Dominion GovLaw LLP (“GovLaw”) is a law firm with a focus on local governments. Our clients are professional public servants with complex and interesting compliance issues. We are located in Saanich, across from Rithet’s Bog, a beautiful 40-minute walking trail. We seek a full-time legal assistant with 5+ years litigation experience in MVA/insurance defence, municipal […]
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MYTH 1 Local government legislation provides a bright line for conflicts of interest involving elected officials. Not really. Some conflicts of interest are clear; most are not. Legislation is a starting point to identifying a conflict. However, answering the question requires looking at the statutory and common law, facts, perception of conflict and pecuniary interest […]
Frustrated with street-level crime not being pursued by Provincial Crown? Tickets having limited effect? Working with GovLaw to conduct an information prosecution may be the solution. These Provincial Court local government prosecutions mandate court appearances by the accused and can result in significant fines and court orders. A crime reduction strategy using bylaws should be part […]
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