McCuaig Desrochers LLP is pleased to welcome Patrick Coones as an articling student. Throughout his articling year, Patrick will gain experience in a variety of areas of law.
Patrick joined McCuaig Desrochers LLP as an articling student in 2018.
Patrick obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in 2018. Throughout law school, Patrick was heavily involved with both Student Legal Services of Edmonton (SLS) and Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC). He worked as a Civil/Family Law Dayleader in 2016 and subsequently served on the Executive Committee of SLS in 2017 as the PBSC Project Coordinator, a role that saw him work with local and remote not-for-profit organizations.
Patrick received numerous awards for his volunteer work including The Genevieve Veale Memorial Award and the Pro Bono Champions of the Future Award. Patrick was also one of the 8 finalists and the only Canadian selected for the Pro Bono Publico Award
Having grown up in Edmonton’s French Quarter, Patrick is also fully bilingual. Outside of work, Patrick enjoys a variety of activities, including hockey, softball, golfing, hiking and fishing.