Welcome to Accountability Law Office.
Our speciality is legal advice on procurement and contract issues, particularly public sector procurement.
Our legal scrutiny of your RFP’s and other tender documents, and contracts, gives you the reassurance that how you are proceeding is legally sound.
Our goal is to provide you with practical legal advice and explain your legal options, as you go through procurement and contracting processes, to lower your legal risks.
We offer legal advice that is tailored to your business, and any opportunities you are putting out to tender.
- Our legal drafting and reviews of tender documents, ensure that the RFP’s and contracts work in concert.
- We ensure that your whole suite of documents is legally binding and enforceable, while exposing you to as little legal risk as possible.
- All documents we draft or review, comply with any common law and legislative requirements.
For your RFP’s and tender documents we can help you:
- Highlight any legal risks to be aware of in your RFP, as well as help with wordsmithing and proof-reading.
- For bids on provincial government work, we review your documents to ensure they comply with provincial trade agreements New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA), and (TILMA) requirements, as well as any other applicable national, and international trade agreements.
With your contracts, we can lessen your legal risks by:
- Creating more professional looking contracts, which contain all the legal provisions tailored to your specific business, with your specific requirements for limiting risk and liability.
- Before you sign a contract, advise you on any legal risks
- If you are ending a contract, we provide you legal advice to keep your exposure to a minimum
- Draft your contracts so they are legally watertight, and have all the necessary provisions
- Give you legal advice to prevent potential employer/employee relationships
Legal Knowledge Is Power
We want you to know and understand what provisions are in your contracts and tender documents and why it is there.
We want you to truly understand what is in your documents, and any legal risks you may face.
Our legal advice is provided in a way that is easy to understand. This allows you to proceed in a practical way, with confidence, knowing you have selected a way of proceeding that is appropriate for you.
Reasonable Pricing on Legal Advice
We appreciate your needs for reasonably priced legal services, and our lower overhead allows us to have lower fees.
Flat-fee packaged pricing for many of our services, and communication about time targets, allows you to know what you are spending on legal advice. This means you don’t have to worry about how many hours it will take us. You can control your costs while also getting the benefit of our targeted legal advice.
For all new clients, we would like to provide you with a free 30 minute consultation, to see how we might work together. Call us at 780-906-3773, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrange a mutually convenient time.
After our initial consultation, we can devise a plan with you, to focus on what you most require help with.
Why We Are Qualified To Serve You
Kara Thompson, our principal, has the experience as a lawyer and consultant to create solutions that work for you.
Kara gives practical, down-to-earth legal advice, and presents you with a range of options, so that you can choose what works best for your business. In addition to her legal practice, she has co-owned two local businesses over the last 10 years with her husband, so she knows how small business works.
She also knows the government procurement sector well. Kara worked as a solicitor for 14 years for the Alberta government. Ms. Thompson worked for various Ministries within the social services sectors. From 2006-2014, she specialized in legal advice on procurements and contracts for contracted services, first for Children and Youth Services, and then for the Ministry of Human Services at the government of Alberta. She also drafted the contract templates for those Ministries.
Ms. Thompson graduated with an LLB from Dalhousie Law School, in Halifax, after attending the University of Alberta, in Edmonton where she received a BA.
Ms. Thompson teaches business law at MacEwan University. She is also an instructor in Toronto for the Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement for Osgoode Hall, Continuing Professional Education.
Ms. Thompson has been a member of the Alberta Law Society in good standing from 1999 to the present.