Lorena Staples, Q.C. is honoured to announce her appointment to the Saanich Police Board, by Order in Council, effective December 31, 2012.
Lorena Staples, Q.C. is pleased to announce that she has been appointed as legal counsel to the Fire Chiefs' Association of British Columbia. Lorena has been providing legal advice from time to time to the FCABC for a number of years. She is delighted to have her efforts recognized by this formal appointment.
Sad news: Galt Wilson, Q.C. passed away on January 31, 2012. A celebration of Galt's life will be held at 3 pm on Thursday, February 9th at Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street, Vancourver. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the BC Alzheimer's Society
When I came to British Columbia in 1979, it was to practice law in partnership with Galt and Robert Bauman, now the Chief Justice of the BC Supreme Court. Galt was known as the "Dean of Municipal Law" in BC and very generously shared with me his extensive knowledge of this province's municipal law and local government institutions. We continued to practice municipal law together at Harman, Wilson & Company, a predecessor of Crease Harman, the firm I am now connected with, and the firm we founded in 1988 - Wilson, Staples, McDannold & Marley - an exclusively local government law practice, and its successors.
When Galt retired in the 1990's, he left a legacy of service to local government that is reflected in the honour bestowed on him by the Local Government Management Association - Life Member. I believe his is the only life membership given to a person who was not an employee of a local government, an executive director of LGMA or a provincial government official.
Lorena Staples, Q.C
Lorena Staples, Q.C. is very pleased to announce that she has entered into an arrangement with Crease Harman LLP, www.creaseharman.com a long established and well respected full service law firm in Victoria B.C. This arrangement will give her clients access to legal services that she does not provide, such as litigation. Crease Harman LLP is the successor to Harman, Wilson & Company with whom Lorena Staples, Q.C. practiced municipal law for several years in the 1980s.