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Editor: Barbara De Dios

Nimisha Dubey

Tips for New In-House Lawyers from a New In-House Lawyer

  • April 02, 2021
  • Nimisha Dubey, CCCA Executive and Lawyer, University Health Network

Whether you are coming from private practice, fresh out of law school, or making a lateral move to a new company, the learning curve as an in-house lawyer is steep. That does not mean, however, that you cannot conquer it!

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KJ Chong

What to Do as In-house Counsel When Litigation Strikes!

  • April 02, 2021
  • KJ Chong, CCCA Executive member, general counsel of Broadgrain Commodities Inc.

KJ Chong shares her thoughts and tips on litigation management as in-house counsel.

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David Mousavi

The Virtual Shift - who is “essential” and do they really need to work onsite?

  • April 02, 2021
  • David Mousavi, CCCA Executive member and general counsel of the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for businesses and their in-house counsel to say the least.  Government mandated lockdowns, Stay-at-Home Orders, and physical distancing regulations were introduced throughout various times of the pandemic - each measure requiring a significant degree of legal interpretation and strategic planning to ensure continued business operations while keeping everyone safe.

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With Gratitude from Corporate Counsel – Part II

  • December 21, 2020
  • KJ Chong and Adrian Ishak

Members of the CCCA – Ontario Chapter offer their appreciation of those who’ve educated, empowered and inspired them, including Mark Crestohl and Graham McNeil.

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Lawyering and Regulating During a Global Pandemic

  • November 18, 2020
  • Michael Rusek, senior legal counsel, Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC)

Even though we have yet to emerge from the pandemic, we have already learned (or in some cases, relearned) a number of lessons of critical importance to any in-house legal team. Here are some thoughts by Michael Rusek, senior legal counsel at OMVIC, regarding 'lawyering' and regulating during a global pandemic.

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Thoughts on Building Diversity In Your Workplace

  • November 18, 2020
  • Adrian Ishak, senior corporate counsel (director), global labour and employment at Salesforce

These are certainly challenging times. A reckoning by many accounts. Lawyers are not immune to these turning tides. As in-house counsel, we have witnessed firsthand the impacts of the recent social upheavals, first as a result of the pandemic and then, over the summer, due to the growing call to address racial inequalities, first in the US and then across the globe.

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Team Allyship: Collaboration That Includes the Whole Group

  • August 24, 2020
  • Barbara De Dios, Corporate Counsel at Canadian Dental Services Corporation

Facilitating change to our organization’s governance, management structure, policy and even social practices to remove unconscious and legitimized bias requires the work of multiple people, such as the Encourager, the Leader and the Mentor, among others with parallel objectives.

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Opportunities for Law Students in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond: a resource list for in-house counsel

  • June 21, 2020
  • Barbara De Dios, corporate counsel, Canadian Dental Services Corporation

The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter has compiled a resource list of career development divisions and contacts at various law schools across the province of Ontario, in the event that its members may have opportunities available at their respective organizations (or know of opportunities within their networks), in support of students who may be experiencing difficulties with the job market as a result of COVID-19.

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