All lawyers are subject to the same ethical and professional obligations, but the context of in-house practice poses particular challenges.
This webcast assembles an outstanding faculty for a lively and informative, CPD-accredited discussion of problems and solutions. Topics include:
Who’s your client?
- The CFO, CEO, Board of Directors or the shareholders?
- The implications for privilege
- The potential for confusion when you are consulted by officers of affiliated/subsidiary companies
In-house counsel’s role
- Communicating the scope and limitations of your role effectively to management
- Handling pressures to undertake legal work outside your competence or unrelated to company business
- Challenges of maintaining privilege when providing both legal and business advice
Conflict of interest
- When pressure to save the company money on legal services conflicts with your responsibilities as a legal adviser
- What to do if your employer is contemplating (or engaging in) unlawful conduct
- When your employer wants you to disclose confidential information obtained through your prior employment
- How the unique culture of in-house counsel provides opportunities to “lower the temperature” in disputes with opposing external counsel
- Gavin MacKenzie. Davis LLP, former Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada; author, Lawyers and Ethics: Professional Responsibility and Discipline, 5th Ed.
- Martha S. Binks General Counsel and Director of Legal Services, Allstate Insurance Company of Canada
- Nicole J. Broley Associate General Counsel, Deloittes LLP, and Director, Association of Corporate Counsel, Ontario Chapter
- Malcolm M. Mercer McCarthy Tétrault LLP (where, in addition to conducting a practice, he is General Counsel to the firm); Chair, Professional Regulation Committee, Law Society of Upper Canada
2-3 delegates: 25% off archived program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off archived program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off archived program fee
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