Brooke earned her Juris Doctor from Western Law in 2017, where she graduated on the Dean’s List and was awarded the J.S.D. Tory Writing Prize. Brooke was called to the Bar in June 2018.
During law school, Brooke served as Co-Chair of the Western Health Law Association and was responsible for the success of a medical malpractice moot. The moot provided 32 students with practical trial-level advocacy experience in the health law field, including examining expert witnesses in chief and in cross.
In her second year of law school, Brooke was encouraged by a professor to produce a podcast for her Administrative Law class. The podcast was a two-hour legal analysis of the Personal Health Information Protection Act and whether the discipline procedures under the legislation are procedurally fair. This podcast uncovered Brooke’s passion for Administrative Law and she subsequently focused her studies on administrative law, procedural fairness and substantive review.
Throughout law school, Brooke wrote a number of research papers on the following topics: how hospital protocol can tragically contribute to the compromising of a newborn child; a comparative analysis of the standard of proof before administrative tribunals; a critique of Bill 87 and whether it demonstrates a lack of procedural fairness to physicians; and a comprehensive analysis of the standard of review before administrative tribunals and whether adhering to the presumption of expertise forsakes the rule of law and accords an indiscriminate amount of deference to the administrative decision-maker.
Brooke completed her articles at a law firm in downtown Toronto where she gained experience in legal research, preparing materials for trial, appeared on motions before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and worked directly with clients to advance their files. As a prior summer student at TTL Health Law, Brooke gained experience in health law research and assisted in drafting client documents, as well as attended professional discipline hearings and mediation meetings.
With a strong interest in advocating for the health care professional, Brooke’s practice focuses on upholding the firm’s commitment to representing client zealously, maintaining the highest ethical standards, and remaining at the forefront of health law.
- Ontario Bar, 2018
- J.D., Western Law, Western University, 2017
- BAH (Honors), Honors Specialization in Sociology, Western University, 2010
- Harvard University, Advanced Fiction: The Novel, 2010
- J.S.D. Tory Writing Prize for The Regulation of Professional Penalties for Physicians & Surgeons in Ontario: A Critique of Bill 87
- Dean’s List Graduate, Western Law, Western University, 2017
- Dean’s List Graduate, Honors Bachelor of Arts, Honors Specialization in Sociology, Western University, 2010
- Dean’s List Graduate, Honors Bachelor of Arts, Western University, 2009
Articles, Books & Reports
Organizations & Professional Appointments
- Ontario Bar Association
- Canadian Bar Association
- Medico-Legal Society
- Women’s Law Association of Ontario
- American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
- Western Health Law Association, Past Co-Chair
Speaking Engagements & Teaching
Aug 11, 2023
Hospital administrators wield great power over physicians to whom they grant hospital privileges to practice in their public institutions. It thus ...
Jul 24, 2023
The Your Health Act, SO 2023, c 4, Bill 60 (“Your Health Act”) received Royal Assent on May 18. The new legislation intends to expand t...
Mar 28, 2023
As reported in the Toronto Star, provincial funding for virtual care provided by emergency room physicians will stop at the end of March. This move...
Feb 10, 2023
The Divisional Court has decided that the failure of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (College) to interview witnesses about ...
Mar 03, 2022
The world promised, “never again.” But it is happening again. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s unjustified and abhorrent terror...
Nov 09, 2023
A group of 11 internal medicine specialists working at the Regina General Hospital (RGH) have filed a complaint with the Saskatchewan Human Ri...
Nov 02, 2023
Ten foreign-trained internal medicine specialists in Regina are claiming they were targets of "racist, and discriminatory leadership" while working...
Sep 29, 2023
After more than 30 years of caring for critically ill patients in emergency and intensive care, Dr. Scott Anderson is preparing to face off against...
Aug 10, 2023
"Ontario recently paved the way for more private healthcare in the province, but Brooke Shekter, a health lawyer at TTL Health Law says the changes...
Apr 11, 2023
"The Ontario government’s decision to stop provincial funding for virtual care by emergency room physicians at the end of March, along with a...