Crystal is a Senior Litigation Law Clerk and has been with Bennett Gastle since it’s inception in 2005. Crystal provides ongoing assistance in all aspects of the litigation process and is an important support member of the Bennett Gastle litigation team. Crystal has experience successfully representing clients in Small Claims Court and in Traffic Court on various matters. She has been a research assistant on various legal issues, including work and recognition on the publication: “Canada-Brazil Trade Relations: an expedited arbitral mechanism may be required to resolve the WTO Aircraft from Brazil/Canada Dispute” by Professor Joseph D’Cruz and Dr. Charles M. Gastle.
Crystal brings her creativity to Bennett Gastle, including the design of the firm logo and the development of other firm products. She is the enthusiastic organizer of firm social events, including the welcoming of foreign law students to Canada as part of Bennett Gastle’s International Student Program which has been a tremendous success.
Crystal completed her Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree at The University of Toronto, in 2005, majoring in Sociology, with a double minor in Geography and Psychology. Upon graduation, Crystal obtained her Litigation Law Clerk certification with honours from The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario. She also subsequently completed her Real Estate and Estate Law Clerk certifications with honours.
In addition to her academic and legal experience, Crystal is actively involved in a number of volunteer organizations, most notably sitting on CLEW’s (Cambodian Legal Education for Women) Board of Director as Secretary. CLEW (www.clewcanada.com) is a registered Canadian charity committed to providing financial support to young women from rural Cambodia to help them obtain a university education. Crystal is involved in all aspects of the charity’s administration and annual fundraising events and is instrumental to their success. Crystal also volunteers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Grandview’s Preschool Speech and Language Program.
When not at work, Crystal enjoys spending time with her son and two Boston Terriers, Motley and Roxy. She also enjoys travelling, baking and entertaining.
BA (Hons) in Sociology, University of Toronto
Litigation Law Clerk Certificate, Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario
Estates Law Clerk Certificate, Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario
Real Estate Law Clerk Certificate, Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario
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