Mary Munro

National Director of Paraprofessional Services

Ottawa
MMunro@blg.com
613.787.3745

As the leader of our national team of paralegals and law clerks, Mary is shaping the way our firm provides paraprofessional services to our clients.

Mary is focused on innovation and client service – implementing technologies, programs, policies and procedures to ensure our paraprofessional services meet the needs of our clients today and in the future.

She is also leading the development of flexible career paths for our paraprofessionals. She actively helps members of her team define their ideal career paths, and creates opportunities for continuous learning and skills development.

Mary brings to the role a deep understanding of the paraprofessional role and the firm. She joined BLG in 1990 as a paralegal in the Intellectual Property Group, and has moved through a series of progressively more senior leadership roles after completing a management training program.

As a result of her own career progression, Mary believes in the importance of providing others with opportunities for career advancement and cross-training.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Affiliate Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Committee Chair, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), TM and PAT Administrator’s Programs
  • Member, Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
  • Member, International Practice Management Association (IPMA)
  • Steering Committee, Canadian PCT Administrator’s Roundtable

Community Involvement

  • Committee member and volunteer reader, BLG Reads to Kids Program

Education

  • Legal Project Management Certification, LawVision LLC, 2021
  • Executive Development Course, McGill University, 2018
  • Project Leadership Program, Queen's University, 2017
  • Ontario Management Development Program, Algonquin College, 2005