Kaitlyn Gillen

Paralegal / Law Clerk / Property and Commerce

Kaitlyn Gillen is a paralegal at Unified LLP and a member of the firm’s Property and Commerce group. She assists with firm’s commercial, municipal, real estate and business matters. Kaitlyn also advocates for clients at the Small Claims Court.

Kaitlyn provides advice and service that is efficient, effective and resolution-based. Ms. Gillen routinely assists with the firm’s high value litigation and transactional matters and is involved in all aspects of client and file management, including preparation of disclosure briefs, drafting and filing of court pleadings, drafting transactional documents, and preparing liens and other registered instruments.

Kaitlyn began her career at Unified LLP (now Unified LLP), and is a graduate of the Paralegal program at Conestoga College, where she was awarded the Silver Medal for completing the program with the second highest average in her class.

Education

  • Paralegal, Conestoga College
  • B.A. (Hons), University of Guelph (Criminal Justice and Public Policy; Economics)

Jessica Ferreira

Law Clerk / Family

Jessica Ferreira is a law clerk of Unified LLP assisting with family law matters.

Jessica’s assists lawyers in delivering excellent service. She is involved in all aspects of client and file management, including preparation of financial statements, disclosure briefs, drafting and filing of court pleadings, and the day-to-day interaction with clients.

As a law clerk, Jessica is the connection point between the lawyers and clients, requesting documents and following up regarding scheduled court appearances. She dedicates her time to assure the files are organized and updated. Her willingness to help others, and bilingualism (Portuguese and English) makes her a great asset to our firm.

Jessica has recently graduated from a Paralegal program at George Brown College. Jessica is originally from Brazil and has moved to Canada seeking new challenges. She is a licensed lawyer in her home country with more than five years of experience. She looks forward to furthering her education in 2021.

Education

  • Paralegal Certificate, George Brown College
  • J.D., Universidade Estacio de Sa
  • LL.M., Osgoode Professional Development, York University – In progress

Dominika Parker

Law Clerk / Family

Dominika Parker is a law clerk at Unified LLP. Her area of specialty is family law, including divorce, custody and access, property, support and domestic contracts. She has been working in the area of family law since 2005.

Prior to working at Unified LLP, Dominika worked at the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, dealing with family case conferences and motions and she was a law clerk to a family lawyer at another Toronto law firm.

Since Dominika’s entire career has been spent working in the field of family law, she has gained a deep understanding of family law rules and court procedures. Her extensive knowledge and experience ensure that the client files run smoothly and efficiently from start to finish.

Dominika is involved in all aspects of a client and file management, including preparation of financial statements, disclosure briefs, drafting and filing of court pleadings and the day-to-day interaction with clients.

Education

  • B.A. (Hons) Law and Society, York University
  • Court and Tribunal Agent, Humber College

Languages

  • English and Polish

Kathryn Pereira

Law Clerk / Family

Kathryn Pereira is a law clerk at Unified LLP, specializing in Family Law. Kathryn provides service that is compassionate, efficient, and resolution based. Prior to working at Unified LLP, she established her career by working at various Firms around the Greater Toronto Area since 2015. Kathryn's experience has assisted her in establishing a strong knowledge of Family, and Civil Law.

Kathryn is a licensed paralegal in Ontario, with a Bachelor Degree in Criminology from the University of Ottawa. Due to her passion and drive for justice, she obtained valuable experience working at the Elizabeth Fry Society, assisting with the diversion program at the Ontario Court of Justice in Ottawa.

Education

  • B.A. (Hons) Social Sciences, University of Ottawa
  • Paralegal Studies, Algonquin College

Languages

  • English and Portuguese

Joanne Morton

Law Clerk / Labour / Professional Regulation

Joanne Morton is a Law Clerk with Unified LLP’s Labour group. Joanne assists our lawyers in the areas of labour and administration law. She is involved in everything from preparing documents for litigation and arbitration to day-to-day client interactions.

Joanne’s dedication keeps Unified LLP’s Labour group running. Joanne plays an invaluable role in supporting Kirsty, Jack, and Amin’s work.

Joanne has over 23 years of experience in office administration and management. Prior to becoming a law clerk, Joanne gained a wealth of experience in private investigation and loss prevention for 7 years. This breadth of transferable skills and experience allows Joanne to approach her work in innovative ways.

Education

  • Law Clerk Diploma, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Professional Associations

  • Member of The Institute of Law Clerks Ontario