Western Canada General Counsel Awards
Catalyst Consulting is proud to take part in the inaugural Western Canada General Counsel Awards (www.wcgca.ca),
sponsored by the National Post and ZSA Legal Recruitment, as the
sponsor and host for the VIP Reception held on October 27th. The
WCGCA will recognize General Counsel active in Western Canada
(Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia) in five
categories: General Counsel of the Year, Lifetime Achievement,
Tomorrow's Leader, Business Achievement and Commodities Deal of the
ACLA NATCON 2009
Catalyst Consulting is participating as a sponsor of
The Australian Corporate Lawyers Association's 15th Annual National Conference in Melbourne on November
12 and 13, 2009. Richard Stock is presenting at this event.
ACLA / CLANZ Legal Benchmarking Report
The Australian Corporate Lawyers Association (ACLA) and the Corporate Lawyers Association of New Zealand (CLANZ)
have recently released a Legal Department Benchmarking Report to corporate leaders in Australia and New Zealand responsible for the legal function in their organisations.
An on-line survey was conducted in November 2007 to gather a vast array of information on how legal business is conducted in 125 corporations / government departments.
The report provided benchmarking data designed to help manage legal departments.
The survey collected information on
- roles and responsibilities of legal departments
- legal department reporting structures
- most pressing issues facing legal leadership
- internal and external legal spend
- distribution of fees and hours by legal specialty
- technologies used in the legal department
- performance indicators for the law department
- protocols applied to control external legal costs
- ways for law firms to improve working relationships
Catalyst Consulting is ACLA’s Program Partner and facilitated a nation-wide seminar series across Australia in 2008. Report findings were analysed and presented by Richard Stock for both survey participants and non-participants.
For a fee payable to ACLA, the full report is available to non-participants as well as survey participants.
Corporate Counsel Exchange
The West Coast Corporate Counsel
Exchange (www.corporatecounselexchange.com), to be held on
December 6th - 8th, 2009, is an invitation-only gathering for C-level in-house legal executives from America’s leading
corporations. The Exchange consists of highly crafted, executive level conference sessions, interactive "Brain Weave"
discussions, engaging networking opportunities and strategic one-on-one advisory meetings between solution providers and
delegates. Included are a distinguished speaking faculty from Yahoo!, Wal-Mart, Microsoft, AOL, L.G and Time Warner,
amongst others. Catalyst Consulting is co-sponsoring the event and Richard Stock is
serving as a faculty member for the program.