Karey Brooks

Class of 2000-2001

Karey Brooks views the law "as a potential tool or instrument to advance social justice causes." She currently practices civil litigation with a focus on aboriginal, constitutional and administrative law, and has acted on many landmark Aboriginal cases, including as co-counsel for the trial and appeal of Grassy Narrows (Keewatin v. Ontario (Minister of Natural Resources) (SCC, 2014)). She has also acted as Associate Commission Counsel for the BC Missing Women’s Commission of Inquiry, which was headed by fellow Allard Law alumnus Wally Oppal. She also currently serves on the board of Women Against Violence Against Women.

As Ms. Brooks puts it, "it's really not hard to be motivated when you work for clients who have an agenda that matters to all Canadians." In 2015, Ms. Brooks was recognized as one of Canada’s Legal Rising Stars by Lexpert, and she was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award at the 2016 Allard Alumni Association Achievement Awards ceremony held on April 27th, 2016. For more, watch Ms. Brooks' 2016 Allard Alumni Achievement Award Video: