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While studying Computer Security at Sir Sandford Fleming College, I discovered that my true passion was in the field of legal defence and so I transferred into the paralegal program. I completed my paralegal practice hours with Aitken Robertson and stayed with the firm full-time. I advocate for the majority of the firm’s provincial offence clients, and clients with matters before other administrative bodies.

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Jami Sanftleben - Paralegal

Hi there, my name is Jami. I am the main litigation paralegal at Aitken Robertson.

I appear in Provincial Offences Act matters in all courts, from Old City Hall in Toronto to Kingston to all over Ontario. I also represent people before administrative bodies such as the Licence Appeal Tribunal in regards to various types of licence suspensions. I always fight for the best results for our firm’s valued clients.

After working for many years in sales and leadership, I started my education and career in criminal law when I enrolled in Sir Sandford Fleming College’s Computer Security and Investigation program. Among the technical courses, I actually found that I enjoyed the legal courses the most. These included courses such as “Evidentiary Procedure” and “Cybercrime,” and courses heavy in creative writing such as “Managing Technical Projects” and “Reporting Cyber Trends.” After completing four semesters, I switched to the paralegal program and hit the ground running, eventually graduating with honours.

I soon joined Aitken Robertson as a paralegal placement student. My initial duties were creative writing for the marketing department, drafting correspondence to the Ministry of the Attorney General, analyzing transcripts and case studies, and appearing for adjournments and designations of counsel in the Ontario Court of Justice for both criminal and provincial offences. When my placement was completed, I joined the firm as a part-time contract employee, and finally as a full-time employee upon my graduation. I later received my paralegal licence from the Law Society of Ontario, and dove head first into the world of Provincial Offences—where I’ve been ever since!

So why hire me? I have a great deal of experience at the resolution, trial and appeal levels under the following acts; Highway Traffic Act, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, Fire Protection and Prevention Act, Tobacco Tax Act, Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, Travel Industry Act, Reopening Ontario Act, Liquor Licence Act, Consumer Protection Act, Cannabis Control Act and others. Some strategies work for more than one act, some do not. I have put in the time to know the difference! I take care not only to explain your position, your side of the story, to the prosecutor, but also to explain the law and the prosecutor’s position to you. The more you know about the law under which you are charged, the better chance you have in fighting the charges! All this, and I have the benefit of a full legal team of lawyers and paralegals to consult with on your matter, which is an important advantage for me and no extra charge to you.

I am proud and privileged to say I have recently helped a number of clients working in emergency services (paramedics) in regaining their G and F class licences through the Licence Appeal Tribunal. For one reason or another, closed-door decisions were recently made to crack down on these folks and their medical fitness to hold a driver’s licence. At least it seems that way since so many have come to me for help! In drafting their appeals and advocating for them in the Licence Appeal process, I was able to help them restore their licences, careers, and livelihoods. Great people deserve great representation!

Outside of work, I consider myself a basketball “lifer,” as I love playing, coaching and watching the game. You’ll often find me playing at any local outdoor court with my son and friends.

If you would like to get in touch with me, feel free to call us toll-free at 1-800-668-1657 today, or fill in a form on our firm’s website to book a free 30-minute consultation.

Jami Sanftleben is a paralegal and is licensed by the Law Society of Ontario.

What does a paralegal do?

You’ve heard of lawyers, but what exactly is a “paralegal”? Put simply, a paralegal is a licensed individual in Ontario who works in a legal capacity regarding specific areas of law.

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