Mental Health Law Program – MHLP
Jennifer is a legal advocate with the Mental Health Law Program (MHLP) at CLAS. She represents people who have been detained in psychiatric facilities under the Mental Health Act.
Prior to working at CLAS, Jennifer worked as a civil litigator in a private law firm in Vancouver and represented clients at the BC Provincial Court and BC Supreme Court. She decided to join CLAS as a legal advocate in 2020 in order to pursue work that is more meaningful to her.
Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Toronto in philosophy, where she graduated with high distinction. She has a law degree from the University of Victoria and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2018. She is currently a non-practicing lawyer.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys reading fiction, playing Sudoku, and spending time outdoors.