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  • Ediscovery, Predictive Coding, and Continuous Active Learning

    Date: February 19, 2019

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

    Overview:

    Description

    Join us for an introduction to different ediscovery terms and what they mean in the legal world, including:

    • How legal project management interacts with electronic evidence
    • ediscovery platform training using the analytics for legal review
    • An introduction to Predictive Coding, Continuous Active Learning (CAL), and statistical sampling.

    We will also provide:

    • An overview of the Predictive Coding Model and the CAL in Ringtail
    • A workshop on the methodology, best practices, and tactical approaches for effectively utilizing predictive coding/CAL in Ringtail
    • You’ll learn when you should consider using CAL and how to think about balancing precision and recall.

    At the conclusion, we’ll take time for Q&A.

    Speakers

    Duncan Fraser – Partner, noticia LLP
    Philippe Gollin – Partner, noticia LLP

    Lunch Sponsor

    Noticia LLP

    Location

    Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
    1800 – 510 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, B.C. V6B 0M3

    Host

    Carlos Tyler
    Litigation Support Paralegal
    carlos.tyler@nortonrosefulbright.com

     

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  • “Is Your Perception My Reality? Exploring Unconscious Bias"

    Date: February 20, 2019

    Cost: $95.00 - $115.00

    Location: Terminal City Club

    Overview:

    Is Your Perception My Reality

    Until recently, a commonly held understanding was that only “bad” people are prejudiced so many of our diversity efforts focused on identifying these individuals and changing their beliefs. However, evidence from Harvard University, among others, now reveals that we all inadvertently make assumptions and decisions that impact some groups more adversely than others. It is thus important for leaders to be aware of unconsciously held beliefs and how these biases might impact their decision making on a day to day basis. During this interactive workshop, we will:

    • Discuss the importance of Diversity and Inclusion and our shared accountability in advancing D&I
    • Understand and describe Unconscious Bias
    • Develop an internal awareness of how unconscious bias is created * (System 1 and System 2 thinking)
    • Discuss the impact of Bias at within organizations
    • Discuss concrete opportunities to minimize bias

    Guest Speaker: Lisa Mattam

    “Lisa Mattam is widely recognized as a dynamic leader, inspiring speaker and consultant to business professionals across the globe. As founder of The Mattam Group, a management consulting firm specializing in Leadership, Organizational Development, Diversity, Strategy, Cultural Competence, Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Groups and Strategic Process.

    The Mattam Group continues to partner with leading companies across all sectors in the delivery of its services. Some notable clients include PepsiCo, Bennet Jones LLP, Gowling WLG, Spectra Energy, Export Development Canada and Bayer Healthcare.

    Lisa has been quoted on management and leadership issues in the Globe and Mail and on a variety of television media. Due to her firm’s outstanding success, in 2009, Profit Magazine ranked Lisa as one of the top 10 women emerging entrepreneurs in Canada.”

    Agenda

    11:45 am – Registration

    11:50 am – Lunch is served

    12:25 pm – 1:30 pm – Speaker

    1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Q&A

    (Note: There will be no lunch service after 12:15 pm)

    CO-SPONSORED by BCLMA 2019 PREMIER SPONSORS

    Cost: BCLMA Member $95 inclusive    Non-BCLMA Member $115 inclusive

    If you wish to watch the presentation by live stream. Contact info@bclma.org to register for the link.

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  • Marketing Subsection: Proposals – from start to finish

    Date: February 25, 2019

    Cost: $20.00

    Location: Boughton Law

    Overview:

    Ever wonder if your firm should pursue proposals? Unsure if your approach is in-line with ever-evolving proposal standards? Need help broaching a go/no-go or timeline conversation with your lawyers? Wondering which tools can boost innovation and efficiency?

    Co-presenters, Christopher Bailey (Norton Rose Fulbright, McMillian and BLG) and Paula Sabti (Singleton Reynolds, BLG and Hicks Morley) have spent most of their careers developing successful proposals for simple and complex opportunities. In the upcoming BLCMA event on February 25th, they will share tips of the trade as they bring you along the proposal process journey, from start to finish.

    Note: If you have specific questions you would like addressed during this seminar, please send them to jmills@watsongoepel.com.

    This session will be held at Boughton Law located at 700 – 595 Burrard Street in Vancouver.

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  • KM projects: where do you start?

    Date: February 27, 2019

    Cost: $10.00 - $20.00

    Location: Blakes

    Overview:

    Please join us on February 27, 2019, for our first KM subsection event of the year: “KM projects: where do you start?”

    Susan Hwang, Solutions Analyst at Miller Thomson, will lead a discussion covering the first phases key to the success of any KM project: locking down project scope, defining requirements (versus preferences), and gathering input from your stakeholders. Susan will discuss some of the fundamental components within each phase, and offer tips on how to engage with lawyers and approach lawyer opposition.

    Using a KM precedent database as a case study, Susan’s presentation will provide time for discussion, so that members can brainstorm with and learn from each other.

    Details: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Seating is limited to 20 people, so please register early to avoid disappointment. Registration closes February 25, 2019.

    If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Petrie or Larisa Titova.

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  • Learning & Development Subsection Presents: What Can the LTC4 Do For You? An Overview of Offit Kurman’s Experience with Implementing LTC4

    Date: March 06, 2019

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Borden Ladner Gervais

    Overview:

    The Learning & Development subsection is pleased to invite you to our first event of 2019:

    What Can the LTC4 Do For You? An Overview of Offit Kurman’s Experience with Implementing LTC4

    Have you been curious about implementing LTC4 at your firm? Then join us on March 6th at 12 p.m. presentation by Tony Gerdes on how Offit Kurman implemented LTC4. Tony will speak to all aspects of LTC4 membership, including cost and what’s included in a membership, and the practicalities of rolling it out within a law firm.  The LTC4 is a non-profit organization that has established legal technology core competencies and certification that all law firms can use to measure ongoing efficiency improvements (for more information visit the LTC4 website at http://www.ltc4.org/about-us/).

    (Note that April’s meeting will feature a demonstration by Procertas of their legal assessment tool which can be used to conduct the LTC4 assessments (so save April 3rd at 12 p.m. for this demonstration and for more information visit the Procertas website at https://www.procertas.com/)).

     

    When: March 6th at 12 p.m.

    Where: Borden Ladner Gervais, 1200-200 Burrard Street, Vancouver.

    Meeting Schedule:

    12 p.m.: Lunch Served & Welcome Remarks by Barbara and Judie

    12:10 p.m.: Tony’s Presentation

    12:30-12:45: Q&A with Tony

    12:45: Closing Remarks and Meeting Adjourned

     

    We thank the LTC4 for sponsoring this luncheon.

    About the presenter: Tony Gerdes serves as the Leadership and Development Director at Offit Kurman and is responsible for its Learning and Development Department.  A skillful educator with over 20 years of experience, Tony oversees content development, training strategy for initiatives and rollouts, and development of CLEs and professional growth opportunities.  In addition, Tony acts as a Contributing Member of LTC4 (the Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition).

     

    Look forward to seeing you at this event!

    Barbara Blouin & Judie Boroevich, Learning and Development Subsection Co-Chairs

     

     

     

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  • HR sub-section meeting: Executive Coaching - Why Does It Work So Well and How Is it Used - March 13, 2019

    Date: March 13, 2019

    Cost: $50.50

    Location: Four Seasons Hotel

    Overview:

    Please join us for our March 13, 2019 session where we will be joined by Linda Parsons, QC, former partner of a national law firm and current Executive Coach, for a discussion: “Executive Coaching – Why Does It Work so Well and How Is It Used?”.  In this session, we will explore:

    • What coaching is (and contrast with what it is not)
    • What makes coaching such a powerful and empowering tool for change?
    • The legal context: How are law firms using coaching for lawyers?
    • How might other professionals, including HR and other management professionals, choose to use coaching?

    Linda knows the law firm setting very well — she practiced corporate law for over 30 years, was a senior partner at a national firm, was recognized as a leading lawyer in 4 separate categories by Best Lawyers in Canada and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2008. She has had several interesting pivots and changes in her career and life story and has benefitted from many inspiring mentors, coaches and advisors along the way.  One of those changes was her decision to take a step back from practice and to complete her Executive Coaching training at Columbia University in New York.  Since then she has worked as an Executive Coach and Legal Practice Consultant and is committed to helping her clients move forward as they write the next chapter of their story.

    Website:  https://www.lindaparsonsconsulting.com/
    Biography:  Linda Parsons Coaching Profile (4)

    Lunch
    Baby Spinach Salad – Quinoa, Blue Cheese, Roasted Hazelnut, Apple Cider Vinaigrette
    Roasted Chicken Breast – Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Market Vegetable, Au Jus
    Dessert – Raspberry Marscapone Crème Brulee

    Please make cheques of $50.50 (inclusive of taxes) payable to BC Legal Management Association. Cheques may be mailed in advance to PO Box 75562, RPO Edgemont Village, North Vancouver, B.C. V7R 4X1 or brought to the meeting.  Any questions can be directed to Megan McAllister (megan.mcallister@dlapiper.com).

    Please RSVP by March 7, 2019.

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  • Finance Subsection Meeting - Topic TBD

    Date: March 21, 2019

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: TBD

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  • Small Firms Subsection - How Administrators Can Deal With Stress More Effectively

    Date: March 28, 2019

    Cost: $50.50

    Location: The Four Seasons Hotel

    Overview:

    Co-chairs, Rubyna Jinnah and Ronda Smyth, cordially invite you all to attend the next Small Firms Subsection Meeting to be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019, where we will be joined by Heather Gray-Grant for an interesting and very relevant presentation about “How Administrators Can Deal With Stress More Effectively”.

    Law firm administrators are expected to be experts in multiple areas, work long hours, manage challenging personalities and constantly juggle priorities.  It’s no wonder administrators feel stressed for extended periods of time.  You may not be able to change the role, but you can definitely take steps to help get that stress more under control.

    Our presenter, Heather Gray-Grant, is a seasoned presenter to the BCLMA and has been supporting law firms, lawyers and administrators to strive to become the best versions of themselves.  As a consultant, she has assisted small to medium sized law firms throughout BC with strategic planning, development and implementation of operational and marketing plans, and providing coaching for law firm leaders and lawyers.  She has also facilitated retreats and served as a keynote presenter in BC, nationally and throughout the USA.  She has been widely published, including as a regular contributor to SLAW, Canada’s online legal magazine.

    Heather is also a trained mediator and negotiator through the Justice Institute of BC, and is certified for coaching through the International Coaching Federation.

    Please register by Friday, March 22, 2019.

    Menu:

    Starter:  Baby Kale Salad (GF, NF, DF) – Roasted butternut squash, parmesan, carrot, golden raisin and maple vinaigrette

    Entree:  Herb Crusted Ling Cod (NF, DF) – Sauteed baby potatoes, broccolini, capers, olives, confit tomato

    Dessert:  Strawberry Fields (GF) – Strawberry sponge cake, strawberry yogurt mousse, pistachio cremeux

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  • HR sub-section: April 10, 2019

    Date: April 10, 2019

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: TBA

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  • Finance/Small Firm Subsections - EHT and MSP

    Date: April 18, 2019

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: TBD

    Overview:

    With the new year comes the Employer Health Tax (EHT), a new BC payroll tax that will, ultimately, replace MSP premiums. Find out how it will affect your firm and what deadlines you need to be aware of.

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  • Save the Date: Marketing Subsection Event

    Date: April 29, 2019

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Boughton Law Corporation

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  • HR sub-section: May 8, 2019

    Date: May 08, 2019

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: TBA

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  • Finance Subsection - TBD

    Date: May 16, 2019

    Cost: $0.00

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  • Save the Date: Marketing Subsection Event

    Date: May 27, 2019

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: Boughton Law Corporation

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  • HR sub-section: June 12, 2019

    Date: June 12, 2019

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: TBA

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  • Finance Subsection - TBD

    Date: June 20, 2019

    Cost: $0.00

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  • Finance Subsection - TBD

    Date: September 19, 2019

    Cost: $0.00

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  • Finance Subsection - TBD

    Date: October 17, 2019

    Cost: $0.00

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  • Finance Subsection - TBD

    Date: November 21, 2019

    Cost: $0.00

    Location: TBD

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