Mental Health Law Program – MHLP
Tessa joined CLAS in May 2020. As a legal advocate with the Mental Health Law Program, Tessa represents clients at hearings under BC’s Mental Health Act.
Tessa obtained her BA in Archaeology and First Nation Studies and received a certificate in Cultural Resource Management from Simon Fraser University. In 2020, Tessa completed her law degree at the University of Victoria. During law school, Tessa developed her passion for legal advocacy, public interest law, and increasing access to justice. Previously, Tessa worked for the BC Office of the Ombudsperson and the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada, where she enjoyed working to improve public services and advocating on behalf of people living with MS.