Provided support covering illness, vacation, and assistance to Partners and Associates in various areas of law.
Drafted and transcribed legal documents and correspondence.
Performed general administrative functions including managing calendar appointments, booking meetings, coordinating travel arrangements, billing, general file and practice management, and other duties as required.
05/2012 - 04/2014
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP － Vancouver, Canada, British ColumbiaLegal Assistant
Provided legal assistance in all aspect of trademark prosecution and opposition proceedings, portfolio management, trademark licensing requirements and transfer of intellectual property conducted before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office Prepared trademark applications, amendments to applications, drafting statements of opposition and related correspondence (with minimal direction), and letters reporting trademark status to clients Compiled, verified, recorded and processed prosecution documents, licenses, assignments and opposition documents using docketing and information systems Provided legal assistance in the areas of marketing and advertising, promotional, competition, and copyright law Assisted with billing; sending invoices by mail and e-mail Scheduled appointments, meetings, and conferences.
Assisted as a floater in various areas of law before acquiring a permanent position in the Intellectual Property department Provided legal assistance in drafting and transcribing all aspects of research and opinions on the availability and registrability of trademarks, prepared applications for the registration of trademarks and all other business conducted before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, including opposition and expungement proceedings, filing assignments, and security documents Organized and expedited multiple deadlines and voluminous flow of work in the professional's practice, initiating any follow-up action as appropriate Accurately prepared legal documents and managed voluminous flow of correspondence with minimal direction Transcribed and typed legal documents and correspondence from precedents Liaised between the legal professional and various internal and external individuals, groups and clients at all levels Worked proactively in the day-to-day support of the professional's practice by using initiative and good judgment to relieve the professional of administrative detail Assisted with billing; sent invoices by mail and e-mail.
Provided support covering for illness, vacations, and assisting in meeting workload peak.
Prepared documentation and notification as required.
Assisted professionals with administration work.
Toronto East Court － Toronto, Canada, OntarioCourt Clerk
Office Provided clerical and administrative services, involving the operations and procedures of court trials and hearings.
Prepared and verified dockets and documents for court.
Escorted the Justice of the Peace into the courtroom, call the court to order and maintain decorum.
Arraigned defendants; recorded pleas; sworn in witnesses, interpreters and defendants; recorded case information, dispositions and actions on charging documents; ensured document notations/recordings are accurate and complete.
Boston University － Boston, Massachusetts, USAParalegal Studies - Certificate
Paralegal (Accelerated) - Diploma
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology － Toronto, Ontario, CanadaOffice Administration - Legal (Accelerated)
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology － Toronto, Ontario, CanadaBSBA: MarketingMarketing
Colegio de San Juan de LetranManila, PhilippinesDiploma
2012-2013 - Ballet BC 2012 - Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver Asian Film Festival 2011 - Thursday morning breakfast - Lawyers Feed the Hungry (Toronto) 2008-2009 - Legal Studies Students Association - Seneca College 2007-2008 - Seneca College Recreation Council 2006-2007 - L.E.O. (Leadership Enhancement Opportunities) - Seneca College
PACER VOLUNTEER WORK 2012-2013 - Ballet BC 2012 - Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver Asian Film Festival 2011 - Thursday morning breakfast - Lawyers Feed the Hungry (Toronto) 2008-2009 - Legal Studies Students Association - Seneca College 2007-2008 - Seneca College Recreation Council 2006-2007 - L.E.O. (Leadership Enhancement Opportunities) - Seneca College