Alberta Administrative Lawyers
Although Parliament and the provincial legislatures ultimately have the authority to create laws, the rules laid down by these agencies are too broad to address every possible situation that arises. Lawmaking and administration powers are therefore delegated to lower-level administrative decision-makers (ADMs), such as agencies, boards, tribunals, etc., that create the detailed regulations that govern daily life for most Canadians.
Our administrative & regulatory lawyers have decades of experience dealing with regulatory boards and tribunals, and can represent you before an ADM at any level. Whether you’re appearing before a disciplinary board, a government ADM, or need court representation in a judicial review of an agency’s decision, we’re here to offer expert knowledge and advice and to walk you through the process.
We represent individuals and labour organizations involved in hearings and investigations before all tribunals, agencies, and boards, with an emphasis in employment matters. We understand the intricacies and nuances of dealing with these agencies and can help prepare you for your appearance as well as representing you.
If an ADM rules against you and you feel that the decision is unfair or not in compliance with other applicable laws, you have the right to appeal the decision before a higher body. We prepare your defense and spend one-on-one time with you to ensure your most favorable outcome.
If, despite your appeal, the board insists on upholding a decision you believe is unreasonable or illegal, we can represent you before the court in a judicial review. In such a review, the court first decides which Standard of Review is appropriate (either “correctness” or “reasonableness,” with “correctness” being the most generous to the agency), and then reviews the decision from the ADM with consideration of the arguments presented by the attorney
All rules and decisions made by these ADMs must be in agreement with parliamentary, provincial, and common law and must not infringe on the legislative activity of another agency. If a citizen or labour organization feels that a decision made by the ADM is opposed to the law in any of these areas or are unreasonable given the circumstances, he does not have to passively accept the decision. We can help right the injustice. Call us today at (780) 439-3611.