The time has come for the Saskatchewan Provincial Court Judges’ Association (SPCJA) to award a prize to a student enrolled full-time in the Saskatchewan CPLED Bar Admissions Program for the best essay on one of the following topics:
- Learning the Practice in the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan
- Important Practice Skills Acquired in the Articling Year
- Young Lawyer’s Responsibilities as an Officer of the Court
The 2017 prize has been awarded to Mr. Travis Lovett. Travis is a Cherokee Indian from Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Juris Doctorate from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2014, where he graduated with certifications from the Indian Legal Program and the Center for Law, Science & Innovation. Travis is currently articling at Slusar Law Office in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and is simultaneously pursuing an LLM Thesis from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, in which he analyzes how impact and benefit agreements can reconcile First Nations with resource development in Canada. After articling, Travis will remain at Slusar Law Office and represent First Nations in areas such as economic development, governance, corporate law, and defence litigation.
Congratulations to Mr. Lovett!
Please read his award-winning essay: “Important Practice Skills Acquired throughout the Articling Year”