The ninth edition of the International Debate championship, another successful edition!

7 septembre 2018

The YBM would like to congratulate Mtre. Abdul Carrupt of the Jeune Barreau de l’Ordre des Avocats de Genève , winner of the YBM’s International Debate Championship 2018. Mtre. Carrupt managed to woo the Jury with his eloquent speech on: What is a rose without a thorn?

The YBM also wants to underline the performance of Mtre. Kareem Aref of the American Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division (second 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 Gregory Moore, Superior Court of Quebec
  • Mtre. Sabine Uwitonze, Vice-President , Young Bar of Montreal
  • Mtre. Tommy D. Preston, Chair, American Bar Association—Young Lawyers Division
  • Mtre. Damien Pellerin, Director, Association du Jeune Barreau de Longueuil
  • Mtre. Nicolas Gurtner, Premier secrétaire, Jeune Barreau de l’Ordre des Avocats de Genève
Left to right : Mtre. Dominique Tardif (Vice-president, ZSA)Mtre. Kareem Aref (2nd position, International Debate Championship), Mtre. Abdul Carrupt (Winner, International Debate Championship), Mtre. Jonathan Pierre-Étienne (President, Young Bar of Montreal)

The YBM would also like to thank Mtre. Mathieu Jacques, Director, Young Bar of Montreal for his role as the master of ceremony and Mtre. Valerie Messore, 2nd position at English Oratory Competition 2018, as the presenter 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.