Paralegal and Legal Researcher: (Download PDF)

David McCormick


101-1750 Vine Street, Vancouver, BC Mobile: 778-840-2370
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Seeking to support a law firm or regulatory investigator with research and legal analysis of emerging technologies that disrupt traditional ethics, such as computer algorithms (A.I.), drones and robotics, privacy and encryption, and biotechnology. Excellent communication skills, computer and Internet fluency, and breadth of scientific knowledge are unmatched among paralegals, despite embarking upon a career change.


Vancouver Career College, Vancouver, BC

2016 – 2017

Paralegal Diploma

  • Business Applications (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PC Law)
  • Administrative Law and Litigation Procedures
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Credit and Collection Procedures
  • Criminal Law & Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law of Torts
  • Real Estate Law & Conveyancing
  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Legal Research (Law Library, LexisNexis, WestLawNext, CanLII, B.C.CLE, etc.)
  • Typing Speed: 68 WPM

George Brown College, Toronto, ON


Computer Specialist Certificates (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Practical Management Strategies Certificate

  • Management Fundamentals
  • Practical Approach to Improving Performance
  • Practical Approach to Reviewing Performance
  • Building Effective Teams

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

1995 – 2000

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Drama (Joint Honours Co-op)

  • Social Cognition
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Data Analysis (Statistics)
  • Honours Seminar in Cognition


Dolden Wallace Folick LLP, Vancouver, BC



Drafted correspondence, memoranda, and court documents in the areas of construction law, personal injury, product liability, cyber breach and insurance law. Compiled Lists of Documents and binders for expert witnesses. Use of BC Online for filing and search. Use of iPro Eclipse SE, Korbitec ACL, Summation, Relativity, CaseMap, TimeMatters, PC Law.

Michael Galambos Law Corp., Vancouver, BC



Drafted correspondence, settlement proposals, and court documents in the areas of Civil Litigation and Family Law. Consolidated filing and calendar system. Prepared Chambers Records and Documents binders. Title searches and package filing (CPL) through LTSA website, including account set-up.

Wiebe Wittmann El-Khatib, Vancouver, BC



Researched statute and case law, and wrote memoranda to advise on legal options. Drafted correspondence, legal arguments, and court documents in the areas of Construction, Corporate, Wills & Estates, Family and Real Estate Law.

PlayFighting Services, Vancouver, BC

2007 – Present


Instruction and coaching of physical skills, including lecturing, demonstration, evaluation, curriculum design and customization for client needs. Created educational materials, including articles, slideshow presentations and textbooks. Sole proprietor: responsible for all accounting, marketing, client relations and operations. Developed website and managed social media. (Full resume of Stage Combat here)

Paladin Security Group, Burnaby, BC

2009 – 2016

Security Guard

Worked primarily in healthcare setting employing electronic access control, entrusted with patient confidentiality and sensitive situations in a high-pressure environment.

Fight Directors Canada

2006 – 2010

Website Designer/Administrator

Web site design, maintenance and optimization. Content writing, image editing. Email distribution.

George Brown College, Toronto, ON


Assessement Centre Clerk

Invigilated exams for potential students to assess their proficiency in English, math and science. Oversaw 20-50 students each session to answer questions and to prevent cheating. Marked tests and entered scores in database. Maintained spreadsheet record of workload, including charts and graphs. Spearheaded proctoring of new dexterity tests: wrote scripts for invigilation, designed spreadsheet for reporting results, entered all data.

Additional Training

This Week In Law

2015 – Present

Weekly podcast on law and technology.



Stanford University: Surveillance Law Course

University of Edinburgh: A.I. Planning Course

Paladin Security, Burnaby, BC


Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

Infoskills, Surrey, BC


Occupational First Aid Level 2 (OFA2)

Tourism BC


World Serve Certificate