Brett Book, BA (Hons), JD
Brett joins WEL Partners as a lawyer after completing his articles at WEL in 2023. Prior to joining WEL Partners in 2022, Brett completed his Juris Doctor at Thompson Rivers University where he was a member of the British Columbia Law Schools moot team and President of the Black Law Students Association. On two occasions, he submitted the winning entries in the Canadian Bar Association’s Law School Essay Contest for his papers “Increasing the Use of Technology in Alternative Dispute Resolution,” and “Nothing About us Without Us: the CRPD and it’s Impact on Canadian Law.”
Brett received his Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brock University and his Post-Graduate Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Humber College. Throughout his schooling, he volunteered with the Good Shepherd and the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, two experiences which he attributes his passion for helping vulnerable persons with legal issues.
Brett is a strong advocate for making the law more accessible and client-centered. Throughout law school he worked with the Thompson Rivers University Community Legal Clinic and with CanAge, Canada’s National Seniors Advocacy Organization, assisting in the creation of a Massive Open Online Course on Powers of Attorney. Brett views conflict through the lens of a mediator and a litigator and is confident in his ability to provide clients with effective options for the resolution of legal issues.
Latest Blog Posts
- Relying on the Respondent’s Evidence to Meet the Minimal Evidentiary Threshold
- Updates to the Requisite Capacity to Instruct Counsel
- Capacity Assessments in Ontario
- Serving Older and Vulnerable Investors: A Tale of Advisor Negligence
- Declaring a Missing Person Deceased in Johnston v. Hasan Et Al.
- Notice to the Professions: Exploitative Loan Agreements