The Aspiring & Inspiring Paralegal: Professional Development & Leadership
Chaired by Priscilla Cicek & Dee Rogers
 
 
Date, Time & Location:
Wednesday 7 March 2018, Pan Pacific Hotel 999 Canada Place Way, Vancouver. The seminar runs from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
 
Program:
9:00 – 9:05 Opening Statements
PRISCILLA CICEK, Legal Assessment Specialist, BICO Risk Management, Surrey
DEE ROGERS, Senior Paralegal, Jarvis McGee Rice Trial Lawyers LLP, Vancouver
 
9:05 – 9:30 Pursuing Your Career with Passion
Characteristics or Attributes that are Essential in a High-Level Paralegal
ART VERTLIEB QC Vertlieb & Co. Vancouver
 
9:30 – 10:00 Case Law Review – Substantive Law Discussion (Panel Discussion)
MICHELE ROSS, Designated Paralegal, Quay Law Centre, New Westminster
PRISCILLA CICEK, Legal Assessment Specialist, Instructor, Vancouver Community College, Surrey
CATHERINE ANNE CONNOR, Paralegal, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver
 
10:00 – 10:30 Managing a Challenging Client (Forum Discussion)
KATE AUSTIN, Paralegal, Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP, Vancouver 
 
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break – networking and exhibitor time
 
11:00 – 11:30  Defining and Clarifying the Test for Proving Mental Injury:  
The Recent SCC Decision in Saadati and Implications for Future Cases
DAIRN SHANE, Counsel, Preszler Law, Vancouver
 
11:30 – 12:30 Primer on Personality Disorders, Part II:  Antisocial Personality Disorder
DR. MICHAEL SHEPPARD, Psychologist, DBT Centre of Vancouver, Vancouver
 
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch (included in registration fee)
 
1:30 – 2:30 Best Practices for Mediation
BARBARA CORNISH, Cornish Margolis Boyd Mediation & Arbitration, Vancouver
 
2:30 – 3:00 Performing your Best during Trial Preparation: Good, Better and Best Practices 
(Preparation, Organization & Delegation)
DEE ROGERS, Senior Paralegal, Jarvis McGee Rice Trial Lawyers LLP, Vancouver
 
3:00 – 3:30 Coffee break – networking and exhibitor time
 
3:30 – 4:00 Lawyer’s Negligence: What a Paralegal can do to Prevent Claims
MARYANNE PROHL, Claims Counsel, Lawyers Insurance Fund, Law Society of British Columbia, Vancouver
LEANNE WOOD, Claims Counsel, Lawyers Insurance Fund, Law Society of British Columbia, Vancouver
 
4:00 – 4:30 Team Unity & Leadership through Core Values
ERICA ENSTROM, MBA, HBKin, Integra Medical Consulting, Vancouver
 
4:30 – 5:00 Ethics and Professional Practice for Paralegals
Rules of Professional conduct and Ethical Obligations
MICHELE ROSS, Designated Paralegal, Quay Law Centre, New Westminster
 
5:00 Closing Remarks
 
Pricing:
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  • TLABC or BCPA Regular Member $299
  • Non-Member $449
  • Student (TLABC Member or Non-Member) $149
 
Hotel Info:
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