Monday, 11 February 2013 10:27 Written by Jennifer Brown
In 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.
Monday, 11 February 2013 07:26 Written by Gillian Marriott
Monday, 11 February 2013 07:15 Written by Jennifer Brown
Monday, 04 February 2013 10:06 Written by Jennifer Brown
In 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.
Monday, 04 February 2013 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Nicole Broley says taking on a pro bono case doesn’t require a significant amount of time.|
Monday, 28 January 2013 13:13 Written by Alaine Grande
In the first of six videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2013 series, sponsored by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, AstraZeneca Canada Inc.'s chief legal counsel Alaine Grand talks about the challenges she faces in the year ahead.
While in London, England, last week, I had the privilege of attending a party to celebrate the launch of Tomorrow’s Lawyers, the fascinating new book by Richard Susskind. I fully anticipate this book — like its predecessor The End of Lawyers? —will stimulate much debate in the legal community. David Allgood, executive vice president and general counsel of the Royal Bank of Canada, calls it, “A must-read for anyone interested in the future of legal services.” I found it especially valuable as I work on a research project for the Association of Corporate Counsel to identify skill sets for the GC of the future.
Monday, 21 January 2013 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Steven Salterio says generalist judges and prosecutors don’t cut it in complicated corporate law trials.|
Monday, 14 January 2013 10:14 Written by Cheryl Foy
There is, predictably and understandably, more interest in specific issues than in the profession as a whole. In-house lawyers are not unique in focusing on more immediate matters: Have I fulfilled my mandatory continuing professional development obligations? Do I have the information and skills I need to do my job well? Do I feel part of a community? Are my professional networks intact? As I look around however, I see relatively few of us are interested in the evolution of the role of in-house lawyers and I’d hazard a pretty educated guess fewer still care about the political organization of in-house lawyers or the associations and other groups that represent in-house lawyers.
Monday, 14 January 2013 10:01 Written by Jennifer Brown
|The Competition Bureau is seeking massive penalties from Direct Energy and Reliance Comfort for anti-competitive behaviour in the water heater market. Photo: Shutterstock|