Young Advocates

Learn. Belong. Give Back.

There’s no better resource for young advocates than The Advocates’ Society. We were purpose-built to help you grow your competencies, your contacts and your confidence. Here’s how we do it:

Skills-Based Education & Mentoring
Our CPD programs are first-rate, offering you year-round opportunities to be a better advocate. Learn from experienced professionals in large- or small-group settings. Tap into specialist knowledge.

A Community of Peers
Make connections – social and professional – with advocates of all ages and experience levels.

Get Involved
Help shape the future of your profession by joining YASC or a Practice Group and getting involved. Write a blog or article. Organize a teleseminar or program. Help run a reception. Pay it forward by sharing what you’ve learned through us with the next generation of young advocates.

Legends of the Bar

The Young Advocates' Standing Committee is pleased to announce the launch of the TAS Legends of the Bar YouTube Series. TAS has a rich, archived catalogue of historic lectures and speeches from legends of the litigation bar. YASC has been reviewing these archives and will be releasing select videos on YouTube bi-monthly.  

Our first video is a Dubin Lecture delivered by the late Edward Greenspan, Q.C. in 1998. The Dubin Lecture was established in 1996, to honour The Hon. Charles L. Dubin, Q.C. on the occasion of his retirement as Chief Justice of Ontario. The Trustees of the Fund biennially choose a distinguished speaker in the field of advocacy to deliver a lecture in Toronto to the members of the profession. Mr. Greenspan was the first person to deliver the Dubin Lecture. We hope you will sit back and enjoy the wit, charm and well-thought remarks from this legend of the bar.

Young Advocates' Standing Committee Civility Award 2018

The Advocates' Society Biennial Fall Forum will honour some exceptional young advocates with the YASC awards. Help us celebrate civility in the profession by nominating a TAS member who conducts their practice with honour and treats colleagues and opposing counsel with equal respect.

Criteria for the Civility Award:

  • Candidates must be ten years of call or less and a member in good standing of The Advocates' Society
  • Candidates shall epitomize the Principles of Civility and Professionalism
  • Nominators must be a TAS member ten years of call or less and practise in a different firm or organization from the candidate
Nomination Form.

Young Advocates’ Standing Committee

YASC is the voice for young advocates within the Society and the profession. To learn more about our committee, click here.

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YASC Events

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