Canadian Foundation

The Canadian Foundation is dedicated to advancing education by developing and delivering programs that teach law students about maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice, the delivery of legal services, ethics and professionalism, in order to prepare them for careers as trial lawyers and to support initiatives providing access to justice.


Contributions to the Foundation may be made online through our partnership with Canada Helps, or by sending a check to the National Office.  Thank you for your support of our mission.

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Directors of the Foundation

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Jeffrey S. Leon, LSM, FCIArb


Bennett Jones LLP

Toronto, ON

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Douglas Mitchell

Vice President

Irving Mitchell Kalichman

Montreal, QC

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Mona T. Duckett, K.C.


Dawson, Duckett, Garcia & Johnson

Edmonton, AB

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Bernard Amyot, Ad. E.


LCM Attorneys Inc.

Montreal, QC

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Michelle C. Awad, K.C.


McInnes Cooper

Halifax, NS

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Donald B. Bayne


Bayne Sellar Ertel Carter

Ottawa, ON

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Philippe J. Eddie, K.C.


Philippe J. Eddie C.P.

Moncton, NB

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Sandra A. Forbes


Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Toronto, ON

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A. Blair Graham, K.C.


A. Blair Graham ADR

Winnipeg, MB

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Patricia D. S. (Trisha) Jackson, LSM


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Ian Francis Kelly, K.C.


Curtis, Dawe Law Firm

St. John's, NL

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Gordon J. Kuski, K.C.


McDougall Gauley LLP

Regina, SK

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Joan A. Lukey


Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

Boston, MA

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James Kenneth McEwan, K.C.


McEwan Partners

Vancouver, BC

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Pasquale Santini


Kelly Santini LLP

Ottawa, ON

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Jack Major, C.C., K.C., S.C.C.

Honourary Chair

Bennett Jones LLP

Calgary, AB

Ties and Scarves

Celebrate your Fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers by wearing a College-themed tie or scarf.  The compelling "hermit and horse" design was created by Former Regent John S. Siffert, and evokes the Induction Charge read to all Fellows:

"We know that your attainment of the front ranks of the bar has not been without its costs, and we recognize that our specialty exacts much of those who win its favor.  Truly, we are, in Lord Eldon's words, the hermit and the horse."

Articles are sold at cost with a small increment going entirely to the Foundation. 


Emil Gumpert Award

The Emil Gumpert Award is funded by the Foundation.  The Award recognizes programs, whether public or private, whose principal purpose is to maintain and improve the administration of justice.  Learn more about the Emil Gumpert Award.


Cumulative gifts of $1,000 and above are acknowledged in the College Roster (Blue Book).

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