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

Megan M. Schwartzentruber

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Resume of Megan M. Schwartzentruber, Toronto Criminal Defence Lawyer

Education and Achievements
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Toronto, Ontario
Bachelor of Laws
2006-2009
  • 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
2002-2006
  • 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
Lawyer
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


 
Mentoring
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
2006-2009
 
Osgoode Lerners Cup Mooting Competition
Toronto, Ontario
Participant
2006
 

Memberships


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