Law Day Presentation – Law as a Career

The presentation – Law as a Career will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at noon.

The presentation is free, but you must register.  REGISTER HERE

Our speakers are Victoria Weir, Brendon Yarish and Nina Holatova.

Victoria Weir:

Victoria  graduated with her J.D. from Robson Hall in 2018, where she focused on courses relating to criminal law, family law, and legal ethics. Before attending law school, Victoria worked with several local organizations doing youth outreach and community development work. These experiences working in the community motivated her to volunteer with legal clinics during her time at law school, primarily in the areas of criminal, family, and refugee law, in order to promote equitable access to justice.

Victoria articled with a boutique criminal defence firm, before transitioning to civil litigation and human rights work after her Call to the Bar in 2019. Victoria now works as a Program Coordinator at Community Legal Education Association (CLEA). She works primarily in the Workplace Sexual Harassment Project, developing and delivering workshops about employment law and harassment in the workplace. Victoria is passionate about trauma-informed legal practice, and has been invited to deliver guest lectures on the topic for students at Robson Hall.

Brendon Yarish:

Brendon was called to the Manitoba bar in 2019. He completed his articles at Brodsky & Company, where he mainly practiced criminal defence. He has worked as a legal writer at CLEA since 2019.

Nina Holotova:

Nina graduated from law school in 2019 and completed her articling term at Legal Aid in Dauphin, Manitoba, focusing primarily on the area of family law. Following her call to the bar, Nina joined a private firm where she continued to represent clients in a range of family law matters, as well as wills and estates, real estate, and civil litigation. Today, Nina is a lawyer and project coordinator at Community Legal Education Association and delivers webinars across the province on topics such as family law and elder abuse.

Presented by the Manitoba Bar Association and Community Legal Education Association