Making life easier for busy legal professionals.
Balcom Legal provides high quality legal research and writing support on an as-needed basis. Busy lawyers can leverage Kristen Balcom’s skills without having to invest time and money in training, and without having to make any long term hiring commitment.
Kristen Balcom founded Balcom Legal in 2019 after spending six years as a litigation associate in Vancouver, BC. Her experience as a litigator took her to all levels of court in British Columbia. She has worked extensively in tort litigation and has experience in municipal law, insurance law (including coverage disputes and insurance defence), environmental law, business and contract disputes, maritime law, and indigenous law.
Before starting Balcom Legal, Kristen practiced law as an associate at Borden Ladner Gervais in the Insurance and Tort Litigation and Environmental and Municipal practice groups. She practiced at BLG for three years before moving to Eyford Partners (formerly Eyford Macaulay Shaw Padmanabhan LLP) where she practiced litigation for two and a half years. At both BLG and Eyford, Kristen was fortunate to be mentored by lawyers with exceptional research and writing skills, some of whom were dedicated research lawyers. Kristen continues to be committed to professional growth and development.
“I CAN’T TELL YOU WHAT A RELIEF IT HAS BEEN TO KNOW THAT THIS PROJECT WAS IN KRISTEN’S CAPABLE HANDS LAST WEEK. I REALLY APPRECIATE BOTH HER CARE AND ATTENTION TO THIS PROJECT AND HER WILLINGNESS TO COMPLETE IT WITHIN THE WEEK...IT’S BEEN SUCH A PLEASURE WORKING WITH KRISTEN.”
- Vancouver-Based Public Interest Lawyer
Services & Billing
On-call associate services to assist with any task that can be outsourced.
Pleadings, application materials, reporting and opinion letters, objection letters, written arguments, factums, and editing.
Discrete procedural issues, substantive legal issues, opinions, quantum opinions, case analysis, and risk assessment.
Balcom Legal may be engaged with an open ended hourly billing arrangement, or with a prearranged price cap.
“It’s been a pleasure working with Kristen and I’m very happy with her work. It’s been a big pressure release valve for me to have Kristen’s help.
- Vancouver-Based Litigator