I, Carl J. Wais, am a licenced paralegal and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. I own and operate For Advocacy Service Today – (F.A.S.T.) providing paralegal services in and around the Hamilton-Burlington area.
My hometown is Niagara Falls, Ontario; graduating from Westlane Secondary School in 1982.
After completing the Land Survey Technician program at Niagara College in 1985, I worked in this field until 1990. Although land surveying did not withstand the depressed economy of the time, I discovered a keen interest in the law and began pursing a career in this field.
Upon graduating in 2002 from the Law Clerk program at Niagara College, I began working at the law firm of Scarfone Hawkins LLP in the area of personal injury law. In 2005 I gained experience in estates law, estate litigation, and small claims court matters while employed at the law firm of McEniry & McEniry.
Throughout my legal career, I have continually sought to broaden my legal skills and experience through various educational events sponsored by the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Hamilton Law Association. Areas of interest included employment law, small claims court work, and mediation and negotiation.
In 2012 I decided to pursue paralegal training and designation by receiving training at triOS College (Hamilton Campus) in 2012.
As a licensed paralegal with a passion for justice, I strive to give clients reliable advice based upon my education and experience and act for each when called upon to do so.
To help the public be better informed about what paralegals can do, about how Ontario laws might affect the individual, and about how the legal system works, I set up a blog. For more information about me, click the links under Experience, Education and Reference Letters in the drop-down menu under the About Carl link.