A Few Words About Us

Joston is a legal services firm located in Oshawa with a team of licensed paralegals, law clerks, and trained administrative staff, with over 30 years of experience, collectively. We also extensively network with firms that provide private investigation, bailiff (commercial lockouts and asset recovery) as well as process serving. Our goal is to provide prompt and attentive service.

 

We understand that you have a choice when it comes to hiring a legal firm and we assure our clients that we handle all matters with an inherent sense of responsibility and ensure you that requests will be handled with utmost care.

 

Our Mission

 

At Joston we strive each day to provide each member of our team an environment in which they have an opportunity to thrive. We believe that by working together as a family we will produce the best possible results for our clients and our team, while furthering our goal of being contributing members of society.

Our Team

Rebecca Patten

Licensed Paralegal

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Rebecca was licensed as a Paralegal in 2012 and mentored by the very best in the profession, Rebecca puts her advocacy skills to practice in the Small Claims Court. 

To expand knowledge and hone legal skills further, Rebecca is currently enrolled in her third year in the University of London LLB program, studying contracts, torts, evidence, criminal law, property law, and equity & trusts. The goal is to expand Rebecca’s scope of practice. 

On a personal note, Rebecca is an avid runner having run 12 marathons and has a full marathon personal best of 2 hours 57 minutes, which exemplifies her take on life, commitment, and discipline.

Elizabeth Edwards

 Licensed Paralegal

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After completing her Bachelor of Arts in History, Elizabeth was licensed as a paralegal in 2015. Elizabeth began her career studying Human Rights Law and completed her placement at the General Motors Canadian Headquarters. After this time, Elizabeth began work in the Small Claims Court and various Tribunals, including the Landlord and Tenant Board and the Licensing Appeals Tribunal. Elizabeth also has experience in debt collection, such as filing writs. Elizabeth has extensively worked with automotive facilities to recover unpaid repair and storage invoices. 

 

“In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.”

- Albert Einstein

Valerie Hawkes

 Licensed Paralegal

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Bio pending...

Natalie Wilson

Manager of Operations

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As Manager of Operations, Natalie provides the  perfect combination of legal knowledge, management skills and a wealth of life experiences.  As Legal Assistant, and Licensed Paralegal under the Law Society of Ontario, her legal background and training covers most areas of law. Natalie brings to Joston her experience of being the owner of a coaching business, as a Certified Coach Practitioner, her learned skills assists in leading and encouraging the team at Joston Legal Services to foster a welcoming work environment, which provides for exceptional client service.


“A leader’s job is to look
into the future and see the organization not as it is, but as it can become." 

- unknown

 Jennifer Kennedy

Administrator

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Jennifer has provided operational and logistical support services to legal offices, non-profit and charitable organizations, and small businesses for over ten years. She achieved a Law Clerk and Paralegal diploma from Fleming College. She understands and values team-oriented work, solution-based approaches, and excellent communication with clients. Her 'big picture' strategies are used to facilitate and achieve long-term goals for clients and the business.

 

"Life is a state of mind, imagine the one you want and then create it." - unknown 

Devni Gamage

Legal Assistant

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Devni is a third-year university student, studying in the Teacher Education Stream. She's been providing Legal Assistant services to Joston since its inception. Her areas of interest include science, writing, and music. Devni believes that every person has knowledge and skills to offer the world and there is always something to learn from everyone, no matter how much you think you know.

 

“None of us is as smart as all of us.” 

- Kenneth H. Blanchard

Bisma Fida

Legal Assistant

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Bisma is a third-year university student studying, Forensic Psychology, with a current diploma in Child and Youth Care. Her areas of interest include legal studies, psychology, and teaching, and hopes to become a high school guidance counselor in the future. In life you never really know what you desire, until you find your passion. 

 

“The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” 

- Barack Obama