A Primer for Paralegals: Practice, Procedure and Development
Chaired by: Michele Ross & Carrie Sylvestre

Click here to register for in person attendance (this program is only available via live attendance)

Date, Time & Location:
Wednesday 2 March 2016
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
1180 West Hastings St, Vancouver 
9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Program:
9:00 am Opening statements    
Michele Ross, Quay Law Centre, New Westminster
Carrie Sylvestre, Khanna & Company, Vancouver
            
9:05 – 9:25 The Designated Paralegal: An Update    
Michele Ross, Quay Law Centre, New Westminster

9:25 – 9:55 Help Me Help You – Building Relationships with Experts and their Assistants    
Sarah Dinsley, Assistant to Dr. John le Nobel, North Vancouver

9:55 – 10:25 Ethical Issues for Paralegals    
Art Vertlieb QC, MacKenzie Fujisawa LLP, Vancouver

10:25 – 10:45 Coffee Break – networking and exhibitor time    

10:45 – 11:30 Panel: What Do Lawyers Want from their Paralegals?    
Carol Hickman QC, Quay Law Centre, New Westminster 
Anu Khanna, Khanna & Company, Vancouver
Don Smith, Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver 
            
11:30 – 12:00 Roundtable: Who’s Who in the Zoo? Definitions and Demands on Each Role in Various Firms    

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (included in registration fee)

1:00 – 1:30 Panel:  File and Document Organization
Azool Jaffer-Jeraj, Dohm, Jaffer & Jeraj, Vancouver
Carmen Marolla, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver
Leslie Schwartz, Miller Thomson LLP, Vancouver
Donna Shingera, Dohm, Jaffer & Jeraj, Vancouver
Carrie Sylvestre, Khanna & Company, Vancouver

1:30 – 2:45 Reducing Paper and Increasing Efficiency    
Azool Jaffer-Jeraj, Dohm, Jaffer & Jeraj, Vancouver
Donna Shingera, Dohm, Jaffer & Jeraj, Vancouver

2:45 – 3:15 Roundtable: File and Case Management – Particulars and Systems

3:15 – 3:35 Coffee Break – networking and exhibitor time    

3:35 – 4:20 Panel: Top Tips for Trial Prep – The Paralegal Perspective    
Priscilla Cicek, Instructor, Vancouver Community College, Vancouver
MaryAnn Reinhardt, RDM Lawyers LLP,  Abbotsford
Michele Ross, Quay Law Centre, New Westminster

4:20 – 4:50 Roundtable: Trial Prep Best Practices    

4:50 – 5:00 Closing Remarks

Pricing:
Register by 10 February  and save 10%

  • TLABC Regular Member (Paralegal or Legal Assistant) $264.00
  • Non-Member (Paralegal or Legal Assistant) $414.00
  • Student (TLABC Member or Non-Member) $124.00

Hotel Accommodation Info:
TLABC has arranged corporate rates with several downtown Vancouver hotels. Click here to see list of hotel partners.