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  • HR Sub-section - Employment Law Update

    Date: September 13, 2017

    Cost: $45.45

    Location: Terminal City Club


    We invite you to attend our September 13, 2017 meeting, which will be our annual Employment Law Update. Our guest speaker, Dana Hooker, Associate Counsel at DLA Piper (Canada), will touch on current topics that are of interest in the employment law realm including commenting on the changing marijuana laws. If would like to see specific topics covered that would be of interest to our audience, please advise me as soon as possible.

    Dana has extensive experience in helping employers across a broad range of industries achieve success in managing the complexities of today’s workplace.  She has appeared in various levels of court and administrative tribunals.  Prior to starting at DLA Piper, Dana served as the Employment and Labour practice group manager at a prominent international firm.  Dana regularly speaks on employment and labour as well as privacy issues.

    Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Time: Noon

    Place: Terminal City Club

    Cost: $45.45

    Iceberg wedge salad, cherry tomato, blue cheese, candied walnuts, blue cheese aioli
    Red wine braised chicken thigh, garlic mashed potato, mushroom jus
    Red velvet cake, cream cheese icing, vanilla Chantilly


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  • Facilities and Services Management - Engagement and Motivation

    Date: September 20, 2017

    Cost: $25.00

    Location: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


    Facilities managers are faced with the challenge every day on how to keep employees motivated and engaged while juggling the reality that there is little to no room for growth in the department. We have invited our guest speaker, Diane Cronk, to come back and present us with part 2 on this topic.

    The purpose of this session is to discuss the remaining topics from our first meeting together: Managers as Leaders and Community-Oriented Working Environments. The goal is to collaborate and create a foundation of thoughts and ideas regarding motivating employees with no room for growth, and how you as a leader can contribute to their success within the firm. The discussion will generate opinions and ideas, and will be facilitated with a prepared agenda in order for all participants to take away a great deal of informative material.

    Diane Cronk, CHRP, Certified Professional Coach, works as a Senior HR Advisor with Arlyn Recruiting. Prior to joining Arlyn, Diane worked 20+ years in law firms, beginning her career as a Legal Administrative Assistant. She holds her CPHR designation, is a graduate of the HR Diploma program at BCIT, and has an undergraduate in Psychology and Sociology from SFU. Diane is a Certified Coach through SFU and is currently completing a Masters in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. In addition to recruiting, Diane works as an HR consultant and collaborates with Office Administrators to find solutions for HR concerns.

    Lunch will be served starting at 11:30am.  This session is jam packed so we will be starting right at noon.  Please ensure you are on time.

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  • Ransomware - One of the Greatest Cybersecurity Threats

    Date: September 21, 2017

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP


    Ransomware has quickly and effectively become one of the greatest cybersecurity threats facing businesses and general users alike. The FBI reported that in 2015 alone ransomware cost U.S. businesses $18 million. This year, successful attacks targeting law firms, financial institutions and health care organizations have already netted massive returns for cybercriminals. We’ll detail real-time ransomware cases and discuss how emerging ransomware variants will impact the legal services industry.

    Lunch will be provided.

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  • Gray Area Thinking - inclusivity training

    Date: October 04, 2017

    Cost: $95.00 - $115.00

    Location: Terminal City Club


    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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  • 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

    Location: Terminal City Club


    Save the date for our Annual Winter Social.


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