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OUR TEAM - Jennifer Gravel Vanasse

Jennifer Gravel Vanasse


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

For over 35 years, Jennifer has assisted clients of the Vice & Hunter Litigation Team with various types of issues including personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful dismissal, real property claims and family law disputes.

In addition, in 2008 Jennifer was among the first group of paralegals to be licensed by the Law Society of Ontario. Jennifer brings her extensive experience in litigation to bear in her paralegal practice, which is focused mainly on Small Claims Court matters and Statutory Accident Benefits claims. She has represented clients in Small Claims Court for matters including contract disputes, employment, personal injury and property issues. Jennifer also represents some of the firm’s municipal clients in Provincial Offences Court.

In 2019, Jennifer became the proud recipient of the LSO’s William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award and in 2022, she was awarded the County of Carleton Law Association’s Paralegal Award. Jennifer is currently a Trustee on the Board of the CCLA, Chair of the CCLA Paralegal Committee and a member of the CCLA Family Law Advisory Committee.

Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice
Small Claims Court
Accident Benefits
Provincial Offences Court

Litigation Percentage

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
Paralegal Trustee, CCLA Board of Trustees
Chair of the CCLA Paralegal Committee
Member of the CCLA Family Law Advisory Committee

Educational Presentations

• 2023, Chair of panel discussion on Employment Law, CCLA Paralegal Committee CPD.
• 2021 and 2022 – Presenter, Ethics in Employment Law, LSO CPD.
• October 2017 - Civility in Practice, Presenter, with Paula Callaghan.
• 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.
• 2014, Confidential Conferences in Small Claims Court, CCLA Paralegal Committee CPD.