One of the major challenges facing corporate counsel today is managing the dual role they play, serving both as legal and business advisors to their organization. As members of the legal profession, however, corporate counsel owe the same duties to their client—the corporation—as any other lawyer. This InfoPAK will present an overview of these duties as embodied in Canada's rules of professional conduct and provide guidance for ethical situations that may arise in corporate practice. Topics include navigating corporate counsel’s duty of loyalty, duty of confidentiality, protecting privileges, and waivers of privilege.
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