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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE2013 - Present - Philip A. Riddell Law Corporation, Port Coquitlam, BC. Barristers practice criminal law.
2006-2013 -Garton & Harris, Barristers and Solicitors, Port Coquitlam, BC
2002-2006 - Rideout Riddell, Barristers and Solicitors, Coquitlam, B.C.
1995-2002 - Philip A. Riddell, Barrister and Solicitor - Sole Practitioner, Coquitlam, B.C.
1993-1995 - Westminster Community Legal Services Society, Port Coquitlam, B.C.
1990-1993 - Philip A. Riddell, Barrister and Solicitor - Sole Practitioner, Vancouver, B.C.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIESMember of the Law Society of British Columbia since 1989.
Appointed Queen’s Counsel 2018
Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia for Westminster County 2012 - present.
-Discipline Committee (2012-2014 (Chair 2014) 2017),
-Lawyers Education Committee (2012-2013, 2017)
-Credentials Committee (2015),
-Unauthorized Practice Committee (2015-2016)
-Access to Legal Services Advisory Committee (2014-2015 (Chair 2015) 2018).
-Legal Aid advisory committee (2017, 2018)
-Ethics Committee (Vice Chair 2018)
Board member of Legal Services Society of B. C. (2017 to December 2018)
-Stakeholders Engagement committee
2008 - New Westminster Bar Association - President.
2005 - 2009 - Member Canadian Bar Association Advisory Committee to the Provincial Judicial Council.
2004 - 2007 - Elected Provincial Council Member for Westminster County, Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch.
1999 - 2000 - Co-Chair Canadian Bar Association Westminster Criminal Subsection.
Member Canadian Bar Association B.C. Branch.
Member of the Westminster Bar Association.
EDUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES2005 - Present - Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia - Co-Chair: Criminal Law Seminar 2010; Co-presenter: Phollowing Phagura (November, 2009); Co-Chair: Criminal Code Driving Offences: A Refresher (March 2009), and Criminal Law 2008: Recent Developments and Practical Advice (September 2008). Faculty: Criminal Code Driving Offences: A Refresher (March 2009), Criminal Law (September 2007), and Criminal Law for the Defence (September 2005).
May 2011 - Presenter - Theory and Practice of Cross Examination. February 2011 - Canadian Bar Association - Presenter - Ethics in Action: Practice and Community - New Westminster.
1999 - Present - Professional Legal Training Course guest instructor teaching both the Criminal Cross Examination, Criminal Procedure, and Ethics and Professional Reaponsibility.
2003 - 2006 - Medical Aspects of Alcohol (FSCT 8230), British Columbia Institute of Technology - guest instructor.
June 2014 - Continuing Legal Education - Criminal Practice - faculty.
VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES2001 - 2011 - Kerrisdale Community Centre Society - member of the board of directors. Vice-president 2002-2003; member-at-large 2003-2004; chair of the Communications and Promotions Committee 2002-2004; and 2004-2011 Board solicitor.
2001-2002 - Western Canada Access to Justice - lawyer at Mountain Institution legal clinic.
1996 - 1998 - Law Students Legal Advice Program - supervising lawyer for the New Westminster Clinic.
EDUCATION1988 - University of British Columbia - Bachelor of Laws, and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)..