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?
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Monday, 23 January 2017 09:00

Simplex steps into Ontario

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.
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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.
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Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:01

View 2017: Innovating for the business

View 2017: Innovating for the businessTanya Rothe has had an interesting path on the journey D-Wave Systems has taken in its evolution over the last decade, forging ahead with its first-of-a-kind quantum computing technology.
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Complying with new harassment legislation in OntarioFrom allegations of sexual harassment against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes to the court case against former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi stemming from complaints of abusive behaviour both inside and outside the workplace, recent high-profile cases of harassment and violence have made it clear that many organizations struggle to uphold appropriate standards of conduct within their ranks.
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Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:00

For the people

For the peopleOn a weeknight in early November, Mark Johnson found himself at a meeting in the library of a Toronto junior public school in Riverdale listening to community residents voice concerns about a shooting that had taken place in the community a few months before.
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Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:00

Embracing the role of trusted adviser

Embracing the role of trusted adviserJoseph Frasca knows a thing or two about big journeys. The general counsel for tech e-commerce firm Shopify Inc got to its Ottawa-based offices via a circuitous route that took him from a tiny town in New Hampshire to Russia and the Czech Republic.
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It’s not often we profile a legal department the way we have in this issue, taking a look at the lawyers who make up the extraordinary team at Toronto Community Housing Corporation.
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Balancing the need to specialize against covering the basesOne of the prime challenges faced by in-house counsel is balancing the increasing specialization of law with the need to continue to cover the bases in a general way. 
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Monday, 14 November 2016 09:00

Fee discussions shift from AFAs to value

Fee discussions shift from AFAs to valueThe Annual Canadian Lawyer Corporate Counsel Survey found the use of AFAs has declined from last year, but experimentation continues.
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