Monday, 01 October 2007 09:20 Written by Kirsten McMahon
To have five corporate counsel together in a room agree on what their biggest challenge is seems rare, but with changing industry and legal developments and increased instant communications, finding time to do the job well is becoming increasingly difficult. But our panelists are coping and providing good, common-sense advice in various industries despite lacking precious time.
There are certain labour and employment issues that can catch corporate counsel off guard. How do you accommodate an employee going through sex reassignment surgery? What about an employee with a substance abuse problem who is in denial? What do you do when former and current employees launch a class-action suit against your company?
Monday, 01 October 2007 07:08 Written by Kevin Marron
Wednesday, 01 August 2007 08:23 Written by Donalee Moulton
The traditional internal-external counsel model based on the billable hour just isn’t cutting it anymore. A model employed by Bruce Power and Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP is attracting attention around the country. It’s a notion of doing business that isn’t new, but it’s novel — and it’s netting great results for both sides.
In a tight legal market, where talent is hard to find, turnover costs can soar when a lawyer leaves your complement. What are the strategies for retaining people in an environment where advancement in the legal food chain is limited? What steps are general counsel taking to retain staff and advance their careers?
Wednesday, 01 August 2007 07:56 Written by Vawn Himmelsbach
With companies creating electronic documents at an alarming rate, corporate counsel may be faced with the prospect of culling through millions of documents in search of a smoking gun. New technology tools like text mining can help cull through this data to find relevant documents faster, including e-mail and text messages.
Wednesday, 01 August 2007 07:51 Written by Kevin Marron