David Mossop, QC

Designated Paralegal
Mental Health Law Program – MHLP

David Mossop, QC is a retired member of the legal profession and a designated paralegal with the Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS).

Between 1971 and March 31, 2014, David Mossop QC was senior counsel with CLAS. His practice included poverty law, administrative law, human rights law, disability law, non-profit corporation law, charity law and constitutional law.  He has appeared before 34 different courts and tribunals including the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

David has been a former member of the Provincial Council of the Canadian Bar Association (BC) and a former member of the Legislative Review Committee of the Canadian Bar Association (National). He has also been a former Chairperson of the Administrative Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association (BC), and of the Public Legal Education and Information Committee of the Canadian Bar Association (BC). He has participated in many CLE programs and has been an Adjunct Professor at UBC Law School. He has also been a member of the BC Marketing Board and the Sexual Harassment Tribunal of the University of British Columbia. David has received the following awards: the Social Justice Award (1990), the Special Award of the Federated Anti Poverty Groups of BC (1996), and the Special Recognition Award of the Regional Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of BC (1998). He was appointed Queen’s counsel in 1999.

David has been an elected bencher from Vancouver for the period of 2008-2016. He has sat on various committees and task forces of the Law Society of BC. He is presently a life bencher.

David, as designated paralegal, presently undertakes ad hoc projects on behalf of CLAS.