Wennie Lee is a Barrister & Solicitor, in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada in Ontario. She holds a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario. She has practiced for the past 15 years in immigration law with frequent appearances at the Federal Court of Canada, and all three divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board. She commenced her legal career with a leading national law firm. A former associate with the civil litigation firm of Misir, Patterson, and a former Partner with Murji, Paterson, Lee.
On establishing Lee & Company she has focused full-time on Immigration Law and Judicial Reviews at the Federal Court of Canada. Many of her cases have been reported in the Immigration Law Reporter and Federal Court Reporter. Recipient of the Education Equity Awards of The Law Society of Upper Canada in 1991, and the Sessional Academic Achievement List, York University. Ms. Lee has co-chaired with the Honourable Justice Hughes of the Federal Court – The Practical Guide to Federal Court Advocacy – for the Osgoode Professional Development Program. She has been a frequent speaker on multicultural radio on various immigration topics. She was a Speaker at the 1st National Catholic Conference on Refugee Sponsorship, hosted by the Archdiocese of Toronto and London.
On February 25, 2013, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal during a presentation ceremony held by the Mayor and Members of Council for the City of Markham in recognition of her contribution to Canada and particularly the Markham community. She is also a part-time public Member of the Discipline Committee of the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC), where she presides over disciplinary hearings. She is a member of the CBA, OBA, RLA (Refugee Lawyers’ Association), and ACCLO (Association of Chinese Canadian Lawyers of Ontario).