Bob Lesperance holds a master's degree in defense studies from the Royal Military College of Canada and has lectured extensively on the International Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC). He has a BA from McGill University and successfully completed McGill University’s National Law Program in 1983, when he was awarded LL.B. and B.C.L. degrees.
In 1969, he began service in Canada’s military forces, originally as a member of the Black Watch Cadet Corps. In 1986, he became a member of the Canadian Forces, Primary Reserves with the Office of the Judge Advocate General in the Legal Branch of the Canadian Armed Forces. He retired from the Canadian Forces in June 2014.
Bob Lesperance was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1984 and is a member in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia. His preferred areas of practice inclide the following:
- Environmental and commercial litigation
- Intellectual property law, including applying for the registration of trademarks, copyrights and industrial designs, and related litigation
- Employment law