An aging inmate boom? CBA National

In a pre-election announcement by the federal Conservative government changes will be made to the release process for inmates serving a second jail sentence of more than two years where the individual has previously served a jail sentence of more than five years for a violent offence. Comment by Victoria Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan in an […]

Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan – Medical Marijuana

Victoria BC Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan on Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall. The College of Physicians and Surgeons has released guidelines for doctors who prescribe medical marijuana. In the face of dozens of stores selling marijuana to people on the strength of medical referrals from individuals who are not medical doctors this may have limited […]

Paul Pearson on CFAX – Supreme Court of Canada Ivan Henry

Victoria 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 […]

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

Victoria, 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 […]

Michael Mulligan – CTV Interview Marijuana Laws

Victoria 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

An 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

Victoria 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. report-april-2015-en-1

Victoria Criminal Lawyer Paul Pearson – Jury Trials – CFAX

Victoria 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

 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

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