Darla Weir

Darla WeirSenior Law Clerk, ILCO Certified Expert in Family Law

I work as a senior law clerk at the BrooklinMarkham and Toronto offices. I take a caring, client-focused approach to assist clients through every aspect of their case. I know that these matters can be uncomfortable, so when I am assigned as the clerk on a file, I work with the client directly. I work with each individual to prepare Court pleadings, financial statements, support calculations and report to the client throughout the file. I take the time to listen to clients’ concerns and help them understand the Court process, and what they can expect. I also act as a liaison between clients and their lawyers.

I graduated from Seneca College in 1984 and have over 30 years of experience in all aspects of family law. My experience in my previous role as an Administrative Assistant at the Office of the Chief of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, Osgoode Hall was incredibly valuable, and I bring that experience and knowledge to Russell Alexander clients. I am recognized as an expert in Family Law with the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, and I teach Family Law to Law Clerk students at Durham College in the Faculty of Justice and Emergency Services.

Giving back has always been important to me. I enjoy participating in various fundraising events for Toronto Sick Children’s Hospital Foundation, MS and breast cancer research. When I am not at the firm, or at a fundraiser, I enjoy travelling and experiencing new things. Russell Alexander encourages me to advance my career and fosters a team environment at the firm. I feel that this encouragement and team-based environment ultimately benefits our clients.