Legally Speaking – The Law Society and the new Minister of Justice

The_Law_Society_of_BC_common_seal_1884Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – in a special extended edition discussing issues including the role of the Law Society, the new Minister of Justice, Jody Wilson-Raybould, and issues she will need to deal with including the legalization of marijuana.

The responsibility of the Law Society to act in the public interest regulating lawyers is discussed and contrasted with the responsibilities of the Canadian Bar Association. The lawyer disciplinary process including the way complaints are made, investigated and reported upon is discussed along with the range of disciplinary options available to the Law Society.

The new Minister of Justice will have a number of pressing issues to deal with including doctor assisted suicide and the legalization of marijuana. The legalization and regulation of marijuana will permit a better allocation of criminal justice resources and a reduction in the volume of criminal activity that results from the criminalization of the substance.

Michael Mulligan New head b&wVictoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on Legally Speaking – live on CFAX 1070 Thursdays at 11:00am.