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Sharon Smiley

Practice Manager 

Sharon has been a part of the Legate & Associates team as a Senior Law Clerk since September of 2000 and was promoted to Practice Manager in 2012. Prior to that she worked for 13 years doing both plaintiff and defence work in one of London’s largest law firms. In 2009 Sharon earned the Distinguished Law Clerk award by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. Sharon works closely with clients and experts throughout the course of a lawsuit and she is a key member of our strong professional team.  She has written papers for and been a speaker on various occasions at Ontario Trial Lawyers Association conferences and for the Law Society of Upper Canada.  She also plays a role in the training of staff within our office.  Sharon also regularly attends continuing legal and medical education seminars to remain current.

Education

  • Law Clerk Diploma, Fanshawe College, 1985

Associations

  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Law Clerks Section

Awards, Honours and Designations

  • 2009 OTLA Distinguished Law Clerk Award

Publications

  • Revelations of Pre-existing Injuries and Other Bomb Shells at Discovery – How to Save the Claim, OTLA 2010 Spring Conference: Building the Insurance Bible

  • Integrating the Evidence: Bringing it all Together for Trial, OTLA 2007 Fall Conference: The Trial Lawyers Arsenal

  • Organizing the File for Trial Part 1 – Getting the File Ready, June 2003, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Continuing Education

  • Day One of a Jury Trial, OTLA 2002 Fall Conference: The Myth of the Mild Brain Injury

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