Laura has been working in Sundre since 2011, initially working 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 and her husband owned and operated a fine art publishing company for over 20 years. They have 3 children and 2 grandchild. Laura is a member of the Sundre Municipal Library Board.
BSW University of Calgary
JD University of Alberta
2012 Roger S. Smith Student Research Award
2012 Jason Lang Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Canadian Bar Association
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.
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 Policy”.
March, 2013 Waterlution – Our Water is Our Life, Thorsby Alberta; Panel Member.