Peck and Company Barristers has a proud tradition of promoting ongoing legal education. Throughout 2016, the firm’s partners presented at several prominent criminal law conferences and legal education seminars.
Richard C.C. Peck, Q.C. was appointed as Vice Chair of the Law Society of British Columbia’s Legal Aid Task Force in June 2016 and in November, he presented at the Legal Aid Colloquium in Vancouver. Mr. Peck spoke at the National Criminal Law Program, held by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada (the “Federation”) in Charlottetown, PEI in July 2016. Mr. Peck was an instructor at the Inns of Court program. In addition to professional conferences, Mr. Peck volunteered as an instructor to Allard School of Law students in the Allan MchEachern Course in Advanced Trial Advocacy.
In his role as a Bencher for the Law Society of British Columbia, Jeffrey T. Campbell, Q.C. lectured on professional ethics at the Law Society Professional Legal Training Court in June 2016. That same month, he also presented on ‘Police Interrogations and the Right to Silence’ for a Criminal Law CLE program. Mr. Campbell spoke at the Osgoode National Symposium regarding search and seizure laws, and volunteered as a Guest Speaker on ‘Preventing Wrongful Convictions’ at the Allard School of Law.
As a Federation Faculty Member, Eric V. Gottardi presented at the National Criminal Law Program. Having acted as lead counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada for the landmark decision of R. v. Jordan, Mr. Gottardi discussed the laws of unreasonable delay at a CLE event put on by the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia in November. Mr. Gottardi is also a regular legal commentator for CBC and other media outlets.