Laura has been working in Sundre since 2011, initially as a summer student while attending law school, and then completing 6 months of her 12 month articles in Sundre. Since being admitted to the Alberta Bar, she has practiced in Sundre on a full time basis, and is enjoying the challenges and variety of a rural practice. Prior to her legal career, she owned and operated a fine art publishing company for over 20 years. She has 3 children and 2 grandchildren.
BSW University of Calgary
JD University of Alberta
2012 Roger S. Smith Student Research Award
2012 Jason Lang Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Volunteer and Memberships
Board Member (Vice Chair) – Town of Sundre Municipal Library Board
Board Member – Rocky Organization for Animal Rescue Society (ROAR) Board
Member – Friends of the Eastern Slopes
Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH)
2014 With Catherine Bell and Jessica Lai, “Indigenous Law, Intellectual Property Law and Museum Policy: Exploring Methods for Protecting Aboriginal Intangible Heritage” in Ant & Soc 38-3, 2014.
2013 R v Hirsekorn, Brief, Constitutional Symposium Materials; Centre for Constitutional Studies (Legal Education Society of Alberta, Edmonton, October 4, 2013).
2012 With Catherine Bell, “Law, Ethics, and Respect for Indigenous Intangible Heritage in Museum Contexts” in International Conference on Museums and Intangible Heritage Conference Proceedings (Korea, National Folk Museum of Korea, 2012).
2012 Manitoba Metis Federation v Canada, Brief, Aboriginal Issues Symposium Materials (Legal Education Society of Alberta, Edmonton Nov 28, Calgary Dec 5, 2012).
2018-present Public Information Sessions about Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney & Personal Directives.
January 2015 Access to Material and Immaterial Goods, The Relationship Between Intellectual Property and its Physical
Embodiment, Conference, Lucerne, Switzerland; Panel Member.
April 2014 Strathcona County Library, Community Adult Learning and Literacy Society, Sherwood Park Alberta; “Understanding
Idle No More: The Alberta Context”.
September 2013 Alberta Museum Association Conference 2013, Edmonton, Alberta; “Indigenous Law, Intellectual Property, and Museum
March 2013 Waterlution – Our Water is Our Life, Thorsby Alberta; Panel Member.