Deanna Menard received her Executive Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma in 1997, and joined Alexander Holburn in 2000. In 2004, she completed her Paralegal Certificate with Honours. Since becoming a Paralegal, Deanna has specialized in general insurance litigation with particular emphasis in personal injury.
Deanna provides legal assistance to several of the firm’s lawyers by drafting pleadings and Lists of Documents, including determining privilege and relevance of documents, drafting court applications, preparing settlement documentation, which includes liaising with the Ministry of Health in connection with the Health Care Costs Recovery Act, as well as providing a supportive role in all aspects of file management and organization.
Deanna is also responsible for retaining and instructing experts, in addition to gathering and summarizing evidence for experts’ review and analysis.
Deanna is a member of the British Columbia Paralegal Association, the Chair of Alexander Holburn, Partners for Life (Canadian Blood Services) Blood Donation Drive, and is the coordinator of the firm’s Skate with Santa event.