The Legal Services Department provides a full and broad range of legal services to the Town of Aurora, its elected Council and appointed Committees, as well as the Chief Administrative Officer, the Executive Leadership Team and staff. The role of the Legal Services Department changes constantly to meet the diverse and complex needs of the Municipality as it continues to evolve. The primary function of the Department is to provide legal advice and opinions, interpretation of legislation, review of agreements, and litigation representation and management. The Department also acts in an advisory capacity with respect to various matters, while providing this broad array of services to its Client Departments in an economical and efficient manner.
The Legal Services Department also serves to protect and defend the Town's interests in litigation and administrative law matters by attending hearings, dispute resolution sessions and other proceedings before the courts and tribunals, including the Ontario Municipal Board. The Department also conducts legal research and prepares legal opinions pertaining to the Municipality's rights, duties, powers, and obligations pursuant to Provincial and Federal legislation, its own by-laws and policies, as well as pertinent case law.
The legal field is extremely broad and diverse and, as such, the Legal Services Department provides a very broad array of services in different spectrums of the law. The areas of law primarily practiced in the Department are Planning and Development, Real Estate, Administrative, Civil Litigation, General Municipal, Contract, Computer and Information Technology, Dispute Resolution, and Procurement.
The Legal Services Department is headed by the Director of Legal Services - Town Solicitor and presently includes an Associate Solicitor, two (2) Law Clerks and an Administrative Assistant.
The Legal Services Department can be reached at: 905-727-1375 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.