David Chun is an articling student at our firm and we are proud to have him join us. He was selected from among over 120 applicants during the highly competitive Course aux stages recruitment process, where our firm competes with the biggest firms in the country to recruit top talent from law schools across the province.
Before obtaining his law degree from Université de Montréal, David obtained a degree in political science from McGill University, where was a columnist for The Prince Arthur Herald student newspaper. Upon graduation and during his law studies, he worked at Apple an become a certified Apple Genius Technical Specialist after receiving one-month of training at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino.
His interest in practicing in family law stems from my desire to have a direct impact on peoples’ lives, to help them navigate successfully through a difficult family conflict and, when children are involved, to ensure that their needs are given top priority.
During his studies, he had the opportunity to work for OEIL Côte des Neiges and Avocats Juripop.
At OEIL Côte des Neiges, he helped provide low-income tenants with legal information aimed at equipping them with the right tools to resolve the legal conflicts concerning their lodging.
At Avocats Juripop – a law firm whose mission is to provide affordable legal services to individuals who do not qualify for legal aid – he assisted a lawyer practicing in family law execute her mandates.
As a word of advice to current or future law students, David says:
“Diversify your interests and spend more time reading on topics that do not pertain to law in your spare time. While I understand that the demands of law school can become suffocating, taking the opportunity to amass more knowledge not only allows you a short reprieve from the gauntlet through which you are walking, but will also prove to be very beneficial in the long term.”
David is perfectly fluent in English and French and is currently learning Mandarin.
Had he not chosen to become an attorney, he would have been a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force.