Legal Services Profile

A business support service provided to the City of Hamilton offering legal advice/opinion, legal drafting, and representation/ advocacy before courts and tribunals.  

Legal Services facilitates the ability of the City to advance its policy goals, meet its legal obligations, and deliver its services and programs. This service includes:

  • Prosecution - Prosecution of charges under City by-laws and Revised Statues of Ontario.
  • Civil and Administrative Litigation - Protect rights and legal interest of the City through Courts/Tribunals and alternative dispute resolution. Attend and deal with civil and administrative litigation at all stages. 
  • Solicitor - Advisory, drafting and review of business and activities of the City and boards and agencies it controls. Facilitate proper exercise of municipal powers, activities and decision-making.

Service Details

Related Subservices

  • Prosecution
  • Civil and Administrative Litigation
  • Solicitor

Type of Service

  • Internal corporate service

Rationale

  • Essential/Mandatory, Legislated requirement (to meet various Court and Tribunal items, along with prosecution of provincial offenses as mandated by the Provincial Offences Act)
  • Core Municipal Service - All other legal services provided
  • Other - Provincial Offences Act

Primary Funding Sources

  • Net Levy
  • User Fees (small portion)

Service Level

  • At standard.  Meets the legislated, Corporate and Council service level needs

Service Level Source

  • Legislated
  • Management Directive

 

Performance Measures

2017

How Much Did You Do? (volume)

Procurement Contracts (construction-related) (annually by February)

  • 74 contracts with a value of $291,891,464
    This includes Woodward Upgrades projects and capital costs of P3 Biosolids

Real Estate Transactions (annually by February)

  • Acquisitions: 29, with a value of $18,179,558
  • Dispositions: 31, with a value of $6,756,419
  • Tax sales: 3

How Much Did You Do? (volume)

Procurement Contracts (construction-related) (annually by February)

  • 66 contracts with a value of $77,188,822

Real Estate Transactions (annually by February)

  • Acquisitions:12, with a value of $4,871,798
  • Dispositions: 25, with a value of $7,362,808

Tax sales: 6

How Much Did You Do? (volume)

Procurement Contracts (construction-related) (annually by February)

  • 72 contracts with a value of $57,903,593

Real Estate Transactions (annually by February)

  • Acquisitions: 20, with a value of $8,111,433
  • Dispositions:30, with a value of $6,082,972

Tax sales: 4

How Much Did You Do? (volume)

Procurement Contracts (construction-related) (annually by February)

  • 68 contracts with a value of $50,763,077

Real Estate Transactions (annually by February)

  • Acquisitions: 28, with a value of $17,021,901
  • Dispositions: 25, with a value of $1,482,410

Tax sales: 7

Strategic Plan Priority - Our People & Performance