- LL.B from University of Victoria
- Law Society of British Columbia 2005
Lisa strives to use the law to support First Nations’ communities. The main focus of her practice is aboriginal rights and title litigation. She also advises and represents First Nations and others on environmental, natural resources, regulatory, constitutional (Charter and jurisdictional), administrative law, social justice, employment and human rights matters. Over her years of practice, she has developed a particular knowledge of Pacific fisheries, including DFO management and the interests at stake. She recognizes the importance of fisheries to many First Nations in British Columbia. Lisa was counsel for environmental organizations at the Cohen Commission. She has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia, the Federal Court and the SCC.
Lisa graduated from law school in 2001 and was called to the bar in 2005, after spending three years in Chiapas, Mexico working for a human rights organization assisting indigenous communities with land claims, indigenous rights and international law. She is a current member of the executive and past co-chair of the constitutional section of the CBA, participates in Access ProBono, and works with numerous community organizations.