Conor earned his Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) in Theatre with an Advanced Minor in French as a Second Language from the University of Ottawa in 2012. He received his JD from the University of Alberta in 2017.
Prior to studying law, Conor worked as a page in the House of Commons, and for the Library of Parliament and Veterans Affairs Canada, touring visitors through Canada’s Parliament buildings and the Vimy Ridge National Historic Site in France. He also worked as a communications coordinator for CIVIX, a national non-profit that provides civic education programming for primary and secondary school students. In law school, Conor was actively involved in mooting and in multiple Law Show productions. He was awarded first place in the Dean’s Cup Moot Competition in 2015, and was a member of the winning team in the 2016 Bennett Jones Cup in Health Law Advocacy, for which he was also awarded the prize for best oral argument. Conor was involved in the Law Show productions Harry Lawter, Ferris Buellaw’s Day Off, and Alice in Wonderlaw, as an actor, and later as a writer and director.
Before joining Witten, Conor articled and practiced in his hometown of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He was awarded the CPLED Award of Distinction for the highest marks in the 2017-2018 Saskatchewan CPLED Bar Admissions Program, and was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 2018. Conor joined Witten in January 2019, where he maintains a general practice in civil litigation. He has an expected Alberta call date of February 2019.
When he is not at the office, Conor enjoys rock climbing, live music and theatre, and correcting his golf swing.