Governance, Finance, Elections, Constitutional, Environmental, Administrative
Email: vallance@lidstone.ca
Phone: 604-899-2269
Toll Free: 1-877-339-2199
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Rachel Vallance

Governance, Finance, Elections, Constitutional, Environmental, Administrative
Email: vallance@lidstone.ca
Phone: 604-899-2269
Toll Free: 1-877-339-2199

Rachel completed her articles at Lidstone & Company and has practiced local government law since her call to the bar in 2015. She advises local governments in relation to a wide variety of matters, with a particular interest in issues relating to governance, administrative, environmental and constitutional law. She has represented clients in the BC Supreme Court, Provincial Court and Federal Court and in matters involving the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner. Rachel obtained her law degree at the University of Victoria, where she participated in the law co-op program, completing placements with the B.C. Ministry of Justice, the Ontario Securities Commission, a non-profit organization, and a full-service business law firm in Bangkok, in addition to coursework. During law school, Rachel received awards for both academic performance and involvement in student affairs.

Education
  • J.D., University of Victoria
  • B.Sc. (Honours with High Distinction), Psychology and Ethics, Society & Law double major, University of Toronto
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
RECENT PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
  • CBABC Municipal Law Section: Local Governments and the Sharing Economy
  • MIABC Risk Management Conference: Using CLA as a Risk Management Tool
  • Lidstone & Company Seminars: Human Rights and Access to Municipal Facilities (2015) and Regulating the Sharing Economy (2016)