Julia Ryckman

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Admitted to the Bar of Manitoba, 2017
J.D., University of Manitoba, 2016
ARCT, Royal Conservatory of Music, 2008
B.A. (Hons), University of Winnipeg, 2004


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"Having the right people makes a difference."

Julia received her J.D. from the University of Manitoba. During her law studies she worked as program coordinator for Pro Bono Students Canada – Manitoba Chapter, matching law students and volunteer lawyer supervisors with community organizations in need of free legal information.

Julia was called to the bar in 2017 and was awarded the A. Montague Israels Q.C. Prize by a special selection committee on the basis of performance in all aspects of the CPLED/Bar Admission Program, including her academic record, likelihood of future professional and personal accomplishments and other interests and achievements. Passionate about both the arts and access to justice issues, Julia is a board member of the Community Legal Education Association and is Chair of Video Pool Media Arts Centre’s board.

Lectures, Speeches and Publications:

  • Co-Presenter, "Professionalism in the Workplace for Incoming Articling Students", Law Society of Manitoba, June 2017
  • Presenter, "Primer on Contract Law for Artists", given to Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, May 2017


Honours and Awards

  • A. Montague Israels Q.C. Prize, 2017
  • Finalist in Robson Hall Negotiation Competition, 2015
  • Taylor McCaffrey LLP Entrance Scholarship, Faculty of Law, 2013
  • Student of Highest Distinction, University of Winnipeg, 2001 – 2003
  • Academic Proficiency Scholarship, Board of Regents, University of Winnipeg, 1999 – 2002
  • Charles R. Newcombe Scholarship in Religious Studies, University of Winnipeg, 2000
  • Alfred Duncan Longman Scholarship, University of Winnipeg, 1998
  • Special Entrance Scholarship, Board of Regents, University of Winnipeg, 1998


Memberships and Associations

  • Affiliate, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Community Legal Education Association
  • Video Pool Media Arts Centre



  • Chair, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 2017 - present, Vice-Chair 2014 – 2016
  • Board of Directors, Community Legal Education Association, 2016 – Present
  • Volunteer Juror, The Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records (FACTOR), 2013 – Present