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University of Alberta in 2019
Edward Apolonio obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law in 2019. After graduating, Edward joined the firm as an articling student and is currently finishing his articles. Prior to law school, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in Political Science with First Class Honors.
During law school, Edward dedicated his studies to criminal law and advocacy. He learned from distinguished criminal law professors, practitioners, and judges, who taught Advanced Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Procedure II (Advanced), Constitutional Litigation, Advanced Criminal Trial Advocacy, Public Advocacy, and Sentencing. He also received numerous awards throughout law school, including the Alberta Crown Attorney’s Association Prize for getting top marks in Criminal Procedure.
Edward also received awards for his dedication to community service and volunteering, including the Catherine Miller Community Service Award and the Gerald Gall Global Community Service Grant. As a volunteer and dayleader with Student Legal Services, Edward successfully defended individuals charged with theft, fraud, uttering a forged document, possession of stolen property, impaired driving, and other criminal offences.
With the guidance of criminal and civil lawyers in Edmonton, Edward also assisted community members from the Boyle Street Co-Op, who were dealing with various issues including criminal charges and tenancy issues. Many of the community members constantly deal with poverty, mental health challenges, homelessness, addiction, violence and marginalization. Apart from the excellent mentorship that Edward receives at Liberty Law, he is also being mentored by a former Provincial Court Criminal Judge and former Chief of the Alberta Human Rights Commission, Robert Philp Q.C. Together, Edward and Mr. Philp organize tours of the Edmonton Remand, EPS Forensic Lab, and Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Institution for law students. The tours serve as eye-opening and crucial experiences for those who wish to practice in criminal law.
Edward was born and raised in the Philippines. He studied at the University of the Philippines (Diliman) before moving to Canada. He started as a temporary foreign worker in the town of Barrhead, AB, before moving closer to Edmonton to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a criminal lawyer. Edward is fluent in Filipino/ Tagalog, understands the Ilocano dialect, and has helped members of the Filipino community navigate the criminal justice system.
Edward considers himself part of a helping profession. He believes that he can best serve the community and help individuals as a legal professional by fostering trust, and by creating meaningful and respectful relationships. With his background and experiences, Edward understands the personal challenges associated with being charged with a criminal offence and having to navigate the complex and daunting criminal justice system.
If you would like a FREE CONSULTATION with Edward Apolonio Jr., Articling Student, contact him now:
EDMONTON Phone: 780-784-7500 | Toll-free: 1-833-784-7500
300 MacLean Block10110 – 107 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 1J4