Amanda Bettencourt, BA (Hons), JD
Amanda Bettencourt is an associate litigation lawyer at WEL Partners. She practices exclusively in the areas of wills, estates, trust and capacity litigation.
Prior to joining WEL Partners, Amanda articled at the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee, where she gained experience in estates, family law, and civil litigation. She successfully represented clients in court proceedings and before various administrative tribunals.
Amanda obtained her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School. She built a dedication for advocacy throughout her studies, particularly with respect to vulnerable members of the community. In her second year of law school, Amanda was awarded a health law internship, which enabled her to work as a Summer Student at the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly. In this role, Amanda represented Ontario’s seniors in cases of elder abuse and prepared policy opinions and public legal education materials. She also worked at Parkdale Community Legal Services in the Workers’ Rights Division, where she assisted workers faced with precarious work conditions in overcoming their employment barriers.
Amanda understands that helping her clients involves not only dealing with their legal issues, but also addressing the personal stressors that may act as roadblocks to arriving at solutions.