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Aaron Landsberg


Aaron Landsberg


Toronto, Ontario, Canada




  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, 2019-2022
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of Toronto, 2015-2017
    • Master of Music, Music Technology and Digital Media
  • McGill University, Montréal, 2008-2013
    • Bachelor of Music, Jazz Performance

Legal Experience

  • Leo Adler Law, Toronto, Present
    • Assisting with court and government applications, legal research, etc.
  • Stanyon Law, Toronto, May – Aug 2021
    Criminal Defence Summer Intern
    • Crown disclosure review, summarizing.
    • Legal research of criminal matters including mens rea for attempt murder, bail considerations for young persons, third party consent for search, possession quantum affecting release, civil evidence in criminal proceedings, etc.
    • Attending hearings to transcribe examinations, take notes.
  • Network Reporting and Mediation, Toronto, May – Aug 2020
    Legal Examination Monitor, Jan – Aug 2019
    • Produced transcripts of examinations for discovery in civil actions.
    • Observed many legal interviewing strategies and techniques.
    • Accommodated clients’ needs and requests.
  • Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Toronto, Jun – Jul 2020
    Bail Court Monitoring Volunteer
    • Monitored remote show cause hearings at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
    • Screened for detentions on tertiary grounds and mentions of COVID-19.
    • Produced transcripts of hearings for Queen’s University associate professor’s research.
  • Pro Bono Students Canada, Toronto, 2019 – 2020
    Rights Watch Monitoring Volunteer, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
    • Prepared memoranda of key civil liberties issues in public reports on police accountability.
    • Researched relevant legislation, identified actionable issues.

Work Experience

  • Microforum Inc., Toronto, 2017 – 2018
    Quality Control Manager – Vinyl Record Department
    • Researched and implemented a quality control program for manufacturing vinyl records; analysed product quality versus competitors; produced reports.
    • Researched and installed Canada’s only operating Electroplating facility.
    • Consulted and liaised with suppliers, engineers, and competitors on improving practices.
  • Aaron Landsberg, Toronto, 2008 – 2019
    Performing Musician, Recording Engineer, Music Teacher
    • Engineered the live recording of a 2019 Juno-nominated jazz album (Liebman/Murley Quartet, Live at UofT).
    • Performed with ensembles as a drummer, appearing twice at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, and on Atomic 5 with Effendi Records, 2011.
    • Taught music lessons privately, and through the Great Art School of Music.
  • Ontario Patient Transfer, Toronto, 2013 – 2014
    Medical Attendant, Driver
    • Provided compassionate medical attention to patients during non-emergency ambulance transportations.

Volunteer Experience

  • Osgoode Mature Student’s Association, Toronto, 2020 – 2021
    Upper Year Mentor
    • Provided guidance and support to first-year law students.
  • CIUT 89.5 FM, Toronto, 2015 – 2017
    Broadcast Technician
    • Operated equipment during live-to-air broadcasts of community radio programs.

Licences & Certifications

  • Ontario Driver’s Licence, G Class.
  • Canada Firearms Licence, Possession Acquisition, Non-restricted and Restricted.


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