BCLMA Compensation Surveys

  • July 19, 2022
What is your firm doing to retain talent?

Firms have heard from employees loud and clear – remote work is here to stay, and compensation must catch up with increasing prices. In 2021, BCLMA found that 93% of BC law firms expected to increase base salaries for almost all of their support staff in 2022.

Each year, CBABC partners with the BC Legal Management Association (BCLMA) to offer two insight reports that help BC’s law firms understand the competitive landscape for charge-out rates and business services compensation and benefits.


The survey asks for the charge-out rates of lawyers (by year of call), support staff, and articling students. Also included: an analysis of the number of hours paralegals are expected to charge to client accounts each year.


Broken down by firm size and geographic location, the report from the survey includes current salaries and bonuses on 70+ administrative positions as well as market information on group insurance, retirement benefits and compensation best practices. This year, the survey will be taking an in-depth look at remote working practices.


Unlock savings of 65% on the reports when you participate in the survey first. Plus, BCLMA and CBABC members receive an additional 15% discount!

Step 1:

Register to participate in one or both surveys, administered by Western Compensation & Benefits Consultants, from now until September 19.

Step 2:

Pre-order the reports from CBABC, available in mid-October.

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Membership & Order Enquiries:

Survey Enquiries:
Kerri Garner, BCLMA