The Case for Hiring Diverse Lawyers: How In-House Counsel Can Attract Diverse Talent

  • June 13, 2019
  • Julie Sobowale

Diversity and inclusion are about building a culture where each person feels valued and their ideas are heard. The result is understanding and meeting the needs of diverse clients while fostering innovation and growth. So how can legal departments promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace and become leaders in their organizations?

Reflections of a Global Mental Health Ambassador

  • June 13, 2019
  • Craig Kramer

There is an urgent need to tackle the growing global challenge of mental health. Though it can ruin lives and damage families and communities, it is rarely discussed. But that is changing with new voices, research and treatments.

No One Knows How Toilets Work

  • June 13, 2019
  • Chris Graham

A critical, but often overlooked, part of leadership is creating a culture where effective communication flourishes. What gets in the way? It requires both a good transmitter and an open receiver. unpack why people think they know more than they do and how you can change their mind. (Short answer: you need to get people to explain their understanding of, not reasons for, their position.)

Legal Departments as Champions of Inclusive Language

  • June 13, 2019
  • Karen Sadler

Many of the best practices around inclusivity relate to language. Inclusive language sends a signal to employees, potential employees and clients that all are welcome. as in-house counsel, you have the opportunity to set an example for other departments while adding value to your own.

From Being There to Being Part of It

  • June 13, 2019
  • Theodore Dela Avle, CIC.C

Engagement happens when you can see yourself and your views reflected in those making the decisions in your organization. It takes focused effort and commitment to make it happen, says this in-house counsel, who has experienced the best and the worst.

Diversity, Leadership & Balance

  • June 13, 2019
  • Lynne Yryku

Profile: Leola Pon - Being GC at an organization as large and in the public eye as the Toronto District School Board has its unique challenges and rewards. Leola shares her experiences as a legal and diversity leader, and the importance of balancing her priorities.

Announcing the 2019 CCCA Award Winners

  • May 14, 2019
  • Karen Sadler

A round of applause goes out to this year’s CCCA award winners! During the National Conference, members were recognized for their exceptional contributions to both the CCCA and the wider legal community.

Diversity in Networking

  • April 10, 2019
  • Yves Faguy

Diversity and inclusion may be fundamental to accessing the full range of available talent in the marketplace, but where does one start?

Workplace Investigations: The Elephant in the Room

  • March 13, 2019
  • Luis Millán

Internal investigations have become an important exercise of good corporate governance. However, it can be challenging to determine what is “fair and appropriate in the circumstances,” and how the courts will decide when reviewing workplace investigation processes and issues of privilege. What steps can you take to best prepare and execute when faced with a workplace investigation?