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  • Finance Subsection Meeting - U.S. Withholding Tax Forms - Which is the right one for you?

    Date: April 26, 2018

    Cost: $25.20

    Location: Farris LLP

    Overview:

    Please join us for an in-depth look at U.S. Withholding Tax forms.

    We are pleased to have Thom Ciz join us to discuss the various U.S. Withholding Tax Forms.

    For those of you who have U.S. Clients you will understand the issue when they request completion of a W-8BEN, which is specifically designed for individuals.

    So now’s the time to take a look at the various forms, and finally get that clarification on which one is the correct form to use and when.

    As usual there will be an opportunity to ask questions relating to the presentation at the end.

    Lunch will be provided

    NOTE: Deadline for Registration is 12:15pm on April 20th.

    For general information and/or questions relating to this event please contact Sarah Glazzard or Karen Meireles

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  • Technology Social - ILTA/BCLMA event

    Date: April 26, 2018

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Rouge Kitchen and Wetbar

    Overview:

    Ann Halkett and Monique Sever invite you to attend this ILTA/BCLMA event.

     

    Technology Social

    It’s time to take a break from the usual routine and enjoy spring!
    Please join us for a fun evening of hors d’oeuvres and libations as we meet,
    mingle and network with our peers and industry representatives.
    We hope to see you there!

    Location:
    Rogue Kitchen and Wet Bar
    601 W Cordova Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1E1

    Date:
    April 26, 2018
    Time:
    5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Hosts:
    Ann Halkett
    Monique Sever

    Many thanks to our event sponsor:      KLDiscovery

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  • Technology Social - ILTA/BCLMA event

    Date: April 26, 2018

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Rouge Kitchen and Wetbar

    Overview:

    Ann Halkett and Monique Sever invite you to attend this ILTA/BCLMA event.

     

    Technology Social

    It’s time to take a break from the usual routine and enjoy spring!
    Please join us for a fun evening of hors d’oeuvres and libations as we meet,
    mingle and network with our peers and industry representatives.
    We hope to see you there!

    Location:
    Rogue Kitchen and Wet Bar
    601 W Cordova Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1E1

    Date:
    April 26, 2018
    Time:
    5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Hosts:
    Ann Halkett
    Monique Sever

    Many thanks to our event sponsor:      KLDiscovery

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  • SEO Basics: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

    Date: April 30, 2018

    Cost: $20.00

    Location: Singleton Reynolds

    Overview:

    In this session, we explain what ‘search engine optimization’ means, and present an overview of a successful SEO strategy. We provide a foundational understanding of various factor that affect SEO, including: onsite (technical), offsite (public relations, list building, Google Maps, Youtube). We’ll guide you in how to audit your current website’s status with Google and explain which tools are the best to use to track and monitor growth.  For those who have outsourced SEO we’ll give you the questions to ask and the tools to use to either bring SEO in house or be able to better monitor your vendor.

    Instructional Objectives:

    • The benefits of investing in SEO and how it can integrate with a broader marketing campaign
    • How to evaluate the company’s current SEO strategy for effectiveness
    • Familiarity with various SEO opportunities that are both onsite and offsite
    • Best practices, tips and tricks from industry experts

    Measurable Learning Outcomes:

    • Identify the benefit of having strong SEO working place
    • Differentiate between the various SEO avenues, the benefits of each one, and their role in the broader marketing calendar
    • Completion of running through the various SEO tools where you’ll see how each work and the pros and cons of each

    SEO For Law Firms

    You’ll learn

    • What is SEO
    • How does SEO work
    • What’s the difference between onsite SEO and offsite SEO
    • What should I be paying for SEO
    • Case studies of SEO success with law firms

    Taught by Darian Kovacs of Jelly Marketing & PR

    Darian brings over 15 years of experience in marketing, communications and public relations. Throughout his career, he has also been a founder and board member of various foundations and charitable organizations. Through his award-winning company, Jelly Marketing, Darian has worked with various local, national and global brands building and executing on their digital & PR strategy. He co-founded the Canadian Internet Marketing Conference and he’s been featured in BC Business magazine, Business in Vancouver and on the Canada Post training circuit. He is a contributor with Small Business BC, Entrepreneur, and both Rogers and Shaw’s Business Resource Centre on topics of Social Media and PR. Being both an educator and practitioner, Darian’s mix of stories, practical examples and takeaways leaves audiences feeling inspired and equipped to implement social media and PR strategies into their organizations.

    This session will be held Singleton Reynolds offices at 1200 – 925 West Georgia Street.

    This event is for BCLMA Marketing Affiliates only.

    Please contact Alexa Kingsmith at akingsmith@harpergrey.com with any questions or concerns.

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  • Making Change Stick

    Date: May 02, 2018

    Cost: $18.00

    Location: ALEXANDER HOLBURN BEAUDIN + LANG LLP

    Overview:

    The IT and Learning & Development Subsections are pleased to invite you to our joint session at Noon on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 entitled ”Making Change Stick”.

    Our guest speaker, Susan Grubmayr, is an online UBC instructor in Business Analysis, Project Management and Program Management. Please note that registration is limited to 40. The registration deadline is April 27, 2018.

    For general inquiries, please contact either Ann Halkett (ahalkett@ahbl.ca) or Judie Boroevich (jboroevich@blg.com)

    Lunch: salad, sandwiches and dessert squares

    Space is limited to 40.

    Payment Information

    Cheques for $18.00 are payable to Alexander Holburn and brought to the event.

    “Change is inevitable and accelerating. Organizations that manage it effectively will pull ahead of their competition.  Change initiatives are time consuming and costly, but by approaching change management with a disciplined approach, organizations can survive and thrive.”

    Source: Project Management Institute (https://www.pmi.org/learning/featured-topics/change)

    You have bought a new piece of software, and/or have implemented a new accounting process, etc. so how do you get people to use the software or follow the new process?  How many of your projects have failed within one to two years because of lack of user adoption?  Well the answer is the disciplined approach known as change management which is a subset of the project management discipline.  In this seminar, Susan Grubmayr will explain the change management process and what it entails, and provide you with strategies you can use to increase adoption rates at your organization.  There will also be a handout listing additional resources where you can learn more about change management.

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  • HR sub-section meeting: Speakers Rumana Monzur and Kerry Sheppard

    Date: May 09, 2018

    Cost: $46.68 - $54.00

    Location: Terminal City Club

    Overview:

    We have a very special presentation planned for our May 9, 2018 HR sub-section meeting.

    DLA Piper (Canada) articling student, Rumana Monzur, epitomizes courage and perseverance in the face of adversity.  Rumana was a graduate political science student at UBC and an assistant professor at Dhaka University when she was attacked and blinded by her husband in her home country of Bangladesh. She had to start life over as a blind woman and a single mother. She went on to complete her Master’s degree in political science at UBC and then was accepted to the Peter Allard School of Law. Rumana is an advocate for women’s rights, someone who refused to let her dreams die, and uses her voice to effect positive change.  She is a very powerful speaker.

    We will have another exceptionally talented speaker present in Kerry Sheppard, Director of Student Programs for DLA Piper (Canada) LLP.  Kerry first met Rumana during on-campus interviews at UBC, where he identified her as a potential student.  Kerry will join the conversation and share his experiences working with Rumana during the recruitment process and during her time at the firm as a student.

    Menu:
    Sweet potato salad:  orange bitters, pickled cauliflower, goat cheese, charred orange dressing
    Herb roasted chicken breast:  olive oil smashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, caramelized chicken jus
    NY cheesecake:  lemon curd, shortbread crumble

    Cost – $46.68 per person (includes GST of $2.22) Non- Member $54.00 (includes GST of $2.57).

    Please make cheques payable to BCLMA.  Cheques can be mailed to the BCLMA in advance or brought to the session.

    Please RSVP by May 4, 2018

    For general information and/or questions relating to this event please contact megan.mcallister@dlapiper.com

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  • SAVE THE DATE! Facilities Subsection - Disbursement Survey Results

    Date: May 16, 2018

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

    Overview:

    Save the Date! Details TBA

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  • Small Firms Subsection Meeting: How LAPBC Can Help You - It's Not Just for Lawyers!

    Date: May 17, 2018

    Cost: $46.68 - $50.40

    Location: Terminal City Club

    Overview:

    We would like to invite you to attend our Thursday, May 17, 2018, meeting, on the topic of How LAPBC (Lawyers Assistance Program of BC) Can Help You.  Our guest speaker, Derek C. LaCroix, QC, is the Executive Director of the Lawyers Assistance Program of BC.

    Derek’s presentation will give us an overview of the services that LAPBC offers, and not just to lawyers, but all members of the legal community, including judges, articling students, paralegals, legal assistants, support staff and their families.  LAPBC Services are absolutely confidential – confidentiality is the cornerstone of the program and has been since its inception in 1989.

    Some of the services that LAPBC offers are short term counselling, practical assistance, referrals, assessments, information and ongoing support.  LAPBC offers these services at no cost.

    Derek practiced law in BC from 1975 to 1993 and was also called to the bar in Oregon in 1995.  Since 1987, Derek has made personal development, spiritual growth, and working with others is avocation and he obtained a Diploma in Counselling in 1996 and a Ph.D. in 2003.  He began working with the LAP in 1997.  He has published articles on helping others, stress and depression and the health problems that lawyers face.  He has spoken at conferences on the role of volunteers, reaching out to others, stress and addictions.  He also leads workshops on many topics concerned with healthy living, personal growth and spirituality.  Derek is active on several not for profit boards.  He received the designation of Queen’s Counsel in 2004 in recognition of his work in the legal community.We are excited to hear from Derek and look forward to seeing you all there.

    Date: Thursday, May 17, 208
    Time: 12:00 noon
    Place: Terminal City Club
    Cost: $46.68 per person (includes GST of $2.22). Please make cheques payable to BCLMA.  Cheques can be mailed to the BCLMA in advance or brought to the session.

    Menu:
    Caesar Salad:  romaine, focaccia crouton, white anchovy, shaved parmesan

    Slow Baked BC Salmon:  shrimp salsa, lemon aioli

    NY Cheesecake:  lemon curd, shortbread crumble

    We ask that you please register by using the calendar of events page on the BCLMA website by May 11, 2018.

    If you have any dietary restrictions, please advise in your RSVP.

    Reserve your tickets before May 11, 2018

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  • Finance Subsection: LSBC - EFT's & Compliance Issues

    Date: May 24, 2018

    Cost: $46.68 - $51.68

    Location: Terminal City Club

    Overview:

    We are please to have Tina Kaminski and Angela Porco from the Law Society of BC attend our event. They will present on the new updates to Rule 3-64, which is effective July 1, 2018 and allows law firms to electronically transfer funds using an online platform. They will also speak to compliance issues that affect all firms who handle trust funds.

    Time permitting, there will be a Q & A session following the presentation.

    For general information and/or questions relating to this event please contact Sarah Glazzard or Karen Meireles.

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  • Save the date: Marketing Subsection: PR/Media Relations

    Date: May 28, 2018

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: TBA

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  • BCLMA Annual Summer Social

    Date: June 07, 2018

    Cost: $0.00 - $85.00

    Location: Bridges Restaurant

    Overview:

    Bridges has, by far, the best patio and view for a social gathering so we’re going back for this years’ summer social. Hopefully the weather will be just a spectacular as it has been the last few years.

    Come raise a glass and enjoy some canapes along with your fellow BCLMA members. This event is a favourite one of many.

     

     

     

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  • Save the date: HR/Small firms joint meeting - June 13, 2018 - Topic TBC

    Date: June 13, 2018

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Terminal City Club

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  • Save the date: Marketing Subsection: Project Management

    Date: September 24, 2018

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: TBA

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  • TBD: Marketing Subsection: Social Media

    Date: October 29, 2018

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: TBA

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  • BCLMA Annual Winter Social

    Date: November 29, 2018

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Sutton Place Hotel

    Overview:

    Join us for our Annual Winter Social. A sit down, buffet dinner at the Sutton Place Hotel.

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