Litigation, Bylaw Enforcement, Assessment and Taxation, Land Use and Planning, Administrative Law
Email: trylinski@lidstone.ca
Phone: 604-899-2269
Toll Free: 1-877-339-2199
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Susan Trylinski

Litigation, Bylaw Enforcement, Assessment and Taxation, Land Use and Planning, Administrative Law
Email: trylinski@lidstone.ca
Phone: 604-899-2269
Toll Free: 1-877-339-2199

Susan is Associate Counsel at Lidstone and Company, located in Calgary, Alberta.

While Susan has over 18 years of experience in municipal law, she first started her career in litigation at major Calgary law firms. She now primarily does board work (with related litigation to the Court of Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal) and advises on administrative law issues, municipal taxation, statutory interpretation and a variety of municipal law issues including enforcement, environmental legislation, historical resources, duties of councillors and planning and development. Susan is also called as a solicitor in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Susan has recently been involved in the ongoing revisions to the Municipal Government Act in Alberta and associated regulations. Susan has trained tribunals and organizations in administrative law and the operation of the Municipal Government Act.

Susan has spoken at the International Association of Assessing Officers legal conference in Chicago and St. Louis and is the author of numerous articles. She has over 25 reported superior court and Court of Appeal decisions.

Education
  • McGill University
    Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.), Civil Law
  • McGill University
    Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Common law
  • The University of Winnipeg
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), History and Philosophy
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Law Society of New South Wales, Australia
  • Past Provincial Chair of the Municipal Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (Calgary).
  • Former National Chair of the Administrative Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and former Chair of the Calgary Administrative Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.
RECENT AWARDS AND HONOURS

In her last year at the City of Calgary, Susan was given the Star of Excellence in recognition of her contribution to the business tax consolidation, said to be the “biggest change in The City’s taxation structure since the implementation of the business tax in 1916”.