Peter Unruh obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law degrees from the University of Alberta in Edmonton and has been a lawyer for the past 17 years. He is a trial lawyer or Barrister by background and during recent years, the focus of his practice has been in the area of civil litigation, although in his early years, he practiced primarily in areas of criminal and administrative law.
Peter is a sessional instructor and has taught a variety of criminology courses at Kwantlen and Simon Fraser University. He is also a regular lecturer and volunteer instructor with the Professional Legal Training Course (PLTC) in conjunction with the Law Society of British Columbia. As part of their legal training, articling students are enrolled in and must pass the PLTC prior to their admission to the Law Society of British Columbia.
A member of the Mediator Roster Society of BC, Peter Unruh is a mediator engaged in resolving civil disputes in British Columbia and has been involved in several hundred mediations since entering the practice of law. He has a particular interest in the field of alternative dispute resolution and is currently completing the thesis portion of a Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and Management in Victoria, BC.