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In-house Coach
on March 20, 2017
Speak up, even if nervous!
Please, let’s just keep this discussion between us, because I am a bit embarrassed to admit this. Depending on which stats you use, between 50 and 75 per cent of people admit to being terrified of speaking in public. 
In-house Coach
on February 20, 2017
General counsel are filling the role of jack of all trades
There is an old saying that reads: “A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.” With this phrase, I will waddle into the murky debate as to the role of the general counsel. More specifically, the discussion will focus on what is best, being a “generalist” general counsel or a specialist in-house counsel?
on January 23, 2017
Simplex steps into Ontario
In-house boutique law firm Simplex Legal LLP is expanding its footprint east into the Ontario market, opening a new office in Toronto.

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March 2017, Volume 12 • Issue 2
    • Subtitle General counsel are taking on a larger role in protecting corporate data. With class action lawsuits threatening valuations of entire industries, they have no choice.
    Written by Shane Schick
    Issue Date: February 2017
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    • Subtitle In-house departments in Quebec juggle provincial specific legislative and regulatory issues along with challenges of cybersecurity and growth through acquisition.
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: February 2017
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    • Subtitle Intellectual Property
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    • Subtitle Industry Spotlight
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    • Subtitle Law Department Management
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    Issue Date: February 2017
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    • Subtitle Professional Profile
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    Issue Date: February 2017
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    • Subtitle In Closing
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    Issue Date: February 2017
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    • Subtitle Editor's Box
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: February 2017
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