After graduating from the Niagara College Law Clerk program in 2008, I started working full time for a family law lawyer (who is now a Superior Court Judge) at a prominent law firm in Niagara Falls before moving to Toronto in 2010. I soon learned that this was the area of law I was the most passionate about and the best fit for me overall. My positive attitude and empathetic nature assists clients in navigating through the emotional family law process as I take comfort in helping others and providing support during a difficult time like separation and divorce. As such, I have worked exclusively in the area of family law from the outset of my career as a law clerk. I am dedicated to my clients and always have their well-being and best interests at heart. I pride myself in fostering trusting relationships with all of my clients and co-workers and will do whatever it takes to get the job done.
Being a multi-tasker with a strong work ethic, I balance work from a diverse group of lawyers and manage whatever is given to me with assurance. At Stanchieri Family Law, I am involved in all day-to-day aspects of the client file and manage it from start to finish with care. I enjoy the daily interactions with both clients and legal professionals, who I work closely with. I have been involved in a wide range of matters from simple uncontested divorces to complex financial and child-related litigation in all levels of Court. I also have extensive experience in the financial areas of family law and regularly assist my colleagues with complex financial disclosure and all the issues arising from it. Being a mentor to my peers is something I take great pride in and thrive at. Over the years, I have developed a strong understanding of the Family Law Rules and am always up to date on the latest Court procedures.
While working full time as a Law Clerk, I continued my education at George Brown College in the Paralegal Certificate Program to further my knowledge in law. Upon graduating with honours from that program, I obtained my P1 Paralegal License from the Law Society of Upper Canada in December 2016. This designation sets me apart from other Law Clerks as it has made me a more well-rounded professional.
With a few marathons under my belt, I spend my free time living an active lifestyle and travelling the world with my husband, family and friends.
Niagara College Law Clerk Program
George Brown College (Paralegal)
Class P1 Paralegal
Commissioner of Oaths for Ontario
Law Society of Ontario
The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario