Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown is the editor of Canadian Lawyer InHouse.
Sana Halwani says the intent of a recent pro bono effort was to achieve some certainty on gene patents.
Sana Halwani says the intent of a recent pro bono effort was to achieve some certainty on gene patents.
A recent settlement reached in Federal Court means the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and all public hospitals in Canada can license a genetic test for a potentially deadly heart rhythm condition on a not-for-profit basis.
Monday, 07 March 2016 10:11

Lace up, in-house counsel!

Left to right: Ready to shake off winter: Laila Brabander, VP claims, Chubb Insurance; running coach Seanna Robinson of RunningWell Inc., Alena Thouin, general counsel, Alterna Savings; Daniel Bourque, senior corporate counsel, Xerox Canada are training together for the Sporting Life 10K.
Left to right: Ready to shake off winter: Laila Brabander, VP claims, Chubb Insurance; running coach Seanna Robinson of RunningWell Inc., Alena Thouin, general counsel, Alterna Savings; Daniel Bourque, senior corporate counsel, Xerox Canada are training together for the Sporting Life 10K.
While everyone struggles to achieve work-life balance these days, it’s not always easy to get through a day of work and stay active at the same time — especially in the dark days of winter.
David Potts says he accepts his kidnapper’s apology and feels ‘justice was served.’  Photo: Jennifer Brown
David Potts says he accepts his kidnapper’s apology and feels ‘justice was served.’ Photo: Jennifer Brown
Former Oshawa, Ont., councillor Robert Lutczyk has been sentenced to eight years and four months in prison for the 2012 violent kidnapping of the city’s solicitor, David Potts.
Navigating the  legislative and   regulatory  landscapeWhen you are general counsel and corporate secretary for a large staffing company, the current legislative landscape in Ontario can look a little daunting, as Lara Speirs knows all too well.
Monday, 29 February 2016 09:00

In-house marketing

I often think in-house legal departments suffer from a lack of brand awareness. Do the people they serve really know who they are and what they do day-to-day? More importantly, do the business people they are supposed to be helping really know how legal operates and what they could be doing to help each other?
Brian Radnoff says a letter of reference from an MP for someone before the courts could be seen as a member of the government trying to influence the court.
Brian Radnoff says a letter of reference from an MP for someone before the courts could be seen as a member of the government trying to influence the court.
Should a sitting member of Parliament be providing a letter of reference on behalf of someone who is awaiting sentencing for kidnapping the lawyer for the City of Oshawa?
 Peter Wilcox, president of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
Peter Wilcox, president of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
Most people have probably never heard of the Public Servants Inventions Act, but a Federal Court of Appeal has ruled it can’t stand in the way of a man and his valid patent.
Durham County Courthouse
Durham County Courthouse
The wife of Oshawa’s city solicitor says that on the night three years ago that her husband David Potts was kidnapped at gunpoint by a former councilor, she feared she might never see him again.
ACC Alberta chapter president Lorne O’Reilly says some in-house lawyers have returned to private practice during the downturn.
ACC Alberta chapter president Lorne O’Reilly says some in-house lawyers have returned to private practice during the downturn.
Even in tough times it seems in-house departments are bulking up and adding operations team members, but legal departments in the oil and gas sector are taking a hit as that sector continues to feel the pinch.
Monday, 25 January 2016 09:00

A career well crafted

Wawanesa Insurance general counsel is retiring after 20 years serving in in-house roles.
Wawanesa Insurance general counsel is retiring after 20 years serving in in-house roles.
When asked what his plans are for retirement, George Bass pauses and is somewhat at a loss for words.
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