I believe that my job is to help a client solve a problem. I bring an objective eye to an issue, helping clients look at possible solutions, and then assist them implement those the client ultimately decides are the most appropriate and practical. If they decide they want to follow a legal route, then I provide direct assistance. If they want to take another tack, I help them find resources to move in that direction.
Background and Professional Activities
In addition to his law degree, Tim Perrin holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in screenwriting, a BA in botany, a Certificate in Family Law Mediation, a Certificate in Entertainment Administration (film and TV producing), and a Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling. He is the author of five books, including one on legal writing that was required reading for every new lawyer in Ontario for close to a decade. The book has been licenced for use in courses as far a field as Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. He has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Victoria and an Adjunct Professor of English for the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. He articled with the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada before being called to the BC Bar in 1991, and he has practiced before the BC Provincial and Supreme Courts, the BC Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Appeal, before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and the BC Human Rights Tribunal. He made his living as a freelance writer for many years and during that time served on the boards of directors of both the Professional Writers Association of Canada and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He was instrumental in the creation of Canada’s copyright collective, Access Canada. Due to his work as a writer, he has developed considerable expertise in copyright and related areas.
Outside of work, his passions are the cello, which he plays with Kelowna’s Night Owl Community Orchestra; cycle touring; amateur radio; and amateur astronomy.
Tim is Watson Goepel’s first telecommuter lawyer. He works from a home office overlooking Shannon Lake in West Kelowna.