Warm Welcome

Sean Smith, a UVic law student, has joined Stewart McDannold Stuart for a three month term as a law co-op student, having previously worked as a student in a large local government organization.  This is a great way for law students to dip their toes into the legal profession (and hopefully not get frightened off!).  We really look forward to working with Sean over the coming months.

LGMA Presentations You Do Not Want to Miss – Thursday, June 18

The Local Government Management Association annual conference is scheduled for June 16 – 19 in Prince George. Colin Stewart will be presenting a legal update on matters of interest to municipalities and regional districts.  Susan Beach will be presenting on how to accommodate disabilities in the workforce and reduce liability for human rights complaints.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Upcoming Presentation – Privacy Issues in Pandemic Planning

On Thursday, April 30, 2015 Susan Beach will be speaking about Privacy Issues in Pandemic Planning at a joint meeting of the Health Law Section and Freedom of Information & Privacy Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch, to be held in Vancouver at the law offices of Harper Grey LLP.

SMS Website Changes

You may have noticed a few changes to our website! We hope you like them. (more…)

Upcoming Capilano University Presentation

On March 27, Colin Stewart will be lecturing in North Vancouver on Conflict of Interest and Bias for the Capilano University diploma program in local government law.

2014 Edition of Guide for Municipal Council Members and Regional Directors

The 2014 edition of the Guide for Municipal Council Members and Regional District Directors is now available on our website. Please click here to view the new Guide.

LGLA Newly Elected Officials Seminars – January, 2015

Peter Johnson will be presenting the Electoral Area Directors seminar on January 20, 2015 in Richmond, B.C.

Kathryn Stuart will be presenting the Local Government Law 101 seminar on January 28, 2015 in Parksville, B.C.

Colin Stewart and Michael Hargraves will be presenting the Local Government Law 101 seminar on January 29, 2015 in Parksville, B.C.

Firm News

Kathryn Stuart and Peter Johnson are currently teaching the Local Government Law course at the School of Public Administration, Faculty of Human & Social Development at the University of Victoria.

On November 21, Colin Stewart will be lecturing in Kelowna on Conflict of Interest and Bias for the Capilano University diploma program in local government law.

SMS Election Day Hotline

Stewart McDannold Stuart’s Election Day Hotline will be available on Saturday, November 15.

Our lawyers will be available by telephone from 8am to 8pm to assist our clients’ Chief Election Officers and their staff.

Firm News

Peter Johnson will be presenting a session on “Water Services and Drinking Water – Key Issues” at the Pacific Business & Law Institute’s “Local Government 2014: Recent Developments and Emerging Issues” seminar, being held on June 9, 2014 in Vancouver.

On June 12, 2014 Kathryn Stuart and Colin Stewart will be presenting a session on “Medical Marihuana: Ongoing Impacts of New Legislation” at the Local Government Management Association Annual Conference, in Vancouver.

Colin Stewart will be presenting a “Legal Update” at the LGMA Annual Conference, also on June 12.