Maximizing Efficiency When Resources are Low

  • September 22, 2022
  • Kate Rogers

Three-quarters of lawyers frequently feel over capacity and more than half don’t conduct any kind of tracking to better understand their resourcing constraints – at least that’s the case according to respondents surveyed at this year’s CCCA National Conference.

Helping You Reach Your Potential: The CCCA Mentoring Program

  • August 15, 2022
  • Alison Tortorice

While we may think of mentorship as a way to advance our career, its many benefits go far beyond that. Being a mentor or mentee helps keep you in the game or play a better game. Mentors are often the support their mentees need to overcome an obstacle or reach higher, and mentees help mentors see how far they have come and perhaps where they would like to go next.

The Voice of Authority: Impactful Communication for In-House Counsel

  • July 29, 2022
  • Bailey Davis

The ability to effectively communicate is of the utmost importance, especially for in-house counsel as they face the challenge of relaying complex legal advice to colleagues coming from various scholarships. In-house counsel must be reflexive and ask not only, “Is my message getting across?”, but also, “Is my communication creating a positive impact?”

The Power of Perspective: The CCCA Mentoring Program

  • July 08, 2022
  • Brent Hodge

In these transformative times, in-house counsel everywhere are under pressure to adapt and innovate to survive and thrive. It’s clear there is a need for tools to support us as we reinvent ourselves and help us find traction moving forward.

Results of the 2022 In-House Counsel Compensation Survey

  • June 01, 2022
  • CCCA and The Counsel Network

National average base salary has increased significantly, gender wage gap has widened, equal pay for racialized and disabled lawyers is still a challenge, and work-life balance satisfaction decreased during the pandemic.

A Rewarding Experience: The CCCA Mentoring Program

  • May 26, 2022
  • Gennady Ferenbok

human connection may be low. Well-executed mentoring programs – like the one offered by the CCCA – promote feelings of connectedness and empowerment to help you succeed. Mentoring relationships are as rewarding for mentors as it is for mentees. A powerful part of the process is learning with someone who has a different life story than you. We spoke with Gennady Ferenbok, a seasoned mentor, about how this is true.

Meet Evan Olson, CIC.C, CCCA Vice-Chair

  • March 28, 2022
  • Evan Olson, CIC.C, CCCA Vice-Chair

In today’s hectic world, it can be hard to see the bigger picture at work and in life. However, Evan Olson, CIC.C, is the 2021-22 Vice-Chair of the CCCA Executive Committee, is a prime example of living his values and being an in-house leader. We spoke with Evan about his career journey, living in the Prairies and the CCCA–Rotman Business Leadership Program.

Meet KJ Chong, CCCA Treasurer

  • March 25, 2022
  • KJ Chong

The in-house counsel role appeals to those with a passion for learning and who thrive on challenge and change. It is the ideal profession for ambitious individuals like KJ (Ke-Jia) Chong, the current Treasurer on the CCCA Executive Committee. We spoke with KJ about her career, her motivations and her lifelong commitment to learning.

8 Tips on Effective Communication with Non-Lawyers

  • February 11, 2022
  • KJ Chong

Communicating effectively is half the challenge when working in-house. The shorter, the better in most cases, but there are other issues you might want to consider. While normal course in private practice may be to send a thorough PDF memo on the law, this might not be the best way to get your message across in an organization.