Maria Francis | Firm Coordinator

Why I work at WARDS LAWYERS PC

I have worked at WARDS LAWYERS PC for a few years now and I still love coming to work each day.

I work with the most remarkable individuals that both challenge and inspire me. There is great camaraderie amongst the team. They give it their all and with the highest level of professionalism that makes every day incredibly fulfilling.

Often my rather loud laugh can be heard resonating throughout the building. There is never a lack of humour in the office. Whether it is meeting a new client, hearing their stories, or sharing a personal story, there is always something interesting unfolding.

There is a real sense of community at WARDS LAWYERS PC that I enjoy immensely, this is one of the many reasons coming to work is so enjoyable.


Memorable Moment

It was my birthday, I normally let the day pass quietly.

As I headed to my desk, I was surprised to find my space had been decorated with balloons, flowers, and cards!! I was speechless (which does not happen very often). I am often the one coordinating for others, this caught me completely by surprise!

It is the small things that bring the most gratitude and I was moved beyond measure by the thoughtfulness.

And this is one of the many reasons I love coming to work each day.


Community Involvement

  • WARDS LAWYERS PC Kids' Road Hockey Tournament supporting kids’ mental health
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • I'm working on it (I'm slightly anti-social outside of work!)

Notables

  • I am married to a great guy

  • Becoming a Mental Health First Aid Officer

  • Embracing minimalism

  • Deciding to make a career change after 21 years with the same employer, wanting new experiences and challenges.

  • Slowly learning a second language

  • Started a book club


705-324-9273 ext. 221
maria@wardlegal.ca


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I feel that giving someone your time is the most important gift that I can give. I strive to do that every day, with every client and to hopefully make their first impression a positive one.


  • Experience
  • 2016-Present

    WARDS LAWYERS PC - Firm Administrator

  • 1995 – 2016

    Trillium Lakelands District School Board - Educational Assistant

    I was an Educational Assistant that worked with special needs students in both Elementary and Secondary Schools.
    Through my many years of service I had the opportunity to work with a variety of individuals, but I most enjoyed learning how to Braille, working with high risk children and assisting in reading programs.

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