Category: Professionalism

Gender Blind Spots and Success at Work

November 14, 2017

The Women@Blakes network invites you to join us for an informative presentation by our returning keynote speaker, Delee Fromm. Some experts estimate that only one per cent of what we think and do is conscious. Through fast neural processing, our brains create associations early in life, and as adults, these associations become unconscious and automatic. These hidden associations about race,…

Cybersecurity for Directors, Officers and Transactional Lawyers

October 27, 2017

Cybersecurity should be a critical chapter in every company’s risk management playbook. Building on prior seminars relating to pre-breach preparedness and post-breach duties, members of the Blakes Cybersecurity group will provide advanced training on the duties of directors and officers, as well as preservation of privilege. Our partners will be joined by Tim Appleby of cyber-breach response experts Mandiant. Tim…

Financial Literacy for In-House Counsel

October 5, 2017

Blakes is proud to host our New to In-House Series, designed to bring together junior and mid-level in-house counsel for a candid exchange of insights to highlight and address some of the challenges and opportunities facing in-house lawyers in their roles today. Speaking the language of business is an increasingly important skill for in-house counsel. This program will help you to understand…

The Power of Mindsets: Strategies to Create a Positive Emotional Culture in Your Organization

November 1, 2016

What is the emotional culture of your organization? Every organization and workplace has an emotional culture that can have an impact on everything from employee performance to customer or client satisfaction. Emotional culture is influenced in great part by the mindset and actions of leadership, although employees also play more of a role than they may realize in creating the…

The Indigenous Experience in Corporate Canada

October 24, 2016

Blakes, together with OPG, RBC and TD, hosted a dynamic and insightful panel discussion with professionals of indigenous backgrounds. Our panellists shared their personal stories and experiences working within corporate Canada. They offered their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges for indigenous people working in corporations and the initiatives organizations can undertake to help foster an inclusive and supportive environment. Panel members…

Dealing with the Canadian Public Sector

October 18, 2016

Interactions with the Canadian public sector (including governments, agencies and crown corporations) include requests for approvals, clarifications on how existing laws will be administered, contracting and procurement discussions, efficient dispute management, advocacy and requests for changes to policies or existing laws. Businesses often overlook that dealing with public sector officials at all levels are subject to a number of regulatory…

Privilege: What In-House Counsel Need to Know

September 28, 2016

Privilege continues to be a topic of considerable interest to both in-house legal teams and private practitioners. Join leading lawyers from Blakes who will survey recent developments regarding the law of privilege, with particular regard to the impact on general counsel and in-house legal teams. Topics: Overview of types of privilege Privilege compared to the Duty of Confidentiality Limits of…