Deborah Badmus

Freelance Paralegal & Blog Writer

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Location:Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/deborahbadmus
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Kudos
3.0
2 Skills
$20
Rate/Hr
RESUME

OBJECTIVE: LAW CLERK/ LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

HIGHLIGHTS
• Problem-solving; analytical and research-oriented
• Several years in legal and administrative environment
• Advanced skills with Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
• Advanced communication, drafting, collation and writing skills
• Technical knowledge in contract preparation and negotiation
• Adept use of QuickLaw, WestLaw and CanLII research tools
• A team player; interfacing effectively at all organizational levels
• Ability to manage high volume clientele in a demanding environment
• Able to work independently; results-oriented and positive professional

EDUCATION

2014 Entrepreneurial Program (Training & Business Plan)
Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities, Graduation Certificate

2010-2011 Accreditation, National Committee on Accreditation
University of Toronto Law School, Certificate of Qualification

2007-2008 Co-op Program/Microsoft Office
Yorkdale Adult Learning Centre, North York, Toronto
Certificate for credits received

2005-2006 Corporate Law Clerk Program
Legal and Corporate Administration- Graduate Certificate
Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology, Toronto

RELATED LEGAL WORK
EXPERIENCE

2014 Independent Law Clerk (Present)
DEB BUSINESS SERVICES
(Legal, Corporate & Admin.)
• In-depth Market Research involving Primary/ Secondary Research and Analysis
• In-depth research of relevant Legislation and case-law to determine applicable Law
• Design of Business Cards, Flyers, Letterhead, Email Signature and Complete Website
• Thorough Collation, Compilation & Drafting of Business Plan & Executive Summary
• Development of Networking, Sales, Market and Business Implementation Strategies

2012-2013 Articling Student-Personal Injury Law (6 Months)
GALAN LAW FIRM
Barristers & Solicitors
• Perusal and maintenance of Personal Injury electronic and paper files
• Attendance at Mediation and Court for Civil Matters and Criminal Trials
• In-depth research of relevant legislation and case-law using legal soft-ware
• Drafting of Factums, Statements of Claim/ Defence and Notices of Appeal
• Drafting of Motions, including Consolidation and Substituted service motions
• Preparation of Motion Records and binders for service on parties to Actions
• Contact with Defence Counsel/ clients for clarity of clients position
• Court house searches (on-line & file room) for document discovery
• Preparation for and questioning at Examinations for Discovery

2007 Real Estate Law Clerk (Co-op)
AARON & AARON, Toronto
Barristers & Solicitors
• Obtained discharge of charge particulars and documents
• Made production requests to vendors’/purchasers’ Lawyers
• Forwarded discharge particulars in fulfilment of Undertakings
• Contacted Vendors’ Lawyers for fulfillment of their Undertakings
• Filled out general and trust account bank books for payment
• Deposited cheques/ mortgage funds into appropriate accounts
• Drafted correspondence and filed documents; other admin duties
• Reception duties; took calls and re-directed them as appropriate
• Perused files for discovery of outstanding issues for closure

2006 Defense Litigation Law Clerk (Contract)
REISLERFRANKLIN LLP, Toronto
Barristers & Solicitors
• Briefed incoming documents on an ongoing basis
• Produced documents requested by opposing counsel
• Used Amicus Attorney software for billing, searches, appointments
• Organized trial, arbitration and medical briefs in preparation for trial
• Prepared reports, undertakings, affidavits of documents and summaries
• Reviewed productions and discovery transcripts
• Reviewed reports of mediators and updated briefing
• Handled telephone inquiries from clients and counsel
• Prepared authorizations for release of information
• Prepared documents for examinations for discovery
• Prepared disclosures, legal documents and reports

OTHER RELEVANT LEGAL EXPERIENCE OVER 10 YEARS
Skills (2) Rating
Paralegal
Blog Writing