Cheng, Chilwin. “Don't even try it: Obstructing an investigation even means you can obstruct a non-Investigation.” Canlii Connects, 16 June, 2023.

Cheng, Chilwin. “Open government inadvertently may mean open season for prosecutions.” Canlii Connects, 30 May, 2023,

Cheng, Chilwin. “Joint submissions can help manage risk in regulatory prosecutions.” Canlii Connects, 12 May, 2023,

Cheng, Chilwin. "Moneyball Law." Bartalk Magazine (Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch), August 2022,

Cheng, Chilwin. "Working with Your Regulator While Police Watch: Practical advice from an analysis of R v Jarvis." Bartalk Magazine (Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch), December 2021,

Cheng, Chilwin. "Discover Data, Not Documents." Bartalk Magazine (Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch), 1 Apr. 2018,,-Not-Documents

Cheng, Chilwin Chienhan, “Touring the Museum: A Comment on R. v. Van der Peet”
(1997) 55(2) UT Fac L Rev 419 

Canadian Legal Education BC Courses

Interim Remedies: Mastering the Pre-emptive Strike in High Stakes Litigation (2023), Course Chair,

Regulatory Proceedings and Criminal Offences (2022), Course Co-chair and Presenter,

Quantitative Approaches to Litigation (2022), Course Chair,

CLE-TV Data-Based Decision Making in Litigation (2020), Course Chair,

Dispute Resolution Conference (2016), Course Presenter,

Self-Governing Professions: The Basics (2009), Course Materials Coordinator


Chilwin Cheng CLE Spotlight:


Presenter, Canadian Bar Association West Conference 2019 (Presented by CBABC and CBA Alberta), “Becoming a Data-Driven Practice”

Presenter, Palisade 2019 San Antonio Risk Conference,

Legal Industry Volunteer Work

Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia) 

  • Producer and guest host of the award-winning FACL BC Podcast, Asian Litigators series
  • Mentor (2019 to present)

BC Access to Justice Centre for Excellence, University of Victoria

  • Member of Advisory Committee

Member of Provincial Government’s Administrative Justice Review consultation working group (2003-2004)

  • Led to the enactment of B.C.’s new Administrative Procedures Act, 2005

Lawyers Assistance Program of BC 

  • Director (2002 to 2005)

Community Volunteer Work

Boxing and Boxing BC 

  • Legal counsel and volunteer, Boxing BC
  • Boxing Referee
  • Masters Level amateur boxer

Volunteer Vancouver (now The Vantage Point) 

  • Board Member, Volunteer Vancouver (2004 – 2012)
  • Leadership Development Program Volunteer, Volunteer Vancouver (2002 to 2012)

John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland

  • President (2004 to 2006)
  • Board Member 2001 to 2006



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