Erin Brook is the lawyer behind Brook Law. Located in Downtown Nanaimo, Brook Law services Duncan to Port Alberni including Campbell River and Courtenay, and offers a variety of legal services including Family Law, General Litigation, Employment Law, Wills/Estates and Independent Legal Advice on agreements.
Erin helps her clients navigate the legal process by providing them with the information they need to make the right decisions for their individual circumstances. At Brook Law you are more than a file. We understand how the legal process can be overwhelming and it is our job to help guide you through the process. You will be an active participant in your case. You will be kept informed and up to date on the progress of your file. Erin knows that Lawyers are expensive friends to have so she will work with you to set a course for your case and give you direction so that you can get the most out of the money you invest in your legal representation.
#206 - 155 Skinner Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E8
M-Th 8:30am - 4:30pm
Fr 8:30am - 12:30pm
Erin moved to Nanaimo from Saskatoon when she was 13. She went to John Barsby for high school and attended VIU for her undergrad when it was still Malaspina. Erin moved to Calgary for Law School. She was called to the Bar in Alberta and had a general practice there before taking a job working in the Fraser Valley as a Federal Prosecutor. Erin was called to the BC Bar in 2008 and moved back to Nanaimo in 2010. Erin is actively involved in the community and was the Alumni Representative on the VIU Senate for 4 years and she is the current President of the VIU Alumni Association Board. She is actively involved with the Canadian Bar Association. She was a long standing member of the Section Standing Committee, Business of Law Committee and currently sits on the Professional Development Committee and Law Week committee for the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch. Locally she is the Chair for the Family Law Section as well she is the BC Family Law Representative to the Canadian Bar Association National Organization.
Erin is not only knowledgeable but has the ability to see a case’s bigger picture and she works with her clients to find a resolution that fits her clients’ specific needs. Erin expects her clients to work with her on their files and keeps them involved throughout the process. Erin maintains the practice philosophy that the case is the client’s life and they should be an active participant in the process and the outcome. Erin prides herself on efficient and effective representation of her clients. She knows that Lawyers are expensive friends to have and will work with her clients to help manage their legal costs. Erin has extensive trial experience and if going to court become inevitable her clients are in good hands. However, Erin believes that when the parties have a say in the outcome they are in a better position to craft resolution that best fit their situation. So before asking a third party who doesn’t know you to make a decision about your life Erin will suggest various alternative dispute resolution processes.
Erin has earned a reputation as a hard worker who is much appreciated by her colleagues and the clients she represents. Her trial experiences combined with varied practical background have allowed Erin to bring a unique perspective and approach to her practice.
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**Note Brook Law is by appointment only please contact us via the form below or call to set up a time to meet**
We are out of the office the following dates:
*July 6-16th, 2018 attending the National Family Law Program in Vancouver.
Emails will be returned on July 16, 2018.
#206 - 155 Skinner Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E8
When should I see a lawyer?
I recommend coming to see a lawyer as soon as possible for an initial consultation. Gaining an understanding of the process, your rights, and the options available to you as early as possible, can help you prepare and work through your legal issues in an efficient and cost effective manner that best fits your situation. If you have been served with documents you should see a lawyer right away. Those documents are often time sensitive and you do not want to miss those deadlines or you risk having Orders made against you without your knowledge/participation.
What should I bring to my initial consultation?
If you have been served with any documents, make sure that you bring those with you. You will also require a piece of photo ID. At the initial consultation it is my practice to go over the issues with you and then I will send you away with a list of ‘homework’ items that I will need if you complete in order to retain me to represent you in your legal matters.
What should I expect at an initial consultation?
I will sit down with you, get a sense of the issues that are affecting you and we will discuss the options and processes available to you. We will talk about the options and will decide on a course of action that best suits your needs. I will then provide you with a list of information and/or documents that I need to proceed, and from there we will discuss fees and the retainer needed to acquire my services as your lawyer.
What does a Separation/Divorce Cost?
The simple answer: it depends. I bill hourly, so the cost will depend on how complicated the situation is and how much conflict there is to resolve.
How long will it take?
The length of time will depend on your circumstances and the complexity of the file.
Since every file and client are unique, I strongly encourage you to come in for an initial consult to discuss your case, so that we can determine what would work best for you in your situation. A one-hour consultation with a lawyer can provide you with a great deal of information and guidance, providing you with a basic knowledge of how the law applies to you in your situation. If you need some assistance navigating the legal process, give us a call.
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“Working with Erin through my divorce gave me the kind of peace of mind and high level of assurance that I needed during the most difficult period in my life. I had never done anything like this in my life before! I needed someone I could have faith, trust and confidence in, and I found it in Erin. I was scared, felt isolated and I was in a place financially where I had no room for error, I was in a very vulnerable place. I needed someone who would be able to provide me with clear direction, be efficient, and above all be honest with me. On our first meeting, she helped me start building a sense of confidence in myself and in what was to lay ahead. Along the way, I always had a clear understanding of where we were headed and what the plan was.
I was very nervous about my situation as I had been threatened and intimated by my ex-partner and family into thinking that I would be left in ruins if they had the chance. I had no idea about the law, and my ex had hired a lawyer with a ‘reputation’. The day came when we were in court and my ex’s lawyer and Erin were talking about some matters with all parties present. Erin was so prepared, so articulate, and so well versed she never let a detail slip and cited law and precedent without hesitation every time she needed to address a point. I felt all my anxiety wash away having her as my lawyer, I was just so impressed, she is certainly an expert in her field.
Erin balances out a highly skilled, intelligent practice as a lawyer, with compassion, kindness and the best interest of her client and other stakeholders, such as children. Even when things were emotional, she was able to help me make smart, rational decisions. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience; it was like having the navigation I needed to get through rough waters, and I didn’t have to do it alone or be scared. I recommend Brook Law as the best choice you will ever make for your legal needs.”
“I have been a client of Erin Brook for several years now. I selected very carefully when looking for a suitable lawyer. Erin has been amazing. She is very professional, always responds quickly to my messages and provides clear concise information. Erin has been amazing and I would highly recommend her to anyone.”
"I had the privilege of having Erin as my lawyer on two occasions for custody of my daughter. She was very professional and thorough through out my case. She was able to work around my schedule at the time, early mornings, later evenings which made life easier and was able to keep me calm which is very hard to do. I have recommended her and will keep doing so in the future."
"I cannot express my gratitude to Erin for the work she did with me on my custody case. It seemed like such a daunting task but she was right there with me the whole time.
Erin is not only extremely knowledgeable and professional, she is compassionate and understanding and will not back down. I felt comfortable and confident with her on my side. I am more than pleased with the results and I would recommend her to anyone seeking legal counsel"