Miranda Belansky was born and raised in Welland, where she continues to reside with her family. From a young age Miranda has always been passionate about law.
She attended the Niagara College Law Clerk Program, from which she graduated with honours in 2012. She remains an active alumni member, and in November 2015 she was nominated and appointed to a position on the Law Clerk Program Advisory Committee.
While attending Niagara College, Miranda was accepted at Osgoode Hall Law School. During her time at Osgoode she completed the Trial Advocacy Program which specializes in training lawyers in techniques of trial advocacy in civil and criminal trials. In her second year, she successfully attained a position in the competitive Criminal Intensive Program. This semester was focused on criminal law training through in class and work placement. She was also awarded the Ian Scott Public Interest Internship. She spent three months in a legal/humanitarian intern position with the Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation in Alajuela, Costa Rica.
She graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2015 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2016.
During the course of her legal education Miranda has secured a wide variety of work experience. She obtained two placements with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada in downtown Toronto, solely focused in the area of criminal law. She spent half of her articling term with the local law firm of Houghton, Sloniowski & Stengel where she developed skills in the practice areas of Family Law, Real Estate and Estates Law. She then completed her articles with Ronald C. George Law, on-reserve at Kettle & Stoney Point First Nation. This position gave her insight and experience into the practice of Child Protection Law, Family Law, Criminal Law and Aboriginal Law. This placement provided a real world perspective on how the values of a First Nation can be incorporated into our current legal system.
At Miranda J. Belansky Law her passion for access to justice and serving her local community will be passed on to each of her clients. She looks forward to the challenges of operating a diverse practice that meets the needs of her growing community.