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Facing the Future Together

BCLMA planned its 2020 conference around the theme of Facing the Future Together. It seems the future has arrived. Together, we must all help flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working together is not a new concept for us. BCLMA has always provided and promoted a collaborative environment for professionals from varying areas of legal administration to come together to share professional experiences and increase our knowledge base. Even in this unprecedented environment, we encourage you to continue to support one another and remain connected.

  • Use the Forum to pose questions that your colleagues might already have answers to.
  • Post on BCLMA social media, and “Comment”, “Like”, “Share” and “Tweet” BCLMA social media posts you think are valuable to others.
  • Use the compiled list of online resources (below) to help keep you informed of what’s happening in the law, business and our healthcare system.

We have begun working with our business partners and other associations to gather information and ideas about how we can best handle business interruption, work remotely, help employees who might contract the virus and how to manage situations that arise from employee illness, become aware of government relief measures and court system workarounds, and more. We will continue to keep you informed.

Despite the physical distance, we can still connect and collaborate. Pick up the phone and check in with one another. Use video if you can. And encourage your firm leadership to communicate with your teams, and often.

We can navigate this new future together. Stay well. Stay safe.


Resources:

Both the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of BC provide answers to questions regarding the legal and justice system: http://www.cba.org/News-Media/News/2020/COVID-19-Legal-and-Justice-System-Updates
https://www.lawsociety.bc.ca/about-us/covid-19-information/

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) website offers information to help your business navigate the novel coronavirus crisis: https://www.cfib-fcei.ca/en/about-us

The Government of BC website provides information about financial supports in response to COVID-19
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/covid-19-financial-supports

The Government of BC website also provides the links you need to access your local, regional health authority and learn about what’s happening in healthcare across the province:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/partners/health-authorities/regional-health-authorities


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Vision
Elevating leaders in the business of law.

Mission
An educational networking community providing thought leadership and opportunities for information exchange.