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Recent Presentations

Catalyst Consulting continues to develop and offer programs regarding legal services and legal management in collaboration with the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, Federated Press, Buying Legal Council, and In-House Counsel Worldwide.

The following is a list of some of the presentations we have made to lawyers around the world.

Business Strategy


Tinkering is Not Enough  Why, Where, and When to Innovate in Law Department Management
International Municipal Lawyers Association
Niagara Falls, ON
October 17th, 2017
Demonstrate the Value Add of Your Law Department
Association of Corporate Counsel
Law Department Leadership 2.0

Montréal, QC
September 18th, 2017
Tinkering is not Enough: Why, Where, and When to Innovate in Law Department Management
CCCA Spring Conference
Toronto, ON
April 3rd, 2017
Capturing and Promoting the Value of the Law Department
CCCA Alberta North Chapter
Edmonton, AB
March 22nd, 2017
Open Door to Strategic Law Department
CCCA Saskatchewan North Chapter
Saskatoon, SK
March 21st, 2017
New Strategies to Reduce Legal Spend
ALA Webinar

February 7th, 2017
Pricing Strategies : Scottish Airlines
Buying Legal Council Webinar

January 11th, 2017
Adding Value Through Innovation in Law Department Management
In-House Counsel World Summit
Paris, FR
October 25th, 2016
Communicating the Value of the Municipal Law Department
International Municipal Lawyers Association 81st Annual Conference
with Glenda Cole
San Diego, CA
September 30th, 2016
Moving from Open Door to Strategic Law Department
CCCA National Spring Conference
Calgary, AB
April 4th, 2016
The 29-Point Check-Up for the Law Department
CCCA Fall Seminar Series
Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver
October 2015
Best Practices for Chief Legal Officers
IQPC CLO Exchange
Amsterdam, NE
October 12th, 2015
Increasing Efficiency in Law Firms : The Buyer's Viewpoint
Buying Legal Council
London, UK
September 28th, 2015
Five Key Performance Indicators to Communicate Value of the Law Department
IATA Legal Advisory Forum
Los Angeles, CA
September 16th, 2015
Five Best Practices for Law Departments
IQPC Chief Legal Officer Exchange
Phoenix, AZ
February 9th, 2015
Les défis et tendances pour la gestion des services juridiques d'entreprise
“Association des secrétaires et chefs du contentieux du Québec”
Montréal, QC
September 22nd, 2014
Are You Under-Valuing Your Legal Department
CCCA 2013 Fall Seminar series
Toronto (Oct 30), Calgary (Nov 5), Vancouver (Nov 6)
Capturing and Communicating the Value of the Legal Department
CCCA Training Camp
Toronto, ON, April 14th, 2013
Re-defining Value and Pricing for Law Firms
Legal Management Association - Vancouver
Vancouver, BC, November 22nd, 2012
Applying the Value Index to Both Internal and External Counsel
Alberta General Counsel Association
Fall Luncheon; Calgary, AB, September 13th, 2012
Business Planning for the Legal Department
CCCA Annual Meeting; Vancouver, BC, August 13th, 2012
Demonstrating the Business Value of the Legal Department in the International Context
CCCA World Summit; Montréal, QC, April 13th, 2012
Effective Use of In-House and External Counsel
Federated Press
Calgary, AB; March 12th, 2012
"Les offres de service juridique"
ALA-Québec
Montréal, QC; February 15th, 2011
Business Planning for the Law Department
CCCA Spring Training Camp
Montréal, QC; April 11th, 2010
From Operational Support to Strategic Contributor
Corporate Counsel Exchange, San Diego, CA, December 6th, 2009
Priorities and Structures for the International Law Department
CCCA,
Dublin, Ireland, August 17th, 2009
Choosing the Right Client Relationship Strategies for a Volatile Economic Climate
Insight,
Toronto, ON, April 20, 2009
Chief Litigation Officer Summit
Marcus Evans, Jacksonville, FL, March 15 - 17, 2009
Delivering Value with a Small Law Department
Reorganizing and Rewarding Talent
Managing External Counsel Relationships and Costs

Insight Information, Third Annual Corporate Counsel Forum
Toronto, ON, February 26 - 27, 2009
Creating a Strategic Plan for the In-House Law Department
CCCA 20th Annual Conference
, Quebec City, QC. August 18, 2008
Positioning and Alignment
CCCA-Ottawa
, Ottawa, ON. June 24, 2008
Law Department as Operational Support and Strategic Contributor
Canadian Institute's 11th In-House Counsel Congress
, Toronto, ON. November 23, 2007
The High Performance Law Department
Canadian Institute's 11th In-House Counsel Congress
, Toronto, ON. November 22, 2007
  The Future of Legal Services: Meeting the Challenges
OBA Law Practice Management Section, Toronto, ON. May 29, 2007
  Moving from Operational Support to Strategic Contributor
Canadian Institute 10th Annual In-House Counsel Congress, Toronto, ON. November 23, 2006
  Business Plans That Work
CBA-BC, LPMS, Vancouver, BC. March 2, 2006
  Aligning Your Law Division with Corporate Business Plans
CBA-BC, Corporate Counsel Section, Vancouver, BC. February 6, 2006
  How Does Reform Affect the Bottom Line?
Ministry of AG, Civil Justice Reform Working Group and CLE-BC, Vancouver, BC. June 9, 2005
  "Développer des alliances stratégiques avec cabinets externes sans excéder vos coûts"
l'Institut Canadien, Montréal, QC. February 16, 2005
  Partnership Issues
CBA - NB, Fredericton. June 26, 2004
  Fewer Hours, More Fun, Increased Profitability
CBA-BC, President's Forum. Vancouver, BC. June 20, 2003
  Cross-Border Issues and Opportunities: Delivering Cross-Border Legal Services
CBA Mid-Winter meeting. Banff, AB. February 14, 2003

Workloads and Workflows

Negotiating with Law Firms
Buying Legal Council, Webinar, February 10th, 2016
Legal Service Delivery - A Makeover
CCCA Manitoba Chapter, Winnipeg, MB, January 21st, 2016
Managing Workloads and Workflows in the Legal Department
CCCA Nova Scotia Chapter
Halifax, NS; December 4th, 2014
Performance Metrics and Scorecards for the Legal Department
CCCA British Columbia Chapter
Vancouver, BC; November 25th, 2014
Managing Demand and Workloads in the Legal Department
CCCA North Saskatchewan Chapter
Saskatoon, SK; October 15th, 2014
Why it Makes Sense to Expand the Legal Department
CCCA Spring Conference
Calgary, AB; April 7th, 2014
Reducing Your Workload
CCCA NB/PEI Chapter
September 12th, 2013
Workflows and Workloads
CCCA Fall Seminar Series;
Ottawa (Nov 8), Montréal (Nov 9), Halifax (Nov 13)
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Workloads and How to Generate 20% Capacity in the Legal Department
CCCA Spring Conference; Montréal, QC, April 15th, 2012
Managing Workloads in the Legal Department
CCCA Nova Scotia Chapter
, Halifax, NS, February 28, 2012
Managing Workloads in the Legal Department
ACLA NatCon
, Melbourne, AU, November 24, 2011
Workflow and Workload Management for Effective Corporate Counsel
CCCA, Ontario Chapter
, Toronto, ON, June 15, 2010
Managing Workloads and Workflows in Legal Departments
CCCA, Manitoba Chapter
, Winnipeg, MB, April 20, 2010
Managing Workflows and Workloads
CCCA National Spring Conference
, Montréal, QC, April 5, 2009
Effective Management of International In-House Legal Teams
CCCA World Summit
, Vancouver, BC, January 26 - 27, 2009
Workloads in the Law Department
ACLA National Conference, Sydney, AU
, November 7, 2008
Managing Workloads and Workflows
ACLA National Conference
, Sydney, AU. November 6, 2008
  Best Practices for Small Law Departments
CCCA Annual Conference, St. John's, NL. August 15, 2006
  Aligning the Law Department with the Corporate Business Plan
Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, ON. April 7, 2006
  Demand Forecasting, Planning & Performance Management
Corporate Lawyers Association of New Zealand, Napier, NZ. May 26, 2005
  "Le contrôle des coûts pour services juridiques"
ACCJE, Montréal, QC. February 11, 2005
  The Fundamentals of a Successful Law Department
Canadian Institute, Toronto, ON. November 3, 2004
  Trends, Issues
CBA Annual Conference, Winnipeg, MB. August 16, 2004
  17 Critical Success Factors
CCCA - Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB. June 17, 2004
  Aligning Legal Services with Business Units
CCCA-BC, Vancouver, BC. April 6, 2004
  The Company You Keep - A Survey of 23 Law Departments
CCCA Spring Conference, Ottawa, ON. April 22, 2002

External Counsel and Total Legal Spend

Legal Procurement and Transformational Change: A Global Perspective
Buying Legal Council Asia-Pacific Forum, Syndney, NSW, AU
August 23rd, 2017
Why Innovation is the Most Important KPI for the Legal Department
Association of Corporate Counsel Australia, Syndney, NSW, AU August 18th, 2017
Four KPIs to Increase Value from Law Firms
Buying Legal Council Market Intelligence Conference, London, UK, May 9th, 2017
The Art and Science of Partnering with External Counsel - 2017-2020
IATA Legal Symposium

Washington, DC
February 21st, 2017
Writing Successful Responses to a Request for Proposals : Quality and the Non-Financial Considerations
ALA

Los Angeles, CA
May 22nd, 2016
Writing Successful Responses to a Request for Proposals : The Financial Considerations
ALA

Los Angeles, CA
May 22nd, 2016
The Law Department as a Business Partner
Buying Legal Council National Conference

New York, NY
March 16th, 2016
Innovation in the Use of External Counsel
Federated Press 17th Reinventing the Corporate Secretary Course

Toronto, ON
October 28th, 2015
Balancing Competence, Coverage and Cost The Buyer’s Viewpoint
Buying Legal Council

Chicago, IL
October 19th, 2015
Use RFPs to Innovate with External Counsel
CBA - CLC

Calgary, AB
August 14 to 16, 2015
Show Me the Money:
Writing a Successful Response to an RFP

Defence Research Institute

Toronto, ON
June 4th, 2015
Changing the Performance Drivers for External Counsel
CCCA Spring Conference

Toronto, ON
April 20th, 2015
What Progressive Clients Want from Their Law Firms
Federated Press 16th Reinventing the Corporate Secretary Conference

Vancouver, BC
November 6th, 2014
Paying the Right Price for External Legal Services
CCCA 2014 Fall Seminar Series

Toronto, ON; Calgary, AB; Vancouver, BC;
October 21st-23rd, 2014
The Effective Use of External Counsel
Federated Press
15th Reinventing the Corporate Secretary Conference
Calgary, AB; October 15th, 2014
Innovation in Pricing Legal Services: Are General Counsel Overdue?
Spring Conference
CCCA
Toronto, ON; April 15th, 2013
Performance Pay for External Counsel
Re-Inventing the Corporate Secretary Conference
Federated Press
Toronto, ON; April 10th, 2013
Effective Use of In-House and External Counsel
Federated Press: 13th General Counsel's Role in Maximizing Corporate Profits
Calgary, AB; March 13th, 2013
Relationship and Costs of External Counsel
CCCA Saskatchewan North Chapter
Saskatoon, SK; November 16th, 2012
Relationship and Costs of External Counsel
CCCA Saskatchewan South Chapter
Regina, SK; November 15th, 2012
Reducing External Legal Spend
Consero Conferences Litigation Counsel Symposium
Phoenix, AZ; June 24th, 2012
Managing Performance and Costs of External Counsel
Federated Press 11th Reinventing the Corporate Secretary
Toronto, ON; April 23rd, 2012
What Corporate Clients Want from Their Law Firms
CBA Saskatchewan Chapter
Regina, SK; Feb 2nd, 2012
Paying the Right Price for External Legal Services
CCCA seminar Series
Montréal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver; Dec 5th - 13th, 2011
Litigation on a Budget: Managing the Case, the Cost, and Outside Counsel
CCCA Annual Conference
Halifax, NS; August 15th, 2011
Cost Reduction and Alternative Fee Arrangements with Law Firms
ACLA seminars
Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and Brisbane, AU; May 4th - 11th, 2011
Performance Pay for External Counsel
CCCA 2011 Spring Training Camp
Toronto, ON; April 2nd, 2011
Cost Reductions and Alternative Fee Arrangements
ACLA 2010 NatCon
Sydney, AU; November 11th, 2010
Managing Legal Costs in the New Decade
CCCA 2010 Spring Conference
Montréal, QC; April 12th, 2010
Four Best Practices for Airline Law Departments
IATA Legal Symposium 2010
Lisbon, PR; March 2nd, 2010
From Operational Support to Strategic Contributor
Corporate Counsel Exchange
San Diego, California, December 7th, 2009
Cost, Price and Value in Legal Services
ACLA National Conference,
Melbourne, Australia, November 12th, 2009
Managing Relationships with External Counsel
Federated Press
, Toronto, ON, May 25, 2009
Accelerating Cost Reduction
ACLA - New South Wales Chapter
, Sydney, AU May 12, 2009
Accelerating Cost Reduction
CCCA - Ottawa
, Ottawa, ON, April 28, 2009
Partnering Successfully with Inside Counsel
Insight Information
, Halifax, NS, April 27, 2009
The Next Generation of Savings for External Legal Costs
Workshop for CCCA Manitoba chapter
Winnipeg, MB, February 24, 2009
Reducing External Legal Costs by 20 %
Workshop at the ACLA National Conference
, Sydney, AU, November 6, 2008
Getting the Most from Your Relationship with Outside Counsel and Strategic Planning for the Law Department
CCCA Spring Conference
, Toronto, ON. April 13 and 14, 2008
New Billing Models for Building Relationships While Watching the Bottom Line
Insight 2nd Annual Corporate Counsel Forum
, Toronto, ON, February 25, 2008
  Partnering with Corporate America
Estrin LegalEd, New York, NY. May 10, 2007
  Locating, Retaining and Managing Outside Counsel
CCCA Spring Training Camp, Toronto, ON. April 22, 2007
  Corporate Partnering with Outside Counsel
Estrin Legal Education, San Francisco, CA. February 6, 2007
  Flexible Fee Arrangements
OBA (Corporate Counsel Section), Toronto, ON. November 16, 2006
  Corporate Partnering with Outside Counsel
Estrin LegalEd, Philadelphia, PA. October 5, 2006
  5 Proven Measures to Save 20% on Outside Counsel Costs
IMLA Annual Conference, Savannah, GA. September 26, 2005
  A New Balance of Service, Results and Costs
National Association of Bar-Related Insurance Companies, Montréal, QC. August 19, 2005
  Innovation with Outside Counsel
CCCA - Ottawa Chapter, February 10, 2005
  Determining the Best Billing Structure: Lessons Learned from the TD Bank Case Study
CCCA Winnipeg, August 17, 2004
  5 Measures to Reduce the Cost of Legal Services
CCCA - Manitoba, Winnipeg. June 17, 2004
  Strategies to Reduce Costs
CCCA Board of Directors, Halifax. April 17, 2004
  Results-Oriented Initiatives that Can Begin in 90 Days
Catalyst Consulting Litigation Management Roundtable, Toronto, ON. June 11, 2003
  The Dupont Legal Model - The Next Ten Years
Catalyst Consulting Litigation Management Forum, Toronto, ON. October 15, 2002

Performance and Compensation

Ce que le CJE doit faire aujourd'hu pour être efficace demain
CCCA Montreal Chapter, Montréal, QC, February 24th, 2017
Performance Indicators for Law Firms : The Client's Point of View
ALA, Los Angeles, CA, May 23rd, 2016
Performance Measures for In-House Counsel
CCCA Ontario Chapter, Toronto, ON, January 12th, 2016
Leading Practices for a Progressive Law Department
CCCA North Sasketchewan Chapter, Regina, SK, November 19th, 2015
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CCCA South Sasketchewan Chapter, Saskatoon, SK, November 18th, 2015
A Comparative Study of Compensation and Working Conditions : Crown Counsel, Judges, Corporate Counsel and External Counsel
Canadian Association of Crown Counsel, Quebec City, QC, October 20th, 2015
The Best Practices and Benchmarking for Law Departments
Canadian Electricity Association Legal Committee, Toronto, ON, May 7th, 2015
Performance Indicators for the Legal Departments
CCCA2014 Fall Seminar Series
Toronto, ON; Calgary, AB; Vancouver, BC;
October 21st - 23rd, 2014
Performance Metrics and Scorecards for the Legal Department
“Institut des juristes d'entreprise”
Brussels, Belgium, September 11th, 2014
Unspoken Expectations: What Does Your CEO Want from You
CCCA Canadian Legal Conference
St. John's, NL - August 16th, 2014
Evaluating the Contribution of the CLO and Members of the Legal Department
CCCA Canadian Legal Conference
St. John's, NL - August 15th, 2014
Des conseillers juridiques performants: mesurer l'intangible pour démontrer la valeur
CCCA-Quebec Chapter
Montrél, QC
co-presented with KPMG - May 1st, 2014
Measuring the Performance of the Legal Department to Drive the Value Proposition
CCCA-CLC
Saskatoon, SK - August 19th, 2013
Measuring the Value of the Legal Department
CBA Saskatchewan Chapter
Regina, SK - Feb 2nd, 2012
Managing the Cost and Performance of Legal Counsel
Federated Press Reinventing Corporate Counsel Course

Calgary (Apr 13, 2011), Vancouver (Apr 14, 2011), Toronto (Apr 19, 2011)
Managing the Cost and Performance of Legal Counsel
Federated Press Reinventing Corporate Counsel Course

Calgary (Apr 19, 2010), Toronto (May 19, 2010), Vancouver (Oct 13, 2010)
Mesurer et améliorer l'efficacité du service juridique
CCCA Québec Chapter
, Montréal, QC, February 4th, 2010
Generating Increased Value from Legal Services during Turbulent Times
CLANZ
, Christchurch, NZ, May 7 - 8, 2009
Matter Budgeting - Is the Pain Worth the Gain ?
CCCA National Spring Conference
, Montréal, QC, April 7, 2009
Effective Strategies to Manage Outside Counsel Costs
CCCA - Toronto
, Toronto, ON. January 15, 2009
Managing the Cost and Performance of External Counsel
Federated Press
, Calgary, AB. November 18, 2008
Executive Management Series: Cost and Performance Management
CCCA and Catalyst Consulting
, Ottawa, ON and Montréal, QC. February 27 and 28, 2008
Alternative Billing for the Law Department
CCCA-BC
, Vancouver, BC. January 21, 2008
Performance and Cost Management for In-House Counsel
CBA-Alberta Corporate Counsel Section
, Calgary, AB. January 16, 2008
The High Performance Law Department
Canadian Institute's 11th In-House Counsel Congress
, Toronto, ON. November 22, 2007
The Retention of Associates: Beyond the Basics
OBA - LPMS
, Toronto, ON September 17, 2007
Reining In Legal Costs while Maintaining Service
CCCA
, Calgary, AB, August 13, 2007
  Performance and Cost Management for the Law Department
CCCA - Catalyst Consulting, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, BC. June 13, 15, 18, 2007
  Money and Metrics Matter - Communicating Value and Controlling Costs
ACLA, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, AU. May 24 - 28, 2007
  Results of Corporate Counsel Compensation Survey
CBA-BC, Vancouver, BC. April 30, 2007
  Setting Compliance Goals and Measuring the Performance of Legal Resources
Insight, Toronto, ON. February 28, 2007
  The High Performance Law Department
Canadian Institute, Toronto, ON. November 22, 2006
  Creating a Second Generation Law Department
ACLA, Canberra, AU. November 16, 2006
  Performance Management in the Law Departments
IMLA, Porland, Oregon. September 19, 2006
  Effectiveness for Law Departments
CCCA, Ottawa, ON. February 9, 2006
  Compensation Issues for Law Firm Leaders
CBA, Halifax, NS. September 15, 2005
  Auditing for Effectiveness in Legal Services
OBA - Corporate Counsel section, Toronto, ON.
March 1, 2005
  Développer des alliances stratégiques avec des cabinets externes sans excéder vos coûts
CI, 2ième Congrés québécois pour conseillers juridiques, Montréal, QC. February 16, 2005
  Law Firm Marketing, Managing and Recruiting
The Canadian Transport Lawyers' Association, Calgary. September 10, 2004
  Compensation and Career Management
CCCA Board of Directors, Halifax, NS. April 20, 2004
  Measuring and Communicating the Effectiveness of Legal Counsel
IATA Legal Symposium 2004, Seville, SP. February 8, 2004
  The "Best in Class" Municipal Department
Ontario Municipal Solicitors, Kingston, ON. June 20, 2003
  Measuring the Effectiveness and Performance of the Law Department
Canadian Institute, In-House Counsel Congress, Toronto, ON. February 24, 2003
     
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