our featured guests' schedules!

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