Education

Education
May 2012 - Aug 2013

Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology

School of Legal and Public Administration

Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology, Toronto

·Professional courses taken: Contracts & Torts, Administrative Law, Immigration & Refugee

·Law, Employment Law, Landlord – Tenant Law, Criminal Law and Provincial Offenses, and Small Claims Court.

·Program accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada

·Licensed under the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), March 2014

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Certificate

School of Legal & Public Adminstration (Seneca College)
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011

Master of Information

University of Toronto, Faculty of Information

Faculty of Information

School of Graduate Studies

University of Toronto

·Relevant Professional Courses taken: Legal Literature & Librarianship, Government Information & Publications, Reference, Research Methods

·Library & Information Science Path Specialization

·Program accredited by the American Libraries Association

Sep 2004 - Jun 2009

Bachelor of Arts

University of Toronto

•Letter of Recognition for Completing Vic One, Pearson Stream, Victoria College, University of Toronto, 2005

• Double Major: History & Canadian Studies

Work History

Work History

COLLECTION ORGANIZATION ASSISTANT

United Synagogue Day School [now Robbins Hebrew Academy]

Performs in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information. Works with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.

·      Worked with the librarian to reorganize the library, with regards to moving from a manual system to an electronic database; and reorganizing the shelves

·      Worked with children

Nov 2013 - Present

Legal Researcher

Lipinsky Legal Research in association with Reena Basser & Associates

• I conduct legal research for lawyers, paralegals and immigration consultants who choose to contract their research out to me. • I also write reports, legal memorandums and create charts to display my legal research as the format may be appropriate.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Paralegal Placement Student

Reena Basser Licensed Paralegal

(Connected to Paralegal Program @ Seneca College)

• Conducted legal research and assisted with the drafting of legal pleadings • Served & filed documents at court when required • Assisted with client meetings • Attended court with Principal

Jun 2010 - Dec 2011

ASSISTANT

The Canadian Yeshiva & Rabbinical School (CY & RS), Toronto

Selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, and maintaining library materials. Performs in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information.

·      Drafted library policies and carried out acquisition audits to assist the CY and RS in receiving university accreditation as an affiliated teaching school of the Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto.

·      Created library policies

·      carried out acquisition audits to assist the CY and RS in receiving university accreditation

·      Created records are essential to the institution’s academic review by the Post-Secondary Education Quality Assessment Board)

·      Researched the best system to be used for cataloguing and shelving the books

·Administrative Assistant

Aug 2011 - Oct 2011

(VOLUNTEER)

Provincial Election Campaign

·     Inputted information into the database, which contains information that is essential for

Conducting and organizing the campaign

Sep 2010 - Apr 2011

USER AND COLLECTION ASSISTANT

Donald G. Ivey Library, New College, University of Toronto

• Often only staff member present, which demonstrates I could work independently • Advanced suggestions from library patrons into policies • Contributed to the preparation of the Staff Handbook (10 pages) • Provided reference assistance to students

Profile

I am a Legal Researcher. I have a background in Legal & Government Librarianship, from the University of Toronto, and I hold a Paralegal Diploma, from Seneca College. I wish to combine these backgrounds to perform legal research projects for lawyers, licensed paralegals, and licensed immigration consultants, among others who may require legal research.

Volunteer

-Campaign Assistant, Provincial Election, 2011

-Chief Returning Officer (CRO) & redrafted constitution, Hillel @ U of T, 2009

-Volunteer, Ontario Jewish Archives, 2006

Additional Information

COMPUTER SKILLS

* Microsoft Word

* Microsoft PowerPoint

* Constant Contact

* Quicklaw

* Westlaw                                                                                                                                               

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

* Legal Research

* Organized

* Presentation Skills

* Policy Development

* Customer Service

* Analytical

AWARDS

·      Hillel @ U of T Campus Award (Hillel of Greater Toronto), 2009

·      Kohn Internship Participation Award (Hillel of Greater Toronto/Jewish Vocational Services Toronto), 2007

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

*      Toronto Association of Law Libraries

*    Paralegal Society of Ontario