In 1988, Jennifer Gravel Vanasse began working at Vice & Hunter LLP. In 1990 she became a law clerk and continued to assist the lawyers in the firm with various types of litigation files including personal injury, motor vehicle accident, wrongful dismissal, real property and family law disputes.
In 2008, Jennifer was amongst the first group of paralegals to be licensed by the Law Society of Ontario. Jennifer brings her many years of experience in litigation to her paralegal practice, which is focused mainly on Small Claims Court matters and Statutory Accident Benefits claims. She has represented clients in a variety of matters including contract disputes, employment issues, damages, and property issues.
Currently, Jennifer divides her time between assisting the litigation lawyers of the firm and representing her own clients.
Jennifer was the proud recipient of the LSO’s William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award in 2019. She is also a longstanding member of the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA) and co-Vice Chair of the CCLA Paralegal Committee.
Areas of Practice
Areas of Practice
Small Claims Court
Provincial Offences Court
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Honors and Awards
Winner of the 2022 CCLA Paralegal Award
Winner of the 2019 William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award from the Law Society of Ontario
McDonald & Partners Family Law Award - Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, 2002
Professional Associations and Memberships
Law Society of Ontario, P1 Licensee, 2008 - Present
County of Carleton Law Association, Member, 2009 - Present
Current Co-Vice-Chair of the County of Carleton Law Association Paralegal Committee, Committee Member since 2014
October 2017 - Presenter, with Paula Callaghan, at the CCLA Annual Paralegal Day on the topic of Civility in Practice.
October 2016 - Chair of panel discussion at the CCLA Annual Paralegal Day on ethics and issues when dealing with self-represented litigants.
January 2015 - Co-author of paper: "The Hostile/Adverse Witness: What to do?". This paper was presented as part of the materials of the First CCLA Annual Paralegal Day on February 7, 2015.
Confidential Conferences in Small Claims Court, CCLA, 2014