Dante Abbey

Mental Health Law Program – MHLP


Dante is a lawyer in the Mental Health Law Program at CLAS, representing people with a mental disorder before the BC Review Board and the Mental Health Review Board.

Dante completed his articles with CLAS in May 2013, and worked as a summer student at CLAS while completing his law degree at the University of British Columbia. Before articling, Dante also worked as a tenancy and poverty advocate at different organizations in the Vancouver area, and was actively involved with the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program.

After articling, Dante operated a private civil law practice focused on offering low-cost or legal-aid funded help in the areas of family, refugee, and administrative law. He has represented clients at the BC Supreme Court, BC Provincial Court, and a range of tribunals. He returned to CLAS in 2015.