I am presently enrolled in the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program and Vancouver Community College and creating this blog is one of the assignments and using it and updating is another assignment.
I obtained my Legal Assistant/Paralegal certificate (litigation) from Vancouver Community College in 1997 after having obtained a Legal Secretary/Legal Administrative Assistant certificate in 1993 from Kwantlen University. I have extensive experience in personal injury, insurance defence law and previous experience with tax law and general commercial litigation. I also spent some time employed as a Paralegal in the Cayman Islands (a British Overseas Territory) doing cross-border insolvency and liquidation and later commercial litigation matters in both the Grand Court, Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands and further appeals to the Privy Council in the UK.
I was a director of the British Columbia Paralegal Association from April 2013 to April 2016.
I co-chaired, created and presented a lecture (“Witness Interviews”) at the CLEBC Personal Injury for Paralegals course in February 2015; was chair of the Canadian Defence Lawyers Paralegal Programme (where I developed the curriculum for the day long program) in May of 2015; and, presented a lecture on “Understanding and Drafting Response to Civil Claims” at the University of the Fraser Valley in March of 2016.
Presently, I am a Paralegal for a leading insurance defence firm in Vancouver. In July of 2014, I obtained my Private Investigator’s licence and I am also an investigator for an investigation company where I do liability investigations.