From your first role in-house to your transition to the C-Suite, we’ve got you covered.


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.

Meet Steve Smyth, CIC.C, 2021-22 CCCA Chair

  • February 07, 2022
  • CCCA

As we enter a new year, still full of uncertainty but perhaps seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, the CCCA continues to ensure a strong and supportive presence for in-house counsel across Canada. This is why we exist – to serve you, our members – a purpose that Steve Smyth, 2022-2023 Chair, takes to heart. We spoke with Steve to get his sense of where we are as a profession and where we are going.

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.