About us

APRIORI Legal Services Professional Corporation was registered by the Ministry of Government Services of Ontario on December 10th, 2013 under #1908310. The Certificate of Approval was issued by the Law Society of Upper Canada on January 03rd, 2014 under #C04874.

The scope and areas of paralegal practice are limited by the Law Society Act and LSUC By-law 4. The paralegals shall comply with standards established by Paralegal Rules of Conduct. From July 1, 2013 licensed paralegals are commissioners for taking affidavits by virtue of office.

Partners

Alexandra Tomorskaya, Partner. An internationally trained and licensed lawyer with over 15 years of progressive legal experience in Canadian (common) law and Russian (civil) law, and in International Business Law. Alexandra earned Paralegal Diploma (Hons.) from Seneca College of Applied Art and Technology (Ontario) and Bachelor of Law (Hons.) degree from Moscow State Law Academy (Russia). Alexandra is a Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, LSUC #09237. Commissioner of Oath. Certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Areas of Practice:

I. Legal representation in a summary conviction court under the Criminal Code for summary conviction matters where the maximum penalty is a $5,000 fine or imprisonment of up to a maximum of six months or both for an offence.

II. Legal representation in the Ontario Court of Justice under the Provincial Offences Act for quasi-criminal matters involving

  • Highway Traffic Act
  • Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
  • Liquor Licence Act
  • Trespass to Property Act
  • Environmental Protection Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Blind Persons’ Rights Act
  • Dog Owners’ Liability Act, etc.

III. Legal representation in the Immigration and Refugee Board.

IV. Legal representation in a matter related to a Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) claims, including mediation, evaluation, arbitration, or related proceedings under the Insurance Act

To contact Alexandra:

Phone: (437) 889-9935

E-mail: alexandra@apriorilaw.ca

 

Marina Gavrilina, Partner.

Marina is an accomplished paralegal with extensive business  experience that gives her a unique  perspective on the application of law. Marina is known to find unorthodox solutions to seemingly unsolvable cases. Her first precedent-setting case was won in 2000. Marina earned Paralegal Diploma (Hons.) from Seneca College of Applied Art and Technology (Ontario) and Bachelor of Art (Hons.) degree from Moscow State University of Culture and Art (Russia). Marina is Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, LSUC #09080. Commissioner of Oath. Certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Areas of Practice:

I. Comprehensive services for small-scale private landlords, including tenant screening and monitoring, property lease contract support, landlord representation in the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB), landlord representation in the Small Claims Court, and enforcement of judgements.

II. Legal representation in the Small Claims Court, including claims for damages or return of property worth $25,000 plus court expenses, under:

  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Occupier’s Liability Act
  • Negligence Act
  • Collection Agency Act
  • Sale of Goods Act
  • Repair and Storage Lien Act
  • Parental Responsibility Act
  • Food and Drug Act
  • Competition Act

III. Legal representation before a tribunal established by an Act of the Legislature of Ontario or under an Act of Parliament, such as the

  • Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB)
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT)
  • Social Benefits Tribunal

The above list of legal services is not exhaustive. The scope of our practice also covers the representation in the following boards and  tribunals:

  • Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO)
  • Assessment Review Board
  • Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)
  • Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario Agriculture
  • Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal
  • Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO)
  • Health Professions Appeal and Review Board
  • Ontario Highway Transport Board
  • Ontario Parole and Earned Release Board, etc.

To contact Marina:

Phone: (437) 889-9798

E-mail: marina@apriorilaw.ca

We invite you to contact us even if you are not sure whether your matter is within our scope of practice. Legal matters are often complicated. We would refer you to the experienced professionals who would assist you with your matter, i.e. lawyers, incorporators, accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, translators.

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