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About Zane Pocha
Born and raised in Edmonton, I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Alberta in 1998. I went on to complete my Bachelor of Laws (Juris Doctorate) at the University of Saskatchewan in 2002 where I focused mainly on Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence and Sentencing. Upon returning to my home province, I completed my Articles with the Alberta Department of Justice where I then served as an ad hoc Provincial Court Prosecutor before ultimately becoming a Criminal Defense Lawyer in 2006.
From 2006 onward, I have represented Edmonton and particularly the rural communities surrounding Edmonton on matters ranging from Traffic Safety Act and other Provincial Statute violations to Criminal Code/Youth Criminal Justice Act and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act charges. As a result of my travels, I have found that experience, preparation, integrity with the Courts as well as familiarity with the various Court jurisdictions and their individual customs and procedures while exercising consummate professionalism, with a touch of folksiness, are the key ingredients to mounting any successful defense, avoiding having a Criminal Record, going to Jail or even just to clear one’s own good name.
I am a firm believer that in this process, attention to and communication with my clients are also of paramount importance and that the more informed and prepared they are, the more in control they feel. A very important part of my job includes listening to my clients and ensuring that their voices are confidently heard in what is often a tumultuous and whirlwind process.
Job satisfaction matters to me and it is extremely satisfying when I can help bring a family back together during a time of unprecedented stress or when I can help ensure that a young person with addiction issues finds the right path and does not get burdened with a Criminal Record for the rest of their lives or when I can help to protect a person’s freedom or reputation against the weight of the state just because they became tangled up on the wrong side of the law for a brief moment in their otherwise normal lives.
In my private time family is of the utmost importance to me. I also volunteer my skills as a musician/drummer with other lawyers for charity benefits and shows, the most recent being one dedicated to raising funds for inner city children unable to afford sports equipment. From a young age music has always been important to me, communicating and connecting with all types of people along the way whether it be in music or in law has always been my passion, education and reward.
“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.” Thomas Jefferson