Lora Patton is a Toronto lawyer, teacher, and researcher. Having worked in mental health for over a decade, Ms. Patton has previously worked as counsel in the legal aid clinic system, staff lawyer and lecturer in legal education, and as counsel to the Director of the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office. Published in national and international textbooks, peer-reviewed journals, and independently funded research, Ms. Patton has written in the areas of health law, disability, and access to justice and social justice.
She has taught courses in mental health law, health law and health, and human rights and globalization at York University’s School of Health Policy and Management and Osgoode Hall Law School, more recently in Professional LLM. Ms. Patton has been a lawyer member of the Consent and Capacity Board since 2009 and a Vice Chair since 2013.