Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown is the editor of Candian Lawyer InHouse.
The litigation panel: ( l to r)  Colin Campbell, Marguerite Ethier, of Lenczner Slaght (moderator), Gregory MacKenzie, of  407 ETR and Tom Curry of Lenczner Slaght.
The litigation panel: ( l to r) Colin Campbell, Marguerite Ethier, of Lenczner Slaght (moderator), Gregory MacKenzie, of 407 ETR and Tom Curry of Lenczner Slaght.
When it comes to high-stakes litigation in-house counsel play a critical role in the outcome but experts say they need to know the important steps in the battle plan.
In the BYOD era, time to review and develop new controls around use of company data on mobile devices. Photo: Twin Design/Shutterstock
In the BYOD era, time to review and develop new controls around use of company data on mobile devices. Photo: Twin Design/Shutterstock
When was the last time your organization reviewed its “acceptable use” policy for technology devices?
Monday, 07 April 2014 08:00

Pursuing pro bono in-house

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2014_April_ProBono.jpgWhen lawyers leave private practice and go in-house many may feel they are no longer easily able to pursue pro bono work, but the reality is corporate and public sector lawyers have skills that are in demand. There also appears to be growing interest from the in-house bar in pursuing pro bono activities.
WeirFoulds partners Dan Ferguson and Brad McLellan talk with Canadian Lawyer InHouse editor Jennifer Brown about navigating private-public partnerships. To read and answer all the questions in this month's quiz, go to the digital edition here
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_April_IH-Prairie-shutterstock.jpgFor in-house counsel in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, growth and regulatory change are the top drivers dictating the kind of work and the volume coming their way and that has been a steady trend for the last few years.
Monday, 31 March 2014 08:01

Pushing beyond

Julia Shin Doi had been in-house counsel for 10 years at York University when the general counsel position at Ryerson University became open. She read the job description and knew she was qualified — heck, she had known for quite a while she was ready for a general counsel job but hadn’t made the move.
Monday, 31 March 2014 08:00

The compensation question

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_April_IH-LDM-shutterstock.jpgLawyers in private practice largely prove their worth and are compensated by logging billable hours and solving client problems. Rarely are they measured on how they get the job done or on what “behaviour” they demonstrated in getting the win for a client. When they go in-house the docketing of hours falls away for the most part and other factors come into play.
For now, the sanctions against Russia don’t represent a major barrier to doing business but they could escalate. Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters
For now, the sanctions against Russia don’t represent a major barrier to doing business but they could escalate. Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters
Canadian companies with new and existing operations in Russia face a heightened level of business risk and need for greater due diligence following recent sanctions imposed by Ottawa, say lawyers.
There are 500 companies facing AODA compliance orders from the province of Ontario. (Photo: Shutterstock)
There are 500 companies facing AODA compliance orders from the province of Ontario. (Photo: Shutterstock)
The Ontario government is cracking down on companies that haven’t complied with requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
Kristine Robidoux says she expects the court will take a general deterrence approach in sentencing Nazir Karigar.
Kristine Robidoux says she expects the court will take a general deterrence approach in sentencing Nazir Karigar.
When Nazir Karigar is sentenced the first week of April for conspiring to bribe a foreign public official, contrary to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, it is likely the court will be looking to send a strong message, say legal observers.
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