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Clara Morrissey

Senior Associate

Clara obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law in 2015, and was called to the Ontario bar in 2016. Since 2016, Clara has been practicing exclusively in the area of Canadian immigration law. She has experience assisting corporate and individual clients with a diverse range of matters including temporary and permanent residence and litigation. Her current practice focuses on permanent residence applications, including: express entry; provincial nominee and regional immigration programs; entrepreneur, start up visa and self-employed class immigration; and family sponsorship applications.

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 Ontario and the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations.

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
  • Co-Author, “The Start Up Visa Program and Canada’s Tech Talent Strategy”, ABA International Law News Winter 2024 Vol. 51 No. 2, February 2024