Richard C.C. Peck Q.C. (*)
Barrister, Peck & Company
Richard C.C. Peck, Q.C. is a practicing lawyer in Vancouver. He graduated from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law in 1974, then was called to the Bar of British Columbia 1975. He is also a member of the Law Societies of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. He has served/serves in the following capacities: Life Bencher of The Law Society of British Columbia; Bencher, Law Society of British Columbia, 1988- 1997; Chairman, National Criminal Justice Section, Canadian Bar Association 1989 – 91; Vice-Chairman, Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission of B.C., 1988-98; Governor, Law Foundation of British Columbia, 1985-89; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Director and Management Committee Member, International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law; Chairman, Advisory Committee to Provincial Judicial Council, B.C. Branch, Canadian Bar Association , 1985 – 89; Member, Advisory Committee on Federal Judicial Appointments for the Province of British Columbia, 1996-2000; Member, Attorney General’s Task Force on Public Legal Services in B. C, 1984; Special Counsel to B.C. Police Commission for Study and Report to the Attorney General on the Use of Video Equipment by Police Forces in B.C., 1986; Member, Attorney General’s Justice Reform Committee of B.C., 1988; Counsel to the Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Policing in the Province of B.C, 1993-94; Co-Vice-President, Medical Legal Society of B.C., 1991-93; Member, Provincial Council, B.C. Branch, Canadian Bar Association, 1986-91; Member, Canadian Judicial Counsel National Committee on Jury Instructions 1999; Canadian Bar Association’s National Task Force on Re-codification of the Criminal Law (Principals of Criminal Liability; Proposals for a New General Part of the Criminal Code), 1991-92; Co-Editor with Josiah Wood QC, Canadian Bar Assoc. publication 100 Years of the Criminal Code in Canada; Member, Editorial Advisory Board CRIMJI: Canadian Criminal Jury Instructions, by J.A. Ferguson & J.C. Bouck; Member, Editorial Board, Federated Press Publication Corporate Liability; author of numerous papers and publications in the area of criminal law. Mr. Peck was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1987.