Canadian Corporate Counsel Association

The National Forum And Voice
For In-House Counsel In Canada


About The CCCA

The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) is the national voice and forum for in-house counsel in Canada.

Our members are lawyers engaged in practice in corporations, business enterprises, associations, institutions, not-for-profit organizations, government and regulatory boards and agencies, Crown corporations, and regional or municipal corporations. We also welcome associate members from law firms whose support and expertise enrich our educational programs and events.

The objectives of the CCCA, as set out in our enabling by-laws, are:

  • to provide a national forum for corporate counsel to develop their professional skills and careers;
  • to promote a better understanding of and appreciation for the professional role and function of corporate counsel;
  • to provide products and services to support members in their role as corporate counsel;
  • to facilitate networking among members;
  • to sponsor and endorse seminars and other meetings, and to produce publications and other communications, that promote the continuing professional development of corporate counsel;
  • to work with other Conferences, Sections and Committees of the Canadian Bar Association on matters of mutual concern;
  • to liaise with corporate counsel organizations in other jurisdictions; and
  • to promote CCCA and CBA membership.

Established in 1988 and now more than 4500 in-house counsel strong, the CCCA is proud to be affiliated with the Canadian Bar Association, the essential ally and advocate of all members of the legal profession in Canada.

Please click on the adjacent links to learn more about our activities, our mission and governance, our provincial chapters, and our leadership.

CCCA Magazine

Leading Corporate Counsel

In this issue:

  • Putting Ethics into Code
    In this age of globalization, with increasingly more regulations and oversight requirements, a strong code of conduct and ethical culture - that begins at the top - are essential to ensure good judgement calls at all levels. Read more
  • Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down: Lessons on Leading
    The Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces shares his lessons in leading a globally-deployed team of "in-house" professionals, who must provide reliable legal advice when the stakes are high. Read more
  • Separating Church and State: The Debate over Compliance
    In-house counsel weigh in on the benefits and challenges of housing compliance within and outside of the legal department. Read more

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