Paul Pearson

Adjunct Professor


Faculty of Law
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2
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A graduate of UVic Law, Paul Pearson was called to the bar in 1999 after clerking for the British Columbia Supreme Court. Paul has practised with Mulligan Tam Pearson in the area of criminal defence in Victoria since then. Paul is a past president of the Victoria Bar Association and sat as co-chair of the Canadian Bar Association Victoria Criminal Section from 2009-2014. Paul is a past co-chair of the Trial Lawyers of BC Legal Aid Action Committee.

Paul has presented on practice and ethics in criminal defence, and has chaired and presented at Continuing Legal Education courses on computer forensics and the law. In the Fall of 2015 Paul assisted in the role of supervising lawyer at the Law School's Law Centre Clinical Term. Paul has sat on committees dedicated to practice and process reform in the Provincial Court including the development of the Integrated Court in Victoria, the Provincial Court Scheduling Project, and the creation of electronic court appearance processes. In 2015 he was a steering committee member and panel speaker at the British Columbia Justice Summit.

  • Criminal Procedure (Law 303)