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Megan Schwartzentruber, Toronto Criminal Lawyer - Cooper, Sandler Shime & Bergman LLP

Megan M. Schwartzentruber

Tel: 416-585-1717
Fax: 416-408-2372

Resume of Megan M. Schwartzentruber, Toronto Criminal Defence Lawyer

Education and Achievements
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Toronto, Ontario
Bachelor of Laws
  • Charles Edward Woodrow Award (2007)
  • Honourable Ronald E. Sobier Entrance Award (2006)
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario
Bachelor of Arts Honours (Scholar’s Electives Program) Sociology and Criminology
  • Graduated with distinction (2006)
  • Sociology Award (Undergraduate) (2005)
  • Marlene Lee Scholarship (2004-2005)
  • University of Western Ontario In-Course Scholarships (2004-2005)
  • G.E. Ebanks Scholarship (2004)
  • Dean’s Honor List (2002-2005)

Relevant Work Experience

Cooper, Sandler Shime & Bergman LLP
Toronto, Ontario
June 16, 2010 - Present
Articling Student
August 2009 – June 2010
  • Assisted in representation of clients on a variety of matters before the criminal courts including charges relating to impaired driving, sexual assault, fraud, drug trafficking
  • Conducted legal research relating to a variety of criminal and civil matters
  • Drafted legal memos, motions and facta
McCarthy Tétrault Barristers & Solicitors
Toronto, Ontario
Summer Law Student
May 2008 – August 2008
  • Assisted in representation of clients on a variety of civil and quasi-criminal matters
  • Conducted legal research
  • Drafted legal memos, motions and facta
Osgoode Hall Law School
Toronto, Ontario
Research Assistant to Associate Professor Alan Young
May 2007 – January 2008
  • Researched various topics of law
  • Assessed legal situations of potential clients and arranged appointments
  • Edited and assisted in preparation of academic written work

Relevant Volunteer and Extra-Curricular Activities

Toronto, Ontario
Upper Year Volunteer
September 2007 - April 2008
  • Planned events designed to orient first year students with school and campus
  • Provided advice and leadership
Community and Legal Aid Service Programme (CLASP)
Toronto, Ontario
Duty Counsel and Caseworker (Criminal and Youth Division)
September 2006 – April 2007
  • Conducted intake and screened clients for eligibility and to make referrals
  • Accompanied clients to court and provided legal advice from supervising legal counsel
  • Researched volunteer opportunities for clients
Osgoode Hall Law School Women’s Caucus
Toronto, Ontario
Second Year Co-Chair
September 2007 – August 2008
  • Co-chaired a variety of meetings and events Member
  • Aided with drafting concerns regarding campus safety presented at University-wide meeting/li>
  • Attended community safety meetings
Osgoode Hall Law School Criminal Law Society
Toronto, Ontario
First Year Representative and Member
Osgoode Lerners Cup Mooting Competition
Toronto, Ontario


Law Society of Upper Canada
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Criminal Lawyers’ Association