Sara Clouston joined Narwal Litigation LLP as an associate in 2018 after completing her articles at another prominent criminal defence firm where she was exposed to a wide range of legal work beyond criminal law, including regulatory proceedings and civil litigation.
Ms. Clouston graduated from UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law in 2017. Throughout law school, she had the opportunity to see the legal system from a wide variety of perspectives. She was a clinician and clinic head at the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program (LSLAP), where she helped manage a legal clinic at the Carnegie Centre on the Downtown Eastside and assisted low income clients with a range of legal matters. Ms. Clouston was also a student caseworker in the UBC Innocence Project. For her commitment to criminal law reform and advocacy work, she was awarded the Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation Award in Criminal Law in 2015.
Ms. Clouston finished law school as a participant in the Judicial Externship program, working closely with Provincial Court Judges in the Lower Mainland and throughout British Columbia. The externship gave her the privilege of gaining insight into the inner workings of the legal system from a judicial point of view. Her experience included attending Circuit Court in one of the most remote First Nations communities in the province, along with a number of specialized courts aiming to address the needs of First Nations communities and individuals with mental disorders and substance addictions.
Ms. Clouston graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 2012. During her undergraduate degree, she studied briefly at L’Institut D’etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, a leading school in politics and international studies.
Ms. Clouston is a member of the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society, the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, and the Canadian Bar Association.