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About

Carrie is a paralegal in our Corporate Law Group.  She is an expert problem solver, ever-evolving her working style to streamline processes for herself and her team. Carrie believes in teamwork and never misses an opportunity to lend a helping hand, regardless of the task; her philosophy is, that it takes a team to get things done, and working together for common goals makes for a better team.

EXPERTISE

Carrie began her legal career as a legal assistant at an intellectual property law firm, eventually moving to trademark law. Carrie worked her way from legal assistant to paralegal to registered trademark agent. After her time as a registered trademark agent, Carrie worked as a legal assistant in an IP and Technology law firm, found her love for corporate law, and continued pursuing this for the next ten years.

Carrie’s calm under pressure aids her success as a corporate paralegal. She is thrilled working under deadlines and the excitement of closing large transactions, building data rooms, and preparing closing books.

WORTH NOTING

Carrie is passionate about harm reduction, helping people specifically in the unhoused population in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Carrie has extensive experience volunteering as a triage and support worker wherein she assists nurses who provide wound care in the DTES for vulnerable people who face challenges accessing health care, providing harm reduction supplies, providing naloxone training, and responding to overdoses in and around the site, among many other things.

To unwind, Carrie practices yoga and anything miniature. She is currently in the process of renovating a vintage 1:6 scale doll house.

Credentials

  • Street Degree, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, In-progress
  • Certificate, Legal Assistant, Capilano University, 1998
  • Certificate, Office Administration, Vancouver Community College, 1996
  • Certificate, Legal Office Administration, Vancouver Community College, 1996

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Passed the Registered Trademark Agent Exam, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, 2006
  • Qualified trainer in advanced overdose responses and how to administer Naloxone