The CCCA at CBA Legal Conference, Aug. 17-20, Saskatoon

  • July 16, 2013

TORONTO — Tim McGee, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Law Society of British Columbia; Nathalie Des Rosiers, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section at University of Ottawa; and Heather Innes, Counsel, Global Process Leader, International Trade Law and Chief Privacy Officer at GM Canada, headline a luncheon plenary on August 19 during the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association’s (CCCA) stream at the CBA Legal Conference (CLC), taking place August 17-20 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The plenary will explore the impact of three pillars of the legal profession — education, regulation and association — in the context of the in-house counsel profession at a time when the CCCA and the CBA are engaged in the Legal Futures Initiative.

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, CBC’s Peter Mansbridge, the Federal Justice Minister (TBC), Saskatchewan Minister of Justice Gordon Wyant, author, lawyer, consultant Dr. Arin Reeves, and authors Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson are among the keynote speakers at the CLC.

On the CCCA agenda are eight professional development sessions taking place on August 18, 19 and 20. Designed specifically for in-house counsel, these in-depth sessions focus on skills, tools and insights for achieving success, including a three-hour, hands-on intensive workshop “Presenting with Confidence” on Sunday, August 18.

Some other specifics include: 

  • The Role of In-House Counsel in Complex Labour Relations Matters
  • Leverage: Key Performance Indicators for the Legal Department and Competencies for Counsel
  • Paperless Boardrooms
  • Difficult Clients: What to do when the client sits in the office next to you

Full details about the 2013 CCCA and all other programming are available on the CLC conference website. Programs take place at TCU Place. Sessions are open to accredited media. Accreditation may be obtained by contacting Hannah Bernstein.

An integral group within the 37,000-member Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the interests of Canadian corporate counsel. CCCA provides uniquely Canadian perspectives, resources, tools, professional development, conferences and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

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