Lindsay Waddell is a Partner at Moore Edgar Lyster LLP and she will present about human rights and the law, things you should be aware of for your advocacy.  We hope you will be able to make it to see her speak at AdvoCon2021, our 7th annual education advocacy conference held September 22nd to 26th online!

Tickets on Eventbrite now – members of the BCEdAccess Facebook groups receive a significant discount, and the first 100 tickets purchased receive a care package delivered to their house!


Lindsay (she/her) is a partner at Moore Edgar Lyster LLP where she practices human rights, labour, administrative, constitutional and professional regulatory law. She acts for individuals, public and private sector unions and professional regulators on a wide variety of matters. Among other things, Lindsay and her firm often act for families of children with disabilities in human rights cases against school districts.

Lindsay has extensive experience and particular interest in judicial reviews and appeals involving complex human rights, administrative law and freedom of expression issues. She is an experienced litigator who has appeared as counsel at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and in all manner of administrative tribunals. In addition to her litigation work, Lindsay also conducts independent investigations for institutional clients.

Lindsay is a respected leader in her field and is frequently asked to teach and present to audiences on a wide range of subjects including human rights, labour law, advocacy and ethical issues. She has volunteered extensively in the non-profit sector, including as a Board Member for West Coast LEAF and Family Services of Greater Vancouver, and now devotes much of her time to volunteering within the legal profession. 

Among other things, Lindsay is Co-Chair of CLE BC’s annual Human Rights Conference and Co-Chair of the Human Rights Subsection of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.

She is also a regular panelist for Lancaster House and teaches annually at the Canadian Labour Congress Winter School. 

As a leading member of the bar, Lindsay enjoys mentoring as many young lawyers as her time permits. Outside of work, she can be found mountain biking and downhill skiing, usually in pursuit of her partner and their three young children. 

Presentation: Human Rights and Your Child

  • Attendees will gain an understanding of the legal framework used to determine when accommodation of disability is required by law
  • Attendees will gain an understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of using the human rights system to advance the rights of children with disabilities
  • Attendees will learn about alternatives to advancing their child’s rights through the human rights system
  • Attendees will gain practical tips to assist them in advancing their child’s human rights
  • Will have Q and A

You can reach Lyndsay and her law firm here:

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