2020 LGMA Corporate Officers Forum

Kathryn Stuart will be attending the LGMA Corporate Officers Forum. On October 8th, she will be presenting a session on Ethics and the Law.

Andrew Buckley Joins Stewart McDannold Stuart

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Buckley has joined Stewart McDannold Stuart as an associate. Andrew is a knowledgeable civil litigator with experience in all levels of court, as well as municipal, environmental and insurance law. Andrew will be working with our litigation group, providing services to our local government clients.

Stewart McDannold Stuart – Holiday Hours

Our office will be closed on December 27. We will be open on December 24, 30, and 31.

Season’s Greetings from Stewart McDannold Stuart

From all of the lawyers and support staff at Stewart McDannold Stuart, we wish you all the best for the holiday season and a happy and prosperous New Year.

In lieu of sending greeting cards this year, we have made a donation to the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC).

Upcoming Capilano University (Parksville Campus) Presentation

On November 15, 2019 Kathryn Stuart will be teaching a session in Parksville on administrative law as part of Capilano University’s PADM Course in Municipal Law.

TOLGMA Conference

Ryan Bortolin will be attending the 2019 TOGLMA Conference, presenting on Rights & Responsibilities of Public Interface Workers. He will be discussing the responsibilities of local government, as a public service industry, to protect both their employees and the public.

Teaching Local Government Law Course at Uvic

Kathryn Stuart and Peter Johnson are returning to teach the Local Government Law course in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria for the Fall 2019 semester. This course provides an analysis of legislation and court decisions applicable to local governments in British Columbia. The course endeavors to provide students with a broad, general knowledge of the field of local government law; legal reasoning and how to recognize potential legal problems and understand and evaluate legal advice; and to demonstrate some of the ways in which local government law is used by the local governments to govern their affairs and to realize their purposes and objectives.

LGMA Corporate Officers Forum

Kathryn Stuart will be attending the LGMA Corporate Officers Forum in Prince George. On October 3rd, she will be presenting a session on “The Collection and Protection of Personal Information – FIPPA Best Practices”.


Kathryn Stuart, Peter Johnson and Ryan Bortolin will be attending the LGMA Conference in Vancouver. On June 13, Peter Johnson and Ryan Bortolin will be  presenting a session on “Local Government Tools To Address Affordability”. As well, Kathryn Stuart and Ryan Bortolin will be presenting the “2019 Legal Update”. We look forward to celebrating LGMA’s 100 years!

MIABC Annual Risk Management Conference

Jeff Locke and Josh Krusell will the attending the  Municipal Insurance Association of B.C.’s annual Risk Management Conference, which is being held in Vancouver from April 16 – 18. Jeff will be presenting a pre-conference workshop entitled “Risk Management for Front Line Staff” on April 16. Jeff will also be participating as a panel member in the “Building and Planning Thinktank Session” on April 18.