GOLD Speakers


Elizabeth C Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA

  • Country: USA

Liz Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA, is a lawyer/litigator (since 1983) and private practice IBCLC lactation consultant (since 1997) who brings to life the connection between lactation consultation and the law. Healthcare provider (HCPs) face ethical, moral and legal challenges every day in their clinical care.  With plain language and humor, Liz explains how law and ethics affect IBCLCs and HCPs, no matter what their country or work setting.  She offers immediate, pragmatic tips so HCPs can practice ethically, legally and confidently.  She is an Adjunct Professor in Drexel University's Human Lactation Consultation Program, recently served as the President of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), and currently serves on the Boards of the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) and Human Milk Banking Association of North American (HMBANA).  She wrote the only textbook focusing on IBCLC ethics and legal issues, and authored chapters on similar topics in five other texts.  She is a well-received writer and lecturer in her field.