Raising The Bar In Legal Education

Business of Law Workshop 201 (BLW 201)

  • 13 Dec 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Law Courts Center 150-840 Howe ST Vancouver BC V6Z 2L2
  • 10


  • Your fees include handouts and GST. Lunch is on your own.

Registration is closed
Professional Development Course:

Business of Law Workshop 201  (BLW 201)

Facilitators: Lisa Dawson senior law firm administrator and Dom Bautista, executive director with Law Courts Center

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Learning outcomes:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

1. Develop best business practices in advance of Law Society of BC firm regulation rules;
2. Explain how effective tracking of billable time can affect revenue maximization;
3. Explain how labour costs can impact human resource decision making;
4. Illustrate how to use profit and loss statements to provide key analysis to help in decision making;
5. Consider the merits of attracting and retaining associates; and
6. Articulate a business case for access to justice in one's practice.

CPD hours: 6

Ethics, professional responsibility, client care relations hours: 6

9:00    Introductions and housekeeping

9:15    Firm Regulation & the Business of Law

9:45     Section A: Revenue analysis

10:15    Section A: Case Study: The Woodshed

10:45     Morning break

11:00    Section A: Case Study Conclusions: The Woodshed

11:30     Section B: Leverage

12:00    Section B: Leverage Examples

12:30     Lunch Break

1:30    Section B: Case Study: Do we hire an associate or  a paralegal?

2:00    Section B: Case Study Conclusions: Do we hire an associate or a paralegal?

2:30    Section C: Partnership

3:00     Afternoon break

3:15     Putting it together: Case Study: Who do we invite to the partnership?

3:45     Putting it together: Case Study Conclusions:

4:00     Putting it together: Retention The Case for Inclusivity and Gender Balance

4:30    Summation and Goodbyes

This full day course offers:

  • an interactive class providing hands-on practice in analyzing financial statements;and
  • a limit of 14 participants, to ensure optimum learning.
Cost (includes handouts and GST):

Single Seat Rate: $548.80

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