Displaying items by tag: Inhouse counsel

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_fred_krebs.jpgRegular readers will know well the challenges facing today’s general counsel. After all, much has been written about them and, more significantly, you live them each day.
Published in Latest News
The litigation panel: ( l to r)  Colin Campbell, Marguerite Ethier, of Lenczner Slaght (moderator), Gregory MacKenzie, of  407 ETR and Tom Curry of Lenczner Slaght.
The litigation panel: ( l to r) Colin Campbell, Marguerite Ethier, of Lenczner Slaght (moderator), Gregory MacKenzie, of 407 ETR and Tom Curry of Lenczner Slaght.
When it comes to high-stakes litigation in-house counsel play a critical role in the outcome but experts say they need to know the important steps in the battle plan.
Published in Latest News
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgDiscussions about how to prepare for global warming are proliferating, driven by a perceived increase in natural disasters such as recent devastating hurricanes and wildfires in the United States, flooding in Europe, drought in Africa and parts of Asia, measured increases in temperature, animal and plant extinction, glacial melting, and ocean acidification. But are these discussions affecting in-house counsel and the way in which they prepare, plan, and implement?
Published in Latest News
Monday, 07 April 2014 08:00

Pursuing pro bono in-house

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2014_April_ProBono.jpgWhen lawyers leave private practice and go in-house many may feel they are no longer easily able to pursue pro bono work, but the reality is corporate and public sector lawyers have skills that are in demand. There also appears to be growing interest from the in-house bar in pursuing pro bono activities.
Published in Features
Monday, 07 April 2014 08:00

Making a case for pro bono

Photo: Sara Tyson
Photo: Sara Tyson
Ask Paul Belanger if there’s a business case to be made for law firms creating a formal pro bono program and the co-chair of the Financial Services Regulatory group at Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP is quick to respond. “Absolutely,” says Belanger, who co-chairs Blakes’ pro bono committee. “We’re in a war for talent. Young people want to be able to do something that is meaningful to them. You need to offer a robust pro bono program.”
Published in Commentary
Monday, 31 March 2014 08:02

Rescue Operation

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_April_ih_apr_14.jpgA decade ago, having a conversation about pensions was rather yawn-inducing. Now, it’s a political hot potato, up for much discussion and debate — and reform.
Published in InHouse Cover Story
Monday, 31 March 2014 08:01

To build or lease?

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_April_IH-BuildLease.jpgDon’t think of it as a data centre, especially if the complexities of procuring information technology infrastructure and establishing an agreement that mitigates risk seems overwhelming. Do what Darren Ghan suggests, and think of it as a garage instead.
Published in Issue Archive
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_April_IH-Prairie-shutterstock.jpgFor in-house counsel in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, growth and regulatory change are the top drivers dictating the kind of work and the volume coming their way and that has been a steady trend for the last few years.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 31 March 2014 08:01

Pushing beyond

Julia Shin Doi had been in-house counsel for 10 years at York University when the general counsel position at Ryerson University became open. She read the job description and knew she was qualified — heck, she had known for quite a while she was ready for a general counsel job but hadn’t made the move.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 31 March 2014 08:00

The compensation question

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_April_IH-LDM-shutterstock.jpgLawyers in private practice largely prove their worth and are compensated by logging billable hours and solving client problems. Rarely are they measured on how they get the job done or on what “behaviour” they demonstrated in getting the win for a client. When they go in-house the docketing of hours falls away for the most part and other factors come into play.
Published in Issue Archive
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