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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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Check out the impressive list of companies that have already decided to send their attorneys & staff to the
Law Department Leadership 2.0.


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.
Jean-Francois Denis
Legal Operations Director
SNC Lavalin Group Inc.
Marie-Catherine Girouard
Lead Counsel - Commercial
GE Energy
Daniel Greenberg
General Counsel & Corp. Secretary
SAP Canada Inc.
Joel Guralnick
General Counsel
Vision Critical Communications
Sharon Kirshenblatt
Senior Counsel
Royal Bank of Canada
Marie-Claire Lachance
Legal Counsel
Bureau d'assurance du 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.