Melissa Morrison | Firm Manager and Senior Clerk

Civil Litigation | Family Law | Collaborative

Why I work at WARDS LAWYERS PC

Working at WARDS LAWYERS PC allows me to be a part of a team that helps lead the legal community in the City of Kawartha Lakes. WARDS LAWYERS PC is on the cutting edge for the latest in technology, which allows me to provide better services in less time. The team at WARDS LAWYERS PC is trend-setting in the way smaller law firms should practise.

Jason, Karissa, Ryan, Monique and Anna all encourage growth, learning and the development of skill. I am fortunate to be able to work at a place where continual learning is not only encouraged, but part of the day-to-day norm.

Something else close to my heart is being very involved in my community. WARDS LAWYERS PC is, in my view, a leader in promoting, supporting and sponsoring many different community events, teams and other programs.

WARDS LAWYERS PC has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 2004. In my view, it has become a pillar in our community and is one of the most sought after law firms in our area. It is definitely the place to be. I am very proud to have played a role in making this WARDS LAWYERS PC what it is today.


Memorable Moment

Without a doubt, Haunt Your Home. This unique, crazy and community-driven event was truly one-of-a-kind. Haunt Your Home was a brilliant idea and so much fun to be a part of. HYH allowed me to give back to the community in a way that I couldn’t otherwise do and the HYH team is, bar none, the best group of people to work with.

A close second, has to be paint ball. Nothing brings a team together like sweat and tears. Maria is an event planner extraordinaire and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us in 2017.


Community Involvement

  • Central East Correctional Centre – Community Advisory Board Member
  • Kawartha Lakes Law Clerks’ Association – Co-founder
  • Lindsay Downtown BIA – Former Marketing Committee Member
  • Haunt Your Home – Co-founder and Team Member
  • Active in supporting not-for-profit events (i.e., Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Race for Kids, KL Classic Cycling Tour, Kids’ Road Hockey)

Notables

  • 2016 - Moved to Omemee, Ontario

  • 2016 – Turned a fun hobby into a new small business venture Kawartha Soap Co.

  • 2015 – Appointed by the Ministry of Safety and Correctional Services to the Community Advisory Board for the Central East Correctional Centre

  • 2015 – Joined the Lindsay Downtown Business Improvement Association

  • 2013 – Flew for the first time! Enjoyed a not so well timed vacation to Cuba during Trial Sittings

  • 2012 - Co-founded the Kawartha Lakes Law Clerks Association

  • 2011 - Took a ‘bucket list’ road trip across the east coast of Canada

  • 2010 - Promoted to Firm Manager at WARDSPC

  • 2009 - Helped create and launch Haunt Your Home

  • 2008 - Spearheaded a 'paperless' initiative at WARDSPC

  • 2004 - Joined WARDSPC

  • 2002 - Moved to Fenelon Falls, Ontario

  • 2000 / 2001 - Achieved Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario accreditation in both Real Estate and Wills

  • 1999 - Became a parent (to Cameron)

  • 1997 - Graduated from SSFC from Office Administration - Executive program


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melissa@wardlegal.ca


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I truly enjoy my role as a Senior Litigation and Family Law Clerk at WARDS LAWYERS PC. In addition, I have to manage this motley crew as the Firm Manager. There is never a dull moment. Every day there is a new challenge - I love coming to work. I'm very proud of what we've accomplished. Serving our clients 24/7 is important and rewarding for me. If you need the best help, I know we can provide it to you.


  • Experience
  • 2004-Present

    Firm Manager and Senior Litigation and Family Law Clerk - WARDSPC

  • 2000-2004

    Real Estate Clerk - Evans, Whitford, Nagel Associates (Lindsay)

  • 2000-2001

    Kawartha Dairy

  • 1999-2000

    Great Universal Stores

  • 1999

    Old Port Marketing

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