International Debate Championship 2019, another successful edition!

9 septembre 2019

The YBM would like to congratulate Mtre William H. Newman of the American Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division, winner of the YBM’s International Debate Championship 2019. Mtre Newman managed to woo the Jury with his eloquent speech on : “Would you kiss the frog?”.

The YBM also wants to underline the performance of Mtre Francesca Taddeo of the Young Bar of Montreal (second place) and Mtre Benjamin Jesuran of the Conférence du Jeune Barreau de Bruxelles (third place). Their performances demonstrate the ambition and passion of young lawyers.

The YBM would like to thank the members of the jury for making this event a real success:

Presidency of the jury : The Honourable Babak Barin, Superior Court of Quebec
Mtre Jonathan Pierre-Étienne, Immediate Past President, Young Bar of Montreal
Mtre Logan Murphy, Chair, American Bar Association—Young Lawyers Division
Mtre Nicolas Gurtner, Premier Secrétaire, Jeune Barreau de l’Ordre des Avocats de Genève
Mtre Anne-Claire Dombret, Ancienne Présidente, Conférence du Jeune Barreau de Bruxelles


The YBM would also like to thank Mtre Benjamin Wilner, 2nd position English Oratory Competition 2019 for his role as the master of ceremony and Mtre Marc James Tacheji, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, as the presentator of the candidates.


A warm thanks to Desjardins, YBM’s major partner, for this event as well as ZSA and the Auberge Saint-Gabriel for the evening celebration.


Picture : Left to right : Mtre. Dominique Tardif (Vice-president, ZSA), Mtre. William H. Newman (winner of the YBM’s International Debate Championship) and Mtre Jordana Loporcaro (ZSA).