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Michelle Retief Joins McKenzie Lake as an Associate

McKenzie Lake is pleased to welcome Michelle Retief as an associate. Michelle will join our family law group with a practice focused on parenting, support, and property issues in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Unified Family Court, and alternative dispute resolution processes where appropriate.

Michelle was called to the Bar in May 2020. She completed her 2L summer, articles, and held an Associate position at a boutique family law firm in London, Ontario. She completed the Osgoode Certificate in Family Law Skills and Practice in 2021.

During law school, Michelle volunteered with the Pro Bono Canada Family Law Project assisting local self-represented litigants. She also participated in the Walsh Family Law Negotiation Competition and was a member of the editorial board of the Canada-U.S. Law Journal. Michelle also had the opportunity to serve as an Advisor in Legal Affairs at the Canadian Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, which gave her the opportunity to closely observe and support multilateral negotiations on various human rights issues.

Michelle currently serves as a member of the Middlesex Family Lawyers’ Association (MFLA) Executive and enjoys travelling, cooking, and reading in her free time.

Welcome to the firm, Michelle!