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  • KM Subsection event - Central Intelligence: Platform Interoperability Across the Legal Profession

    Date: February 18, 2020

    Cost: $15.00

    Location: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


    Please join us for on February 18, 2020 for the KM subsection webinar event: Central Intelligence: Platform Interoperability Across the Legal Profession.  Zena Applebaum of Thomson Reuters will speak on the topic of platforms and centralized intelligence in law firms.  The session will look at different kinds of “platforms” that firms are embracing or can embrace to connect workflow, knowledge and customers.  Zena will share current examples from the market as well as contemplate future use cases for “platform” solutions.

    Zena Applebaum is a Competitive Intelligence strategist, legal blogger, personal brand advocate and trying to change the legal industry one design thinking workshop at a time. Having pioneered the discipline of law firm Competitive Intelligence nearly 20 years ago, and  authoring “Business Intelligence for Law Firms” published in November 2012,  Zena shares hers passion for the industry as a speaker, writer and a contributor to blogs including 3 Geeks and a Law Blog with topics ranging from competitive intelligence, to change management, qualitative data analysis and personal branding. In 2015, Zena was inducted as a Fellow of the Council of CI Fellows, she has been a sessional instructor at the University of Toronto iSchool, Rutgers University and a guest lecturer at law schools across North America. Zena honed her CI skills as the Director of Competitive Intelligence at Bennett Jones LLP for over a decade prior to taking on her current role as National Director, Market Insights & Engagement at Thomson Reuters in Canada. In her role, Zena is responsible for client feedback and intelligence, market insights, and sales enablement.

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  • BCLMA Finance - EHT Roundtable Discussion

    Date: February 20, 2020

    Cost: $55.28

    Location: Terminal City Club


    The deadline to file and pay BC Employer Health Tax (EHT) returns is 31 March 2020.

    Some firms will have already remitted three quarterly EHT installments, online. Others might not have had to make any installment payments and will only have registered for EHT (the registration deadline was 31 December 2019) Whatever the case, all firms will have to prepare and submit their first EHT return by 31 March 2020. They will also have to make payments for any amounts owing by the 31 March 2020 deadline.

    Come to this roundtable to find out:

    • What associated employers are and why it matters
    • What needs to be included in total remuneration
    • What the exemption amount is
    • How to calculate the EHT
    • How to file the EHT return

    Date: Thursday, 20 February 2020
    Time: Noon, registration begins at 11:45AM
    Amount: $55.28 (including $2.63 GST)
    Place: Terminal City Club
    Register by:  February 18, 2020 by 9:30 am

    Please make cheques payable to BCLMA. Cheques can be mailed or brought to the meeting.


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  • Marketing Subsection - How To Get The Most From Your Marketing Vendors

    Date: February 24, 2020

    Cost: $20.00

    Location: Harper Grey LLP


    Have you received a bill for marketing services that you struggled to decipher?  Do you wonder what types of services other marketing vendors offer? Have you had issues keeping your vendors within budget?

    Then this session is for you!

    Presented by Darian Kovacs of Jelly Marketing, our first session of 2020 will cover a range of topics and answer your questions about how to get the most from your marketing vendors.

    In this session, we’ll cover:

    • What services should cost – we’ll look at the range of vendor rates & costs and review the industry standards
    • Review of RFPs –we’ll look at how to write the best Request for Proposal and discuss how to ensure you get good & fair quotes and set clear expectations on the work you want done
    • How you can hold your vendors accountable
    • What results you should expect from your marketing vendors

    You’ll leave energized, informed and prepared to have those difficult conversations with your vendors.

    Lunch will be provided.

    About the presenter –

    As a Forbes contributor, host of Marketing Jam, marketing professor, author and practitioner – Darian brings his wealth of experience and educational and interactive teaching style to conferences and workshops all over North America. Darian spends most of his time with Jelly Digital Marketing & PR – a firm that specializes in working with law firms. His weekly show is now available on Amazon’s Prime in the US and UK. He’s had guests from LEGO, Starbucks, Twitter, Google, PepsiCo and Buzzfeed. Darian also contributes to BCBusiness, The Lawyers Daily, Adweek and Entrepreneur magazine and loves helping practitioners understand how to manage marketing vendors while providing insights, tips and explanation to an often jargon-filled industry.

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  • Power Up Your LinkedIn

    Date: February 26, 2020

    Cost: $25.00 - $30.00

    Location: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


    In the year 2020 LinkedIn has become the new resume.  It’s become THE social network to be on for work related activities.  It’s also the place to help your business grow and to engage with others in your industry and beyond about professional accomplishments, mentoring and thought leadership.

    Join us for a presentation by Darian Kovacs, an award-winning digital marketing specialist, educator and Founding Partner of Jelly Digital Marketing & PR for this hands-on lunch-and-learn where we’ll be focussing on upgrading your LinkedIn for personal or business use, using a few easy to use, Apple and Android friendly applications which will give your personal or company profile the makeover it deserves.

    Topics we’ll cover include:

    • Posting to your profile – basics of scheduling tools, when to post, how to post and what types of posts you should be doing
    • How to make quotes and graphics that stand out with easy-to-use, no graphics experience necessary applications such as Canva
    • Videos – why, when and what should you post
    • Commenting and engaging – when and why you should be active on your profile
    • How all of this can assist with recruitment, business development and how to track this for ROI

    Space is limited and priority will be given to BCLMA members. There are a limited number of tickets for guests.

    Cancellation must be received by Friday, February 21 or the ticket price will be invoiced.

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  • Lit Tech & eDiscovery: Cool Tools & Tricks for the eDiscovery Enthusiast - Tue March 10 @ 11:45am-1pm

    Date: March 10, 2020

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Two Bentall Centre, 11th floor – Charles room


    In a litigation file, eDiscovery begins the minute you receive a USB or a link to a file transfer. What should you do first, and what tools can help you?

    Our panelists have some tricks up their sleeves, and some affordable tools in their arsenal. Join us as we cover topics such as:

    • Converting Load Files
    • Deduplicating from the get go
    • First step with Email Files: .PST, .MBOX, .EML, .MSG
    • Collecting Text Messages
    • Hyperlinking Common books / Affidavits
    • And much, much more

    Come see what you can learn!


    • Greg Holubowicz – IT Manager, Kornfeld LLP
    • Colin Lydell –  Manager, e-Discovery Project Manager,  MT³ a Division of McCarthy Tétrault
    • Moh Naraghi – Litigation Support & eDiscovery Services Technician, Harper Grey LLP
    • Jenny Redford – Litigation Support Manager, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP


    • Sean Conlon – Business Development Manager, Consilio


    Cost:   Compliments of  Consilio

    *Please contact Greg Holubowicz ( for any questions or dietary restrictions


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  • Save the Date - Marketing Subsection Lunch Session

    Date: April 27, 2020

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Harper Grey LLP


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  • BCLMA Annual Summer Social

    Date: June 11, 2020

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: D/ 6 Bar & Lounge


    Celebrate the start of summer with fellow BCLMA members and Business partners on the patio of the D/6 Bar & Lounge at the Douglas Hotel.

    Generously support by:







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  • Save the Date - Marketing Subsection Lunch Session

    Date: September 28, 2020

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Harper Grey LLP


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  • Save the Date - Marketing Subsection Lunch Session

    Date: October 26, 2020

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Harper Grey LLP


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  • BCLMA Annual Winter Social Reception

    Date: November 19, 2020

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Sutton Place Hotel


    Come one come all!

    BCLMA is kicking off the winter season with our popular winter social on November 19th, a week earlier than in past years. No competing with other office functions this year or having 2 – 3 events in a row.

    We’ll take over the whole 2nd floor at the Sutton Place Hotel. Lots of opportunity to mingle, enjoy delicious food at various stations, relax and have an great time.

    Generously supported by:



                                   zsa Legal Recruitment



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