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  

Michael Mulligan on CFAX – Statutory Release

Victoria 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 […]

Paul Pearson on CFAX – Terrorism Legislation

Victoria 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.

Dog Walker Emma Paulsen Sentenced to Six Months

 Former dog walker, Emma Paulsen sentenced to six months in jail for cruelty to animals, that resulted in the death of six dog, and for public mischief: falsely reporting to the police that the dogs had been stolen after they died in her care and she disposed of their bodies. Victoria BC Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan […]

Victoria BC Criminal Lawyer Paul Pearson on CFAX – Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell

Victoria BC Criminal Lawyer Paul Pearson discusses the legal and privacy issues raised by the allegations of Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell on CFAX 1070 with Pamela McCall.

Paul Pearson on CFAX w. Pamela McCall discussing prostitution laws in Canada

Victoria BC Criminal Lawyer Paul Pearson discusses changes to prostitution laws in Canada on CFAX1070 with Pamela McCall.