You Be The Judge

March 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
McGill Faculty Club
3450 Rue McTavish
Montréal, QC H3A 0E5
Free for members of the SJLS, $12 for non-members
Sam Browman

Me Ėlisabeth Goodwin will present the details from one of her cases along with the pertinent jurisprudence.

Then the members of the audience will be divided into small groups whose task it will be to determine whether the protagonist is guilty or innocent. Once deliberations are completed, the juries will deliver their verdicts along with the reasons underlying their decisions.

Finally, Me Goodwin will announce the actual verdict in the case and explain the law as it applies to this matter.

Me Élisabeth Goodwin Elizabeth Goodwin is a member of Grey Casgrain, a boutique law firm situated in Montreal. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association which was founded in 1896 and is the largest professional association for lawyers in Canada. Their members stand at the forefront of Canada’s legal profession. Me Goodwin obtained her law degree from the University of Ottawa in 1994 and four years later participated in a commission of enquiry into the Sureté du Québec. Her bilingual practice involves litigation, negotiation, civil and constitutional law as well as family law. Since 2015 she has been involved with the Barreau du Québec in an effort to promote a better understanding of the role of the legal profession in today’s society. For the Barreau de Montréal, Me Goodwin has been active in coaching young lawyers and has acted as an advisor to the Barreau on the problems facing female practitioners. Her many hobbies include bicycling, snorkelling, travelling and skiing.