Carvello on ... Bylaw Drafting for Planners
September 16th 2016
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM PST

This full day seminar and drafting workshop is specifically designed for planners, but would be useful to administrative, corporate services, building and engineering departments as well as anyone tasked with drafting, amending, interpreting or consolidating local government bylaws (or First Nation laws).


The session will include a comprehensive review of:
• Fundamental bylaw drafting basics, techniques, protocols and language;
• Legal interpretation principles;
• The Anatomy and Formatting of a well-drafted bylaw;
• The proper use of Definitions
• Legal authority and limitations for common bylaws;
• Special rules and additional considerations for core land use planning and procedure bylaws;
• Proper Adoption Procedures;
• The importance of drafting to facilitate Bylaw Enforcement;
• Common legal challenges to bylaws;
• The utility and danger of “Cut and Paste” and Precedents;
• How to avoid common drafting pitfalls.


Lui Carvello is a lawyer and registered professional planner whose practice focuses primarily on local governments (and First Nations) throughout the Province. His unique presentation style and content regularly receives positive feedback, and the detailed presentation materials he provides become useful resources.

Fees (subject to 5% GST):
- $125 PIBC Member
- $150 Non-Member
(Resource materials included)


Morning & Afternoon coffee & snacks and hot lunch will be provided. Vegetarian and gluten free options available. (please notify at time of registration)


Attendance at the workshop qualifies for 5.0 (Organized and Structured) Learning Units for PIBC CPL.




All registrations are final. No refunds or cancellations are permitted; however, in the event that a registrant is not able to attend, substitution of a different attendee may be accepted if arranged in advance. Any registrant requiring substitution should contact PIBC. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, September 13th, 2016.


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