Important Notice RE: Legal Services During COVID-19

RE: Legal Services During COVID-19

This is to update you on how legal services have been affected or adapted to serve your needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the latest direction from our health authorities.


The Honourable Chief Justice Hinkson has suspended regular operations of the Supreme Court of British Columbia at all of its locations. In Provincial Court, all bylaw matters between now and May 4, 2020 have been adjourned.

File Action

Necessary legal file work for local governments continue. From legal opinions to Court action, we are making the most of this time to maintain, catch-up and be proactive to move matters forward.

GovLaw Team Access

Almost all of the GovLaw team is working from home. To ensure no disruptions to our services and prompt response, emails continue to be actioned and our office telephone lines are connected to the corresponding cell phone line of the person you wish to reach.

We are obligated to do our part as a firm to minimize the contagion. Nevertheless, we maintain our confidence to effectively serve the needs of local governments during these challenging times.

Yours truly,



Troy DeSouza
Direct email:

Read Emergency Program Act, Ministerial Order No. M082 [PDF file]