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Welcome

Lenore Morris Law Office is one of three independent legal practices operating out of a suite of office space at 4133 4th Avenue in Whitehorse. The other lawyers, each with their own practice, are Shaunagh Stikeman and Vincent Larochelle.

Lenore strives to be approachable, informative and helpful, whether you are already facing a difficult situation, or hoping to avoid one with well-considered, researched legal advice.

We invite you to call us, or to send us a note. We’ll let you know if we can help you, and if we can’t, we will try to point you in the right direction.

About

Lenore Morris

P: 867.456.2326

F: 866.812.6637

Lenore Morris has a general legal practice which includes family law, wills and estates, construction and contract law. Lenore has a Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Trent University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Montana. She was called to the Yukon and British Columbia bars in 2001. Before opening her own practice in 2006, Lenore worked for four years at the Yukon Government Department of Justice. Prior to that Lenore was an associate with the Whitehorse law firm of Preston Lackowicz & Shier. Originally from Toronto, Lenore first moved north in 1979 to Dawson City. She left the following year to pursue her education, then after many years of part-time northern living, returned to the Yukon full-time in January 2000. Lenore is an active outdoorswoman who enjoys mountain biking, hiking, canoeing and skiing.

Professional Activities/Memberships
  • Member,
    Law Society of Yukon

Community Involvement
  • Federal Yukon Green Party riding association CEO

  • Member Whitehorse Community Choir

  • Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Society Festival Volunteer

Education
  • Juris Doctor,
    University of Victoria, 2000

  • Master of Business Administration,
    University of Montana, 1987

  • Bachelor of Arts,
    Trent University, 1983

 

Services

Family Law

We can assist you in a divorce or separation, to obtain or respond to a claim for child support or spousal support, with the division of family property, and with other matters arising from separation or divorce. To keep you secure in the future, we prepare separation agreements, prenuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.

Civil Litigation

We can represent you in Supreme Court or Small Claims Court proceedings. We represent either plaintiffs or defendants in most types of civil lawsuits.

Commercial

We can draft or review contracts, security agreements, help you to incorporate a company, and provide general services and advice.

Wills and Estates

We prepare Wills and Enduring Power of Attorneys. We also provide help with the probate and administration of estates.


If you would like us to prepare a Will or Enduring Power of Attorney for you, please complete our Questionnaire and then schedule an appointment.

We charge $500.00 plus GST to prepare a Will of typical complexity. If you want us to prepare two “mirror” Wills for you and your spouse/partner, we will charge $750.00 plus GST for both. Our fee include obtaining your instructions, drafting and editing your Will(s), meeting with you to sign the Wills, executing Affidavits of Witness and reporting to you.

* We will tell you at the time you return your Questionnaire whether your instructions are for a Will of more than typical complexity. The large majority of Wills fall within the range of what we call “typical complexity”.​

Other

If you need assistance in an area not listed here, please contact us and we will tell you whether that is something we can help with – and try to point you in the right direction if we can’t.

 

Costs

Lenore aims to provide high quality, accessible and affordable legal services to individuals and small businesses. She believe it is important that clients know at the earliest stage possible what those services will cost. When you consult her, if she doesn’t raise the matter of fees first – ask!

We charge a “fixed fee” for legal services whenever practical. For some types of services however, where it is difficult for us to estimate the amount of time that will be required, we charge on an hourly basis for our time. Lenore Morris charges $300/hour or as otherwise agreed upon for her time. All litigation services (if we are acting for you when you are suing or being sued) are billed on an hourly basis.

GST is added to all fees.

 

Legal Resources

Links

Yukon Courts

This is the official website for all Yukon Courts (Small Claim Court, Territorial Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal) and has links to the various Rules of Court, forms, decisions and other useful information about going to Court.

 

CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute)

This is a free database of Canadian court and tribunal decisions, legislation and legal commentary. It is available in English and French and includes Yukon case law and legislation.

 

Canadian Online Law Dictionary from Irwin Law

This free legal dictionary takes its definitions from texts published by Irwin Law.

 

Corporate Affairs, Government of Yukon Frequently Asked Questions

This page of the Corporate Affairs website provides answers to frequently asked questions about businesses, non-profit organizations, personal property security, and securities (stocks, etc). You can also link to other Corporate Affairs pages that has more detailed information on incorporation, societies and access to on-line forms.

 

Yukon Public Legal Information Association (YPLEA)

YPLEA is a non-profit organization that provides free legal information through the Law Line, seminars and publications.

 

Family Law Information Centre (FLIC)

This Government of Yukon Office provides free information on family law issues and court procedures.

 

Yukon Family Law Court Procedure Booklets for Self-Represented Litigants

 

Yukon Department of Justice Family Matters

 

Yukon Legislation

This Yukon Government website provides current versions of all Yukon Act and Regulations.

Incorporation

The incorporation of a small, one or two shareholder corporation in the Yukon is fairly simple and can be done without the assistance of a lawyer. Forms and information on how to incorporate are available from Corporate Affairs. Generally, the staff there are very helpful. Morris Law is also happy to assist you with this process of course.

If you are incorporating, it is important that you understand the powers and obligations of corporations, shareholders, directors and officers. Business corporations are governed by the Business Corporations Act.

 

Contact

Our office is located at 4133 Fourth Avenue, Suite 201. This is on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Wood Street, in a grey building with red awnings. Entrance is from Wood Street.

P: 867-456-2326
F: 866-812-6637 (toll-free)
info@lenoremorris.com

 
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