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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Julia is a civil litigator with a focus on administrative law proceedings, judicial review applications and Federal Court litigation. In addition, Julia has an intellectual property law practice which includes trademark and copyright registration, protection, transactions, licensing matters and litigation and disputes.

In fall 2018, she taught Copyright Law at Robson Hall and is presently a Manitoba Bar Representative for the Canadian Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section. Passionate about the arts, Julia is on the board of directors of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

Julia received her law degree from the University of Manitoba in 2016, and when called to the Bar in 2017, she received the prestigious A. Montague Israels Q.C. Prize. This is awarded by a special selection committee based on performance in all aspects of the CPLED/Bar Admission Program, including the student’s academic record, likelihood of future professional and personal accomplishments, and other interests and achievements.

Lectures, Speeches and Publications:

  • Author, Pitblado COVID-19 Resource Centre, "Know Your Rights: Copyright in Canada in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond”, May 1, 2020
  • Co-Panelist, “Intellectual Property Considerations in Purchase and Sale Transactions”, Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Conference, 2020
  • Presenter, “Music Copyright Law”, Manitoba Music, January Music Meeting, 2020
  • Presenter (annual copyright law update), Manitoba Bar Association Technology and Intellectual Property Law Section, 2020, 2019
  • Co-Panelist, “Building Her Story” (employment law and human rights), Manitoba Women in Construction, 2019
  • Presenter, “Introduction to Copyright for Artists”, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art and Creative Manitoba, 2019
  • Sessional Instructor, Copyright Law, University of Manitoba Faculty of Law, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, “Professionalism in the Workplace for Incoming Articling Students”, CPLED - Law Society of Manitoba, 2017
  • Presenter, “Primer on Contract Law for Artists”, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, 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



  • Manitoba Bar Association Representative, Canadian Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Member, Board of Directors, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, 2018 – Present
  • Board of Directors, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Chair 2017 – 2020; Vice-Chair 2014 – 2016
  • Advisory Committee, Community Legal Education Association, 2018 – Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Community Legal Education Association, 2016 – 2018