Seneca College wins 2014 Paralegal Cup
Held Nov. 1 and 2 at Humber College, the annual intercollegiate mooting competition is designed to help paralegal students hone their oral and written advocacy skill and network with seasoned paralegals.
The first competition was held in 2013.
The case argued at this year’s competition was a modified version of the federal court case, Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care v Canada (Attorney General), 2014 FC651.
Teams from Algonquin Careers Academy, Canadian Business College, Centennial College (finalists), Humber College and Seneca College (champions) competed in this year’s event.
Students participated in several rounds of mooting and were evaluated by judges, lawyers, paralegals and law professors.
Keynote speakers at this year’s Paralegal Cup banquet included Cathy Corsetti, Chair of the Law Society’s Paralegal Standing Committee; John Pearson, Counsel, Crown Law, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General; Tanya (Toni) De Mello, Director, Equity and Diversity, University of Toronto (Scarborough Campus); and Law Society bencher Michelle Haigh – who also judged the final round of mooting.