Columns

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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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.

Creating a Space for Innovation

  • December 13, 2019
  • Patricia Osoko

Is your team agreeing with you because it's a good idea or because you're the boss? How do you make it safe for them to suggest other approaches? How do you create a culture in which innovation thrives?

Adopting Innovation In-House

  • December 13, 2019
  • Kevin Wentzel, CIC.C

Through proper stakeholder engagement, evaluation and implementation, we’ve been able to leverage innovations to help expand our legal operations and increase our value proposition at Pivotal.

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.

The Winding Road to Women’s Empowerment

  • June 13, 2019
  • Patricia Osoko

Gender diversity has come a long way in Canada and in Mexico, where this author is now based. We should be proud of our successes—but remember there is still a long road ahead to achieve equity for all.