Category: In-House Counsel

Important Updates and Developments in Class Action Practice

January 27, 2016

Class action practice and jurisprudence continue to evolve at an accelerated rate. Contributors to this rapid evolution include a plaintiffs’ bar that continues to seek out new business models, new causes of action and novel remedies; the increasing experience of counsel and the judiciary with the common issues trial process; and the direction provided by the Supreme Court of Canada…

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Protect Your Business

October 5, 2015

Cyber-attacks can have devastating financial and reputational effects on any business. Ponemon Institute LLC’s 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study: Canada indicates that the average cost of a data breach in Canada is C$5.32-million. As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we are featuring a series of relevant content for your business and legal needs on Blakes Business Class. Attached is…

Privilege Update 2.0 – What In-House Counsel Need to Know

December 3, 2014

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 to be discussed include: Deal team privilege Limits of common interest privilege in the…

Continuing Education for In-House Law Clerks – Personal Property Security Act Registrations and Searches: How the PPSA Affects You?

April 3, 2014

Preparing financing statements and conducting searches is a complex process. This seminar will provide you with the guidance, practical tips and tools you need when preparing registrations and conducting searches under the PPSA. Topics to be addressed include: Why to register and where PPSA registrations Debtor names and addresses Secured party names and addresses Collateral classification Timing of registrations Optional…

Ethics Issues for In-House Counsel

November 27, 2013

This program is designed to provide practical guidance in dealing with the real-world ethical problems faced by lawyers, including all-too common issues regularly facing in-house counsel. The format includes short video clips demonstrating a number of ethical dilemmas. Each video will be followed by an interactive panel discussion. Presenters include: Greg Frenette Robert Granatstein Sue Grundy Paul Schabas John Tuzyk…