Bottos Law Group lawyer Austin Corbett was honoured by being awarded the Bruce Gunn Junior Barrister’s Award. The award, often referred to as the “Top Gunn Award”, is handed out annually by the Criminal Trial Lawyer’s Association to young lawyers who show great promise in the area of criminal law. Lawyers who receive the award must show a demonstrated passion an aptitude for criminal law, a commitment to pro bono work, and a willingness to assist other counsel, unrepresented accused persons, and the courts.
Austin has demonstrated throughout his five years as a criminal lawyer that he possesses these attributes. He has worked on numerous serious cases during his career, including a lengthy Dangerous Offender case. He also assisted Dino Bottos at the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of R v Barton.
His contributions to the justice system go beyond his work with his own clients. He is on the board of Student Legal Services of Edmonton, a service which assists low-income Edmontonians with their legal matters, and is treasurer of the Alberta Prison Justice Society (APJS), assisting incarcerated individuals with access to justice.
We are proud of his work and look forward to his bright and promising future!