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Located in Ottawa, ON, with a focus on Family and Child Protection law.










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We accept legal aid certificates pertaining to family and child protection matters on a limited basis. Please call us to confirm that we are able to accept legal aid for your case.



Whether your divorce is amicable or contested, we will work with you to make the experience as easy and straightforward as possible. 



We may be assigned or retained privately to enable your child's preferences and views to be put before the court. 



We can witness oaths, sign affidavits and certify documents to be true copies of the original.




Whether the Children's Aid Society has contacted you or your child's other parent with child protection concerns, you should not attend court unprepared.


Paolucci Law focuses on providing personal, affordable and professional legal representation.  Whether you are going through a divorce or separation, are involved in a proceeding with the Children's Aid Society, or are trying to immigrate to Canada, Paolucci Law will help take the stress out of your situation by providing coherent legal advice you can count on.  Call today and let us take the uncertainty out of the procedure and ensure your rights are protected.


Located in Ottawa, ON, Paolucci Law focuses on areas of family, child protection, and immigration law in the surrounding area.  We accept legal aid certificates pertaining to family and child protection matters on a limited basis. Please call us to confirm that we are able to accept legal aid for your case.

We conduct a non-discriminatory practice based on a belief in equality.  We accept clients of all identities and backgrounds, and do our best to tailor our services to your needs.


As licensees of the Law Society of Ontario, we stand by the following principles:

  • A recognition of the diversity of the Ontario public;

  • A recognition that the Law Society is committed to inclusive legal workplaces in Ontario, a reduction of barriers created by racism, sexism, ageism, heterosexism, unconscious bias, and discrimination;

  • Our responsibilities as  members of the legal profession is to protect the dignity of all individuals, and to respect human rights laws in force in Ontario; and

  • An acknowledgement of our obligations to promote equality, diversity and inclusion generally and in our behaviour towards colleagues, employees, clients and the public.



Deanna Paolucci, (H)B.A., LL.B.
Founder & Counsel

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Deanna Paolucci (she/her) brings a diverse and unique legal perspective to her career, in that she has worked with a variety of legal systems from around the world before gaining legal experience here in Ottawa.  From criminal defense work in Australia, to international law for a German law firm, to working with the Somali pirates in Kenya with the UNODC, Deanna was educated through a variety of experiences in many unique circumstances.


Deanna obtained a B.A. Honors degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Carleton University (2006) and an LL.B. from the University of Notre Dame (2011).  She then obtained her Canadian law equivalency through the successful completion of the NCA exams (2013) and was called to the Bar by the Law Society of Upper Canada (2014).  Deanna is a Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public, and is also a government appointed Children's Lawyer through the Office of the Children's Lawyer.

When not practicing law, Deanna enjoys woodworking, yoga, travelling, and spending time with family.

Tasha Sioufi Stansbury, (H)B.A., J.D., LL.M.
Research Assistant (Non-Practicing Lawyer)

Tasha Stansbury (she/her) holds an Honours B.A. in Equity Studies from the University of Toronto, a J.D. from the University of Windsor, and an LL.M. from the University of Ottawa. She is in the process of completing her PhD, and also teaches part-time at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. 


Tasha articled at Paolucci Law and was called to the bar in 2023. Tasha is a licensed Barrister and Solicitor in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.  Tasha is currently a non-practicing lawyer and is not taking clients. However, she occasionally assists with research and drafting for client files. 

When not at work, Tasha can be found reading fantasy novels, playing roller derby, or hiking with her 2 rescue dogs. 

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We are now a virtual and paperless office and accept service through email.

If necessary, documents can be mailed to:

2583 Carling Ave

Ottawa, ON,

K2B 7H7

Consultations and meetings are conducted virtually over Zoom. Arrangements can be made for in-person meetings if required.


TEL: (613) 407-5810



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