TORONTO,ONTARIO - Humber College will be hosting the Second Annual Paralegal Mooting Cup Competition on Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2 at the Lakeshore Campus in the L building Commons. The competition will comprise of five postsecondary institutions vying for Mooting supremacy.

“My love for learning is what made me start the Committee,” said Fallon Burns, founder of the Paralegal Steering Cup Committee. “The objective is to provide up-and-coming Paralegal College students with the opportunity to enrich their education.”

The event will take place on Saturday, from 8am to 8:30pm and will consist of the opening ceremony, breakfast, the competition, a networking segment and the formal banquet. Tickets are $75. On Sunday, the event begins from 8am to 3pm and will include a breakfast, the finals, the award ceremony and closing remarks.

Speakers will include Michelle L. Haigh, and Cathy Corsetti who are benchers and Paralegal Standing Committee members at the Law Society of Upper Canada. John Pearson, General Counsel at the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, and Tanya (Toni) De Mello, banquet keynote speaker and Director of Diversity and Equity at University of Toronto.

The institutions that will be attending the event include: Algonquin Career Academy, Canadian Business College, Centennial College, Humber College and Seneca College. There will be a total of 12 teams participating in the competition consisting of two people per team.        

The community partners this year include: Emond Montgomery Publications, The Humber Students’ Federation (HSF), ULawPactice, Accident Resolution Group, PREP Network, Corsetti Paralegal Professional Corporation and Associates, Ontario Paralegal Network, Paralegal Mentors.ca, DaveD’Silva.com Community Media and Morning Design.

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About The Paralegal Cup Committee
The Paralegal Cup Committee is an organization committed to creating new opportunities for college paralegal students across Ontario. Through the use of skills-based competitions referred to as “mooting,” paralegal students can network with senior paralegals and develop their oral and written advocacy skills. The competition offers practical training to paralegal students from mentors who teach them how to be better legal advocates for Ontario’s public.

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves 27,000 full-time students and 56,000 continuing education registrants. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path, including 150 full-time programs across more than 40 fields of study, 200 part-time and 400 online programs or courses. More than four out of five of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.

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