You are looking for someone to research, review, and summarize legal content in a comprehensive but accessible manner. Look no further: I make the law intelligible to your clients and customers.
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I have gathered extensive legal research and drafting experience through both public and private sector responsibilities. In private practice, I have researched and drafted facta on matters heard before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. I have prepared memoranda of law and draft...
Walter Williston Essay Prize in Civil Liberties (Osgoode Hall Law School)
I research and summarize legislative and regulatory content quickly and concisely for use in a number of applications, including:
- business/marketing (e.g., newsletters, blogs, proposals);
- legal (e.g., white papers, research memoranda, facta); and
- academic (e.g., journal articles).
My proficiency as a writer ranges from the succinct, expository style required to draft annotations, case comments, and memoranda of law, to the more analytical and positional approach suited to legal facta, pleadings, and journal-length articles.
Tell me your audience, and I will bring the message to them.
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Senior Compliance Database Developer
2006 - Present
Create and maintain governance, risk, and compliance content for financial institutions.
2005 - 2006
Drafted legal summaries in all areas of law, with a focus on criminal, family, and estate law. Extensive experience with SGML, UNIX database systems, and Author/Editor publishing software.
Bastedo Stewart Smith
2004 - 2005
Practiced all areas of family law, with a special emphasis on family property, child support, and spousal support issues. Researched and drafted memoranda, pleadings and facta in proceedings...
Ministry of the Attorney General
Law Clerk, Superior Court
2003 - 2004
Provided more than 30 judges with oral advice and written memoranda of law in areas of civil, commercial, criminal, family and administrative law. Reviewed pleadings, wrote case summaries, and...
Legal Aid Ontario
2001 - 2003
Researched and drafted comprehensive legal memoranda on topics in correctional law and criminal law sentencing. Drafted memoranda on Aboriginal sentencing issues for Aboriginal Issues Advisory...
Southwest University of Political Science and Law
2000 - 2001
Chongqing, P.R.C. Lectured to undergraduate students on Western legal and democratic traditions, common law principles, and topics in Canadian law. Provided occasional lectures to graduate...
Osgoode Hall Law Journal
1999 - 2000
Developed and oversaw execution of production schedule, and prepared manuscripts for publication, including computer typesetting, final copy edit and proofs. Contemporaneous duties as Senior...
Osgoode Hall Law School
Bachelor of Laws
1997 - 2000
University of Toronto
Honours Bachelor of Arts
1990 - 1994