Benedict Leung began his criminal defence career while still in Law School. Benedict has helped hundreds of low income Calgarians and Southern Albertans who were charged with criminal offences at Student Legal Assistance (SLA) first as a volunteer caseworker, and eventually as the Student Director. As part of SLA he was instrumental in bringing in the Trial Confirmation Process whereby self-represented individuals facing criminal charges were able to receive legal assistance prior to their trials.
Benedict employs all the tools available to him achieve the best results for his clients. He understands the enormous stress a trial brings to his clients. Benedict’s skills at trials are highlighted by the Donald Sabey Q.C. Award he received at the University of Calgary for the most outstanding ability in Trial Advocacy. Benedict is also unique in that he in a select group of students who had run over 30 trials before they had graduated from law school.
After graduating, Benedict Leung completed his articles under Timothy Foster, a leading impaired driving and criminal defence lawyer in Calgary. During this time he was able to further refine and hone his considerable skills. He has worked on hundreds of impaired driving files and prides himself in providing a highly skilled defence.
Benedict has also seen the challenges a lot of Calgarians have in accessing justice and devotes a portion of his time to providing pro-bono services and reduced fee services.
Please visit Benedict's webpage for more information: http://www.benedictleung.com/