Nearly three-quarters of legal operations leaders are lawyers who have successfully transformed their skillset and 59 per cent are held by women, a new study into the role has revealed.
Richard Brait is always looking for new ways to get work done more efficiently in-house at Siemens Canada. In fact, it’s part of the global legal team’s innovation challenge to come up with ways to approach work differently.
Angelique EagleWoman says she has been the “victim of systemic discrimination” at Lakehead University and has resigned two years into being appointed the first Indigenous dean of law at a Canadian university.
Bennett Jones LLP and Vancouver firm McCullough O’Connor Irwin LLP are merging.
The largest salary divide between men and women in-house in Canada exists in the most senior roles for equivalent work and diversity remains a challenge, but as more young lawyers make the switch from private practice sooner in their career that gap should close, according to a recent survey.
It looked a little like a cross between Dragon’s Den and speed dating for in-house and external counsel, and while not every meeting will result in a match, most came away knowing a little more about who they might turn to for work in the future.
Recommendations from a Parliamentary committee to strengthen the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and give more power to the federal privacy commissioner are likely being driven by privacy requirements coming into effect in Europe.
Nine years ago, Amy Avis began as a student and volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross legal department. Today, she is its general counsel.
For all the talk of innovation and collaboration, in-house insiders say the legal profession isn’t where it needs to be even though CEOs and GCs are looking for viable alternatives now.