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Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake, Paralegal

Phone: 1-902-798-5734 ext 223
Fax: 1-902-798-5739
Email: clake(at)


Drafting and preparation of legal documentation in relation to civil litigation, family law, criminal law and property including correspondence, meeting with clients, maintaining files and documents. Working knowledge of Divorce Act, Matrimonial Property Act, Children and Family Services Act, Young Offenders’ Act and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.Proficient skills in typing, dicta phone and filing.

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Highlights of Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • 35 years legal experience with emphasis on family law, and criminal law
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, decision making and time management skills
  • Excellent grammatical and proofreading skills
  • Work well both as a team member and independently
    • Computer Skills in Word Perfect 6.0(a), Corel Word Perfect 8, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, and AES Word Processor


Maritime Secretarial Academy, Halifax
Legal Secretarial Diploma, 1979 1st
Class Honours and Presidential Award

Hants West Rural High School, Brooklyn, Nova Scotia
Grade 12 Academic, 1978

Work Experience

August, 1987 – Present  Atlantica Law Position Legal Secretary
Areas of Law: Family Law

March, 1984 – November, 1986 – Burchell, MacAdam & Hayman
Legal Secretary
Family Law, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation with emphasis on collections and insurance claims

March, 1980 – September, 1982 – Wood, Caffaro, Gower & Hendrickson
Legal Secretary
Family Law, Civil Litigation with emphasis on insurance claims

July, 1979 – January, 1980 – Stewart, McKeen & Covert
Legal Secretary
Corporate, Civil Litigation, Property

Associations and Extracurricular

  •  1990 to 1996 – Leader 1st Brooklyn Cub Pack, Hants County, Nova Scotia
  • Valley Youth Alternatives – Volunteer working with youth 12 to 19 through mediation and supervision of Community Service Work Orders
  • Commissioner of Oaths
  • Member Brooklyn Elementary Home and School Association
  • R.C.M.P. Victim Assistance – Volunteer working with victims of crime
  • Enjoy jogging, walking, reading, and cooking