Young Advocates Standing Committee (YASC)

The Voice for Young Advocates


The mandate of YASC is to be a voice for advocates ten years of call or fewer by providing them with access to a community of peers and colleagues, and a platform within the Society.

YASC organizes networking and mentoring events, publishes articles by and for young advocates in our monthly newsletter, connects young advocates with volunteer opportunities and works to ensure that issues of concern to young advocates are addressed – both within the Society and throughout the profession at large. 

YASC: A Primer

  • YASC consists of approximately 30 members, including an executive (Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary)
  • YASC is represented on all of the Society's Standing Committees 
  • YASC is committed to diversity and strives to be a committee that reflects the community we serve, the community of advocates in Canada and members of the Society
  • Our members practice in a wide range of practice areas, firm sizes and locations, including Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, Windsor, London, Thunder Bay, Halifax, Sudbury, Calgary and Vancouver

How to Get Involved

  • Volunteer - Contact Penelope Ng at
  • Write for Keeping Tabs- Contact David Campbell at
  • Become a Committee Member  - Applications for the 2018/2019 term are now open. Please complete the online application and attach your current CV here . Deadline is March 9, 2018. 


Ben Kates                               Victoria Creighton                   Malik Martin
Chair                                        Vice-Chair                                    Secretary