Yvonne
Choi+

Project Manager

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Yvonne is a Project Manager who hails from a leading workplace law firm, where she managed multiple practices and developed a keen interest in both employment law and operations of a law firm. Out of the office, Yvonne devotes her spare time volunteering with Amici Curiae Friendship Society drafting legal documents and overseeing operations as General Manager.

Shout out: the Amici Curiae Friendship Society is a non-profit society offering workshops that help the public complete the legal forms necessary to present a matter to court or a tribunal.  It is powered by paralegals, supervised by lawyers and supported by the legal profession. (No legal advice is given on anything other than completing legal forms.)

Why MT+Co.?

“I was ready for the next adventure in my career, and I was attracted to the reputation of MT+Co. I wanted to continue working in the legal field, while experimenting in operations, and this place offers that to me. I wanted to learn from and get exposure to the non-hierarchical, all-inclusive, and collaborative approach on which MT+Co. is built.

“Cherry on top: the people here are badass and live to work hard, play hard!”

Expertise

Yvonne has managed files mostly in labour, employment, human rights, and post-secondary education law. Through Amici Curiae Friendship Society, she has assisted the public in all areas relating to poverty law. Yvonne has also participated in developing limited-scope workshops, such as the Amici Curiae 60s Scoop Workshop, hosted by the Indigenous Legal Community Clinic.

Speaking Engagements

  • National Access Pro Bono Conference, 2018 – Panelist, New Models of Service to Self-Represented Litigants

Background

  • Paralegal Diploma (Honours, 4.03 GPA), Vancouver Career College
  • General Manager + Paralegal Volunteer, Amici Curiae Friendship Society
  • Associate of the Royal Conservatory (ARCT) Diploma for Performers in Piano – awarded highest mark at age 14

Worth Noting

Yvonne has a side hustle, I Gotchu Girl, an event management company, with her best friend.

She pursues her passion of all things signs + calligraphy whenever she can and is responsible for most of the new MT+Co. signage.

When not doing ALL THE THINGS, Yvonne enjoys hot yoga (which she somehow turns into a competitive exercise), propagating succulents, being clawed at or ignored by her cat, Cleocatra.

Once upon a time, she was an all-star cheerleader who competed regularly on the Worlds stage with Aboslute Cheer, and she was a varsity cheerleader at UBC.

 

+I’m not a lawyer, I just help run the place.