The days of the in-house lawyer as compliance cop and legal technician are gone. Today’s corporate counsel participate at the highest levels of policy formation, are trusted partners and advisors to corporate leaders, and have critical influence. But corporate counsel must remember that they have to “earn” their place at the boardroom table – that their value directly correlates to the skills and strategic guidance they bring based on their experience in the business, political and regulatory context. Experienced individuals who have made the transition to the executive suite will engage in a relaxed, open and frank exchange on what it takes to succeed in the corporate landscape. Topics include: being a partner, not an impediment, addressing the continual challenge of doing more with less, working strategically with other business units, leveraging the talent of internal and outside counsel, and finding effective solutions to complex legal challenges.
The time spent attending this program (3 hours) can be applied towards the annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement in Ontario. This session has been accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for 3.0 Professionalism Hours for members in Ontario with 2+ years of practice.
More information will follow regarding other provinces with CPD requirements.