Lynda started at the clinic as a legal secretary
In 1996 she became the Office Manager. She is responsible for clinic
operations and administration. Although she does not work
directly with clients, she participates as much as possible in
outreach projects and attends local workshops.
Lynda works directly with the Board of Directors of the clinic.
Carolyn Hamilton, Executive Assistant
Carolyn joined the clinic in May 2003 as an intake
received her Law Clerk certificate from the Institute of Law Clerks
of Ontario in 1995 and worked as a legal administrative assistant in
a corporate law office, assisting with litigation, prior to joining
the clinic. She is currently an Executive Assistant and provides administrative assistance to
the Executive Director and Office Manager and is our
intake lead. Carolyn is also our in-house information technology
and communications lead, sitting on various IT-related committees
both within our clinic and in the legal clinic system. She is the webmaster for this site and maintains our Facebook and
Twitter pages. As well, she puts together
our newsletter, Bafflegab (distributed semi-annually
to our clients, other clinics, agencies and support groups), and our
Diane French, Intake Worker/Support Staff
Diane has been with the clinic since November 1996. Primarily she
provides administrative assistance on ODSP case files. She is also
an intake worker, providing information and referrals to people. She prepares all client disbursement accounts.
She maintains our Tickler System, a requirement of the Law Society
of Upper Canada, and organizes the publication and distribution of our newsletter,
Bafflegab. She is also on the Office Wellness Committee. Diane is
very dedicated to the clinic’s work and clients.
Denise Bird, Intake Worker/Support Staff
Denise joined the clinic in July 2003. She is an
intake worker and she provides administrative assistance to our
legal workers. She keeps track of our public legal education
events, radio shows, and clinic pamphlet distribution. She also manages our library database. Denise is the
person to see if you wish to borrow any reference materials from us,
want to book us for a speaking event or need to replenish your
supply of our clinic pamphlets.
Ingrid Wood, Receptionist/Support Staff
Ingrid returned to the clinic in October 2008. She had worked
previously at the clinic as an Intake Worker/Legal Secretary and as Office
Manager from 1987 to 1996. She is usually the first person you speak
with when you contact the clinic. Ingrid provides administrative
assistance to all legal workers and is involved in community development
work, such as our Library Outreach project.
Carrie McGeown, Administrative Assistant
Carrie joined the clinic in August 2011. She is an intake worker
and provides administrative assistance to all legal workers. She
works particularly with the housing and ODSP team. Carrie is also a licensed
paralegal who assists one of our Community Legal Workers with our
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board files. She often represents the
clinic at community resource fairs and is passionate about providing
information and access to justice to those in the community.
This site provides general information
only, specific to Ontario, Canada. It is NOT legal advice.
Please call us or a lawyer in your area for advice on your particular
situation. Visit the
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