Lisa Mitchell, MES, LL.B has been part of ECELAW since its inception. She served on the originating Board from 2007 to 2009 and has been providing legal support to the organization since 2011. Lisa obtained her law degree from Dalhousie and followed that with a graduate degree in Environmental Studies. Lisa’s early law career was with the federal government drafting pesticide legislation. After a brief period in Ottawa, Lisa returned to the Maritimes to begin an environmental law practice focused on legislative drafting, interpretation and agricultural law. Over the years that practice grew to include a broad range of environmental law practice areas and clients. Lisa has provided advice and training on environmental legislation and policy in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and Ontario. Her recent work with ECELAW has included valuable collaborations with national, regional and local groups on the creation of legally-based environmental rights.