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Innovatio Awards celebrate in-house counsel, both individuals and teams, who have found ways to show leadership by becoming more efficient, innovative and creative in meeting the needs of their organizations within the Canadian legal markets
When: September 20, 2018
Where: Arcadian Court, Toronto
Event Detail: 2018 Nominations are now closed
Presented by Lexpert, the prestigious Rising Stars Awards Gala honours winners from across Canada and welcomes law firm and in-house leaders and distinguished guests to celebrate and network with others who are at the top of the legal profession
When: November 8, 2018
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
Event Detail: 2018 Nominations open June 4th
Presented by Lexpert, these awards recognize individuals and teams from law firms, academia, law societies and corporations that have made a significant contribution to the legal community
When: June 19, 2018
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For the fourth year in a row, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP took the top spot in the Acritas brand index, but McCarthy Tétrault LLP leads when it comes to recognition by in-house counsel that it has embraced innovation.
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I was asked to write about how I innovate as an in-house lawyer. My immediate answer was “stop thinking like a lawyer.” We are trained as lawyers to protect against risk and to get the best deal possible for our client. While my legal training has been instrumental to the value I bring, my successes to date would not have been possible if I was driven primarily by risk mitigation and getting the best deal possible.
From Canopy Growth (formerly Tweed Marijuana Inc.), where Phil Shaer is doing deals in a space that is part of a fundamental change in how society views cannabis, to the biggest corporate merger in Canadian history — Enbridge/Spectra — we have visited with legal departments small and large. And I can tell you they are all passionate about what they do.
Innovation means different things to different people. For some it must involve technology, for others it’s about process change or reducing costs. For others cost is not the number one factor, it’s about delivering legal services better or reducing risk for the organization.