MEETING: Tuesday, June 11, 2019


April’s AGM resulted in some new faces on the Executive. With that comes fresh perspectives and a renewed enthusiasm for carrying out the purposes of the association – which is to offer support, mentorship and ongoing legal education to the legal support staff community.

The meeting also provided an opportunity for attendees to share their ideas on how the association could remain relevant in changing times.

As in past years the VLSA will hold no meetings over the summer months, so as summer approaches please join us for an informal gathering on June 11th.

Instead of a sit-down dinner we will have available to us a variety of delicious appetizers from the Comfort Hotel’s brand new menu while we mingle. There will also be a pay bar in the room and lots of door prizes to be won.

Come out and put faces to the names of the people you communicate with each day. Say hello to someone who has unofficially mentored you as you navigated a new job or a difficult situation.

Meet the new executive and share your ideas and interests regarding speakers, seminars or just come to socialize. After all, the VLSA is here for you to ensure support, connections and a sense of community.

2019/2020 Fillable MEMBERSHIP FORM




Join us for drinks and assorted appetizers including Spring Rolls (vegetarian and chicken), sausage rolls, prawns, chicken skewers with peanut sauce and more!

  • Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notice.

Place: Comfort Hotel 3020 Blanshard St.

Cost: $20.00 Members and Guests

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

Please be sure that Dinner Reservations are received by Friday, June 7, 2019.



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

Or send e-transfer to:





Linda Picot – President

Tara Amell – Website/Employment

Eleanor Dean -Legal Education/Program

Gail Bolink – Co-Social Convenor

Laura Shushkewich – Co-Social Convenor

Tara Garland – Scholarship/Mentorship

Judy King – Treasurer

Marion Harding-Soare – Secretary

Please note that the Vice-President position is vacant. If you are interested, we would love to have you on our team.




Our next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, September 10th – In the near future our guest speaker, topic and menu will be posted to