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  • REMINDER TO REGISTER: So Many Media Channels, So Little Time?

    Date: September 25, 2017

    Cost: $17.00

    Location: Harper Grey LLP

    Overview:

    So you’re a small firm without a marketing team, or you’re a mid-sized law firm with a small marketing team and enough head count to keep you on your toes, and you’re wondering how you’re going to manage social media effectively on top of your day-to-day duties?  You’re not alone! As daunting as it may seem, there are tools that can help you manage your social media accounts more effectively and bring your firm into the 21st century. Join us for a discussion on how to make the most of your time online. Please bring your questions as this is meant to be an interactive session.

    Facilitator:

    • Johanna Mills, Business Development & Marketing Manager, Watson Goepel

    Panel:

    • Sarah Kuchka, Business Development & Marketing Manager, Singleton Urquhart
    • Matthew Aitken, Marketing Specialist, Boughton Law, LMA Vancouver Chapter Social Media Coordinator
    • Elizabeth Reymundo, Business Development & Marketing Manager, Gowling WLG

     

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  • Finance Subsection - Roundtable: Paperless Office, Storage & Destruction policies

    Date: September 28, 2017

    Cost: $23.00

    Location: Farris, LLP

    Overview:

     

    It’s that time again to dust off the papers on your desk and wonder which pile the paperless strategy is hidden in.
    Image result for images for paperless office Please join us to discuss your progress (or lack thereof) in the quest for the paperless office, and hopefully pick up some pointers on how to get there.
    In addition we will be discussing the impact on storage and destruction policies.
    So bring your questions/tips/ideas, and any examples of progress so far.

     

    Lunch will be provided

    NOTE: Deadline for Registration is 1pm on Sept 21st.

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

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  • Interacting and Understanding Diverse Humans

    Date: October 04, 2017

    Cost: $95.00 - $115.00

    Location: Terminal City Club

    Overview:

    Presentation Description: All humans habitually categorize and group others who are “different” from “us,” which often lends to black and white thinking, as in “good” versus “bad” or “native” versus “immigrant” and a host of other isolating labels. With this inclusivity presentation, Ellen (Ellie) Krug offers a toolset—Gray Area Thinking™—for interacting with diverse humans in a mindful and compassionate way. Attendees will appreciate and value how it’s necessary to consciously engage in Gray Area Thinking™ in their daily activities. Doing so will lead to a more inclusive life.

    Gray Area Thinking™ is a simple three-part toolset for interacting with diverse humans: (1) awareness of another human’s vulnerability or suffering; (2) risk-taking to alleviate or lesson that vulnerability or suffering; and (3) compassion and kindness for both self and others.

    Why this Presentation Works: Most diversity and inclusion trainings address unconscious bias by educating audience members about neurobiology and the human tendency to deny being biased. However, audience members often aren’t given easy-to- understand “tools” to employ in their day-to-day interactions with diverse humans. Moreover, by using the word “bias” in standard D&I trainings, there’s the risk of the audience member feeling judged.

    With Gray Area Thinking™, Ellie utilizes the phrase “grouping and labeling” to avoid any judging connotations; indeed, humans are wired to “group” and “label” other humans—it’s part of our evolutionary DNA and how we’ve been able to get to where we are today as a species. Ellie simply reminds the audience of this and other things (such as that we are a tribal society). At the same time, citing various studies, she also reminds that humans are hard-wired for empathy; it’s just that most of us don’t know how to employ that empathy due to fear or habituation.

    By utilizing memorable training tools (the “Identity Game,” the Darnell Barton video, “The Four Commonalities,” Ellie’s voice and story, etc.—see below for all of this), this presentation “sticks” particularly well with listeners. This presentation also provides an easily understood/remembered toolset that can be utilized by audience members as soon as they walk out of the training room.

    Guest Speaker:

    Ellen (Ellie) Krug, while an Iowa civil trial attorney with 100+ trials, transitioned from male to female in 2009. She later became one of the few attorneys nationally to try jury cases in separate genders. From 2011 to 2016, she served as the executive director of Call for Justice, LLC, a Minneapolis legal nonprofit that was conferred an American Bar Association award for innovatively increasing legal access.

    The author of Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change (2013), Ellie currently speaks, trains and consults on diversity and inclusion topics to governmental entities, court systems, corporations, law firms, social service organizations, and colleges and universities.

    In 2016, Advocate Magazine named Ellie one of “25 Legal Advocates Fighting for Trans Rights.” Ellie views herself as an “Inclusionist” and founded an inclusion-oriented consulting company, Human Inspiration Works, LLC, in late 2016.

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  • Office 365 and eDiscovery - What You Need to Know

    Date: October 17, 2017

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Harper Grey LLP

    Overview:

    Host:
    Monique Sever
    604-895-2860
    msever@harpergrey.com

    Description:
    What can Office 365 (O365) do that differs from MS Office? What are the similarities between the two? Join us to get answers to these questions and more. Learn how organizations are using O365 for eDiscovery, how it puts a hold on data and what types of data it can put a hold on vs. what may be excluded. What needs special attention? Will it maintain metadata?

    How do you collect data in O365? Learn about searches and other possible methods for locating documents, whether it will search non-searchable docs (e.g., non-searchable PDFs), what reporting features are available and if there is a way to index everything. Will O365 collect all relevant docs? Will it preserve email chains?

    How does O365 export data if corporate clients are giving the data to outside counsel? Learn what outside counsel should be aware of when assisting a client with Office 365, and what the different O365 models are capable of.

    We’ll also cover future plans for Office 365 related to eDiscovery.

    Presenter:
    John P. Collins
    , JD is the Director of Information Governance & Office 365 Consulting, Legal Services at Epiq. Over the past nine years, John has developed a leading, nationally known ESI data mapping practice in the U.S. In creating ESI data maps for several Fortune 1000 companies, he has obtained a detailed understanding of the corporate data centers and IT infrastructure of companies in a variety of industries. John’s niche consulting practice in Office 365 provides strategic guidance and best practice recommendations on whether to leverage O365’s built-in eDiscovery and IG features, and how. He also advises Fortune 500 companies on the full range of EDRM issues, challenges and best practices, including technology selection for legal hold, preservation, collection, processing, early case assessment and review; and the related business processes.

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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

    Overview:

    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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  • Annual Managing Partners' Speaker Event

    Date: November 01, 2017

    Cost: $0.00 - $100.00

    Location: Terminal City Club

    Overview:

    “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.

    http://www.altmanweil.com/seeger/

    Co-Sponsored by BCLMA’s Premier Sponsor

                                     

     

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  • BCLMA Annual Winter Social

    Date: November 23, 2017

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Terminal City Club

    Overview:

    Save the date for our Annual Winter Social.

     

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