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Law Banquet Coordinators Matt Rakar and Ashley Bains (middle), with the two PDC co-chairs, Taylor Antonchuk and Zoe Stevens (left-right outside).

Annual Law Banquet returns in-person

November 17, 2021 — 

The Ninth Annual Robson Hall Law Banquet took place on Thursday, October 28, 2021. The Law Banquet Co-Coordinators, law students Ashley Bains and Matthew Rakar were delighted to welcome 139 attendees to an in-person event at the Winnipeg Art Gallery this year. The attendees included a majority of the 1L class and lawyers from each of Manitoba’s five biggest law firms: Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP, MLT Aikins LLP, Fillmore Riley ​LLP, Taylor McCaffrey ​LLP, and Pitblado Law.  

The Law Banquet provides the students of Robson Hall with the opportunity to sit down with practicing members of the Manitoba legal community to create genuine connections while gaining valuable insight into working in the legal industry. Although this is possible in a virtual environment, many of the event’s esteemed speakers and attendees noted how thrilled they were to see the Robson community together in person again, finally. 

The Co-Coordinators and the Manitoba Law Students Association (MLSA)’s Professional Development Committee would like to once again thank all attendees and generous sponsors for a successful event! 


  • Diamond Sponsors: TDS, Pitblado, MLT Aikins, Fillmore Riley and Taylor McCaffrey 
  • Gold Sponsors: Scotiabank 
  • Event Sponsors: Manitoba Bar Association and the Law Society of Manitoba 

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