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OnRamp Systems CEO Paul Lippe, standout sessions on crucial issues for corporate counsel highlight 2012 CCCA Annual Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2012

TORONTO – Paul Lippe, former General Counsel and current CEO of OnRamp Systems, will deliver the keynote address on Monday, August 13, at a luncheon during the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association’s (CCCA) Annual Conference in Vancouver, Aug. 12-14, 2012.

Mr. Lippe, one of the founders of the Silicon Valley initiative, will share his observations on content and resource sharing among the in-house community, how the legal profession is adapting to a “new normal” and its impact, now, and in the future, on the in-house counsel profession.

The CCCA’s Annual Conference is being held in conjunction with the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) 2012 Canadian Legal Conference (CLC).  Alberta Premier Alison Redford, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, and Robert Fowler, former Canadian diplomat, are among the keynote speakers at the CLC.

On the CCCA agenda are 12 professional development sessions taking place on August 13 and 14.  These in-depth programs, geared specifically to the unique needs of in-house counsel, focus on providing a wide range of practical insights and tools for success in today's legal departments.

Some specifics include:

  • Update 2012: Counting Down the Top 6 Developments In-House Counsel Need to Watch For
  • Gauging the Canadian Business Landscape: Shareholder Activism, Proxy Fights & Contested Takeovers
  • Diversity in Action: Creating and Implementing a Diversity Plan in your Organization
  • Hiring to Firing: A Guide for In-House Counsel
  • Social Media in the Workplace: How do you minimize the risk?

The findings of the 2012 CCCA In-House Counsel Compensation and Career Survey will be released on August 14 at 2:15 p.m. at a plenary focusing on the theme, “We Know the Statistics, Now What?” Developed jointly by CCCA and legal recruitment firm The Counsel Network and conducted by Ipsos Reid, the survey, now in its third iteration, provides key information on compensation, benefits, work hours, and job satisfaction.

Full details about the 2012 CCCA Annual Conference are available on the CCCA conference website.

Programs take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Sessions are open to accredited media. Accreditation may be obtained by contacting Hannah Bernstein

An integral group within the 37,000-member Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the interests of Canadian corporate counsel. CCCA provides uniquely Canadian perspectives, resources, tools, professional development, conferences, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. The CCCA has more than 10,400 members.

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