Areas of Practice
AboutMelissa is a licensed Paralegal and Notary Public with the firm’s administrative law group. Melissa has worked in the legal field since 2007 as a law clerk with a primary focus in Criminal Law. In 2018, she took her passion for the law to the next level and obtained her Paralegal Graduate Certificate from Fanshawe College, graduating on the Dean’s Honour Roll, the President’s Honour Roll and was the recipient of the CMS Legal Service Award for highest GPA in her graduating year. She obtained her Paralegal licence from the Law Society of Ontario in 2019. Melissa has a particular interest in oral advocacy on behalf of her clients.
For the academic years of 2020 and 2021, Melissa was a part-time professor in the post-graduate Paralegal program at Fanshawe College and was also a curriculum developer and case writer to assist with developing a virtual field placement experience for students during the pandemic. Melissa is a mentor with the Larry Myny Mentorship Program providing mentorship to Paralegal students who are beginning their career in the legal field.
Education & Experience• Paralegal Graduate Certificate, Fanshawe College. Graduated on the Dean’s Honour Roll, President’s Honour Roll and achieved highest GPA.
• Part-time Professor teaching summary conviction criminal law and Tribunal practice and procedure in the Paralegal Graduate Program at Fanshawe College for the academic years of 2020/2021 and 2021/2022
• Osgoode Law Certificate in Provincial Offences Court Practice from York University.