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Monday, 18 August 2014 08:00

Talk less, listen more

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_fred_krebs.jpgMuch has been written about the skills and competencies necessary to be a successful general counsel. These include legal, business, leadership, and interpersonal skills as well as independence, judgment, integrity, and problem solving ability. Commentators also frequently cite financial and technology competencies as being important.
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Monday, 11 August 2014 08:00

RFP pitching tips — part 3

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Simone_Hughes-1.jpgThis month I will address some very important practical tips around the process of responding to requests for proposals. While the tips below sound very logical, you would be surprised by how many submissions lose because of not following instructions.
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Monday, 11 August 2014 08:00

Does your compliance program comply?

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgThe federal government, which primarily does business through its procurement department, Public Works and Government Services Canada, recently amended provisions of its Supply Manual to further strengthen the integrity of PWGSC’s procurement transactions and ensure the department does business with suppliers that abide by the law. The changes, which came into effect March 1, impose significant new requirements on companies doing business with the government with regard to certifications, listed offenses, and subcontractors and changed the law with regard to past absolute and conditional discharges.
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In order to tame the documents and processes swirling around them, in-house departments are embracing technology tools as a way to become more efficient and improve relations with other business units.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgCorporate conflict-of-interest policies come in many flavours. On the whole, they apply not only to employees but also to contractors and suppliers. The policies typically describe specific types of conflicts of interests and often principles to provide guidance on recognizing further conflicts.
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Tyler Langdon has left McCain Foods to establish a presence for Cognition LLP in Atlantic Canada.
Tyler Langdon has left McCain Foods to establish a presence for Cognition LLP in Atlantic Canada.
After eight years as in-house counsel at McCain Foods Ltd., Tyler Langdon has left the company to establish an Atlantic Canadian presence for alternative legal services provider Cognition LLP.
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Monday, 30 June 2014 10:55

A return to firm life

Av Maharaj, former vice president and chief counsel at Kellogg has moved into an of counsel position at Faskens. Photo: Sandra Strangemore
Av Maharaj, former vice president and chief counsel at Kellogg has moved into an of counsel position at Faskens. Photo: Sandra Strangemore
It’s not often you see in-house lawyers return to the law firm fold, but two recent examples show experienced lawyers are finding new opportunities as outside counsel.
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'Sophie' and her fellow robots are designed to pre-screen job candidates and record applicant’s physiological responses.  Photo: La Trobe University Bulletin
'Sophie' and her fellow robots are designed to pre-screen job candidates and record applicant’s physiological responses. Photo: La Trobe University Bulletin
Consider this: A robot that conducts job interviews and collects data on applicants based not just on the person’s answers but their physiological responses. It’s not science fiction — robots and artificial intelligence could be the next frontier in labour and employment law.
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Monday, 16 June 2014 08:00

Defining roles

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_June_shutterstock_152657705.jpgWhen it comes to related-party transactions, are the roles of in-house counsel, audit committees, and external lawyers always clearly defined?
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_fred_krebs.jpgI recently read a thoughtful open letter to general counsel and law firms written by Daniel Desjardins, general counsel of Bombardier Inc. Stated simply, this letter offers sound advice.
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