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Written by in-house counsel and subject matter experts for in-house counsel, this section is all about learning, sharing and exchanging.

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Will COVID-19 Kill Legal Professionalism as We Know It? I Hope So.

  • December 07, 2020
  • Catherine Chow

As the world evolves in new and uncertain ways, legal professionalism requires more than meeting traditional principles of high competence and specialized knowledge. We need to be empathetic leaders, enshrining the rigorous ethical and moral ideals, and taking action to connect with and uplift the communities in which we live and serve.

The Invisible Lawyer

  • December 04, 2020
  • Theodore Dela Avle

Hiring at the entry level has been targeted in attempts to increase diversity. But, while the diversity numbers overall have improved, the progress has been much slower at the more senior levels. Why is that the case?

Navigating Cybersecurity and Privacy in a COVID-19 World

  • November 06, 2020
  • Argiro Kotsalis & Sepideh Alavi

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a number of impacts on how businesses operate, including a rapid rise in the work from home (WFH) model, the use of video conferencing platforms and increased access to employees’ health-related data for monitoring purposes. Like many other organizations, the Vancouver Airport Authority’s cybersecurity and privacy team has been taking proactive steps to mitigate these potential risks. Below is some guidance.

Joggers or Suit: Are Your Corporate Ethics Too Casual?

  • September 14, 2020
  • Kerri A. Salata

“Ethical fading” was not a common phrase until early 2020, when COVID-19 became an international pandemic and remote working became the new norm. Ethical fading occurs when those employees, who were continually reminded of their moral, ethical and cultural behaviours in the office, begin to forget. It is a term that all risk-mitigation groups with remote employees should have top of mind.

COVID-19: A Threat to Diversity Progress

  • July 17, 2020
  • Argiro Kotsalis

What happens to grounds gained for diversity when an organization faces downsizing due to COVID-19? If the priorities baked into the collective bargaining agreement are not aligned with the organizational values supporting diversity, it puts that progress at risk.

Be the Driver of Real Change in Equality

  • July 15, 2020
  • Vivene Salmon

A million thoughts swirl in my mind. So much has changed in a mere four months, since the coronavirus began sweeping across the world, upending the stability and excitement of daily life while devastating the global economy. It seems the whole world is on stand-by and the future is uncertain.

The (Ongoing) Journey Toward Career Success

  • March 13, 2020
  • Alena Thouin

I have read a copious number of books, articles and websites on career success and satisfaction, and spoken to many about how they did it. Yet, in the end, the person I really had to talk to was myself.

Present-Proofing Your Future

  • March 13, 2020
  • Wendy Lund, RN, BScN, MSc in Mindfulness Studies

The notion of future-proofing your career is really a present-based practice of understanding where you are and how to remain relevant. Remaining grounded in the present will allow you to be more strategic and meet your goals.

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.

How AI is Reducing the Cost of eDiscovery

  • December 13, 2019
  • Susan Wortzman

As in-house counsel continue to face cost pressures from within their organizations, external counsel need to help. Leveraging technology to reduce costs while improving efficiency is an easy first step.