Rosemarie Ortiz comes to the Mohawk College Paralegal program with 14 years’ experience as a Municipal Prosecutor. Always seeking justice to be served in this role she prosecuted matters under the Highway Traffic Act, Liquor Licence Act, Ontario Building Code, Ontario Fire Code and Municipal By-Laws. Prior to prosecuting Rosemarie worked in both the private and public legal environments for over 25 years in the areas of civil litigation, Small Claims Court, and Landlord and Tenant Tribunal.
Rosemarie is a graduate of The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario program and holds a CSM designation with the Canadian Institute of Management. Rosemarie is currently a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Prosecutors’ Association of Ontario.
Rosemarie has 17 years of teaching experience with Mohawk College in the Continuing Education, Distance and Day programs. As a professor and program coordinator, she is actively involved in not only teaching but also in program review of the Paralegal Program with current legislation and accreditation compliance with the Law Society of Upper Canada.
With a plethora of training and course delivery experience, Rosemarie emphasizes a personal focus on student learning and development. She thoroughly enjoys her position as an educator and considers herself a lifelong learner. Rosemarie is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience in the legal field.