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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 19, 2017
Where: Arcadian Court, Toronto
Event Detail: 2017 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 16, 2017
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
The Canadian Dealmakers honour companies and individuals whose M&A transactions have significantly impacted their industry through innovation and growth; establishment of best practices; enhancement of customer needs and products; and creation of value
When: March 8, 2018
Event Detail: To learn more about the event click here
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 22, 2017
Event Detail: To see this year's winners click here
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Denise Dwyer is using her racialized experience to find solutions for black and indigenous youth.
Legal department management and cybersecurity topped the list of concerns in Canadian Lawyer’s Annual Corporate Counsel Survey.
Legal departments are showing themselves to be cost effective, but they are still sending out a good portion of work to external providers, according to a survey from the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A leading authority on technology’s impact on business and society says blockchain will be the biggest driver of change for in-house counsel in the coming decade.
As companies are getting more and more technologically advanced, some in-house lawyers may ask themselves, “Where in the world is our company’s data stored?” Data residency specifically refers to the physical or geographic location of an organization’s data including personal data of its customers.
Once a legal department or law firm has decided to invest in a significant piece of legal technology, determining the ROI and applied benefits can be daunting. Convincing users it can improve their life and getting good adoption can be even more so.
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.
I recently attended the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 42nd Annual Convention which took place from Sept. 6 – Sept. 9 in Kansas City. This convention did not disappoint, as it was an incredible opportunity to network with law students, community representatives, government officials and legal professionals from the Hispanic and the diversity community from across the U.S. (plus myself and a few colleagues from Latin America). It was made very clear throughout the convention that, despite good intentions and a valiant effort, diversity and inclusiveness within the legal profession remain elusive and the needle has, if at all, only barely moved.
It is essential that in-house counsel remain at all times not just a manager of risk and litigation but rather a strategic partner with the business team.
Canadian Lawyer’s top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession in Canada is now in its eighth year.
I have often made reference to the fact that, in my humble opinion, lawyers (both in private practice and inhouse counsel) must become increasingly comfortable with using social media to promote not only their achievements and relevant or interesting best practices or developments in their legal practice area, but also to build and grow their personal brand and networks.
In the 12 years Canadian Lawyer InHouse has been conducting its annual general counsel roundtable, we have routinely put questions about external law firm relationships and managing resources internally on the agenda for discussion.
As fears mount that external law firms could be targets for hackers, in-house counsel are wondering just how secure the connection is to their outside advisers. In the last year or so, the FBI and other authorities have identified law firms as the weak links in the confidential information chain.
As Cineplex Entertainment’s chief legal officer for the past 13 years, Anne Fitzgerald played a key role in the movie exhibitor’s growth, first into the dominant cinema chain in Canada, then into a fully nation-wide exhibitor.
There is no longer doubt that a pre-eminent election promise of the Liberal government will come to pass; that of the legalization of recreational marijuana.
If you want to look to where real change is going to happen in terms of the structure and performance of legal departments and law firms in the next five years, consider the work being done at the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium.
As I sat in my chair at the Canadian General Counsel Awards and looked around the sold out room, beyond the wonderful tuxes and dresses, the smiles and the great food, two important things ran through my mind.
The numbers on e-discovery projects can be staggering both from a dollar and document perspective. E-discovery can represent 50 per cent of the cost in a litigation matter. It can also be a process where 50,000 documents are looked at for 200 that really matter.