Melanie Williamson is a paralegal, non-practicing Member of the Law Society of Alberta, and librarian. She feels honoured to have assisted survivors with their Indian Residential School Claims for the last 20 years. She has been involved with researching and analyzing historical documents, client records, and decisions, interviewing and communicating with clients; and preparing for hearings and reviews.
She has previously taught legal research at the Faculty of Law and at the bar admissions course.
Value to Clients
"I am committed to helping survivors find justice for their residential school abuses. If there is something in the records that will support someone’s claim, I will find it. I will also ensure that clients have whatever they need to feel safe telling their story at their hearing."
Outside the Office
An admitted dog-crazy person, Melanie spends her spare time walking her dogs in the river valley. She also attends live theatre and holds a black belt in karate.