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John Paul Rodrigues

J.P. is the host of the Justice in Pieces Guest Speaker Series, and is the Program Coordinator for the paralegal program at TriOS College’s Toronto Campus.

? J.P. is also a lead instructor at both the Toronto and Mississauga Campuses for TriOS College as well as a paralegal instructor at Algonquin Careers Academy’s Mississauga campus.

?J.P. recently won the 2020 TriOS College – Toronto Campus Instructor of the Year and Career College Ontario’s Excellence in Teaching Award for his exceptional instruction, leadership and engagement as an instructor.

?J.P. is also an experienced criminal defence lawyer, primarily advising clients who have been detained by the police on immigration and criminal charges, as telephone duty counsel. In this role, he has assisted thousands of individuals facing a wide range of charges, from impaired driving to murder. 

?J.P. spent a number of years teaching law in China, where he was featured on Chinese television and in other media for his teaching abilities. He had a memorable experience moonlighting as a rapper and DJ in Chongqing, which is where J.P. and Anastasiia first met!