Corporate Counsel Survey

Corporate Counsel Survey

Canadian Lawyer’s annual Corporate Counsel survey asks in-house, government and corporate counsel about the operation of their legal department, their relationships with external law firms and service providers, and the issues that keep them up at night.

Corporate Counsel Survey finds historical relationships are key for in-house counsel

Corporate Counsel Survey finds historical relationships are key for in-house counsel

Legal departments are loyal to existing firms, while risk management and compliance are pressing issues

Partnerships key for in-house success

Partnerships key for in-house success

While alternative fee arrangements and seeking out external law firms with a diverse roster of lawyers were not top of mind for most in-house counsel who participated in Canadian Lawyer’s 2018 Corporate Counsel Survey, the billable-hour model and developing external counsel relationships were.

What keeps in-house counsel up at night

What keeps in-house counsel up at night

Legal department management and cybersecurity topped the list of concerns in Canadian Lawyer’s Annual Corporate Counsel Survey.

Fee discussions shift from AFAs to value

Fee discussions shift from AFAs to value

As in-house counsel continue to experiment with alternative fee arrangements, there has been a shift toward looking more at overall value — whatever fee arrangement is ultimately used.

Testing the AFA waters

Testing the AFA waters