Where are you from? St. Catharine’s, Ontario
What’s your formal title at HFL? Legal Assistant/ Bookkeeper
Break it down for us, what does that really mean? My mission is to provide administrative support to clients and the office with a focus on excellent customer service, including billing and reporting, and assisting with Corporate and Wills & Estates work.
How long have you been with HFL? I’m brand new! I’ve been here about 1 month so far (Nov 2021)
In 140 characters or less, tell me what interested you about working in a law office as your career? As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a lawyer. After university came a brief career in retail, then back to law.
Why do you do what you do? I like to be behind the scenes and I love the subject matter of law. It’s the next best thing to being a lawyer. I get excited about problem-solving and finding solutions. No two days are the same in this profession.
Tell us, what are your legit credentials? I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology/Sociology from the University of Toronto, a Law Clerk Diploma from Niagara College, and a Legal Assistant Diploma from the former Toronto School of Business.
Are you an early bird or a night owl? Night owl, definitely.
The best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Do what you’re passionate about and the rest will fall into place.
Sweet or salty? What’s your go-to craveable snack? Salty and I love the children’s Lunchables for the mini Kit Kat bar.
What’s the best thing about working at HFL? The very approachable, yet still professional atmosphere.
Tell us a fun fact about you that you can share: I am currently taking country two-step lessons and I’m also an Authorized Court Transcriptionist for the Province of Ontario.
Tell us your hidden talent: I have an amazing memory for details.
What energizes you at work? Having a plan for the day, being productive and crossing things off my to-do list, keeping everything running smoothly.
Who do you admire & why? My dad. He was a quiet and unassuming man but a friend to everyone and a great provider for us.
What are you currently binge-watching on Netflix? I only watch two channels on TV: HLN for Forensic Files and CMT for the sitcoms.
Favourite go-to local spot (coffee, retail, food, etc.)? Nothing but Tim’s, hands down.