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Our Courses and Presentations

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Courses

Bite Back - Regulators Consultancy Course

Learn how local governments protect the public from dangerous and noisy dogs.

What will you learn?
  • Statutory and bylaw authority over dogs;
  • Consent Order options;
  • Dangerous dog options;
  • Choosing the best legal process; and
  • Case law on dogs.
Who should take this course?
  • Animal Control Officers;
  • Bylaw Officers;
  • Senior Managers or Department heads;
  • Any staff or elected official who seeks to learn more about how to deal with problem dogs and their owners.
Cost:
  • $949GST per student.
  • Package deals available for in-house staff training.
  • 15% discount for Regulators clients*.

    *A Regulators client is any local government with one or more active files with The Regulators.
Why take this course?
  • Provide an effective dog control service;
  • Understand your legal authority over dogs;
  • Save time and legal costs through best dog practices;
  • Receive an invaluable course manual on steps and precedents; and
  • Achieve a Certificate of Course Completion.
Getting to Compliance

Learn all the compliance options available to local government.

What will you learn?
  • Inspections, right of entry, search and seizure;
  • Administrative enforcement;
  • Provincial Court options; and
  • Supreme Court civil injunctions.
 
Who should take this course?
  • Chief Administrative Officers and Department heads;
  • Managers, Planners, Inspectors and Bylaw Officers;
  • Any staff or elected official who seeks to learn more about all the compliance options available to local governments.
 
Cost:
  • $949GST per student.
  • Package deals available for in-house staff training.
  • 15% discount for Regulators clients*.

    *A Regulators client is any local government with one or more active files with The Regulators.
 
Why take this course?
  • Understand the options available to local governments;
  • Use the best process to solve each problem;
  • Save legal costs by using cost-effective options;
  • Receive an invaluable course manual on steps and precedents; and
  • Achieve a Certificate of Course Completion.
Injunction Junction - Regulators Consultancy Course

Learn how to effectively use the Supreme Court Civil Injunction, the strongest compliance option.

What will you learn?
  • Effective use of the Supreme Court Civil Injunction;
  • Working with lawyers to develop a winning case;
  • Understanding bylaws, regulations, statutes and case law;
  • Smarter, cost effective Court strategies.
 
Who should take this course?
  • Chief Administrative Officers and Department Heads/Managers;
  • Planners, Building Inspectors, Parks and Bylaw;
  • Any staff or elected official who seeks to learn more about the civil court process and effective remedies.
 
Cost:
  • $949GST per student.
  • Package deals available for in-house staff training.
  • 15% discount for Regulators clients*.

    *A Regulators client is any local government with one or more active files with The Regulators.
 
Why take this course?
  • Achieve quicker and better Court decisions;
  • Save legal costs with the smart use of “consent orders” and “contempt” applications;
  • Work effectively with legal counsel to win your case;
  • Receive an invaluable course manual on steps and precedents;
  • Achieve a Certificate of Course Completion.
BC Law Courts

Long Form Informations v. Supreme Court Injunctions: Which one should you choose?

Learn to make the right choice to save time, effort and thousands of dollars in legal fees.

What will you learn?
  • Standards of proof;
  • Permanence of injunctions;
  • Legal costs and recovery;
  • Timelines to pre-trial resolution or trial; and
  • Differences in courts powers and procedures.
 
Who should take this course?
  • CAO’s and Senior Department heads;
  • Development Service Managers and Building Inspectors;
  • Bylaw Inspectors and Enforcement Officers;
  • Any staff or elected official who seeks to learn more about choosing between Injunctions and Prosecutions.
 
Cost:
  • $849GST per student.
  • Package deals available for in-house staff training.
  • 15% discount for Regulators clients*.

    *A Regulators client is any local government with one or more active files with The Regulators.
 
Why take this course?
  • Learn the administrative options to dealing with problem properties;
  • Navigate the due process hurdles;
  • Use effective tools that will save legal costs and provide you 100% cost recovery;
  • Receive an invaluable course manual on steps and precedents; and
  • Achieve a Certificate of Course Completion.
Night Court - Regulators Consultancy Course

Learn how to process tickets using the bylaw notice tribunal.

What will you learn?
  • How the bylaw notice ticket works;
  • Develop an effective bylaw notice tribunal procedure;
  • Conduct an effective ticket hearing;
  • Saving money through effective cost sharing of the hearing; and
  • Avoid the legal pitfalls of the tribunal process.
Who should take this course?
  • Senior Managers and Department heads;
  • Chief Administrative Officers;
  • Bylaw Officers;
  • Any staff or elected official who seeks to learn more about the bylaw tribunal notice.
Cost:
  • $949GST per student.
  • Package deals available for in-house staff training.
  • 15% discount for Regulators clients*.

    *A Regulators client is any local government with one or more active files with The Regulators.
Why take this course?
  • Understand the pros and cons of this potential game changer for ticket prosecutions;
  • Save legal costs by simplifying and stream-lining bylaw notice prosecutions;
  • Receive an invaluable course manual on steps and precedents; and
  • Achieve a Certificate of Course Completion
Noise 101 - Regulators Consultants Course

Noise Bylaw Complaints and Solutions

What will you learn?
  • Bylaws and Statutory Authority;
  • Case Law on noise;
  • Tickets, bylaw notices, and compliance agreements;
  • Long Form Informations and Consent Plea Orders;
  • Catch and Comply for Repeat Offenders; and
  • Civil Injunctions and Consent Orders.
Who should take this course?
  • Senior bylaw officers;
  • Managers;
  • Department heads.
Cost:
  • $949GST per student.
  • Package deals available for in-house staff training.
  • 15% discount for Regulators clients*.

    *A Regulators client is any local government with one or more active files with The Regulators.
Why take this course?
  • To effectively respond to noise complaints by stopping noise that disturbs the public;
  • Receive an invaluable course manual on steps and precedents; and
  • Achieve a Certificate of Course Completion
Occupy This - Regulators Consultancy Course

Learn how to deal with “tent cities”, repeat offenders and problem businesses.

What will you learn?
  • The unsightly premises procedure;
  • Compelling property owners to remedy hazards and nuisances at their own expense;
  • Advanced cost recovery;
  • Distinctions between powers available to regional districts and municipalities; and
  • Avoiding costly procedural mistakes.
Who should take this course?
  • CAO’s and Senior Department heads;
  • Mayors and Councillors;
  • Development Service Managers and Building Inspectors;
  • Bylaw Inspectors and Enforcement Officers;
  • Any staff or elected official who seeks to learn more about how to deal with problem properties.
Cost:
  • $949GST per student.
  • Package deals available for in-house staff training.
  • 15% discount for Regulators clients*.

    *A Regulators client is any local government with one or more active files with The Regulators.
Why take this course?
  • Learn the administrative options to dealing with problem properties;
  • Navigate the due process hurdles;
  • Use effective tools that will save legal costs and provide you 100% cost recovery;
  • Receive an invaluable course manual on steps and precedents; and
  • Achieve a Certificate of Course Completion.
Remedy This - Regulators Consultancy Course

Learn the in-house options to resolve property problems.

What will you learn?
  • The unsightly premises procedure;
  • Compelling property owners to remedy hazards and nuisances at their own expense;
  • Advanced cost recovery;
  • Distinctions between powers available to regional districts and municipalities; and
  • Avoiding costly procedural mistakes.
Who should take this course?
  • CAO’s and Senior Department heads;
  • Mayors and Councillors;
  • Development Service Managers and Building Inspectors;
  • Bylaw Inspectors and Enforcement Officers;
  • Any staff or elected official who seeks to learn more about how to deal with problem properties.
Cost:
  • $949GST per student.
  • Package deals available for in-house staff training.
  • 15% discount for Regulators clients*.

    *A Regulators client is any local government with one or more active files with The Regulators.
Why take this course?
  • Learn the administrative options to dealing with problem properties;
  • Navigate the due process hurdles;
  • Use effective tools that will save legal costs and provide you 100% cost recovery;
  • Receive an invaluable course manual on steps and precedents; and
  • Achieve a Certificate of Course Completion.

STEPs focuses on small communities where compliance and enforcement do not have the luxury of costly legal assistance.

STEPs covers practical solutions on issues such as:
  • Unsightly premises/nuisances/disturbances;
  • Zoning contraventions, particularly due to income needy properties;
  • Communicating with out-of-town property owners;
  • Mock practical scenarios with practical solutions (a “Mentimeter” quiz session).
Why you should attend:
  • Develop a STEPs program with a tailor-made compliance approach for your municipality;
  • Learn progressive steps towards compliance with escalating demand letter examples in “Word” documents for your modifications and use;
  • Understand and implement a “broken windows” strategy with your local RCMP detachment;
  • Get legal advice with a 45 minute presentation plus a 45 minute Q&A session from a seasoned municipal lawyer and prosecutor.
Cost:
  • $200GST per Municipality or Regional District. There is no limit on the number of attendees per Municipality or Regional District. Simply email attendees’ names and emails to office@regulatorsconsultancy.com obtain a direct link.
  • Package deals available for in-house staff training.
  • 15% discount for Regulators clients*.

    *A Regulators client is any local government with one or more active files with The Regulators.
Why take this course?
  • Achieve quicker and better Court decisions;
  • Save legal costs with the smart use of “consent orders” and “contempt” applications;
  • Work effectively with legal counsel to win your case;
  • Receive an invaluable course manual on steps and precedents;
  • Achieve a Certificate of Course Completion.

Presentations

Breaking the Fine Barrier

How to raise maximum fines beyond what you thought possible

What will you learn?
  • Breaking the Barriers: Learn about the conventional legal advice that has limited regional districts to $2,000 or $10,000 fines for bylaw contraventions, and discover how to overcome these limitations.
  • Maximizing Your Impact: Gain insights into the current legal analysis that shows local governments can set their maximum fines higher, enabling you to wield more effective enforcement.
  • Statutory Success: Discover how to ensure municipalities are eligible for the maximum statutorily available fines for each municipal bylaw, ensuring that justice is served efficiently and effectively.
  • Legislative Empowerment: Explore strategies for legislating changes to increase maximum fines, providing you with the tools to adapt to evolving needs and challenges.
 
Who should take this course?
  • Chief Administrative Officers and Department heads;
  • Managers, Planners, Inspectors and Bylaw Officers;
  • Any staff or elected official who seeks to enhance their bylaw enforcement knowledge and increase their local government’s maximum fines.
 
Cost:
  • Up to 2 attendees: $125 + GST (one person per computer).
  • 3 to 6 attendees: $350 + GST.
  • 7 to 12 attendees: $700 + GST.
  • 13 to 20 attendees: $1100 + GST.
  • Package deals available for in-house staff training.
  • 15% discount for Regulators clients*.


    *A Regulators client is any local government with one or more active files with The Regulators.

 
Why take this course?
  • Understand the options available to local governments;
  • Use the best process to solve each problem; and
  • Save legal costs by using cost-effective options.

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