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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.

Come Join Us “In the House with In-House”

  • May 07, 2020
  • Lynne Yryku

The CCCA’s new webinar series, "In the House with In-House," explores the key issues you are facing and how your colleagues are overcoming them. These short webinars share the real-life experiences of in-house counsel in various industries and sectors as they talk about the challenges created by the pandemic and look to the post-pandemic world.

Cold Networking and Comfort Zones: Lessons for Professional Development

  • March 29, 2020
  • Barbara De Dios

Several months ago, I attended a networking event by myself for the first time. I decided it was time to make more connections in my legal community even if the circumstances were outside of my comfort zone. Following that evening, I continued on this path, reaching out through cold messages to in-house counsel throughout my city—and have grown in ways I never would have otherwise been able.

9 Tips for Future-Proofing Your Career

  • March 13, 2020
  • Argiro Kotsalis

If one of the certainties of life is that we don’t know what the future holds, how can we prepare for it? Ensure you have the skills to face change in the future. Here are my top tips.

Becoming a Trusted Adviser: Steven Dickson, CIC.C

  • March 13, 2020
  • Lynne Yryku

Having business and financial literacy is fundamental to being a good in-house counsel. As lawyers, you are trained to be guardians of corporate integrity, but many have realized you have to go beyond that to succeed and thrive in the future. You need to build your reputation as a trusted advisor. Enter the Business Leadership Program for In-House Counsel.