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October 6, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

Goodmans LLP

333 Bay Street

Bay Adelaide Centre, West Tower

34th Floor

Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2S7

Members: Free

Overview (Program Summary)

As in-house counsel, you face an array of unique ethical, practice and client management challenges.  Join your peers and our knowledgeable facilitators for a nuanced, interactive discussion of a range of Professionalism issues that you might encounter within your role, and practical tools and strategies for managing them effectively.


Topics include:

·  Tips and traps when using texting applications for legal matters (e.g. WhatsApp, Signal, etc.)

·  Strategies for maintaining an assertive but professional demeanor in the negotiation of agreements

·  Navigating ethical issues in running and responding to competitive procurements 

·  Professionalism best practices for advising a board of directors 

·  Effectively managing active stakeholders

This program contains: 1 Professionalism Hour, which can be counted towards the LSO’s annual CPD requirement. 


Moderator: Peter Ruby, Partner, Goodmans LLP


Jessica Bishop, Partner, Goodmans LLP

Leah Boyd, Partner & General Counsel, Whitehorse Liquidity Partners

John Connon, Partner, Goodmans LLP

Caroline Descours, Partner, Goodmans LLP

Brenda Gosselin, Partner, Goodmans LLP

Daniel Greenberg, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, SAP Canada Inc.

Peter V. Nguyen, Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Descartes Systems Group

Julie Rosenthal, Partner, Goodmans LLP

Thomas Santram, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Cineplex Inc.

Sara Sirouspour, General Counsel, Panasonic Canada Inc.


Goodmans is requiring all visitors and firm members be fully vaccinated to enter their premises.

Please refrain from going onsite if one or more of the following apply:

  • You are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

  • You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last five days

  • You have been advised by a medical practitioner, public health or other government official to quarantine, isolate or stay home

  • You are subject to a federal travel quarantine requirement



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