MEETING – Tuesday, October 15, 2019



Joanna Vandervlugt will speak about the connections between her career working as a legal assistant, including with the Nanaimo and Victoria Crown Counsel offices and the Police Complaints Commissioner and her career as a published author of mysteries and thrillers.

Joanna will talk about her book The Unravelling – a novel set around a suspicious murder in Victoria and which explores female empowerment, issues of impartiality and vigilante justice. Bringing her experiences in the real legal world to the world of publishing, she will explore how she combines fact and fiction in her creative work. You can find more about Joanna on her website at and on Instagram: JCVArtStudio




Please join us for a buffet dinner featuring stuffed pork tenderloin, roasted potatoes, green salad, caesar salad and chef’s dessert. Coffee, tea and fountain soft drinks are included.

Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notice. 

Place: Comfort Hotel 3020 Blanshard St.

Cost: $30.00 Member / $35.00 Guest

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

Please be sure that Dinner Reservations are received by Tuesday, October 8, 2019.



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LAST MONTH’S SPEAKER: Thank you to last month’s speaker paralegal Sandy Germain for her presentation on Trial Preparation and to the terrific turnout for the BCPA event as well!

MEMBERSHIP: Be sure to renew your annual membership for There is a fillable membership form at  

EMPLOYMENT: Reminder that job postings are available on our website for members – don’t forget to ask for the password with your updated membership. 

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIPS: We have a new membership category.  The cost is $150 per year and entitles the firm to unlimited number of staff named as members and employment postings on our website.

DONATIONS FOR THE SILENT AUCTION:  We are still accepting donations or ideas for businesses to contact with respect to donating to our upcoming silent auction.  Does your firm want to donate some swag? A bottle or wine? A gift basket? Or do you know of a company we should send a request out to?  Let us know.

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