FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2004
OTTAWA – Former federal Finance Minister, Honourable Donald MacDonald, former Ontario Premier Honourable Bob Rae and Edward Greenspan, Q.C. are among the headline speakers at the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) 2004 National Spring Conference, being held at the Casino Nova Scotia Hotel in Halifax, April 18 - 20.
“With this year's theme, Navigating Corporate Shoals: Corporate Counsel, Think or Swim!, the Conference offers outstanding opportunities to network and meet with peers while gaining valuable information from a top-notch educational program,” says CCCA President John Scott.
“The program addresses the increasing challenges faced by in-house counsel in meeting corporate expectations and demonstrating the value of the law department, while at the same time fulfilling their responsibilities in an environment in which departments must operate with tighter resources and at reduced costs,” adds Mr. Scott.
The opening plenary, Corporate Expectations of Today’s Legal Department: Corporate Counsel, Think or Swim!, will explore several themes including: how the organization views the legal department, what attitude is expected of in-house counsel, defining roles and duties, cost controls and enhancing strategic thinking.
Conference breakfasts will feature presentations: The Board Meeting? Not a Social Event by Donald MacDonald on April 19, and Why Governance Matters by Bob Rae on April 20. In addition, Barbara Stymiest will give a presentation at the April 19 Conference luncheon on Canadian Securities Regulation: Where Now? and Edward Greenspan will give a presentation entitled Greed Is Not a Four Letter Word: Neither Is It A Crime at the April 20 Conference luncheon. The Conference will close with a touch of humor on the politics of the day by CTV’s Mike Duffy.
The Conference also features a broad range of workshop topics including: document mismanagement and how to avoid it; navigating Bill C-45, the latest on solicitor-client privilege, and much more.
All Conference sessions take place at the Casino Nova Scotia Hotel. CCCA delegates will be welcomed to Halifax by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, the Honourable Myra A. Freeman, O.N.S., followed by a Conference opening evening event, the Ultimate Lobster Supper, at the historic Pier 21 National Historic Site.
Established in 1988, the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association is a conference of the Canadian Bar Association. The CCCA is the national professional forum and voice for in-house counsel in Canada, with more than 8,400 members and growing. CCCA’s mission is to provide a national forum for in house counsel to advance the development of their practice of law and enhance their professional skills and careers.
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