About Marc Evan Aupiais
I graduated Bachelor of Laws (LLB: Legum Baccalaureus) in 2013, at the University of the Witwatersrand. After working as a paralegal/student counsellor, candidate attorney, and attorney in various roles, I worked as an attorney, and then also as notary public, with my own law firm which I ran for several years, ending in August 2020 when I closed it for emigration purposes (something I had been planning for years).
I believe success requires intelligence, perseverance, humility, integrity, diligence, a strong work ethic, courage, and courtesy. I enjoy public speaking, reading, writing, debate, and throwing myself entirely into solving a problem. I am fascinated by the history, cultures, and societies of the world, and read widely about them and the world’s myths, politics, science, philosophy, fiction, and different legal and belief systems.
I am an honours bachelor’s degree (LLB law: NFQ level 8) graduate with years of overseas experience in the legal field, journalism, and business administration.
In my student days, it was noted I had an ability for oration, and I credit this ability to speak with the many leadership positions I have been elected to, during university, and after it. I am an able speaker, and capable of holding my own, in most debates. I often had lengthy discussions before various judicial officers during my legal career, to convince them my side was right on the law or some fact or other. They tended to permit what I asked.
I am passionate about language, including my first language of English, which is at an advanced/university level. I also quite enjoy research, which has led to me reading and writing a lot over the years. My love of gaining different perspectives on news led to me often rewording snippets of French news and opinions into English and posting them online, which saw France’s Les News noticing me, and appointing me as one of their breaking news correspondents. I believe reading widely makes me inclined to debate ideas and to hearing other views.
In the legal field I worked most recently as an attorney and notary public with my own law firm, and before that, in various roles, as an attorney, candidate attorney, and paralegal/student counsellor. I worked in a legal system based on a hybrid of the common law (used in England and Ireland) and civil law systems.
I have studied the theory and practice of business administration and management, from passing senior year business studies, to receiving formal training in business strategy, management, and administration, in extensive Practical Legal Training and Practice Management Training courses I took after graduating university. I also have widely read on business management and administration, and taken free online courses on it, as well as running my own law firm for years, including doing all the accounts, compliance, administrative work, and reports required of me.
Owner, Notary Public, Attorney-at-Law, Marc Evan Aupiais Attorney, October 2017 – August 2020