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Law Department Leadership 2.0
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ACC Law department Leadership 2.0
Learn. Lead. Advance.

18 September 2017• Palais des congrès de Montréal • Montréal, Québec


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Program Overview



What is it?

Law Department Leadership 2.0 will help in-house counsel hone their leadership skills to be more effective law department leaders, collaborate with non-legal staff to meet their organization’s business challenges and benchmark their personal and department’s performance against others in the in-house community.

ACC and leading Canadian in-house counsel developed the intensive, one-day program because today’s companies require that their in-house counsel be effective managers as well as excellent lawyers.

Who should attend?

The program is designed to provide practical information for in-house lawyers who have or will soon have management responsibilities.

What will you learn?

  • How to measure and demonstrate the value of your legal department in a way that contributes to the achievement of your organization’s overall strategic goals;
  • Tactics for providing legal advice in a way that contributes to business development and effecting positive strategic change throughout your organization from your role as counsel;
  • Strategies for planning and adjusting the legal department's development as the business changes in size and geographic markets;
  • How to build a team with diverse skills and manage the legal department more efficiently;
  • The many next-step career options available to in-house counsel within an organization and how best to position oneself for those opportunities;
  • How to be an effective leader, set a strategic vision, and obtain the buy-in from your team, other departments and management; and
  • The people skills necessary to succeed as in-house counsel and practical tips for building and improving connections with various types of stakeholders.

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Advisory Board



A special thank you to our advisory board for their guidance and dedication in developing the program:

Sanjeev Dhawan
Senior Legal Counsel
Hydro One Networks, Inc.
Daniel Greenberg
General Counsel & Corp. Secretary
SAP Canada Inc.
Joel Guralnick
General Counsel
Vision Critical Communications
Sharon Kirshenblatt
Senior Counsel
Royal Bank of Canada
Adrian Lang
Associate General Counsel
Bank of Montreal
Lorne O'Reilly
Senior Counsel
Dow Chemical Canada ULC
Paula Rietta
Vice President, Legal & Asst. Secretary
Ford Credit Canada Limited
Alan Ritchie
Counsel
MaRS Discovery District
Richard Sabbagh
Assistant General Counsel
Bell Canada
Stephanie Shores Lambert
Managing Counsel
Staples, Inc.

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