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
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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, including issues relating to governance, bylaw enforcement, elections, planning and land use, and freedom of information and privacy. She has represented clients in matters before the BC Supreme Court, BC Provincial Court, Federal Court, the National Energy Board and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

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
  • Municipal Law in BC. Capilano University. Spring 2018. Guest speaker regarding council behaving badly (conflicts of interest, confidentiality, bullying and harassment)
  • 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)