Monthly Lawyer Profile – Jeremy Burgess
Why did you become a lawyer?
I felt it made good use of my Sociology degree and I enjoy the challenge of learning the law and preparing cases.
What is the focus of your law practice?
Civil litigation with an initial focus on corporate/commercial matters.
If you weren’t a lawyer, what profession would you like to attempt?
Hosting a travel show for travellers on a shoestring budget.
If you weren’t a lawyer, what profession would you never do?
For almost every profession, there is someone out there that is amazing at the profession, enjoys it and/or does the profession because it needs to be done. I wouldn’t want to devalue someone else’s profession by saying I’d never do it.
Your favourite technology tool?
Does Songza count?
What is the first thing you check each morning?
Whether I have it in me to get to the gym by 6:00.
What are people most surprised to learn about you?
For those that don’t already know me, I’ve played Ultimate at a national level (and currently am serving as president of the Kelowna Ultimate Players Society).
Your biggest extravagance?
My amazing winter peacoat. Hoping by the end of the summer it is a new waterski.
Your favourite food and drink?
Food: bacon. Drink: Earl-Grey infused gin.
Your favourite motto?
Until we are all free, we are none of us free.