Karey Brooks, JFK Law Corporation

November 28, 2014

Karey Brooks is a Principle, JFK Law Corporation. Her practice focuses primarily on Aboriginal and constitutional litigation.

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Ms. Brooks represents First Nations and First Nations organizations on matters relating to treaty and Aboriginal rights, land use and environmental issues, oil and gas related matters; water rights and general governance matters. She represents clients in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, and has appeared at every level of court.

She brings an extensive civil litigation background to JFK. Before joining JFK, Karey was a partner at a national firm and represented clients in a broad range of civil matters. Karey also acted as co-counsel for intervener groups in a variety of public law related litigation including for First Nations organizations, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities and the Poverty and Human Rights Centre.

She has also been involved in public inquiry work, as Associate Counsel for the Missing Women Commission and as co-counsel for a participant in the Cohen Commission. Karey is active in professional and community organizations. She was a board member and Vice President, External of West Coast LEAF for over 10 years.

Karey is active in professional and community organizations. She was a board member and Vice President, External of West Coast LEAF for over 10 years. West Coast LEAF is an advocacy organization that promotes women's equality rights issues through litigation, education and law reform. She is involved in a number of Canadian Bar Association, BC committees. She is also an active presenter at Aboriginal law conferences.

Here are the slides from a presentation by Karey and Jeff Langlois on the Tsilhqot'in and Grassy Narrows groundbreaking court cases.

Tsilhqot'in and Grassy Narrows Slides here!

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