Crystal Fairchild has worked as a legal assistant since June 2006 when she completed her Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma from the University of the Fraser Valley. She has worked mainly in insurance defence litigation; however also has experience in conveyancing, estate litigation and construction litigation.
Crystal has been a member of the Carfra Lawton team since May 2013. She has worked for various lawyers within the firm doing a variety of legal administrative tasks. In January 2017 Crystal began her position as a paralegal. As a paralegal, her duties include: initial review of files, analysis of documents identifying key issues, preparing pleadings including response to civil claims and list of documents.
Prior to coming to Victoria, Crystal worked as a legal assistant for firms in both Abbotsford and Prince George. Crystal is very pleased to be living on the island and enjoys all the beauty it has to offer.
What is your deepest passion outside of work?
My biggest passion outside of work would have to be music. As a musician myself, I also try to support the various talented musicians we have locally in Victoria and I like to go to the festivals and live music events as much as possible.
What advice would you offer someone starting out as paralegal?
Try not to be too hard on yourself. Every mistake can be fixed and every “mistake” is an opportunity to learn.
Stats & Facts
High School Diploma: Mouat Secondary School, Abbotsford
Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate: University of Fraser Valley, Abbotsford
Paralegal Diploma: Capilano University, North Vancouver