Law Firm Financials

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Date(s) - October 28th, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Four Seasons Hotel
791 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia


This law firm economics overview will bring context to your work and will expand your understanding of the business of law. This session is essential for anyone making a career in law.

In plain language, you will gain a deeper understanding of revenue and compensation, overhead, budgeting and billing. This session demystifies how money flows inside a law firm and how marketing and other business services departments can directly impact the bottom line. Armed with this knowledge, you will advance your career and ultimately bringing greater value to your firm.

This session will connect the dots and close the gaps in your current knowledge. You will:

  • Understand why operational excellence matters and which levers you should pull to bring more value to your firm
  • Gain a greater command of law firm finances to enable you to engage in higher level discussions in your firm
  • Improve your budget requests armed with ROI knowledge
  • Reconsider how you identify your most profitable clients

Presenter Susan Van Dyke has worked in legal management since 1996, first in-house for three different Vancouver law firms, before starting a successful consulting practice that grew to include a marketing agency.  She founded the Vancouver Legal Marketing Roundtable Group which represented more than 10 of Vancouver’s largest law firms. This group developed into the first international chapter of the Legal Marketing Association, and Susan served two terms as Chapter President (2008 and 2009) and is currently serving as President-elect. In 2010, she served as the only Canadian elected to the international Legal Marketing Association Board of Directors in that year.

Now, with more than 20 years of experience in the legal professional, she has worked on some of the most demanding large-scale projects of the profession and claims to have maintained her sense of humour throughout each challenge. She has advised on and implemented international merger communications, conducted marketing audits, built and enhanced small and massive websites, navigated firms through full-scale corporate identity reviews and more.

This session will be held in the Four Seasons Hotel at 791 West Georgia Street in Vancouver and will include a working lunch during the presentation.

We are unable to offer this session on zoom.

Payment Information

Please make cheque payable to British Columbia Legal Management Association. Cheques can be submitted at the event or mailed in advance to: Attention: Jane Kennedy BCLMA PO Box 75562, RPO Edgement Village North Vancouver, BC V7R 4X1

Reserve your tickets before October 21, 2019


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