University of Alberta, JD


MacEwan University, B.Comm

Canadian Bar Association

Calgary Bar Association

Advocates’ Society

University of Alberta Law School

Moot Mentor
(2016 - 2018)

King’s Bench Court Assistance Program

(2021 - Present)

Pro Bono Students Canada

(2016 - 2017)

University of Alberta Student Legal Assistance

(2015 - 2016)

Wilson Moot

Overall Winner

Gale Cup Moot

Best Team Not in the Final Winner

David Pope

David Pope's practice focuses on a variety of areas with an emphasis on the resolution of corporate and commercial disputes, securities litigation, environmental and oil and gas litigation, and professional negligence. Prior to joining JSS Barristers as an Associate in 2021, David articled and practiced in the litigation practice group at a highly respected regional firm in Edmonton, AB.

David has successfully represented both individual and corporate clients in the Alberta Court of Justice, the Alberta Court of King's Bench, and administrative proceedings.


In 2014, David obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from MacEwan University, graduating on the Dean's list.  

In 2018, David obtained his JD from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law.  During law school, David was a member of the University of Alberta Faculty of Law Competitive Moot Program, winning the 2018 Wilson Moot. At the Wilson Moot, David appeared before The Right Honourable Richard Wagner PC, Chief Justice of Canada. David was also a member of the University of Alberta’s 2017 Gale Cup team, winning the award for being the "Best Team Not in the Finals". During law school, David volunteered with Student Legal Services of Edmonton - a student managed, non-profit society helping low-income individuals and University of Alberta students with access to justice in Edmonton. Specifically, David provided assistance in the area of criminal law.


Throughout his academic and professional career, David has volunteered in numerous capacities including with Student Legal Services of Edmonton, Pro Bono Students Canada, Pro Bono Law Alberta, the King's Bench Court Assistance Program, the University of Alberta Faculty of Law Competitive Moot Program, and the University of Calgary Faculty of Law.


Prior to pursuing post-secondary education, David played competitive hockey, playing for the Calgary Canucks in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. In his free time David enjoys staying active by playing golf, hockey, and travelling.

Speaking Engagements

Legal Research & Writing, Canadian Bar Association - Articling Students Subsection (2024)