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  • Litigation Support Subsection Annual Meeting and Review of Survey Results - Tuesday, December 7 12 noon

    Date: December 07, 2021

    Cost: $0.00

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    Join us on December 7, 2021 at 12:00 noon for our final meeting of the year.  At this meeting we will discuss the results of the Litigation Support Survey and hold elections for a new Co-Chair to join the team.

     

    This meeting will be held via Zoom.

    A link for this meeting will be sent out closer to the actual date.

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  • Addressing the growing threat of ransomware for Canada's law firms

    Date: December 08, 2021

    Cost: $0.00

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    Join us for an update on Cybersecurity & Ransomware for law firms – Dec 8th, 2021

    We have partnered with a leading cybersecurity/ransomware technology provider to bring to you a webinar exploring ransomware and cybersecurity issues faced by Canadian law firms.

    As the pressure to protect sensitive client data continues to mount, law firms are factoring in security considerations into many aspects of their daily decision-making. This ranges from the number of outside vendors kept on retainer to the best method for returning employees to the office after more than a year working from home. Find out if your firm is truly protected against ransomware attacks!

    During this 50-minute webinar, we will discuss:

    1. The state of cybersecurity in Canada
    2. The growing threat of ransomware in our legal industry, and how law firms are adapting to this threat
    3. The rise of cyber audits in law firms
    4. How RansomCare complements endpoint protection tools and provides an added or last line of defence against ransomware

    Ricoh offers an added layer of detection and active protection in the realm of Cybersecurity. The technology is groundbreaking and, in the event of a breach in your primary CyberThreat platform, can detect a Ransomware attack in a fraction of a second, locking down the data instances under attack, partitioning them, raising an alarm & eliminating the threat of data exfiltration or mass encryption. All Cybersecurity platforms are prone to vulnerability we can help your Firm eliminate the threat that presents itself when that occurs. This product complements your current lines of defence and works well in conjunction with the other technologies we will discuss, in this realm.

    This session is designed for law firms – come and hear specific use cases of Canada’s law firms dealing with ransomware attacks.

    As a bonus – we’re giving away a $250 Amazon gift card for one lucky attendee!

    This session is accredited for CPD credits (30 minutes) by the BC Law Society.

    Click hereto complete your registration now!

     

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  • IT Policies for Remote Workers & Office Workers - Thu Dec 9 @ Noon

    Date: December 09, 2021

    Cost: $0.00

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    Information Technology Round Table Discussion:  IT Policies for Remote Workers & Office Workers
    Thu Dec 9th, 2021
    12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Virtual Zoom Meeting

    We’ll facilitate a discussion on how IT policies have changed over the last year to accommodate long term changes in staffing. Some workers have never returned to the office, some are returning to the office only part time to shared spaces. How have temporary IT policies changed to long term policies, and how is IT accommodating shared office space, what about virtual hearing rooms?

    Any questions or suggestions please contact:
    Greg Holubowicz of Kornfeld LLP, gholubowicz@kornfeldllp.com
    or
    Dharam Dheensaw of Harper Grey LLP, ddheensaw@harpergrey.com

    * A zoom invite will be emailed the day before to everyone that registers for this event

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  • Marketing Subsection - BD for a Hybrid World

    Date: January 24, 2022

    Cost: $0.00 - $10.00

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    BD for a Hybrid World

    Date: January 24, 2022

    Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PT

    Cost: Complimentary for BCLMA members, $10 plus GST for non-members

    Location: Webcast

    The adaptability of law firms has been tested since the beginning of the pandemic and the hybrid-style workplace appears as though it is here to stay. As a result, connecting and building relationships in this era of uncertainty has become vital to maintaining strong business partnerships. Navigating the challenges to thrive in the remote business development space is key to being productive moving forward. We’ve assembled a panel of experts to discuss these implications from a variety of perspectives (panel bios below):

    Priscilla Martindale, Marketing & Business Development Manager at Richards, Buell, Sutton LLP
    Claire Walker, Marketing & Business Development Manager at Norton Rose Fulbright
    Sharon Murray, Director, Client Relations & Business Development at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

    Topics we’ll cover include:

    • BD Strategy for the interim
    • Lawyer BD engagement
    • Accommodating client comfort levels
    • Events – In-person vs Remote (or both)
    • Learnings from virtual programming
    • Navigating uncertainty
    • Risk aversion and mitigation strategies

    Please join us for a lively discussion.

    Panel Bios

    Priscilla Martindale is a senior marketing professional who has been in legal management for 12 years. She joined RBS in 2016 as the firm’s Marketing & Business Development Manager, where she directs the development and implementation of firm-wide marketing initiatives focused on serving a diverse range of clients. Priscilla is responsible for all external corporate communications, and focuses on business development strategies that drive business. She provides direction to Practice Group Leaders and their teams based on goal-setting and planning, and oversees a business development program for Lawyers, with coaching at its core.

    An active member of the Legal Marketing Association, Priscilla has served 4 consecutive Board terms including President and Co-Chair of Programming for the Western Canadian Region (previously named the Vancouver Chapter). She was invited to be the sole Canadian representative to sit on the International Legal Marketing Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, where she is now serving a third term.

    Claire Walker is the Marketing and Business Development Manager at Norton Rose Fulbright responsible for supporting the firm’s Vancouver office and Canadian litigation and disputes practice group.

    In her role, Claire develops and executes strategic go-to-market plans for different practice areas and sectors at regional, national and global levels. Claire manages a team and provides guidance and advice to business leaders to deliver initiatives that support Norton Rose Fulbright’s organizational objectives. Claire has 15 years of marketing and business development experience, with over a decade of that in the ever-changing legal industry. A proven leader, Claire is past president of the Legal Marketing Association’s Western Canada region.

    Prior to joining Norton Rose Fulbright, Claire worked in marketing roles at global organizations including The Coca Cola Company and Dassault Systemes.

    Sharon Murray is a Director, Client Relations & Business Development at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. She is responsible for the firmwide strategic direction and execution of business development, communication and marketing activities for a number of Blakes practice groups, industry teams and international initiatives. She also leads the events team and select projects including the marketing of the Firm’s innovation initiative and diversity programming.

    Sharon graduated in law before studying marketing and joining the graduate program of an international beverage company. She has worked in marketing for over 30 years and has held senior roles in FTSE 100 companies and professional services organizations in the U.K., including Barclays Bank PLC, BT PLC and Orange S.A.; a division of France Telecom S.A, as well as acting as a consultant to businesses in a variety of industry sectors in the U.K. and Canada.

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