Laura Johnston

Lawyer

Community Law ProgramĀ  - CLP

Contact Information:
604-685-3425
ljohnston@clasbc.net

Legal Administrative Assistant:
Naomi Phillips
604-673-3102
nphillips@clasbc.net

Biography

Laura is a lawyer in the Community Law Program at CLAS and works primarily in the areas of disability rights, mental health, and human rights. Laura conducts systemic litigation and engages in research, law reform, and lobbying efforts to improve access to justice, fairness, and the rights set out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms for marginalized populations. Laura provides education to legal and medical professionals on topics that impact adults with mental disabilities, such as the Mental Health Act, the Adult Guardianship Act, and the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act.