Wade Brown Becomes the First Blind and Paraplegic Lawyer Called to the Alberta Bar
As Wade Brown heard his name called to the Alberta Bar on July 19, the joy of the moment was not only overwhelming for Wade himself, but for the entire courtroom. Emotion was written on the face of
the Honouable Mr. Justice Douglas R. Mah
as he delivered encouragement and affirmations to Wade in front of a crowd of more than 50 supporters, friends, family members and colleagues.
“It's amazing to be able to finally say that I’m a lawyer – that’s a huge mental breakthrough. It was a very emotional Bar call, almost surreal,” he says.
As the first-ever blind and paraplegic lawyer called to the Alberta Bar, Wade represents not just an example of incredible determination, talent and hard work – he represents the power of curiosity and education to change a life, despite challenging circumstances.