Laura Johnston

Lawyer

Community Law Program  - CLP

Contact Information:

604-685-3425    

ljohnston@clasbc.net

 

Laura’s 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.