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A Lawyer on a Mission

  • August 30, 2021
  • Lynne Yryku

Meet Josh Vander Vies, the recipient of the Scholarship for In-House Counsel Living with Disabilities for  the 2020 cohort the CCCA's Business Leadership Program for In-House Counsel.

Co-ops: Supporting our True North Strong and Free

  • May 18, 2021
  • Susanne Dandenault, CIC.C

In 2018, I joined Arctic Co-operatives Limited, a service federation owned and controlled by community-based co-ops in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the Yukon. It is by far the most rewarding job I have ever had, as the co-op movement has been important to our Arctic communities’ ability to maintain their lifestyle and culture.

Tips for Attendees: Making the Most of the Virtual Conference

  • March 10, 2021
  • Lynne Yryku

Our conference team has been working diligently to bring interactivity and impactful learning into this fully online experience. We did a rapid-fire Q&A with Stephanie Lockhart, our conference planner extraordinaire, to see how we are focusing on motivating, engaging and inspiring participants.

Department of One: How to Succeed as a Solo In-House Counsel

  • November 12, 2020
  • KJ Chong

Many in-house counsel departments are small. While it may seem overwhelming at first to be the “loneliest number,” here are eight tips I have learned to help you survive and thrive as a solo practitioner or in a small department.

Failing Forward: A New Take on the Experience of Failure

  • October 13, 2020
  • Ashley Good

The most successful leaders are those who are able to learn and grow from these experiences. Yet, dealing with failure well is not a skill we are ever taught how to do. It is a skill we either learn the hard way, or not at all.

We Must Remove Barriers for Foreign-trained Lawyers

  • October 07, 2020
  • Dr. Kara Mitchelmore

Diversity means having a legal profession that reflects our population. Yet, foreign-trained law students, whether they are Canadians who study abroad or students who complete their law degree abroad before immigrating here, face daunting and unique challenges.

When Implicit Bias Amplifies Impostor Syndrome

  • August 04, 2020
  • Yasmin Visram

When people ask me why I left private practice, I usually blame my husband. I explain that when we married, he was already a partner at the firm where I was an associate. It made sense that I would be the one to leave. The truth is a bit more complicated. I left because I felt that I was not good enough to stay.

An ESG Roadmap for In-House Counsel

  • August 04, 2020
  • Andrew McLaughlin

One emerging area with great potential for in-house counsel is in the development and implementation of an environmental-social-governance (ESG) framework to drive sustainability efforts within their organizations. Not only is this a good fit for our ever-expanding role given our skills and functions, but it also provides a refreshing opportunity for us to make a deep and lasting impact in our organizations.