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In-house counsel wanted: lawyers without courage need not apply

  • Practising In-house
Written by Posted Date: February 25th, 2013
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_cheryl_foy_2012.jpgEach time a corporate scandal hits an organization like a tsunami, think about what the in-house lawyers were doing before, when it hit, and after.
‘We’ve seen an increase speed in indicting these violations and increasing fines,’ says Morgan Frontczak.
‘We’ve seen an increase speed in indicting these violations and increasing fines,’ says Morgan Frontczak.
Proposed amendments to Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act will make the legislation tougher and answer calls from global watchdogs to close loops in areas such as facilitation payments and tougher sentences.

Dealing effectively with the media

  • In-house Coach
Written by Posted Date: February 18th, 2013
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_fred_krebs.jpgIt is very likely at some point during your in-house career you will have to deal with the news media. This can be both exhilarating and challenging. Not too long ago I attended an Association of Corporate Counsel chapter program on dealing with the media that provided some useful insights.
In-house counsel are becoming more concerned about cyber threats to their organizations. Image: Shutterstock
In-house counsel are becoming more concerned about cyber threats to their organizations. Image: Shutterstock
They may not have a lot in common with the IT department, but general counsel are becoming increasingly concerned about cyber-security threats to their organizations and they are starting to ask more questions about what they can do to help mitigate risk.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2013_February_mirko_bibic1.jpgIn the fourth of six videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2013 series, sponsored by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, BCE's EVP & chief legal and regulatory affairs officer Mirko Bibic talks about taking another run at the proposed Astral Media deal and the impact of the Canada's anti-spam legislation on BCE's lines of business.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2013_February_geoff_creighton.jpgIn the third of six videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2013 series, sponsored by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, IGM Financial Inc.’s SVP and general counsel Geoffrey Creighton talks about how the federal government’s anti-spam legislation affects the company’s lines of business and why diversity can happen organically.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2013_February_gillian_marriott.jpgAll lawyers have heard of the public’s need for increased access to justice and the growing demands this places on the legal system. All lawyers know they have a social and professional responsibility to assist individuals who need legal services but who cannot afford them.
Source: ACC CLO 2013 survey
Source: ACC CLO 2013 survey
Chief legal officers say compliance and ethics issues dominate their agendas these days, followed closely by regulatory changes, according to a survey conducted by the Association of Corporate Counsel.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2013_February_daniel_marion.jpgIn the second of six videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2013 series, sponsored by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Thales Canada Inc.'s vice president, general counsel and secretary Daniel Marion talks about the new anti-corruption law in Quebec and other challenges his department faces in the year ahead.
Nicole Broley says taking on a pro bono case doesn’t require a significant amount of time.
Nicole Broley says taking on a pro bono case doesn’t require a significant amount of time.
Nicole Broley is an experienced commercial litigator with a big professional services firm but lately she has been getting her feet wet in the area of family law. It’s all part of a pro bono project launched by the Association of Corporate Counsel Ontario.
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