Paul Pearson on CFAX – Supreme Court of Canada Ivan Henry

imageVictoria BC Criminal Lawyer Paul Pearson on CFAX w. Ian Jessop discussing the Supreme Court of Canada decision in the Ivan Henry Case. Ivan Henry spent 27 years in jail before being found not guilty by the BC Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court of Canada makes it easier to sue where Crown Counsel fail to disclose relevant evidence to an accused person and they are wrongfully convicted.

Michael Mulligan on CFAX – BC Teachers and the BC Court of Appeal

LogoVictoria, BC Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan on Legally Speaking – CFAX 1070 with Pamela McCall – discussing the BC Court of Appeal decision concerning BC Teachers. The BC Court of Appeal overturned a BC Supreme Court decision and held that the province had engaged in adequate consultation before passing legislation that revoked class size and composition conditions that had been negotiated by public school teachers.

http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/CA/15/01/2015BCCA0185.htm

Michael Mulligan – CTV Interview Marijuana Laws

Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 7.31.08 PMVictoria BC Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan commenting in CTV Interview with Robert Buffam concerning marijuana laws in Canada. Selective enforcement can lead to arbitrariness while the current Canada’s legal framework, including mandatory minimum sentences for production, is more regressive than in some parts of the United States.

http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=596174&binId=1.1180928&playlistPageNum=1

Mandatory Minimum Sentences – Opinion Piece by Michael Mulligan

prisonbars1An opinion piece in the Times Colonist by Victoria BC Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan on the unfairness that can results from the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences. The Supreme Court of Canada recently dealt with the constitutionality of mandatory jail sentences for gun offences.

http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/columnists/michael-t-mulligan-mandatory-minimum-sentences-are-unjust-1.1826385

Victoria BC Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX – Jian Gomeshi report and Law Society plan for paralegals

JianGhomeshiVictoria BC Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 with Terry Moore discussing the CBC Workplace Investigation into Jian Gomeshi’s conduct and plans by the Law Society of BC to expand the roll of paralegals.

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Victoria Criminal Lawyer Paul Pearson – Jury Trials – CFAX

Jury StampVictoria BC Criminal Lawyer Paul Pearson interviewed on CFAX regarding criminal jury trials. Jury selection, serving on a jury, and the responsibilities of jury members, judges, and lawyers are discussed.

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada – BC legal aid not in compliance with international law

wordcloudLRWC-280x165 Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada: British Columbia is not in compliance with international law obligations to provide legal aid. The province is diverting funds collected by a special tax that was intended to fund legal aid and is failing to comply with treaty obligations.

http://www.lrwc.org/legal-aid-in-british-columbia-implementation-of-bcs-international-human-rights-treaty-obligations-statement/

Michael Mulligan named winner of 2015 CBA SOGIC Ally Award

Michael Mulligan CBA SOGIC Award

Press Release: http://www.cba.org/News-Media/Press-Releases/2015/Michael-Mulligan-of-Victoria-named-winner-of-2015

Past recipients and information about the award: http://www.cba.org/cba/awards/SOGIC_awards/

Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtvXrBk0QpA

 

Michael Mulligan on CFAX – Statutory Release

Mulligan-Tam-Pearson-Victoria-BC-Lawyers-Michael-T-MulliganVictoria BC Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 with Terry Moore discussing proposed changes to statutory release pursuant to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. A federal government press release proposes restrictions on statutory release for offenders who were previously sentenced to more that 5 years and who then are sentenced to more than 2 years. While these proposed changes are are unlikely to have much effect given their very narrow scope, they are indicative of trend towards decreasing flexibility in the justice system which actually increases the risk to the public by diverting resources away from offenders who should be focused on.

Paul Pearson on CFAX – Terrorism Legislation

bc-071030-taser02-pearsonVictoria BC Criminal Lawyer Paul Pearson on CFAX 1070 with Ian Jessop discussing the legal and privacy consideration that flow from proposed terrorism legislation in Canada.