Ian McParland

Ian McParland

Student- At-Law
““The presumption of innocence has traditionally been viewed as the cornerstone of our criminal justice system. It is reflected in the axiom that ‘It is better that a guilty person go free than that an innocent person be convicted of a crime’”. — R v Chaulk, [1990] 3 SCR 1303 at para 128, Wilson J.

Born in Burlington, Ontario, Ian McParland was educated and raised in Kamloops, British Columbia. Following his graduation with a J.D from Thompson Rivers University in 2020, Ian left the mountainous British Columbia interior and drove across Canada to the less- mountainous GTA to commence his Articles with the MOON ROZIER LPC team as a Student-At-Law.
Ian believes strongly in the presumption of innocence in conjunction with the importance of protecting an individual’s legal rights in a society that is quick to equate guilt with a charge being laid. This belief prompted his law school course selection to be focused primarily on Criminal law. Ian was awarded the Dean’s Course Prize for Advanced Criminal Law. In fact, the subject matter captivated Ian sufficiently that he entered a second-round audit, enrolling in Advanced Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure.
While in Law school, Ian held the position of research assistant for Kenneth Sommerfeld, affording him extensive opportunity and in-depth exposure to issues pertaining but not limited to the role of duty counsel, Charter applications, exclusion of evidence motions on narcotics and dangerous driving offences.
Ian is taken with the enjoyment of meeting with members of his new community. He also enjoys playing guitar and going for scenic drives. He also dabbles in photography and collects fountain pens.

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