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The Law Society of BC: Innovation Sandbox

08 Apr 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

This presentation by The Law Society of BC will be offered by live webinar only via Zoom.

Registration is mandatory. See below for registration instructions.

Please join us and take advantage of our FREE Presentation Scheduled on Thursday April 8, 2021.  

To respond to the unmet legal needs in BC, The Law Society of BC has established the ‘innovation sandbox’ and is now accepting proposals. The innovation sandbox allows Individuals to submit proposals to the Law Society to provide effective legal advice and assistance to address the public’s unmet legal needs. Hear a presentation by two Executives from the Law Society of BC who will explain what the innovation sandbox is all about, the process for applying and will answer questions from members of the BC Paralegal Association.

We are honoured to have our guest speakers for this presentation. 

Lesley Small and Adam Whitcombe Q.C. 

Lesley Small

Senior Director, Professional Development, Practice Support and Credentials

Lesley Small is responsible for overseeing management of practice support for lawyers, including remedial education and intervention, admission to the bar and bar examinations through the Professional Legal Training Course, and the credentials department. Lesley joined the Law Society 1994 and was the Manager and Deputy Director of Credentials and Licensing from 2003 to 2020. As part of the senior leadership team, she brings more than 25 years of experience at the Law Society to help guide its strategic and operational decisions. 

Adam Whitcombe, Q.C. 

Deputy Executive Director / Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Adam is the deputy executive director and deputy chief executive officer of the Law Society. He directly supports the executive director and chief executive officer in overseeing the fulfillment of the Law Society’s core regulatory mandate and functions, and in advancing strategic goals set out in the three-year plan. He also oversees and supervises the Society’s information technology services, policy development, government relations and communications. He is responsible for the enhanced role in executive support for Law Society governance processes, including responsibility for the coordination of materials developed for consideration by the Benchers. Adam joined the Law Society in 1993 as claims counsel with the Insurance department and has progressively assumed more responsibilities since then. The variety of his experience at the Law Society has provided him with a broad knowledge of its operations. 

Date:  Thursday, April 8, 2021

Time:  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location:  Webinar only via Zoom


Please email to register for this presentation.

The Subject Line in your email should state:  Innovation Sandbox

Provide your name, contact details and your membership number.  1 to 2 days prior to the presentation, we will provide all attendees with the Zoom webinar link to access viewership.  Any questions:  please contact the BCPA by email: 


**Your membership number can be located on your BCPA profile page.

Thank you from the BC Paralegal Association


08 Apr 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

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