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Aug 2, 2022
Planning a Will? Here are the Top 5 Questions to Ask an Estate Lawyer
Robin Brunet

BCBusiness + CBM Lawyers Contemplating one’s ultimate fate is never easy, and it’s a reason why estate planning is put on the back burner so often. However, the consequences of failing to properly plan are even more unpleasant and can range from...

Jun 14, 2022
Jack Newton tells all about Clio's journey to becoming a cloud-based centaur
Rushmila Rahman

Exactly how does a business thrive in the face of an industry-wide crisis? If you ask Clio’s CEO and co-founder Jack Newton, it’s the legaltech company’s focus on long-term growth and customer success that earned it centaur status in the face...

Jun 5, 2022
All Black-owned small businesses in Vancouver qualify for this $125,000 grant
Rushmila Rahman

Toronto-based Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP is offering a $125,000 Small Business grant to Black-owned businesses in Vancouver. This is the law firm’s third annual grant, the previous two having focused on Toronto and Calgary respectively. The initiative started as a...

Law
Apr 1, 2022
If you’re a lawyer helping those affected by the crisis in Ukraine, Clio now offers its services for free
Rushmila Rahman

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine grinds on, refugees and asylum seekers need all the help they can get. To streamline access to justice, legaltech firm Clio is offering its practice management software free for three months to anyone in the law profession supporting...

Mar 22, 2022
Shift Happens: Take that parental leave, new dad—but don’t assume your job will wait for you
Guy Saddy

You’re a high-flying male executive. Six months ago, you and your partner found out you were pregnant. Congratulations! Of course, you’ve put in for parental leave—but your boss is not impressed and says that you’ll be expected back in eight...

Law
Oct 7, 2021
Want to article at a top B.C. law firm? Read this first
Mohammed Hussain

Some people might think that just graduating from law school means you’re free to become a lawyer, but it’s not that simple. After earning their degree, grads must find an articling job—essentially an apprenticeship where they work under another lawyer.

Law
Jun 30, 2021
The Post-Pandemic Workplace
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Roper Greyell As the province slowly opens up, employers have several factors to consider in bringing employees back to work. Is it economically feasible? Do mental health concerns preclude a full return? Will the company require mandatory vaccinations for employees? The considerations may feel overwhelming, but the experts at Roper...

Law
Jun 24, 2021
B.C. non-profit creates Canada's first pro bono virtual family mediation project
Saphiya Zerrouk

With the majority of business being conducted virtually for the better part of a year, many organizations have become more comfortable with online platforms. Take the Access Pro Bono Society of B.C. (APB), for example. With the support of the British Columbia...

Apr 14, 2021
How a Victoria whisky distiller pledges to fight a “ridiculous, frivolous” lawsuit
Nathan Caddell

There are a few elements to Graeme Macaloney being sued by the Scotch Whisky Association for, among other things, using his own name. The first is that Macaloney, who talks with a thick Scottish accent that shows zero sign of fading...

Law
Jan 29, 2021
The Innovators: Themis Solutions wants to make legal services cheap and universal
Michael McCullough

Developing Clio, the leading software platform for law firms to track billable hours, manage cases and invoice clients, helped Themis Solutions raise US$250 million–the most ever for a B.C. startup–from two American growth equity firms in 2019 for a minority...

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