Meet the Presenters | Legal Research and Paperless File Management for Legal Support Staff

Level up your skills in legal research and paperless file management! Explore the key principles of legal analysis and statutory interpretation and walk away with a how-to for digital file management and organization in our upcoming webinar, “Legal Research and Paperless File Management for Legal Support Staff“. Read on for additional information and to meet our presenters for this webinar.

Webinar Details:

Date: January 17, 2023
Time:  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Price:  $95 + GST

Webinar Topics:

Paperless File Management Topics:

  • How to digitally diarize your files
  • What documents need to be retained on file
  • How to digitally organize your files

Legal Research Topics:

  • Applying the IRAC method
  • Modern principle of statutory interpretation
  • Citing legal sources
  • Starting your own precedent library
Meet the Presenters:

Brittany Koenig, Coach My Case

After graduating from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice, Brittany accepted a position with Legal Aid Alberta as a Legal Services Officer where she interviewed applicants in the areas of civil, criminal, and family law to support litigants with legal support services, information, and resources.

Since 2014, Brittany has exclusively worked in family law specializing in child and spousal support, complex property division, high conflict parenting disputes, and adoption. She is an educator and public speaker, volunteering with the Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) and the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (ACTLA) to support the training and development of legal support staff and administration. She is also a trained mediator having completed her training through Alberta Family Mediation Society. Brittany is currently employed as the Business Development Manager with Coach My Case and Senior Family Law Paralegal at Crossroads Law.

Brittany and her husband have two kids and when she isn’t otherwise run off her feet with never ending snack requests, she enjoys art, Broadway, and cheering on her favorite football team, the San Francisco 49ers.

Gerilynn Maryniuk, Legal Assistant, Bruyer & Mackay LLP

Gerilynn’s passion to pursue a career in family law stemmed from her desire to continue working with, and helping, children and families after beginning her career working in childcare. She attended college in Spruce Grove, Alberta, where she obtained her legal assistant certificate in 2003. She began work shortly after graduation, and after a brief hiatus to raise her daughters, she happily accepted a position as a legal assistant. Currently, she works at Bruyer & Mackay LLP.

At Bruyer & Mackay, she assists families as they navigate the emotional and stressful situations that arise in family matters. Gerilynn highlights that divorce and separation can be particularly stressful for clients. Paralegals are, at times, the first point of contact for the client, and it is important to develop emotional intelligence skills to understand how to offer support without taking the emotional stress upon themselves. For Gerilynn, her legal community has provided her with the support she needs to succeed and manage these clients, and other challenges that family law practice can pose. At her firm, she has found joy working with a team of lawyers that encourage and support her in her practice and overall career.

 

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