After receiving my Honours Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society and Women’s Studies from York University, I then furthered my studies and attended Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology to obtain my Court and Tribunal Agent Diploma. I subsequently completed my Paralegal work placement with Kevin Fox, a prominent employment lawyer located in Toronto, Ontario whom I then began working full time for in November of 2008 and enjoyed working for until October 2017. I successfully completed my Paralegal Licensing exam in January of 2009 and became a proud member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. I am also a commissioner for taking affidavits. Throughout my years in Toronto, I have had the privilege of working for various prominent employment, labour law and class action lawyers including Arthur Tarasuk, Kenneth Alexander and James LeNoury.
In October 2017 I made the move west and settled in Okotoks, Alberta (just south of Calgary).
In November 2017 I began offering virtual assistant and administration services to lawyers. My focus is still centred around employment law, labour law and human rights matters, however, am very open to any fields of law.
In January 2017 I had the pleasure of meeting Ted Crawford, Realtor at The Ted Crawford Group with Royal LePage Solutions, when I purchased my new home. My husband and I instantly formed a lasting connection with him as we saw how much time and effort he put into the sale. In November 2017 I also became an Unlicensed Real Estate Assistant with CREB and am loving every second of my new world in real estate working alongside Ted Crawford as his Office Manager. Working in the legal field, I know that clients come first and the caring attitude at The Ted Crawford Group is a stance that I proudly support.
I am also in sales for Ryley Learning. Ryley Learning provides cost-effective, simple and engaging learning opportunities that educate employees on sexual harassment in the workplace. As a paralegal in an employment law practice, I have worked with both employees and employer-side clients. Knowing "what really goes on" in workplaces is an asset in understanding what Ryley Learning's customers need to ensure they have a safe workplace. I believe Ryley Learning's program should be a prerequisite in all employment relationships.
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Rita Louise S. Potestio
Loyal and discreet
Professional Assistant and Administrative Services