Edmonton Criminal Lawyer, Austin Corbett Wins The Bruce Gunn Junior Barrister’s Award

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Austin Corbett, a young criminal lawyer at Bottos Law Group in Edmonton, has won the prestigious Bruce Gunn Junior Barrister’s award. Among many reasons for his successful nomination, Austin regularly does pro-bono work with marginalized populations in Alberta and Northwest Territories.

I was stunned and honoured to find out I was receiving this award, especially looking back at the names of the very fine lawyers who’ve won the award before me. I've benefited greatly from their example, both ethically and intellectually, so I am very proud to be considered part of that tradition.

The Criminal Trial Lawyers Association awarded https://bottoslaw.ca/lawyer_profiles/austin-corbett/ Austin Corbett of Bottos Law Group the Bruce Gunn Junior Barrister’s award. This award is presented annually to young lawyers who show great promise in the area of criminal law. Austin has demonstrated a passion for criminal law and a commitment to pro bono work. He’s also shown a willingness to assist other counsel, unrepresented accused persons, and the courts throughout his five years as a criminal lawyer.
 
“I was stunned and honoured to find out I was receiving this award, especially looking back at the names of the very fine lawyers who’ve won the award before me. I've benefited greatly from their example, both ethically and intellectually, so I am very proud to be considered part of that tradition,” says Austin Corbett, criminal lawyer at Bottos Law Group. Much of Austin’s criminal law work over the past five years has been legal aid or pro bono both here in Alberta and in the Northwest Territories, often assisting people who have very restricted access to legal counsel and advice. Austin says that, “The practice of law can be hard for a lot of reasons, one of which is you never really get a good sense of whether you are doing good work or not, so having this recognition from the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association means a lot to me.” 
 
Austin wasn’t always interested in criminal law. During his undergrad, Austin’s interests were focused on internet rights and copyright law which led him down the path to law school. Austin developed his interest in criminal law after taking his first criminal law class with https://bottoslaw.ca/lawyer_profiles/dino-bottos/ Dino Bottos, managing partner of Bottos Law Group. He also spent time volunteering with Student Legal Services, where he began to see the impact his work had for both low-income and marginalized individuals dealing with criminal offences in Edmonton. Hard work academically alongside real-world experience has shaped Austin into the criminal lawyer he is today. Believe it or not, Austin’s original interest in the internet gives him unique experience and insight in a number of difficult cases involving https://bottoslaw.ca/practice_areas/internet-crimes internet crimes.

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