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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, Buying Legal Council, and In-House Counsel Worldwide.

The following is a list of representative presentations made to counsel around the world.

Positioning & Strategy

Five Types of Innovation for the Legal Department
Worldwide Association of Airport Lawyers, London, UK
October 17th, 2018
In-House Counsel and External Legal Partners: How to Improve the Value of Legal Spend
Law Society of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
October 11th, 2018
Trends and Issues: Getting Ahead of the Curve
CCCA South Alberta Chapter, Calgary, AB,
September 27th and
CCCA North Alberta Chapter, Edmonton, AB,
September 26th, 2018
Challenges and Success of Leading a Multinational Law Department
CCCA 2018 National Conference and ICW Summit
Toronto, ON, April 30th, 2018
Tinkering is Not Enough  Why, Where, and When to Innovate in Law Department Management
International Municipal Lawyers Association
Niagara Falls, ON, October 17th, 2017 and
CCCA Spring Conference
Toronto, ON, April 3rd, 2017
Demonstrate the Value Add of Your Law Department
Association of Corporate Counsel
Law Department Leadership 2.0

Montréal, QC
September 18th, 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 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"
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
Dublin, Ireland, August 17th, 2009

Workflows and Workloads in Legal Departments

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
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 and
, Melbourne, AU, November 24, 2011
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

Managing Total Legal Spend

KPIs for Better Value from Panel Firms
Webinar hosted by Vortex-Legal
October 26th, 2018
NOTE: a short sign-in process must be completed to view the presentation.
Paying the Right Price for External Legal Services
Webinar hosted by Law Society of Scotland
October 12th, 2018
The Critical Elements of Non-Hourly Pricing for Counsel
Buying Legal Council EMEA Conference, London, UK
June 12th, 2018
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
Los Angeles, CA
May 22nd, 2016
Writing Successful Responses to a Request for Proposals : The Financial Considerations
Los Angeles, CA
May 22nd, 2016
The Law Department as a Business Partner
Buying Legal Council National Conference
New York, NY
March 16th, 2016
Negotiating with Law Firms
Buying Legal Council, Webinar, February 10th, 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
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 ConferenceCalgary, AB; October 15th, 2014
Innovation in Pricing Legal Services: Are General Counsel Overdue?
Spring Conference
Toronto, ON; April 15th, 2013
Performance Pay for External Counsel
Re-Inventing the Corporate Secretary Conference
Federated Press
Toronto, ON; April 10th, 2013
Reducing External Legal Spend
Consero Conferences Litigation Counsel Symposium
Phoenix, AZ; June 24th, 2012
Cost Reduction and Alternative Fee Arrangements with Law Firms
ACLA seminars
Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and Brisbane, AU; May 4th - 11th, 2011
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
Accelerating Cost Reduction
ACLA - New South Wales Chapter, Sydney, AU May 12, 2009
CCCA - Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, April 28, 2009
Reducing External Legal Costs by 20 %
Workshop at the ACLA National Conference
, Sydney, AU, November 6, 2008
  5 Proven Measures to Save 20% on Outside Counsel Costs
IMLA Annual Conference, Savannah, GA. September 26, 2005
  Determining the Best Billing Structure: Lessons Learned from the TD Bank Case Study
CCCA Winnipeg, August 17, 2004

Performance Management

Key Performance Indicators for Better Value from External Counsel
Webinar hosted by Vortex Legal
October 26th, 2018
Performance Indicators for the Legal Department
Webinar hosted by Law Society of Scotland
October 11th, 2018
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
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
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) and
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
, Christchurch, NZ, May 7 - 8, 2009
Matter Budgeting: Is the Pain Worth the Gain?
CCCA National Spring Conference
, Montréal, QC, April 7, 2009
  Money and Metrics Matter: Communicating Value and Controlling Costs
ACLA, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, AU. May 24 - 28, 2007
  Creating a Second Generation Law Department
ACLA, Canberra, AU. November 16, 2006
  Performance Management in the Law Departments
IMLA, Porland, Oregon. September 19, 2006
  Auditing for Effectiveness in Legal Services
OBA - Corporate Counsel section, Toronto, ON.
March 1, 2005
  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
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