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Salvatore Frisina, senior vice president at President’s Choice Financial, accepts the Community Builder Award on behalf of the George Weston Ltd. Company. The award was presented by Mary Ellen Bench and Fernando Garcia.
Salvatore Frisina, senior vice president at President’s Choice Financial, accepts the Community Builder Award on behalf of the George Weston Ltd. Company. The award was presented by Mary Ellen Bench and Fernando Garcia.
Some in-house counsel were recently recognized for pro bono projects geared toward helping communities in need of access to legal services in the Greater Toronto Area.
Monday, 17 April 2017 09:00

Legal offshoring will soon be Uberized

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Legal offshoring will soon be UberizedMuch has been written lately in regard to in-house legal departments offshoring work to non-traditional legal providers, be they firms or individuals in countries where legal services are available inexpensively.
The ‘plus-shaped’ lawyer for the 21st centuryThe Canadian Corporate Counsel Association’s national spring conference wrapped up Tuesday afternoon in Toronto. I was honoured and privileged to act, along with my colleague Mary Ellen Bench, as the co-chairperson for such a wonderful event. Speakers from across the country spoke on topical issues such as CASL compliance, the changing United States/Canada relationship, modernizing insurance coverage, drafting 101 and more.
Cybersecurity and the Yahoo experience – Legal pays the priceIf we were to roll the movie back several years, most boards in North America would have listed cybersecurity as low on their list of priorities. Experience has shown, however, that we seriously underestimated the effect a security breach could have on a company’s reputation and fortunes.    
Monday, 20 March 2017 09:00

Speak up, even if nervous!

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Speak up, even if nervous!Please, let’s just keep this discussion between us, because I am a bit embarrassed to admit this. Depending on which stats you use, between 50 and 75 per cent of people admit to being terrified of speaking in public. 
General counsel are filling the role of jack of all tradesThere is an old saying that reads: “A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.” With this phrase, I will waddle into the murky debate as to the role of the general counsel. More specifically, the discussion will focus on what is best, being a “generalist” general counsel or a specialist in-house counsel?
Monday, 23 January 2017 09:00

Simplex steps into Ontario

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Simplex Legal co-founder Martine Boucher says as buyers of legal services, in-house lawyers are looking for different ways of doing things with greater value.
Simplex Legal co-founder Martine Boucher says as buyers of legal services, in-house lawyers are looking for different ways of doing things with greater value.
In-house boutique law firm Simplex Legal LLP is expanding its footprint east into the Ontario market, opening a new office in Toronto.
Video: Innovating for the business: Legal as a conduit to the dealIn the final video from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2017 series, sponsored by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP,  Matthew Snell, general counsel of IBM Canada discusses his role in assisting the business units in developing innovative approaches for clients.
Monday, 16 January 2017 09:00

Get ready for the legal tech revolution!

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Get ready for the legal tech revolution!Data analytics, artificial intelligence and legal tech solutions generally are increasingly becoming critical tools for law firms and in-house counsel.
Video: Innovating for the business: Protecting innovation in-houseIn the third of four videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2017 series, sponsored by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP,  Tanya Rothe, general counsel of D-Wave Systems in Burnaby, B.C.  discusses how she supports the quantum computing company in protecting its intellectual property.
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