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The in-house legal market is enduring strong and steady growth, as banks, insurers, and power companies have replaced transportation, oil and gas, and trust companies as the private sector’s top employers of internal legal talent in Canada over the past quarter century.
Thursday, 01 February 2007 11:11

Feature: Privilege under fire

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As North American securities regulators crack down on corporate fraud, a cornerstone legal principle, solicitor-client privilege, has been caught in the crossfire. Today, in-house counsel wear huge targets on their backs.  While the pressure tactics are not as severe in Canada, they still exist and in-house counsel are walking a privilege tightrope.
Thursday, 01 February 2007 11:00

Business Case: Building a better legal budget

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Are you spending more than your law department budget allows and bringing down the wrath of your CEO? Here are five tips for putting together a killer law department budget that will keep you in the good graces of your finance department, placate that CEO, and ensure your external law firm understands your company is not a money pit.
Wednesday, 01 November 2006 20:00

Business Case: Preparing for the media hordes

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Business Case: Preparing for the media hordesAt some point in your career as in-house counsel, you may be called in to help a company deal with a brewing media crisis. Do you know what to do and are you prepared? Our experts weigh in on what you must do when the news trucks roll up to the gates.
Thursday, 05 October 2006 21:00

Bell Globemedia counsel scores top newsmaker

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Bell Globemedia counsel scores top newsmakerINHOUSE canvassed managing partners and senior corporate lawyers at firms across the country to identify some of the year’s biggest newsmaking in-house counsel. Bell Globemedia Inc.’s André Serero takes this year’s top honours.

Thursday, 05 October 2006 21:00

Five tax developments your company needs to know

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Five tax developments your company needs to knowKeeping abreast of tax changes is never easy at the best of times, so INHOUSE canvassed leading tax practitioners, asking them for the top-five pitfalls that can trip companies up and draw unwanted attention from the tax man.
Professional Profile: Microsoft CLO tackles porn and software theftMicrosoft Canada's Michael Eisen says the key to building a good corporate law department is being pragmatic and letting people do the job they were hired to do.
Tuesday, 01 August 2006 05:52

New TransCanada counsel takes helm

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A look at Sean David McMaster, TransCanada Corporation's new general counsel.



Tuesday, 01 August 2006 05:39

First annual corporate counsel roundtable

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It’s still a battle for respect for some in-house counsel among their non-lawyer “clients” as they “market” their law departments. Meanwhile, regulatory overload is fast becoming an occupational hazard. It’s all in our first annual roundtable with in-house counsel about what they really want, need, and are doing to make their lives easier.

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