Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (Victoria) 

Oct. 4, 2022
Victoria BC

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Paul Pearson, LSBC Victoria County Bencher, Crown Counsel-Victoria
Sarah L. Klinger, CBABC Board Director at Large (CBABC Victoria County Representative), 
Law Office of Sarah L. Klinger

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Lunch will be served at 12:00pm, with the session starting at 12:30pm. At the time of registration, please advise of any dietary restrictions/allergies you have.
Location: Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
740 Burdett Ave, Victoria, BC V8W 1B2

Paul Pearson, LSBC Bencher (Victoria County) and Sarah L. Klinger, CBABC Victoria County Representative,
engage participants to discuss real-life ethical scenarios, case studies and the Code of Conduct. Participants will work together during this interactive, in-person session to tackle emerging ethical practice issues and gain insights to fulfill their obligations to clients, the courts, the profession and the public.


About Paul Pearson
Paul Pearson grew up in Victoria and attended UVic Law. After being called in 1999, he joined Mulligan Tam Pearson as a partner, where he practised criminal defence work for over 18 years. In 2018 he moved to the BC Prosecution service and is now Crown Counsel in the Victoria office.

First elected a Bencher for 2022, Paul is a member of the Credentials and Complainants’ Review Committees. Paul is also a Law Society appointee to the CLEBC Board of Directors.

Paul is a past president of the Victoria Bar Association (2003). He was the co-chair of the CBA Victoria Criminal Section (2009-2014) and was a member of, and then chaired, the CBABC Sections Standing Committee. He elected to two terms as CBABC Victoria County Representative starting in 2016, and sat on the Indigenous Justice Advocacy, Access to Justice and Nominating Committees.

He was a previously a member of and eventually co-chair of the Trial Lawyers’ Legal Aid Action committee. Paul also taught Criminal Procedure at UVic Law from 2016-2019.

About Sarah L. Klinger
Sarah was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2001 and since has acted for both plaintiffs and defendants at the Provincial Court and Supreme Court level, with many successful trial outcomes and many more negotiated settlements that have been favourable for her clients.

Sarah has been very active in the Canadian Bar Association ("CBA") since 2000, serving on the executive of the Young Lawyers (Victoria) Section of the CBA from 2001 to 2007, and as the Chair of the national Young Lawyers In 2008/2009. Sarah was actively involved in reintroducing Law Day to Victoria, and has served as a Provincial Council member from 2009 to 2014, and 2016 to 2022. Sarah was the Young Lawyers Representative on the Board of Directors of the Provincial Council for 2004/2005 and returned as a Director for 2016 to 2018 and 2022 to present.

In 2007, Sarah was recognized for her extensive community involvement as one of the “Visionaries Under Forty” for Vancouver Island. In 2008, she was awarded the Victoria Bar Association’s Pamela Murray Award, which is presented to a lawyer who has consistently maintained high professional standards and contributed substantially to the well-being of the Victoria Bar.

Sarah returns to the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law to judge mock applications and to speak with law students about the practice of law, volunteering with the Law Society of BC’s Professional Legal Training Course to provide guidance on bringing applications in Judge’s or Master’s Chambers.



This seminar is hosted by CBABC, which is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage our members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada, past and present.



By registering for this in-person program, you agree to follow and adhere to the health and safety protocols of the venue to reduce the risks of exposure to and transmission of COVID-19, and agree to cancel your attendance if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

Participant General Acknowledgement
By registering, you agree that all materials related to this course are for the sole use of the registrant, and may not be copied, reproduced, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, translated, distributed, shared, modified, made available on a network or other website, used to create derivative works, or transmitted in any form or by any means whatsoever without the prior express written permission of the Canadian Bar Association.

Cancellation Policy
Once payment has been processed there will be no refund issued, unless the registrant has to cancel because they have COVID symptoms. To cancel your attendance for any reason, please contact the PD Department at


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    Non-Member: $175

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