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Information About John

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Personal Description:

Retired barrister with 42+ years experience as a sole practitioner and partner. Started as Crown Counsel, moving to private practice primarily involving criminal and administrative law. Clients from government agencies to individuals. Court attandance at all trial and appellate levels and venues. Special concentration with Coroners Court. Practice extended all over British Columbia, Yukon, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Born in Wales, Canadian citizen, married for 50 years and a doting grandfather. Residence is on leased aboriginal lands.

Tutoring Experience:

Trained and recieved certification after teaching for two years as an Elementry Teacher at U.B.C. after a B.A. in History (Asian) and English. Taught Intermediate Grades in Kamloops and Surrey. 30% of the students in Kamloops were aboriginal children residing in the Kamloops Residential School and attending public school for the first time. Almost immediately after starting as Crown Counsel, initiated a tutoring program for RCMP officers in Burnaby, BC. in law and evidence. This was continued throughout my career branching out to include teaching and seminar sessions to lawyers on specific subjects. Provided extensive education (including written manuals) to government employees of investigative agencies and the Coroners Service in BC, YUkon and Saskatchewan, as well as private interest groups, individuals and Articling Students.

Tutoring Approach:

Effective teaching means understanding the student and adapting to their particular mode of learning. Effective teaching quells fears and primes the pump of self-confidence and satisfaction. It also, hopefully, encourages curiosity and a love of learning. The first rule is that there is no such thing as a silly or too simple a question. To be an effective student, it is expected that honest application of skill, an open mind and a willingness to apply ones-self is essential.

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Native Language: English
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)


  • BC (1974) - Law Licence (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • UBC (1973) - LL.B. (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • UBC (1968) - Teachers Certificate (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • UBC (1966) - BA (College) (✘ Not On File)

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