Sara has practiced local government law at Lidstone & Company since her call to the bar in 2009. She is a litigation lawyer and provides legal opinions on a wide variety of issues, with a particular emphasis on cannabis legalization, bylaw enforcement, conflicts of interest and freedom of information. Sara has provided legal advice and information on cannabis issues to more than 55 local governments and agencies in British Columbia and she is counsel of record in over a dozen cannabis cases. Sara represents clients at the BC Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Provincial Court and in matters involving the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner and Ombudsperson.
Sara regularly volunteers as a supervising lawyer at clinics run by UBC’s Law Students’ Legal Advice Program. She is a member of the firm’s student hiring committee and mentors students via the Canadian Bar Association & UBC Student Mentorship Program, as well as informally.