Laura Cardiff, Associate Lawyer, MA, JD
Laura Cardiff is an associate litigation lawyer in the law firm of WEL Partners.
Before joining WEL Partners, Laura clerked at the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, where she worked on a variety of civil, criminal, and family matters, while gaining particular experience in estates law. At the court, Laura regularly worked on common estates matters such as passing of accounts, probate applications, and motions to dispense with a bond. She was also involved in estate law appeals before the Divisional Court, and appeals to the Superior Court from the Consent and Capacity Board.
Prior to her clerkship, Laura was a summer student at a leading family law firm. She also volunteered for two years with Pro Bono Students Canada’s Family Law Project, drafting pleadings for clients appearing in the Ontario Court of Justice. As a result, Laura has a particular understanding of the legal issues that intersect the areas of family and estates law, such as dependant support, constructive trust, and equalization claims.
Laura obtained her J.D. from the University of Toronto. While at law school she participated in the Medico-Legal Services Advocacy Project, which involved representing a client before the Health Professionals Appeal and Review Board. She also served as Submissions Manager for the Indigenous Law Journal, and was an accomplished mooter. She was a member of the winning team at the Frank W. Callaghan Memorial Moot in 2013 and the recipient of the 2nd place prize for oral advocacy. She also coached the winning team in the Walsh Family Law Moot.