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


When in Rome

  • March 13, 2019
  • Patricia Osoko

As globalization marches on, understanding cultural differences can help us with our responsibilities and relationships. This means questioning what is “normal,” being open to other ways of doing things and remembering to laugh.

The Slow Adoption of the Virtual AGM

  • March 13, 2019
  • Charles-Antoine Soulière and Lauren Bélanger-Dibblee

Virtual shareholder meetings are becoming more popular in the U.S. but failing to gain traction in Canada. Why? What are the issues that the board and management considering using virtual technology at meetings should know?

From Compliance to Integrity

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

From gatekeeper to referee to sounding board, we in-house counsel wear many hats. However, our role as strategic business partner, earned by always acting with integrity, is the most valuable.

Challenges to Privilege in the Internal Investigation Context

  • March 13, 2019
  • Paul Le Vay, Gerald Chan and Carlo Di Carlo

Internal investigations are fraught with legal challenges, including issues of privilege. While the importance of privilege in investigations is readily apparent, it is not absolute. Learn about the challenges and how to best proceed.

The Makings of a Career Plan

  • March 01, 2018
  • Karlee Blatz

I often read career planning articles (such as this one) and think to myself, “These people have it together!” Full transparency: I am not one of those people. One day, I’d like to have it together but that day is not today.

Make Ideas Happen: The 100-Book Experiment Continues

  • June 20, 2017
  • Jonathan Cullen, CIC.C

In the spring issue, I introduced my attempt to read 100 books last year and its impact on my advice as in-house counsel in safeguarding my business. Now I’ll apply those learnings to driving innovation.

A Bibliophile’s Challenge: The 100-Book Experiment

  • March 01, 2017
  • Jonathan Cullen, CIC.C

In late 2015, I committed to read more in order to better counsel my organization. As John Coleman writes in his 2012 Harvard Business Review article, “For those who want to lead, read.” So I challenged myself to read or listen to 100 non-fiction books in 2016.

A Mile Wide But How Deep?

  • Theodore Dela Avle, CIC.C

What constitutes corporate governance—and our role in it—is broad and complex. Though we may feel spread too thin at times, it is vital we make time for it and ensure our companies are exercising their obligations properly.