Brooke Shekter

Brooke Shekter
TTL Health Law

Health lawyer Brooke Shekter is an associate with TTL Health Care Law in Toronto.

She graduated on the Dean’s List from Western University, earning both her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in sociology in 2010 and her Juris Doctor in 2017. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2018.

During law school, Ms. Shekter was awarded the J.S.D. Tory Writing Prize for her paper, The Regulation of Professional Penalties for Physicians & Surgeons in Ontario: A Critique of Bill 87.

She served as chair of the Western Health Law Association and produced a two-hour legal podcast, analyzing the Personal Health Information Protection Act and whether the discipline procedures under the legislation are procedurally fair.

As a student at TTL Health Law, Ms. Shekter acted for clients at professional discipline hearings and mediation meetings and assisted with health law research and the drafting of client documents.

She articled at a law firm in downtown Toronto where she handled legal research, prepared materials for trial, and appeared on motions before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Ms. Shekter is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Women’s Law Association.

Brooke Shekter Posts

Rules of procedural fairness in misconduct investigations

A professional regulatory body should not suspend a member’s licence before a hearing, even if the allegations against that person are extremely serious, says Toronto health lawyer Brooke Shekter. Read more

Restraining high-risk patients sometimes a necessary evil: Shekter

Health-care staff are caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the restraint of high-risk patients, says Toronto health lawyer Brooke Shekter. Read more

A medical professional's obligations regarding police requests

Health-care providers need to stand their ground when police officers express an interest in patients’ medical information, says Toronto health lawyer Brooke Shekter. Read more

Appeal court: doctors have to give referrals for services they oppose

TORONTO — Ontario’s highest court ruled Wednesday that doctors in the province must give referrals for medical services that clash with their religious beliefs, calling it a compromise that balances the rights of physicians and the interests of patients. Read more

Six vital steps for health-care professionals facing complaints

Health-care professionals should consult legal counsel after a complaint has been filed against them, and deal with the matter expediently and with integrity, says Toronto health lawyer Brooke Shekter . Read more

Shekter finds her calling advocating for medical professionals

Toronto health lawyer Brooke Shekter's recent call to the bar has given her a deeper connection with her clients. Read more

College of physicians overstepping its bounds: Shekter

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario ( CPSO ) rules on complaints that are outside its authority, says Toronto health lawyer Brooke Shekter , who frequently represents health professionals before their regulatory bodies, including the CPSO. Read more