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  • Employment Law Update

    Date: November 02, 2021

    Cost: $0.00



    The HR subsection is pleased to host our annual Employment Law Update via Zoom (details to be provided).  The topic of this session will be Covid Issues in the Workplace: Hot Topics and Q&A.  

    Workplace issues continue to evolve with the Covid-19 pandemic and many employers have questions regarding how to navigate these murky and uncertain circumstances.  There are various legal issues to consider as well as practical considerations.

    Join Anne Amos-Stewart and Debbie Preston from Clark Wilson LLP’s Employment & Labour practice group for a brief presentation on hot topics, followed by a generous amount of time for questions and answers.  This webinar will provide you with an overview of the most current issues facing employers and provide you with an opportunity to have your questions answered.

    We look forward to welcoming Anne and Debbie to our subsection meeting.

    Anne Amos-Stewart

    Anne Amos-Stewart is an associate at Clark Wilson LLP and works with our Employment & Labour group. Her practice includes wrongful dismissal and related tort claims, human rights complaints, restrictive covenants, employment standards complaints, employment contracts, workplace investigations, Labour Board complaints, privacy matters, workers compensation, health and safety matters, policy development, and mergers and acquisitions.

    Debbie Preston

    Debbie Preston is an associate at Clark Wilson LLP and works with both our Employment & Labour and Insurance groups. Her practice includes wrongful dismissal and related tort claims, human rights complaints, restrictive covenants, employment standards complaints, employment contracts, labour board disputes, privacy matters, workers compensation, health and safety matters, contract breaches, subrogation claims, defence of general liability claims, defence of occupiers liability claims, fire claims, complex liability defence and multi-party litigation, and bad faith claims.

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  • Annual Managing Partners Event - Strong Recovery Continues Despite Ongoing Restructuring and Risks: BC Economic Review and Outlook

    Date: November 03, 2021

    Cost: $0.00 - $115.00

    Location: Terminal City Club


    Strong Recovery Continues Despite Ongoing Restructuring and Risks: BC Economic Review and Outlook

    Guest Speaker – Ken Peacock, Chief Economist & Vice President Business Council of British Columbia

    This event is complimentary for Representatives and their Managing Partner of BCLMA Member Firms. The fee for a guest of a BCLMA Member Firm is $115 inclusive

    Co-Sponsored by BCLMA 2021 Premier Sponsors


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  • Facilities Subsection | Transitioning From COVID-19 To Communicable Disease Prevention In The Workplace

    Date: November 17, 2021

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Via Zoom


    Throughout the pandemic, WorkSafeBC has been working closely with  Public Health to ensure that both workers and members of the public are protected and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

    As the world moves forward, organizations are reflecting on the lessons learned and what practices to take forward when it comes to reducing the spread of communicable diseases in the workplace.

    Join us for this 1-hour webinar session with Chris Back, Director of Occupational Health and Safety Consultation & Education Services at WorkSafeBC, where he will discuss what is expected from employers in order  to reduce the risk of communicable disease in the workplace.


    Chris Back is the Director of OHS Consultation & Education Services at WorkSafeBC, where his team is tasked with promoting worker and employer health and safety by positively influencing and improving occupational health and safety behaviours, workplace safety culture, and disability management practices.

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  • BCLMA Annual Winter Social - Reception

    Date: November 18, 2021

    Cost: $0.00 - $125.00

    Location: Sutton Place Hotel


    Our always festive and fun Annual Winter Social will be a reception held at the Sutton Place Hotel. Come one come all. Tis the season (especially this year) to be jolly.

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  • Electronic Document Management in the Courtroom. A Look at Caselines

    Date: November 23, 2021

    Cost: $0.00



    Electronic Document Management in the Courtroom.  A Look at Caselines

    Join us for a joint BCLMA/ILTA session and have a look Caselines.  This program is being used here in British Columbia, as well as in Ontario in court proceedings and arbitrations.  Presenters Betty Montoni [Thomson Reuters] and Spencer Charest [Charest Legal Solutions].

    Betty Montoni

    Betty Montoni is an eDiscovery and product specialist at Thomson Reuters in Toronto. She provides consulting to law firms, corporations, and litigation departments of various government branches. Acting as a liaison between Thomson Reuters’ sales professionals and customers, Betty provides extensive knowledge and information to clients regarding Thomson Reuters’ legal solutions.

    Betty has over two decades of legal experience working in legal technology and eDiscovery.  She has extensive experience in eDiscovery procedures and project management of large litigation files.

    She has been a presenter on the topic of eDiscovery and CaseLines at several conferences over the course of her career and is accredited as a Certified eDiscovery Specialist and Certified CaseLines Trainer

    Spencer Charest

    Principal of Charest Legal Services.

    Spencer has been at the helm of Charest Legal Services (formerly Charest Reporting) since its inception.  Our firm have been pioneers in realtime reporting (instantaneous live transcription of legal proceedings) and now are introducing CaseLines, as the sole authorized vendor in BC, to the law profession in our Supreme Court hearings, discoveries and arbitrations.

    Our client focus is based on working as a team and understanding client needs so we can best meet their expectations and goals.   We provide technical support on all our products and we have booked thousands of hours of realtime proceedings and presently have hundreds of court days for CaseLines.

    Having the largest court reporting office in the city, we are able to host large matters, but during these more challenging times have been at the forefront in providing a seamless remote experience, both for discoveries and Supreme Court matters.

    Our discussion today will be on how to build a CaseLines proceeding and the efficiency that it brings with it.  We would like to demystify the process and remove any anxiety component associated with conducting your first electronic CaseLines proceedings.


    Zoom Details will be forwarded to all registered participants closer to the event date.


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