Victoria L. Weir J.D..
Victoria obtained her law degree from the University of Manitoba’s Robson Hall in 2018.
During her time in law school, Victoria received the Taylor McCaffrey Entrance Award, D.A. Thompson Q.C. Prize in Français juridique, Mr. Justice Gerald W. J. Mercier Prize in Clinical Family Law, and L.D. Morosnick Prize for Sentencing and Penal Policy. In 2017, Victoria was named one of the top 30 negotiators in her class, and participated in the University of Manitoba Centre on Aging Spring Research Symposium with a paper on how dementia affects individuals’ capacity to consent to sexual activity. Victoria also co-authored a paper on statistical analysis of the court’s application of the Grant test for exclusion of evidence under section 24(2) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms; this paper was published in the July 2019 edition of Criminal Law Quarterly (2019 67 C.L.Q. 57).
Before attending law school, Victoria spent several years working in community development with non-profit organizations around Winnipeg. While attending law school, Victoria volunteered with Robson Hall’s chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada, Community Legal Education Association, Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council’s Welcome Place, Legal Help Centre, and the University of Manitoba Community Law Centre. She continues to volunteer with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority as a member of the Ethics Council Public Engagement Group.
Victoria articled at a boutique criminal defence firm before joining Hill Sokalski Walsh after her Call to the Bar in 2019. Victoria is a member of the Law Society of Manitoba, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Manitoba Bar Association.