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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.
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 present)
-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.
Member Trial Lawyers Association of BC
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)..