An Innovation Audit for the Law Department

  • October 02, 2023
  • Richard Stock

The innovation audit can be applied to law departments to identify organizational roadblocks and challenges. A 45-question survey can reveal predictors and indicators for law department innovation.

Strategic Impact

  • August 15, 2023
  • Richard Stock

You get what you measure. A key performance indicator (KPI) for “Strategic Impact” challenges the law department to choose its priorities, show more leadership, offer more resources to corporate business priorities, and re-think its critical competencies for senior counsel.

Law's AI Revolution is Here

  • May 09, 2023
  • Julie Sobowale

The craze isn't over. On March 14, OpenAI released GPT-4, the latest version of their generative artificial intelligence tool and the backbone of ChatGPT, the clever program that became a worldwide obsession. Competitors are scrambling to put out their own generative AI creations.

Getting Things Done in the Law Department

  • May 02, 2023
  • Richard Stock

This article sets out a Critical Success Factor and three indicators for planning. Five causes of the failure to implement plans are listed. Bossidy and Charan’s seven insights into the execution of plans and work are practical. A case study details one way to organize and execute a multi-faceted business plan for a law department.

Technology and Regulatory Oversight

  • April 25, 2023
  • Lisa Picotte-Li

Leveraging technology to create greater value, however, requires a shift in thinking about regulatory oversight. Gone are the days of enough resources and time to monitor every aspect of compliance. The reality of any quality control program is that regulation and policy rarely move at the pace of crisis. To keep up with what feels like regularly recurring climate disasters, innovative regulatory tools are needed along with the following paradigm shifts.

One of Our Employees Just Made a Harassment Complaint: Now What?

  • January 16, 2023
  • Lisa Majeau Gordon & Michael McCormack

Workplace harassment continues to pose immense risks to Canadian workers thus placing a responsibility on employers to effectively handle complaints and investigations. How do you develop a well-researched investigation policy and process for your organization?

Hard Conversations Don’t Need to be Hard

  • December 03, 2022
  • Kate Rogers

Difficult conversations are an unavoidable fact of life. If you have ever been in a relationship (personal or professional), then you’ve had a difficult conversation. It wouldn’t be surprising if you’ve taken actions to avoid these conversations or found them stressful. Often, the experience of a conversation – for both you and the person you’re speaking with – comes down to how the conversation is approached.

To Arbitrate or Not to Arbitrate? Checklist of Considerations

  • November 25, 2022
  • By Stephen Richard Morrison, LL.B., C. Med, C.Arb, FCIArb

When negotiating a contract, in deciding whether to include a mandatory arbitration provision, the parties and their lawyers should consider, among other things, the following issues: