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.
Published in InHouse Cover Story
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.
Published in Issue Archive
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.
Published in Issue Archive
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.
Published in Issue Archive
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.
Published in Issue Archive
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. 
Published in Latest News
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.
Published in Features
Is it baffling to anyone else that at a time when so many aspects of the legal profession are being reconsidered in terms of how work gets done and what lawyers learn in law school that the Law Society of Upper Canada is suggesting it wants to cut short an innovative new model to train lawyers for the future?
Published in Issue Archive
Pulling off successful meetings in your in-house law departmentOne of the most painful yet underestimated problems of modern business is bad meetings. If not properly structured, meetings can be demotivating, alienating and unproductive.    
Published in Latest News
Thursday, 08 September 2016 22:00

Innovation is here to stay

Innovation is here to stayThe ability to continually innovate our work and its underlying processes have become requisite skills for in-house lawyers. Increasingly, in-house practitioners are being asked to work in new environments, provide a wider scope of services, utilize technology wherever possible and be adaptive to changing legal and general professional trends. Terms like productivity, efficiency, lean and design change are quickly becoming table stakes for any successful in-house team. This is why being recognized as an innovator in our profession is especially rewarding.
Published in Issue Archive
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