About us

For over twenty years, OnPoint has been providing top-quality research, analysis, and writing services to lawyers in British Columbia, Alberta, and across Canada. Whether the project requires a few cases to support a legal proposition, a memorandum, pleadings, or a factum, we complete research requests to our clients’ specifications and within stipulated time constraints.

Our research lawyers are well versed with both traditional research sources and the latest in research technology. They are academics — our research lawyers graduated at the top of their law classes (many as Gold Medalists), and most completed a clerkship in B.C. or Alberta. In addition, they have all had the benefit of obtaining essential practice experience as lawyers with major downtown law firms.

Our research lawyers possess diverse legal backgrounds, enabling us to handle projects of any size on any issue. We work closely with our clients to ensure that we have a definite understanding of the scope of the project, the specific issues involved, and the parameters of the desired end product.

Our low overhead allows us to set very reasonable rates. Many of our clients view us as a profit centre. They consider using our services as equivalent to adopting work completed by in-house associates, and add a premium for their firm when invoicing their clients.

We have two divisions: B.C. and Alberta. OnPointers called and located in B.C. handle projects for our B.C. Division, and those called and located in Alberta handle projects for our Alberta Division.

While our research lawyers are located in Vancouver and Calgary, they have the skills, experience, and resources to conduct research for lawyers across Canada. Please visit our services page for more information about how our research lawyers can assist you.

Sarah Picciotto, B.A.,LL.B.                    Founder

 

As a judicial law clerk to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1998, Sarah learned the importance of sound legal research. She gained practical experience as a litigator with Edwards Kenny & Bray before leaving practice to establish OnPoint in 1999.

Sarah is committed to providing OnPoint’s clients with a competitive edge. She is dedicated to ensuring that OnPoint produces nothing less than exceptional work and offers outstanding service.

As more and more lawyers requested OnPoint’s services, Sarah welcomed only the best and brightest experienced litigators to the team. OnPoint now provides a variety of research and writing services to lawyers across Canada.

 

 

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