To provide cost-effective, responsive, innovative and high-quality legal, real property, purchasing and risk management services to the City of Windsor and its business partners.
The Legal Department of the City of Windsor is composed of three divisions, namely Legal Services, Real Estate Services, and Purchasing and Risk Management. The Legal Services Division is responsible for providing legal advice to City Council and Administration, for litigation on behalf of the City in all levels of court and administrative tribunals, for City real estate transactions, for negotiation and preparation of contracts and commercial documents and for providing training to City staff on legal topics such as the Municipal Act, 2001 and labour relations. The Real Estate Division handles the buying, selling and leasing of City property, including lease administration. The Purchasing and Risk Management Division handles the City’s procurements, through Purchase Orders, Tenders and Requests for Proposals, maintains the Purchasing By-law, does City claims adjusting and maintains the City’s insurance portfolio, responds in the first instance to all damage claims, manages insurance litigation, educates and provides risk management and insurance advice and support, and addresses subrogated claims.