Michelle Haigh received the William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award at the 2020 Law Society Awards.
Licensed in 2008, Michelle Haigh is a highly regarded practitioner who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to her profession. Having operated Precision Paralegal Services since 1996, she has mentored countless paralegals and frequently shares her expertise through professional education programs. She has been instrumental in the significant advances made in paralegal regulation in Ontario through her leadership and contribution as a Law Society Bencher. She was appointed by the Treasurer to the Federation of Law Society’s of Canada – the only paralegal to have served as a member. Through her work with the Federation, Ms. Haigh further advanced the profession nationally and globally – including being invited to the Ukraine to assist with the development of their paralegal program. She also served as director at Legal Aid Ontario for nearly six years. She is a tireless advocate for mental health issues and donates her time to community events and organizations.