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  • Facilities Subsection - Disbursement Survey results

    Date: May 19, 2021

    Cost: $0.00



    Come join us for a round-table discussion, topic will be the Disbursement Survey results.

    Zoom link will be sent 24 hours before.

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  • Recent Budget Update - Tax Planning Strategies for Law Firms

    Date: May 20, 2021

    Cost: $0.00



    Please join us for a morning presentation where we will touch base on a few key highlights from the most recent budget. We will also explore some tax planning strategies for law firms as well as review some useful financial planning ideas. Finally, we will highlight some business tips that you might be able to incorporate into your own firm. The last 15 minutes will be open to any general questions.

    Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021

    Time: 10 AM

    Speaker: Kerry Smith

    Kerry Smith, CPA, CA, TEP, is a Partner within MNP’s Professional Services team in the Vancouver, B.C. office. With a strong focus on incorporated professionals and professional service firms, Kerry provides efficient and effective accounting, taxation and consulting services. He takes pride in looking beyond tax returns and financial statements to help clients achieve their personal and business goals.

    Kerry builds strong relationships with clients, ensures that cross-functional teams within MNP are meeting their needs and responds to enquiries in a timely manner. He draws on past experience with the firm’s Professional Services team as well as two years overseeing the financial planning of high net-worth families to assist professionals with all aspects of their business, including cash flow management, debt repayment, retirement, and strategic tax and estate planning.

    After earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Fraser Valley, Kerry became a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA). Furthering his education, he attained the Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation in 2020. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of B.C. as well as a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

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  • Birds of All Feathers: The Right Way to Do Diversity

    Date: June 02, 2021

    Cost: $52.50 - $63.00

    Location: Via Zoom


    Knowing that diversity and inclusion are important, and knowing where to begin when creating a diversity and inclusion program or strategy, are two different things. Many legal workplaces know that D&I is both the right thing and the smart thing to do, but simply don’t know where to start. If your firm is at or near the beginning of your diversity and inclusion journey, this is the program for you.

    In this session Michael Bach, Founder and CEO of the Canadian Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) and author of the book Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right, will share his thoughts on the importance of building a diverse and inclusive law office, and how to get started on creating one.

    Everyone who signs up for this session will receive a copy of Michael’s book “Birds of All Feathers” delivered to you at your firm.

    Register and pay by May 10th to have a copy of your book prior to the event!


    About Michael:

    Michael Bach is the founder and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. He is nationally and internationally recognized as a thought leader and subject matter expert in the fields of diversity, inclusion, equity and accessibility, bringing a vast knowledge of leading practices in a live setting to his work.  Prior to taking on this role, he was the National Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for KPMG Canada, a role he created and held for the seven years.  Additionally, Michael completed a 2½ year secondment as Deputy Chief Diversity Officer for KPMG International.

    Over the course of his career, Michael has received repeated recognition for his work, including being named:

    • Women of Influence’s Canadian Diversity Champions (2011 & 2012)
    • Catalyst Canada Honours Human Resources/Diversity Leader (2011)
    • Inspire Award as LGBTQ Person of the Year (2011)
    • Out on Bay Street Leaders to be Proud of LGBT Advocate Workplace Award (2011)
    • Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council’s IS Award (2010)
    • Canadian HR Reporter Individual Achievement Award (2010)
    • KPMG CEO Community Excellence Award (2009)

    Under Michael’s leadership, CCDI has received numerous awards, including winning Canadian HR Reporter’s Readers’ Choice Award in the category of Diversity/Employment Equity Consultant in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Michael has a Post Graduate Certificate in Diversity Management from Cornell University and holds the Cornell Certified Diversity Professional, Advanced Practitioner (CCDP/AP) designation. His book “Birds of All Feathers- Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right” is currently available online and at bookstores everywhere.

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  • BCLMA Summer Virtual Networking Event - Game Night!

    Date: June 03, 2021

    Cost: $20.00



    We can’t let another year go by without a BCLMA summer Networking Event.

    Join us for game night on Thursday, June 3 at 5:00 pm for

    We’ll be in teams and challenged to answer fun, crazy questions like; Can you guess the top 6 items people leave out for Santa Claus?

    Points are collected as each team finds its answers to the question on the board. Each team tries to collect the most points. The team with the most points wins the game and prizes!

    Register on the website and we’ll send you a link a couple of days before.

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  • Beyond Document Management

    Date: June 21, 2021

    Cost: $0.00



    Beyond Document Management

    Everyone knows what a Document Management Solution (DMS) delivers – it manages your documents and emails and is the road to the “digital client file”. But, once arrived what’s next on the journey?

    Join Connor Mahony, from Advanced on Monday June 21, 2021, 10am PDT, to find out what other opportunities exist for firms post a DM implementation.

    Areas of discussion will, include security, data protection, collaboration, knowledge management, project management and other areas that connect directly to DM to further improve productivity as well as the firm’s relationship with its clients.

    To register, please click here.

    If you would like to find out more about NetDocuments before the webinar then please click here.


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