Law Clerk / Paralegal, Toronto
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Year of Call: Ontario, 2018
Kerrie Yim is a paralegal in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. Her practice is focused on worker’s compensation and she represents employer’s interests before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s Appeals Services Division and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.
Kerrie advises employers on the practical impact of WSIB policies, employer obligations, registration obligations across Canada, claims management, accommodations and disability management, entitlement to benefits, and internal policies. She reviews and manages WSIB claims to ensure that timelines are being met, to advise on merits of the case, and to provide recommendations about pursuing appeals.
Kerrie developed extensive workplace safety and insurance experience in her previous career working in the legal services department at the WSIB. In her role there, Kerrie provided advice regarding statutory interpretation of Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) provisions and frequently reviewed applicable policies to build stronger cases for her clients. She attended before various levels of courts and tribunals in Ontario and worked with senior prosecutors at the WSIB, prosecuting employers under the WSIA.
With this knowledge and background, Kerrie can quickly identify gaps and risks to help mitigate and prevent employers from being fined or prosecuted under the WSIA. Kerrie also uses her vast knowledge to prepare educational presentations for internal staff and clients on related legal topics.
Kerrie was the sole recipient of her graduating class to receive the Paul Henry Shapiro Memorial Award. It was awarded on the recommendation of senior faculty for the student demonstrating the highest level of engagement with ethics and the law.
In addition to her work experience, Kerrie enjoys partaking in continuing professional development to maintain her advocacy, professional, negotiation, and mediation skills, as well as her WSIB knowledge. Kerrie is fluently bilingual in English and Cantonese.
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