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  • Finance Subsection - Social Engineering: Fraud, Scams & How to protect your firm

    Date: October 19, 2017

    Cost: $45.50

    Location: Terminal City Club


    Learn how scam artists are trying to swindle money from your firm.

    Please join Brenda Mendieta, with BFL Canada, and Mary da Costa, with The Guarantee Company of North America, and discover how fraudsters are targeting firms and what you can do to stop them.

    Both Brenda and Mary have worked extensively in the insurance industry and have seen and heard everything. Come listen to their stories and learn from the best on how to protect your firm.

    Introduction will be by Brenda Mendieta. Brenda joined BFL Canada in 2005. She has over 35 years of insurance experience, having worked with a multitude of organizations in many different industry segments over the years. She has strong expertise in several specialized areas including manufacturing, product liability, retail, hospitality, non-profit and healthcare.

    Brenda previously held positions in national and international brokerage firms, working in various areas including business development, management and marketing. Her career has also included underwriting.

    Brenda’s current responsibilities include client development and management; specialized marketing for her varied client base and overseeing her client service team.

    Our presenter, Mary da Costa, has gained her underwriting experience from The Guarantee over the past 31 years in roles of increasing responsibility. For the last 18 years she has managed the Corporate Insurance Division for Western Canada, specializing in Financial Institution Bonds, Commercial Crime and Directors’ and Officers’ Liability.

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  • The KM Toolkit: Then, Now and What's Next?

    Date: October 24, 2017

    Cost: $15.00

    Location: Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP


    Please join us for a webinar that was presented to the International Legal Technology Association in August 2017, by Sukesh Kamra. He is a lawyer and the National Director of Knowledge Management for Canada and Latin America at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP. In the webinar, Sukesh discusses the evolution of the knowledge management (KM) toolkit. Originally conceived as an internal initiative to promote the reuse of best-practice legal content, KM is now regarded as key to driving a firm’s commercial success. Clients are keen to form strategic partnerships with law firms and benefit from the KM tools firms develop. Looking to the future, technology and innovation will continue to disrupt the legal industry in critical ways, and the KM toolkit will evolve to adapt to this new normal.

    After this 30-minute presentation, we will have time to talk about Now and What’s Next on the KM front, at our firms.

    We will be joined by some Vancouver ILTA members who may have missed the original session.

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    Date: October 30, 2017

    Cost: $17.00

    Location: Harper Grey LLP


    Marketers are constantly trying to overcome the notion that marketing is a cost centre rather than a revenue driver.  One of the best ways to dispel that view and justify marketing spend is by showing quantifiable results for your marketing and BD activities.  In this session we will discuss the challenges of measuring ROI in the arena of legal marketing, traditional tracking methods, and useful online metrics.


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  • Annual Managing Partners' Speaker Event

    Date: November 01, 2017

    Cost: $0.00 - $100.00

    Location: Terminal City Club


    “Law Firms in Transition 2017 / Trends in the Profession,” based on Altman Weil’s 2017 Law Firms in Transition Survey

    Guest Speaker: Eric Seeger

    Eric A. Seeger is a principal of Altman Weil, Inc.  He works with law firms in the areas of strategy formulation and execution, practice group planning and training, merger search, and organizational issues including administrative audits and succession planning.

    Mr. Seeger directs Altman Weil’s market research department.  He conducts client surveys and client interviews for law firms and market research projects for legal industry vendors.  He is the co-author of Altman Weil’s highly-regarded annual industry survey, Law Firms in Transition.

    For a more in depth biography please click on the link below.

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  • BCLMA Annual Winter Social

    Date: November 23, 2017

    Cost: $0.00 - $90.00

    Location: Terminal City Club


    Save the date for our Annual Winter Social. This year will be a reception format. Lot of seating, pass around canapes and food stations.

    Always a spirited networking event, we hope you can attend.

    Cancellation Policy: Due to financial commitment the BCLMA must incur to the Terminal City Club, we require 72 hours’ notice or the full ticket cost will be charged. This policy is effective for both Affiliates and Representatives. Substitutions welcome.



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