Elmer is a Litigation Law Clerk in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group, specializing in complex litigation matters. Elmer has worked in the legal profession for over 25 years.
Assisting in all aspects of litigation work, Elmer assists with examinations for discovery, mediations, arbitrations, trials and appeals at all levels of Canadian Courts including the Supreme Court of Canada.
He also manages requests, appeals and complaints under provincial Freedom of Information statutes and the federal Access to Information statute. He has engaged with institutions ministries across Canada from Alberta to Newfoundland, as well as federal departments including the Canada Revenue Agency, Health Canada, Transport Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
He has extensive experience in managing large and complex document-intensive cases, from conducting custodian interviews, data collection, coordination of data process, to the review, analysis and production of documents. Elmer has worked on a variety of e-Discovery platforms including Summation, Relativity and iConnect.
Elmer has expertise in anti-counterfeiting and enforcement, in intellectual property litigation before the Federal Court of Canada and in proceedings before the Tax Court of Canada.
His prior experience includes 15 years in the federal public service in Ottawa in various capacities. He was a Registrar with the Federal Court of Appeal for 11 years where he specialized in the judicial review process, dealing extensively with federal agencies, boards, commissions and tribunals, as well as litigants and other stakeholders in the federal judicial process. He was also designated as Registrar to the Chief Justice of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada for a period of two years, managing appeals from across the country. Elmer was frequently called upon to provide case briefings to individual justices of the Court.
- Canadian Association of Paralegals
- Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario
- International Legal Technology Association
- Toronto Relativity User Group