Paralegal Services

Paralegal Services

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-364-3111
416-364-3271
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Ms. Condello is a partner in the law firm, Neuberger & Partners LLP. She joined with Joseph A. Neuberger, in 1998. She was part of the first group of paralegals to be licensed by the Law Society of Ontario.

Ms. Condello’s areas of practice include defending clients charged with criminal summary conviction matters, Provincial Offences and Small Claims Court. In addition to her practice, she assist lawyers with the defence of many high-profile and complex criminal cases, involving the review of disclosure and evidence, the preparation of the exam and cross examination of witnesses, and legal research.

Education

Ms. Condello graduated from Mohawk College of Applied Arts Law Clerk program in 1996, and became certified in Civil Litigation through the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario in 1997. She completed the Osgoode Hall Certificate program in Provincial Offences Court Practice. Currently, she is enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws program at the University of London and pursuing a law degree on a part time basis.

Professional Activities

Ms. Condello is a speaker for Continuing Professional Development programs through the Law Society of Ontario, Durham College, and other CPD providers.

June 14, 2018
Speaker, Legal Analysis for Paralegals, Law Society of Ontario
https://store.lsuc.on.ca/legal-analysis-for-paralegals

May 31, 2016
Speaker, Paralegal Practice Basics: Criminal Law, Law Society of Ontario
(https://store.lsuc.on.ca/paralegal-practice-basics-criminal-law)

May 15, 2017
Speaker, Criminal law for Paralegals, Durham College, Chaired by the Honourable Justice Libman

May 2018
Legal Analysis for Paralegals, Law Society of Ontario
https://store.lsuc.on.ca/legal-analysis-for-paralegals

November 2018
Best Practices Handling Witnesses for Paralegals, Law Society of Ontario
https://store.lsuc.on.ca/best-practices-in-handling-witnesses-for-paralegals

Volunteering

Ms. Condello is currently the Vice Chair, of the Ontario Paralegal Association Education Committee.

Since 2012, I have volunteered in fundraising for the Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program, a program dedicated to providing healthy community meals to Toronto residents in need. I have also volunteered with the Ontario Justice Education Network

I am a former Director and Treasurer of the Ontario Paralegal Association, an organization whose mandate is representing paralegals throughout the Province of Ontario.

Professional Associations and memberships

Law Society of Ontario https://www.lsuc.on.ca
Ontario Paralegal Association https://www.ontarioparalegalassociation.com
Canadian Italian Business Professional Association http://www.cibpa.com
Student Member, Ontario Bar Association https://www.oba.org/Home
Student Member, Toronto Lawyers Association https://tlaonline.site-ym.com/

CONTACT INFORMATION

1392 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON M6C 2E4
Fax (416) 364-3271

COVID-19 UPDATE

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in COVID-19 on Tuesday March 17, 2020.

At Neuberger and Partners, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have implemented safety measures to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Our priority is and always will be the health, well-being and safety of our staff, clients and colleagues.

We have put in place various measures to prevent and minimize the impact of COVID-19:

  • In addition to standard hand-washing habits, our staff are washing hands before and after every client interaction;
  • All individuals entering our office will be required to use our hand sanitizer to ensure the safety of our other clients and staff;
  • Regular disinfecting of our offices, public areas, meeting rooms and board rooms as well as increasing the frequency of disinfection of higher-traffic surface areas;
  • If a lawyer or client who has a scheduled meeting is feeling unwell, they will be strongly encouraged to stay home;
  • For the time being, we will avoid greeting clients and colleagues with our usual handshakes;
  • We will make every effort to ensure our firm will be stocked up with extra tissue and alcohol-based hand sanitizer; and
  • We will monitor and stay informed from the Government of Canada and World Health Organization for facts as they become available. We will ensure all staff and team members are educated on symptoms and are well informed on prevention and best practices.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will the firm still run if there are closures?

  • We are committed to assisting our clients. We remain open to assist our clients at this time (following aforementioned standards for health and safety). For clients who wish to communicate with our firm virtually, we have the technology for virtual meetings and are able to respond to the needs of our clients in a manner best to protect our staff and clients’ health.

Are staff and lawyers set up to work virtually?

  • All lawyers and staff are set up to work virtually and continue to assist clients and one another remotely. All lawyers are available via telephone, email and virtual video conferencing.

What is the court situation? How will we deal with court closures?

  • At this time, the Superior Court of Justice is closed from March 17, 2020 to June 1, 2020 – unless a judge orders otherwise.
    If you have a March matter, your matter will be postponed to June 2, 2020.
    April matters will be postponed to June 3, 2020 and May matters will be pushed to June 4, 2020.
  • Similarly, the Ontario Court of Justice will be closed for 10 weeks for all out of custody matters in criminal practice court. In custody matters will still be addressed. It is unclear if out of custody matters such as trials or preliminary hearings will continue since the courts have left this decision to the discretion of the judges. However, Bail courts will remain open for the time being.
  • The Court of Appeal for Ontario has suspended all scheduled appeals until April 3, 2020. But we are still able to file materials and apply for urgent appeals to be heard.
  • We will advise clients by email of their next Court date.

How can payments be made?

  • Payments can be made via e-transfer and visa payments can be made over the phone.

If I have to deliver something to my lawyer, how shall I go about it?

  • For clients who wish to drop off documents but do not wish to come in contact with any one at the firm, you are encouraged to drop them off in our mail slot in front of our office.

We will be open and available for any questions, comments or concerns. Please call (416) 364-3111 for any further information.

Stay safe and healthy,

Joseph Neuberger