Ben is a Law Student supporting the firm’s litigation, negotiation, economic development and advisory services. He first came to Westaway Law Group as a student volunteering with Pro Bono Students Canada.
In September 2018, Ben will begin his final year at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, where he has developed a passion for oral advocacy and Indigenous rights, competing in both the Nelligan O’Brien Payne First Year Moot and the Arnup Cup Criminal Law Moot. In addition to building a foundation in oral advocacy and Indigenous rights, Ben is working towards completing a specialization in Environmental Law.
Ben completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Winnipeg in Political Science with a specialization in Public Administration. While attending the University of Winnipeg, Ben worked with marginalized communities in Winnipeg as a mentor with both the Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg and the Newcomers Education and Employment Development Services Inc. Ben continues to be involved in his community, volunteering with Level’s Indigenous Youth Outreach Program this past year.
Ben is excited to be returning as an articling student with Westaway Law Group in 2019 to continue working for the firm’s clients.
- Assistance with legal research and drafting for cases relating to Aboriginal title; treaty rights; and Section 35 hunting, fishing, trapping, and gathering rights.
- Assisting Counsel with drafting and reviewing permits.
- Assisting Counsel with legal drafting and advisory services related to consultation, legislative and policy reviews, jurisdictional issues.
Benjamin will be returning to Westaway Law Group for his Articling year in 2019.