I am formally trained as a law clerk through the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario and worked at a variety of law firms (from sole practitioners to mid-sized boutique firms, to multi-national companies) as a litigation assistant.
I thoroughly enjoyed working as an assistant but often thought perhaps I can do more. I decided to turn lemons into lemonade when I lost my job during the 2020 pandemic lockdown and enrolled in a local accelerated paralegal diploma program. My passion for civil litigation remains, and I also learned how valuable paralegals can be helping others navigate Ontario’s social justice tribunals. As a parent to a young man with Autism, I understand how daunting it can be to advocate for children with special needs. It’s my goal to become an effective paralegal representative for people dealing with the many common challenges of living with a disability: having their educational needs met; accessing social benefits; and addressing discrimination at work, in housing, and in the community.
However, I am a new licensee. As such, I am temporarily limiting the legal services I offer to matters falling under the jurisdictions of Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board and the Ontario Small Claims Court.
I am a proud resident of the beautiful and diverse City of Cambridge. When I’m not working, I’m generally outdoors gardening, running, swimming, or exploring the many nearby trails and parks with my family.