Commissioner of Oath
Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada
Sergey graduated with Honours from the Court and Tribunal Agent Program at Seneca College in 2004, continuing his life-long interest and involvement in law and justice. He immediately began an independent practice, providing private and corporate clients with representation and advice in their small claims matters, tenant evictions, traffic offences, and criminal defences.
Shortly after he began practicing, he was contacted by representatives of the Law Society of Upper Canada and asked to join the movement to license Ontario paralegals. Sergey participated, writing to Ontario MPs and actively advocating for the licensing process. His efforts, together with those of many others, paid off: the paralegal licensing process was introduced in 2007.
Sergey became part of the very first group of paralegals to become licensed. Sergey’s practice was founded on the principles of realistic assessment of his clients’ situations, transparency and trust in interaction, and a high level of engagement with clients. The practice has grown and expanded since, taking shape into Spectrum Paralegal.
“To let people know that they don’t always need a lawyer. That paralegals differ from lawyers only in the scope of their practice and fee structure, not competence or experience. So the next time someone is, for example, charged with dangerous driving or common assault, or has a small civil claim to file, I want them to think, “paralegal.”
“My goal is to promote my vision. And to do this, I strive to develop trust in all aspects of my practice. In this, I rely on simple principles.”