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In-house Coach
on July 24, 2017
L.I.O.N.s, bears, sheep and ghosts
I have often made reference to the fact that, in my humble opinion, lawyers (both in private practice and inhouse counsel) must become increasingly comfortable with using social media to promote not only their achievements and relevant or interesting best practices or developments in their legal practice area, but also to build and grow their personal brand and networks. Over the last few years, I have made selectively growing my social network a priority. LinkedIn is one such platform for this s
on June 26, 2017
Finding the confidence and courage to lead
The path to leadership roles may not always be obvious in legal departments and law firms, but leveraging experience, having confidence and seeking opportunities with mentors can be important steps in moving forward, according to a panel of experienced lawyers speaking in Toronto last week.
In-house Coach
on June 19, 2017
Nice guys and gals always finish . . . first!
As I sat in my chair at the Canadian General Counsel Awards and looked around the sold out room, beyond the wonderful tuxes and dresses, the smiles and the great food, two important things ran through my mind. First, how incredible it is to see a room so full of capable, knowledgeable and accomplished external counsel, in-house counsel and other leaders of industry who are no longer actively practising law. This, I will admit, is always a great reason for attending wonderful events like the CGCA

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July 2017, Volume 12 • Issue 4
    • Subtitle Cover Story
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: July 2017
    In the 12 years Canadian Lawyer InHouse has been conducting its annual general counsel roundtable, we have routinely put questions…
    • Subtitle The goal these days is to avoid the ‘risk of pay for failure’
    Written by Shannon Kari
    Issue Date: July 2017
    A controversial salary and bonus plan for executives at Bombardier ultimately received the blessing of its shareholders this spring, but…
    • Subtitle Striking government lawyers in Quebec were forced back to work. Where does that leave them now?
    Written by Mark Cardwell
    Issue Date: July 2017
    Poor François Desroches-Lapointe. A board member and spokesman for the Quebec civil lawyers’ and notaries’ union — Les avocats et notaires…
    • Subtitle How Yahoo’s patent asset team used Moneyball strategy to get a handle on spending and activity in its legal department.
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: July 2017
    In the 2011 biographical movie about Oakland Athletics’ general manager Billy Beane’s efforts to assemble a winning team from a…
    • Subtitle Workplace Solutions
    Issue Date: July 2017
    Driven by technological advancements combined with growing aspirations for better work-life balance, more employees are seeking flexible work arrangements. Whether…
    • Subtitle Intellectual Property
    Issue Date: July 2017
    In a blog entitled The Patent Policy That Could Harm Canada’s Patients, Laura Crist of the Global Intellectual Property Center,…
    • Subtitle Litigation and Arbitration
    Issue Date: July 2017
    Faced with the inherently cross-border and intangible nature of cyberspace, the courts struggle to impose sanctions on people who use…
    • Subtitle Law Department Management
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: July 2017
    As fears mount that external law firms could be targets for hackers, in-house counsel are wondering just how secure the…
    • Subtitle Professional Profile: Anne Fitzgerald has been at the forefront of Cineplex Entertainment’s evolution and expansion.
    Written by Sheldon Gordon
    Issue Date: July 2017
    As Cineplex Entertainment’s chief legal officer for the past 13 years, Anne Fitzgerald played a key role in the movie…
    • Subtitle In Closing
    Written by Shelley Brown
    Issue Date: July 2017
    There is no longer doubt that a pre-eminent election promise of the Liberal government will come to pass; that of…
    • Subtitle Editor's Box
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: July 2017
    If you want to look to where real change is going to happen in terms of the structure and performance…

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