Monday, 31 October 2016 09:01 Written by Janet Guttsman
The world of strategic planning can often seem confusing and overpopulated with buzzwords and acronyms such as SWOT or SMART. For an in-house legal department though, a well-crafted set of goals that are measurable can both contribute to a company meeting its overall goals and also highlight the value of the legal services that are being provided.
Investigations are a necessary and often helpful feature of today’s work environment. However, they can also be disruptive and highly emotional events, and when the dust settles, interpersonal conflict and bad feelings can linger.
Monday, 31 October 2016 09:00 Written by Noel Courage
It has never been more important for Canadian companies to identify and protect their trade secrets. We often initially visualize an intruder or a hacker when picturing a trade secret thief. Consider the risk of a thief handing over your stolen trade secrets to his or her business partner.
Monday, 31 October 2016 09:00 Written by Gerry Apostolatos and Pascal Archambault
Regardless of context — be it contractual negotiations, performance or litigation — counsel practicing outside of Quebec should always be careful when interpreting a contract that is governed and construed in accordance with Quebec law.
Monday, 31 October 2016 09:00 Written by Cheryl Foy
If GCs have a hero, it’s Ben Heineman. I recently sat down with Heineman, the widely respected, pioneering former general counsel to General Electric’s Jack Welch, to discuss his new second book, The Inside Counsel Revolution — Resolving the Partner-Guardian Tension.
Monday, 31 October 2016 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
Is it baffling to anyone else that at a time when so many aspects of the legal profession are being reconsidered in terms of how work gets done and what lawyers learn in law school that the Law Society of Upper Canada is suggesting it wants to cut short an innovative new model to train lawyers for the future?