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


So You Want to Work Abroad?

  • March 06, 2020
  • Patricia Osoko

I work in-house for a Canadian-based conglomerate in Mexico City. Here’s how i got here and some advice for anyone looking to move beyond Canada’s borders.

Stop Innovating and Read This First

  • December 13, 2019
  • Kyla Sandwith

In recent years, “innovation” has become the legal industry buzzword that everyone is talking about. However, the true purpose and mechanics of innovation have largely been lost in myth and mystique.

Luddites or Cutting-Edge Innovators: An In-House Practice Analysis

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

Many departments in a company, like many sectors of the corporate world, embrace technology and innovation quickly, while others, like legal, seem to get left behind. We in the law group here at Bruce Power, however, focus on getting ahead.

Taking the Lead on Strategy

  • September 13, 2019
  • Lynne Yryku

Stop focusing on fires, and start thinking more broadly about your organization and your role in it. Let its strategy be your guide to more meaningful action and success. Strategic management professor Mara Lederman helps you cut through the buzzwords to explain what strategy is, what role it plays in an organization and why it matters to in-house counsel specifically.

How to See and Say What Really Matters

  • September 13, 2019
  • Jim Middlemiss

The balancing act general counsel must play as trusted advisors is a tough one. Successfully mediating the space between the board and management takes soft skills, such as selfregulation, empathy and motivation. The good news is these skills can be developed. Begin with understanding the dynamics and move on to learning ways to build trust, credibility and heightened awareness.

How to be a Better Board Member

  • September 13, 2019
  • Amee Sandhu, CCEP-I

The board of directors sits at the strategic, not operational, level, with a multitude of fiduciary responsibilities and liabilities. To understand and better work with it, it helps to seek out training and get a taste of what it is like to sit on a board. This author did just that and says her experience was invaluable for her, both professionally and personally.

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?

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.

Why Doing the Right Thing Matters

  • March 13, 2019
  • Lisa Picotte-Li

Expectations have changed. More than being legally compliant, organizations are expected to do what is morally right. In-house counsel can help build such leadership by prioritizing transparency and integrity.