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Each year OTLA lawyers volunteer their time to support the development of trial skills, civility and professionalism amongst law school students by organizing the OTLA Cup. Law schools from across Ontario compete in a simulated trial which covers all aspects of a real court case. The OTLA Cup is held each year in a courthouse, rotating amongst various cities around the province, and is presided over by a local judge, with OTLA members making up the jury. Through the generous support of various law firms, OTLA members award prizes to the law students who exemplify the best in trial advocacy.



Congratulations to the Winners:

  • Will Davidson Award for Best Opening Address: Kyle Duncan (Windsor)
  • Greg Monforton Award for Best Examination-in-Chief: Ruth Wellen (Osgoode)
  • Bonn Law Award for Best Cross-Examination: Cole Pizo (Queen's)
  • H. Bruce T. Hillyer Award for Best Closing: Navora Khan (Windsor)
  • Tim Boland Award for Best Overall Advocate: Ruth Wellen (Osgoode)
  • Bergeron Clifford Award for Best Team: Windsor (Kyle Duncan and Navora Khan)


  • OTTAWA  Coach:  Joseph Griffiths
    • Team:  Laura Bassett, Veronica Blanco Sanchez, Nelly Farid
  • OSGOODE Coaches:  Ryan Breedon, Ngai On Young
    • Team:  Brent Mendiola, Ruth Wellen, Witness: Reginald Oey
  • QUEEN'S Coaches:  Brian Kolenda, Julia Lefebvre
    • Team:  Cole Pizo, Christine Dunlop, Julianne Hoekstra
  • WESTERN Coaches:  Andrew Camman, Joyce Thomas
    • Team:  Nyrie Israelian, Julianna Schiller, Diane Harbin
  • WINDSOR Coaches:  Francine Herlehy, Monica Pathak
    • Team:  Kyle Duncan, Navora Khan, Radha Lamba
  • LAKEHEAD Coach:  Jeff Moorley
    • Team:  Alyssa Denley, Ryan Matson, Sarah Nadon, Bryant Oakes


Thank you to our Team Sponsors:

Queen’s University - Heidi Brown, Bogoroch & Associates 

Western University - Maia Bent, Lerners LLP

Lakehead University - Duncan Macgillivray, White Macgillivray Lester 

Team Travel Sponsor - Mary Grosso, Hooper Law

Team Travel Sponsor - Najma Rashid,  Howard Yegendorf & Associates LLP


Thank you to our Event Sponsors:

Dinner Sponsors - Frank McNally, McNally Gervan LLP & RSM Canada

Breakfast/Lunch Sponsor - Siskinds LLP 

Thank you to our Jurors:

Danielle Bartlett, Beament Hebert Nicholson LLP
Kanon Clifford, Bergeron Clifford LLP
Amanda Fowler, Bergeron Clifford LLP
Mary Grosso, Grosso Hooper LLP
Alim Jessa, Beament Hebert Nicholson LLP
Ian Wollach, RSM Canada
Tony Zuber, Zuber & Brioux Law Offices

Past OTLA Cups:

For more information please contact Linda Langston.

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