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Clara Morrissey


Clara’s practice focuses on economic permanent residence applications, including Express Entry and provincial nomination programs.

Clara obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law in 2015. She became interested in immigration through her part-time employment during law school, and completed her Articles with a full-service Immigration law firm in Toronto. She has experience assisting clients with a range of immigration matters including permanent and temporary residence applications, and Federal Court litigation.

Prior to obtaining her Juris Doctor Degree, Clara completed a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy from Queen’s University. Clara is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association.

Work History

  • May 2015 – April 2016: Articling Student, Borders Law Firm
  • May 2016 – March 2017: Junior Associate, Borders Law Firm


  • 2005-2009 – Bachelor of Arts Degree, Honours with Specialization in Philosophy and Minor in Political Science, University of Ottawa
  • 2010-2011: Master of Arts Degree in Philosophy, Queen’s University
  • 2011-2015: Juris Doctor, University of Toronto


  • Co-Author, “Integration in Canadian Immigration Law”, American Bar Association Section of International Law Immigration and Nationality Law Newsletter, Spring 2018
  • Co-Author, “Express Entry Applications Show What Canada Values”, The Lawyer’s Daily, June 2018
  • Co-Author of the Residence/Domicile/Citizenship subtopic, Baker McKenzie Link Private Banking Resource, updated quarterly.
  • Co-Author, “Quebec Immigrant Investor Program increases net worth, investment requirements”. The Lawyer’s Daily October 2018
  • Co-Author, “Changing Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs and Investors” International Association of Lawyers Newsletter October 2018;
  • Author, “Ontario Pauses Intake on Employer-Supported Provincial Nominee Streams Due to Increased Demand” Ontario Bar Association Citizenship and Immigration Law Section Insider May 2019
  • Co-Author, “Quebec’s Bill 21 restricts new Canadians’ freedom of religion” The Lawyer’s Daily November 21st 2019
  • Co-Author, “No need for Quebec’s Bill 21 in  a multi-religious society” The Lawyer’s Daily November 27th 2019