TLABC is full of interesting characters, and every so often, we like to highlight one of them. This time, it’s new(ish) member, Darren Sall. Darren has been working closely with our Membership Director, Amanda Huettner, to reinvigorate our Mentorship Program, as well as becoming involved in the New Lawyers group and even volunteering his time to help us out at some of our seminars and events!
We’re so pleased to welcome Darren into the nutty world of TLABC and we thought you should get to know him too.
In his own words…
I decided to combine my passion for travel and the law, which resulted in me attending law school in Australia at Bond University. I completed a dual Canadian/Australian Law Degree and graduated with Honours.
Upon returning to Canada I hooked up with CBA National and became the head volunteer coordinator for the annual Canadian Legal Conference held in Vancouver in 2012. I was responsible for organizing all volunteers for events and seminars for the entire conference. My drive and tenacity during this experience opened the door to my current position, as a Litigation Consultant to senior counsel at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. I have acted as junior to counsel during the course of a year-long trial in the Supreme Court of BC on a complex commercial litigation matter. My position has exposed and provided me experience in all matters related to the preparation and conduct of a complex civil trial. I have been intimately involved in everything from witness interviews, examination of witnesses, interactions with opposing counsel, writing a multitude of arguments covering various legal issues and areas of law. I was also granted special dispensation to sit at counsel table, based on my mastery of the voluminous documentary evidence presented at trial.
Q &A (some fun facts)…
Q: What is your favourite colour?
Q: Do you have a favourite movie?
A: Would have to be a tie between The Empire Strikes Back and The Firm.
Q: What do you think would be a theme song to your life?
A: Hmmmm….tough one…perhaps… Whitesnake – “Here I Go Again” ….. haha
Q: Do you have any pets?
Q: What is your dream travel destination, or favourite place you’ve already been?
A: Favorite place I have been thus far would have to be Australia, the Gold Coast. Dream destination, Europe due to the rich history and I would love to travel to Russia and Shanghai.
Q: What do you like to do to unwind outside of work?
A: To unwind I like to stay active through running and am currently training as an amateur powerlifter. I also like to spend downtime with family and friends.
Q: When did you know you wanted to be a lawyer?
A: From what I am told, I knew from a very early age, family tells me I have always loved to argue any point at any time. Basically, since I can remember it has been my dream and drive in life.
Q: What else is on your bucket list?
A: Viewing the wonders of the world, a dream of mine is climbing Everest (I’m a sucker for a good scenic view), essentially amassing any and every experience I can within my lifetime and putting as many flags on my globe as I am able to.
For more information on Darren, please visit his LinkedIN page: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/darrensall/ or Twitter
To sign up for our Mentorship Program– as a Mentor or a Mentee, please visit: https://tlabc.wufoo.com/forms/k1ys83vr1stzwbn/