At the time TTL began her dedication to the study and practice of health law, the subject was not taught in Canadian law schools, nor was it recognized as a specialty by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Recognizing the changing legal landscape and increased legal oversight and accountability in health care delivery, TTL became a writer, lecturer, and practitioner in a new regulatory, policy driven, and legally restrictive arena.
TTL founded the Health Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association in 1987 and was its first National Health Law Chair. In conjunction with a highly specialized committee she assembled, TTL authored and published the first report from the legal profession across North America on the legal implications of HIV/AIDS and the protection of civil rights.
Throughout her career as a health law lawyer, TTL has had her hand on the pulse of the health law business. Nurturing health law's development from the beginning, TTL is an expert on its origins and a leading voice and specialist in its current applications. She will be a strong and anchoring force for its future.