FATIMA ANGELES, JD, MSc, LLM
Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public
Fatima is an active member of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), and the Canada Bar Association (CBA). Since her call to the Ontario Bar, she has been mentored by a highly experienced lawyer who practices Real Estate Law, Commercial Law, Estate Law and Wills, Litigation, Personal Injury, Immigration Law, and Corporate Law.
Also a member in good standing of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), she had been a practicing lawyer herself in the Philippines for more than 12 years prior to migrating to Canada. During these 12 long years, she was exposed to vast areas of law that afforded her diverse experiences in handling cases involving the application of domestic and international laws in the country and the region.
Fatima has represented the Philippines in different international bodies, i.e., the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPCF), International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, United Kingdom (Intervenor for the Philippine’s Claim), the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), an independent judicial body established by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea located in Hamburg, Germany (Maritime Law and Policy Programme via the World Maritime University), and Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies – Working Level Meeting held in Karachi, Pakistan (Speaker/Presenter of Fourth Pillar re: Marine Environmental Protection Law). She has also participated in several international and regional meetings, workshops, and field studies held in Singapore, Shanghai, China, Bali, Indonesia, Kitakyushu and Tokyo, Japan, Santiago and Valparaiso Chile, Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmo, Sweden.
Having gone through the intricacies and difficulties of migration and divorce herself, she developed a strong sense of purpose and motivation to help her clients settle their family and immigration issues (among other legal concerns), albeit maintaining legal and professional decorum – basically what AJ Law LLP is about.
Fatima holds a Master of Laws degree (Canadian Law in a Global Context) from the University of Toronto-Faculty of Law, a Master of Science degree in Maritime Law and Policy from the World Maritime University (a United Nations specialized agency) in Sweden under a Sasakawa Peace Foundation Grant & Full Scholarship, a Bachelor of Laws degree (now Juris Doctor) from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.
CZARINA MAE DE JESUS
Licensed Paralegal & Notary Public
A highly motivated professional, team player, and persistent learner, Czarina is a seasoned Paralegal that would handle your legal matters with precision and tailor fit your legal plan in accordance with your specific circumstances.
Even though she moved to Canada at a young age, she is still very much connected to her roots. Fluent in English, Tagalog, and Ilocano, clients would find her easy to talk to when engaging in consultation with her.
Czarina has a Paralegal diploma from Seneca College. Upon graduation, she immediately took an internship at the Jennifer Klotz Law Firm where she sharpened her knowledge and skills in Real Estate Law and Family Law. She successfully passed the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) Licensure Exam for Paralegal and subsequently landed employment as a Licensed Paralegal at a mid-sized firm that has practice areas as follows: Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Immigration Law, Real Estate Law, Estate Law, and Wills. Czarina gained profound knowledge during her years of stint in the aforementioned law office that she now has become a partner at AJ Law LLP, with the same noble goal of providing quality and efficient paralegal service to clients of diverse descents.
RODRIGO JUN HERNANDEZ, JD
Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant
Jun is a member in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). He has been in practice for more than ten (10) years. Aside from being experienced in appearing before courts and administrative tribunals in the areas of detention review, removal, appeals, and judicial review, he is also a freelance court interpreter accredited by the Ministry of the Attorney General in Ontario.
Jun is a member of the Faculty of Law at Anderson College, teaching subjects such as Administrative Law, Canadian Immigration Law and Policy, and Refugee Law. He has mentored students who successfully passed their licensing exams and are now practicing Immigration Consultants themselves. In the past, Jun has also worked as a corporate lawyer and secretary for private and publicly listed companies in a wide variety of industries, acting as an advisor to the board in terms of compliance with regulatory bodies.
Jun graduated with honors from his Immigration Consultant Diploma from Humber College, holds a Bachelor of Laws (now Juris Doctor) degree from the University of the Philippines, and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from De La Salle University. Revealing Jun’s consistent desire to help, he volunteers with the Region of Peel, teaching elementary students in the First Language Program. Jun is also a blood donor at the Canadian Blood Services. He believes in fiercely advocating for his Immigration clients with the intense dedication to help bring families together, which is the main objective of AJ Law LLP.
JOAN ATIENZA, JD, LLM
Legal Assistant/ Bookkeeper
Joan is a Law Society of Ontario (LSO) licensing candidate. She has recently finished her Master of Laws Program from the University of Toronto-Faculty of Law and secured her NCA Certificate of Qualification making her eligible to take the 2020-2021 Ontario Bar Exams.
Before moving to Canada in 2019, Joan was a Philippine trained CPA Lawyer with nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of audit, tax, accounting, corporate, administrative, and election laws. She worked as an Auditor at Deloitte Philippines and subsequently started her own accounting firm which has been serving clients engaged in small and medium-sized enterprises for 13 years up to the time she moved to Canada. She also worked as a government lawyer in the Philippines for 10 years. A full-blooded Thomasian, Joan finished both her degrees – Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Bachelor of Laws (now Juris Doctor) from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila.
Having been exposed for two decades servicing diverse clients and the Filipino public, she hopes to extend the same kind of service at AJ Law LLP as she works her way towards becoming a licensed lawyer in Ontario soon.
Digital Marketing Manager
Ron is a seasoned IT Professional with diverse industry experience and exceptional background in Project Management (7 years), Business Analysis (7 years), Applications Development (15 years), and Digital Marketing (3 years).
Like many migrants, Ron has struggled through adapting to Canadian life. To cope with the difficulty of adjusting, Ron decided to take control of his future by taking several courses to better his professional opportunities. With his working knowledge from his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from AMA Computer University in the Philippines, he continued to pursue Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT) Project Management in Humber College Toronto, Applications Development Diploma (with Distinction) from triOS College Toronto, Digital Marketing in Udacity in California and Graphic Design Diploma (with Distinction) from Shaw Academy in Dublin. As a result of his diligence in continuously improving his craft, Ron has now been certified by Google Ads, Google Analytics, and HubSpot Content Marketing & Digital Advertising. Further, he was also awarded by Amazon & Nutanix Hybrid Cloud with a Scholarship and bestowed a Superstar Award by Saint Elizabeth Healthcare.
He is also a founder of REON Digital Marketing Company based in Toronto and responsible for all of its sales and operations, including end-to-end management, sales activities, service and support in all REON’s Operations.
Known to be a soft-hearted person who puts people first before anything else, Ron has managed to keep his digital marketing achievements low key. Nevertheless, the AJ Law LLP team truly appreciates his contribution and looks forward to the firm’s growth with Ron at the helm, by efficiently serving our clientele through digital means.
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