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Laura Johnston

Laura Johnston

Quickscribe's Expert Annotator – Mental Health Legislation

Laura Johnston is the Legal Director at Health Justice, a non-profit organization that engages in education, research, and advocacy to promote human rights in mental health and substance use care in BC. Before Health Justice, Laura represented clients with many different forms of mental disabilities, as well as disability rights organizations, in constitutional and administrative cases before multiple tribunals and levels of court in Canada. She has also conducted research and law reform initiatives to improve access to justice, fairness, and Charter rights for marginalized populations. Laura teaches Mental Health Law as an Adjunct Professor at the Allard School of Law at UBC and frequently provides education to legal and medical professionals on topics like the Mental Health Act, Adult Guardianship Act, and Health Care (Consent) and Care (Facility) Admission Act.

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