MEETING – Tuesday, February 11, 2020

SPEAKER: RAMONA REYNOLDS, Director of Ascend Legal Recruiting

TOPIC: Knowing Your Value For Legal Assistants

This is not just about money – it’s about you. Of course there will be talk of money, salary guides, and the market generally; but more importantly
there will be open discussion about appropriate boundaries professionalism and creating safe work environments. How do you ask for a raise without the drama? Let’s talk about how valuable your legal skills are within your firm and out in the big wide world. There’s a lot more to your personal and professional value than you are likely acknowledging. Our speaker knows how valuable you are because she speaks to legal teams every day who want someone just like you to join their team and help them grow their businesses. Bring a notebook, a pen and an open mind.

Ramona Reynolds is the Director of Ascend Legal Recruiting and has been in the Victoria legal community for 30 years. She knows her way around a law firm as an employee and as a contractor with her background as a legal assistant and Summation certified litigation support specialist and trainer. Ramona has experience with complex and multi-jurisdictional litigation, both trials and appeal work, and has worked with litigation teams across Canada. Ramona was the first female President and Account Executive of a
flight training facility that required her to become astute at dealing with both Provincial and Federal regulatory bodies and is the founding member and first President of the Vancouver Island Chapter of Women in Aviation, and previously was the Vice-President of The Catalina Preservation Society, a director of West Coast LEAF, and the registrar of the Victoria Athletics Boxing Club.

Ramona is a published author, blogger, creator of two mentorship  programs, frequent presenter, and a pilot.




Join us for Build Your Own Burger Buffet with all the fixings, French fries, salad, coffee, tea and dessert is included.

Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance

Place: Comfort Hotel 3020 Blanshard St.

Cost: $25.00 Member / $30.00 Guest

Cocktails: 5:30 p.m. – Dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Please be sure that Dinner Reservations are received by Monday,
February 3, 2020.



Please make cheques payable to V.L.S.A.

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Thank you to all who attended our Annual Silent Auction on December 3rd raising money for HeroWork Radical Renovations. We could not keep doing this every year without the support of our community.

Thank you too for all who donated to Cat’s Cradle animal shelter in Sidney. The donations and a $200 cheque were delivered to very grateful shelter staff.




DATE:          Tuesday, April 7, 2020
SPEAKER:   Amy Robertson, Lawyer and Mediator
TOPIC:          How to Deal with Workplace Conflicts – co-workers, difficult
                      clients, bosses, etc.