Madam Justice Suzanne Côté and Jeremy Millard highlight CCCA Conference

  • March 14, 2016

TORONTO – Jeremy Millard, Legal Director of Uber Canada and Madam Justice  Suzanne CĂ´tĂ©, Supreme Court of Canada, will headline the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) 2016 National Conference.

Uber’s Jeremy Millard will share how he navigates the myriad municipal and regulatory laws and other legal issues to help Uber serve cities and the public. Madam Justice Suzanne CĂ´tĂ© will participate in a plenary on the role of in-house counsel in the rule of law.

Also speaking is Jim Fisher, Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, on how to be a thoughtful leader.

The conference, Your Recipe for In-House Success, takes place April 3-5 in Calgary at the Westin Calgary. “The conference theme reflects in-house counsel today – professionals with a varied mix of complementary responsibilities and skills, much like the ingredients in your favourite dish. We want to make sure our members are working with the highest-quality ingredients,” says CCCA Chair FrĂ©dĂ©ric PĂ©rodeau of Montreal, maintaining the culinary theme of the conference.

On the agenda are 12 professional development workshops taking place on April 4 and 5. These programs, targeted specifically to in-house counsel’s unique needs, include the following:

  • CASL: Cooking with Gas
  • Data Analytics: Revolutionizing the Legal Function
  • Protecting Your Organization’s “Secret Sauce”: Managing Risks Associated with Cloud Services
  • Hold the Toppings: Plain Language Drafting for Your Business Documents
  • In-House Counsel Compensation: What is the Key Ingredient in Growing Your Career?
  • Legal Management in Challenging Economic Times

Conference co-chairs Glenda Cole, Q.C., City Solicitor for the City of Calgary, and Janice Odegaard, Q.C., Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, Suncor Energy, note that in-house counsel’s participation in the conference ensures better connections to peers and potential mentors from across Canada and the skills to deal with a variety of future challenges.

Five CCCA award winners will be honoured throughout the conference. Full details are available online. Most sessions are open to accredited media. Accreditation may be obtained by contacting Hannah Bernstein.

An integral group within the 36,000-member CBA, the CCCA 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.