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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ 6:08 AM

Changing role of corporate general counsel explored at innovation conference Ben Heineman

Today’s general counsels need to think of their role as being that of a lawyer-statesman and not as a silent partner within a company. ... [read more]

Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 11:48 AM

Flipping lawyers to design thinking

Lawyers are expected to do more than legal research and writing now. The pressure is on law firm lawyers and corporate legal department lawyers to be more efficient, to improve the level of service and user satisfaction and to provide more holistic, business-oriented guidance. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 1:17 PM

CBA unveils children's rights toolkit for legal professionals

The Canadian Bar Association on May 11 introduced a free, comprehensive new tool to address an inherent knowledge gap on children’s rights in Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 @ 1:27 PM

The Coach: Start small to implement change | Gary Mitchell

Have you ever gone through the process of creating a strategic plan for your firm, or practice group only to have all efforts stalled when it comes time to act on the plan? You are not alone. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 @ 10:34 AM

Osler hosts IP seminar for emerging companies

Join Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP partner Nathaniel Lipkus for a lunch and learn seminar on intellectual property from noon to 1 p.m. on May 15 in Toronto. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 @ 7:04 AM

Unlocking the power of relational data to improve collaboration

We are experiencing a data scientific revolution in HR right now. That means that big HR problems are being addressed by new sources of higher quality data, and those data are being cultivated into actionable business intelligence for companies wise enough to incorporate next generation HR tech into their toolkits. One of the biggest ways in which this revolution is being staged is by the gathering and evaluation of relational data. ... [read more]

Monday, May 01, 2017 @ 7:50 AM

Exigent, McCarthy Tétrault launch automated document creation tool David Holme

Exigent Group Limited and McCarthy Tétrault LLP have launched Chameleon DocBuilder, a contract creation automation tool for firms looking to simplify and speed up the creation of common legal documents in-house. ... [read more]

Monday, May 01, 2017 @ 7:31 AM

Ontario introduces pilot project for online filing of civil claims

Filing civil claims in Ontario is about to become faster as the Ministry of the Attorney General launched a pilot project last week for online filing. ... [read more]

Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 12:38 PM

Hi-Tech: Right tools crucial to keep mobile data safe | Luigi Benetton

Brock Smith’s clients regularly send him documents to sign using tools like DocuSign or Adobe Acrobat’s signing feature. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 2:51 PM

Inside the in-house counsel revolution

The core mission of the modern, global corporation is the fusion of high performance with high integrity and with sound risk management. The ideal of the modern general counsel is a lawyer‐statesman who is an acute lawyer, a wise counsellor and company leader and who has a major role assisting the corporation achieve that fundamental goal of global capitalism. For the lawyer-statesman, the first question is: “is it legal?” But the ultimate question is: “Is it right?” ... [read more]