Wishart Law Firm LLP

Wishart Municipal Group

Excellent in-house counsel for municipalities

Introduction

Municipalities of all sizes are having their budgets cut, but legal needs still need to be met. Without proper legal advice, municipalities may end up costing taxpayers even more money. Sound legal advice is key to keeping your municipality on the right track. Preventative advice is often cheaper than costly litigation and court battles. That's why Wishart Municipal Group aims to give municipal employees the information they need to avoid costly pitfalls and do the right thing for the municipality and its' citizens.

Read BayToday's article on Paul Cassan's presentation: Municipal Lawyer says city councillors need to know their roles.


Drafting Workshops

Hands-on drafting of a municipal product, such as by-law or policy ready for presentation to council.

New members can also receive discounted rates on previously held workshops in order to get the most value out of their membership.

Ask a Lawyer

Ask A Lawyer is our solution to allow municipal staff access to our team to help with their day to day issues including:

  • preventative advice
  • assistance with report writing for Council
  • by-law development
  • human resources advice
  • contract analysis
  • enforcement advice

Tax Enforcement

Learn how our Tax Arrears strategy can help your municipality collect overdue tax payments before going through the tax sale process.


 

Benefits

  • A dedicated lead lawyer who oversees the municipality’s legal service
  • Access to periodic pooled cost, members only drafting workshops
  • Priority scheduling of meetings both in your office and in ours
  • Flexible payment terms
  • Regular “checkup call” from legal counsel
  • Legislation change alert
  • Discounted travel rates for in-person council meetings
  • Periodic membership usage reports
  • Unlike cell phone minutes, membership minutes never expire
  • Access to Emergency Legal Response Team at discounted rates
  • Immediate access to a team member to help you with your questions
 

Packages

 

SILVER
Package 1
$6,000 plus HST for a 1 yr term

  • 700 lawyer minutes
  • 1% discount on other legal fees
  • Drafting Workshop
  • Cost sharing with other members
  • Member Alert

Package 2
$12,000 plus HST for a 1 yr term

  • 1,450 lawyer minutes
  • 2% discount on other legal fees
  • Drafting Workshop
  • Cost sharing with other members
  • Member Alert

GOLD
Package 1
$15,000 plus HST for a 3 yr term

  • 725 lawyer minutes
  • 2% discount on other legal fees
  • Drafting Workshop
  • Cost sharing with other members
  • Member Alert

Package 2
$30,000 plus HST for a 3 yr term

  • 1,500 lawyer minutes
  • 5% discount on other legal fees
  • Drafting Workshop
  • Cost sharing with other members
  • Member Alert
 

Learn More and Sign Up

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Member Login

Members, click below to access training schedules, webinar information, Municipal Group specific contact information and more.

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