Richard Elliott joined the Legal Network staff in January 1999 as Director of Policy and Research, following an 18-month term on its board of directors. He became Deputy Director in 2005 and Executive Director in 2007.
At the Legal Network, Richard is responsible for the Legal Network’s effective overall operation and implementing the organization’s mandate. He advises and supports the Board of Directors, especially in formulating strategic directions and organizational plans, and developing policy. He has also helped guide the Legal Network’s litigation in key HIV-related court cases in Canada and internationally. He has authored numerous reports, papers and articles on a range of legal and human rights issues in the context of HIV, and appears regularly in the media as an expert in the field.