Director of Student Services and Skills Director
Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Hope Buset received her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba. After she articled in Thunder Bay at Buset & Partners LLP and received her Ontario Call to Bar in July 2006, she returned to Winnipeg and received her Manitoba Call to the Bar. As a criminal defence lawyer for the law firm Brodsky & Company, Hope advocated for her clients at every level of court in Manitoba, including the Provincial Court, the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Manitoba Court of Appeal. In early 2011, Hope joined the Legal Help Centre; a not-for-profit organization located in downtown Winnipeg with a mandate to assist low-income individuals access their legal and social rights. In her dual role as Legal Director/Supervising Lawyer, Hope was responsible for providing advice and information to clients on a variety of legal and social service topics, and for teaching and mentoring law student interns as they applied their legal education in a clinical setting. In the fall of 2014, Hope joined the firm of Christianson TDS, a rural general practice law firm in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. By providing a wide range of legal services to individuals living in and around Portage la Prairie, Hope experienced firsthand the legal needs of those living in smaller and more remote communities. Hope joined the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law as the Director of Student Services and Skills in the summer of 2017. She is passionate about working with students and helping them achieve their academic and career goals.