Date: October 17, 2018
Location: Boughton Law Corporation
Join the KM Subsection for a presentation by Cyndi Murphy, Knowledge Manager at Stewart McKelvey LLP in Halifax. Cyndi is a former director of research & library services, and past president of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries. Presenting remotely from Halifax, Cyndi will discuss knowledge management from her perspective. Topics include resourcing: staff, time, technology; innovating: inspiration, execution, successes; and evaluating: ROI, effective reporting.
Lunch will be provided for attendees to the Vancouver session, and remote attendees are welcomed.
Date: October 23, 2018
Location: Miller Thomson LLP
Data volumes grow day by day while the budget for discovery shrinks; how do you keep discovery fast, efficient, and reasonably complete? Come discuss the advantages of continuous active learning as well as other new ways to quickly get to the facts of your case.
Location: Miller Thompson LLP, 725 Granville Street, Suite 400, Vancouver, B.C.
Cost: Lunch Sponsored by Epiq
Speaker: Jon Lavinder, senior director of technology assisted review, Epiq.
Jon leads Epiq’s technology assisted review service line. He is responsible for the strategy and execution of a portfolio of industry leading assisted review software tools and works directly with law firm and corporate legal professionals on workflow design and project execution. Jon is also a certified Equivio sales and technical star, and a project management professional (PMP). He has published numerous publications including but not limited to, “Technology-Assisted Review: An Integral E-Discovery Tool,” “Seven Practical Suggestions to Get the Most Out of Technology Assisted Review,” “Charting an eDiscovery Course with Technology Assisted Review,” and “4 Ways to Make Deposition Prep Smoother.”
Date: October 24, 2018
Location: Harper Grey LLP
Does your firm’s network security measure up? Ten affordable security best practices that your law firm should implement immediately.
The legal industry is seeing an unprecedented increase in incidents of viruses and data breaches. The most common threat is ransomware, which encrypts all files on the network, and can cause email servers to shut down. Small and mid-size law firms have long emphasized convenience and productivity over security, but these threats are causing firms to re-think their approach to security.
Brian Mauch is the founder and CEO of BMC Networks, a Vancouver-based outsourced IT provider that specializes in law firms. Brian will be outlining ten security measures and best practices which are within the budgets of small and mid-size firms. BMC will be providing lunch for this event.
This event will be hosted at:
Harper Grey LLP
3200 – 650 West Georgia Street
16th Floor Boardroom
Vancouver BC V6B 4P
Date: October 25, 2018
Location: HHBG Lawyers
Ronda Smyth and I are very excited about the upcoming year. We have already begun to brainstorm about interesting topics and speakers for 2019, that we think will be of interest and good value to our Subsection’s membership.
To that end, we would like to invite you to attend our Small Firms Subsection Round Table on Thursday, October 25, 2018. We will hold the session at HHBG Lawyers, located at #1918 – 1030 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO SPACE RESTRICTIONS, WE WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE 14 PEOPLE. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
Please note that the deadline to register is Monday, October 22, 2018, at noon.
As some of you may know, November is election month for the BCLMA. As Ronda and I feel like we just got started in 2018 co-chairing this Subsection, we are amenable to continue to co-chair together for the 2019 term, should there be no objection. With that said, at the next meeting, we will reaffirm this, and also look at succession planning for the next Chair/Co-Chair. Please think about it and perhaps consider throwing your hat in to Chair for the 2020 term.
Unless there are any objections to Ronda and I continuing to hold the reins for Small Firms, we will continue our work with the BCLMA and look forward to seeing you at the next meeting on October 25, at HHBG.
Ticket price will be $22 (inclusive of $1.05 GST). Please make your cheque payable to BCLMA. You can either mail the cheque in advance or bring it with you to the meeting.
We’re looking forward to seeing you on October 25!
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Date: October 29, 2018
Location: Singleton Reynolds
Social Media marketing in a law firm can be a fickle thing, especially if your firm is only just foraying into the space. But with the right tools, processes, and cultivation, Social Media can be a fruitful and rewarding piece of your business development landscape.
This session will cover some of the basics of social media marketing in a law firm setting:
- Which tools should you use? (ie. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram)
- Planting the seeds – Getting started, do’s and don’ts
- Nurturing your platforms – Growing leads, exploring topics, and interactions
- Getting rid of the weeds – Channel maintenance, ensuring valuable connections
Currently the Marketing Specialist at Richards Buell Sutton, LLP, Jessica Leroux is a Social Media and Communications professional based in Vancouver, BC with the “gift of gab”. A passion for all things communication and social media, her experience has seen her develop leading social media campaigns and grow networks for organizations including major and mid-sized law firms, high-profile non-profit organizations, and numerous contracting clients.
This session will be held at Singleton Reynolds Offices located at 1200 – 925 West Georgia Street in Vancouver.More Details
Date: November 06, 2018
Cost: $0.00 - $100.00
Location: Terminal City Club
Announcing the Annual Managing Partners’ event
The rules of the legal marketplace are changing. Clients want their legal needs met faster and less expensively, and new providers are emerging to meet those demands. Older lawyers balk at succession plans, while younger lawyers walk away from the partnership track. There’s never been a more challenging time to be a law firm leader — nor has there ever been a time of such dynamic opportunities.
Managing partners, practice group leaders, and law firm administrators who attend this session will gain insight into:
- the most consequential trends and developments affecting the Canadian legal market,
- key strategies and tactics for adapting their law firms to new competitive conditions,
- how to help senior lawyers start transitioning their practices to younger colleagues,
- how to reduce the risk of junior lawyers leaving the law firm after just a few years,
- how to start streamlining law firm operations and improving legal business processes, and
- how to begin the task or reorienting the law firm business model for a new generation.
Guest Speaker : Jordan Furlong is a consultant, author, and legal market analyst who forecasts the impact of changing market conditions on lawyers and law firms. He has given dozens of presentations to audiences in the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia over the past several years. Formerly an award-winning editor of three Canadian legal periodicals, Jordan is also a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and co-directs the advisory board of Suffolk University Law School’s Institute on Legal Innovation and Technology. He is the author of Law Is A Buyer’s Market: Building a Client-First Law Firm, and he writes regularly about the changing legal market at his website, law21.ca
TO REGISTER for the LIVE WEBCAST – PLEASE CONTACT Jane at email@example.com .
11:45 am | Registration
12:00 pm | Lunch is served
12:15 – 1:30 | pm Speaker
Sponsored by Premier Sponsors
Date: November 14, 2018
Location: Four Seasons Hotel
Date: November 29, 2018
Cost: $0.00 - $110.00
Location: Sutton Place Hotel
Join us for our Annual Winter Social. A sit down, buffet dinner at the Sutton Place Hotel.
Winter Event Sponsor
D & D
Winter Contributor Sponsor
Registration deadline Monday, November 26.
NOTE: No refunds for cancellations received after 72 hours’ notice before the event; substitutions welcome.
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