David Chun is an articling student at our firm and we are proud to have him join our team. He was selected among over 120 applicants in the highly competitive Course aux stages recruitment process, in which 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 completed 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 and become a certified Apple Genius Technical Specialist after receiving one month of training at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.
His interest in family law stems from his desire to have a direct impact on people’s lives, to help them navigate successfully through difficult family conflicts and, when children are involved, to ensure that their needs are given top priority.
During his studies, he had the opportunity to work for l’Organisation d’éducation et d’information logement (OEIL) de Côte-des-Neiges and the Clinique Juridique Juripop.
At OEIL Côte-des-Neiges, he provided legal information to low-income tenants to equip them with the right tools to resolve legal conflicts concerning their lodging.
At the Clinique Juridique Juripop – a non-profit organization 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 in 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 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.