Canadian Lawyer Magazine quotes Vancouver lawyer, William Westeringh, in an article on LSBC regulations and their effects on small and large firms.
Bill Westeringh, B.C. region managing partner for Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, says he also participated in the pilot. The self-assessment tool prompted the firm to revisit its policies and procedures. “On many of the topics, not surprisingly, we are already focused on these areas,” he says.
But the self-assessment process underlying regulation and registration is a positive one that Westeringh supports. “It is a tool in the managing partner’s tool kit,” he says. It is also a powerful prompt, he says, as a means of convincing other partners in the firm of the need to have such policies.