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Alison Ward

Community Legal Assistance Society
Lawyer, Community Advocate Support Line
Alison Ward (she/her) is a lawyer at the Community Legal Assistance Society  ("CLAS") in Vancouver, where she has worked on the Community Advocate Support Line ("CASL") since 2010. Through CASL she works with community-based legal advocates around BC on on a wide range of poverty law issues, providing advocates legal advice and guidance on their cases. She also works to address various systemic policy-related issues that all advocates encounter in their work, for example by participating in working groups set up with MSDPR; and regularly teaches advocacy training workshops for the Law Foundation’s Legal Advocacy Training Course and Provincial Advocacy Training Conference. She is a board member of PovNet, a non-profit that organizes online communities for anti-poverty workers. 

Alison has a long history in social justice law and with access to justice issues.. Before joining CLAS, she was a staff lawyer with the Legal Services Society/Legal Aid BC for 16 years. At Legal Aid BC, she practiced poverty law, family law and child protection law, worked at the LawLINE and, in 2006, founded CASL in its first home at Legal Aid BC.

Alison graduated from McGill University with a BA in economics, and obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto in 1992. She was called to the BC Bar in 1994.