WeirFoulds is proud to continue to sponsor the Arnup Cup, an annual trial advocacy competition for Ontario law schools, organized by The Advocates’ Society. The Cup bears the name of the Honourable John D. Arnup, O.C., Q.C., who for many years sat as a distinguished member of the Court of Appeal for Ontario following a career at WeirFoulds as one of Canada’s finest litigation counsel.
Teams from each of Ontario’s law schools participate in the Toronto held trials to vie for the right to represent the province in Canada’s national trial advocacy competition, the prestigious Sopinka Cup. The moot was presided over by Mr. Justice Clayton Conlan of the Superior Court of Justice, with senior members of The Advocates’ Society acting as assessors, including WeirFoulds partners John M. Buhlman, Chair of the Arnup Cup committee and assessor, and Marie-Andrée Vermette and J. Gregory Richards.
The continued sponsorship of the Arnup Cup is another example of how WeirFoulds is committed to the continued growth and pursuit of excellence in the legal industry.
We congratulate the winners this year, and look forward to another exciting competition in 2018.
Winner: Osgoode Hall Law School
Bessmah Hamed and Rachel Devon
Second Place: Queen’s University
Hamish Mills-McEwan and Jordan Kirlik
To learn more about the Arnup Cup competition, please visit The Advocates’ Society website.