Despina Heiland is a junior paralegal in the Insurance and Tort Liability Department of our Vancouver office. Despina joined BLG as a legal assistant in 2007, working for lawyers practising in the areas of construction and surety law, media law and defamation, directors’ and officers’ liability, and commercial litigation. In 2012, she became a paralegal in the Insurance and Tort Liability Group, working in the area of insurance defence law with a focus on personal injury, including motor vehicle accidents. She also continues to assist in the area of construction and surety law.
Despina drafts pleadings and application materials, and manages conduct of each file with respect to collecting outstanding documentation and reporting the status of the files to the responsible lawyers. Despina also assists with the e-discovery process and works with the document review computer software program, Summation. She is fluent in Greek.