Annual Report 2020/2021

  • August 17, 2021

Summary of Meetings: Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA-BC)

Number of Meetings Held:5

October 21, 2020
Registration Count: 42
Guest Speaker: Moderator Timon Sisic from Lexis Nexis (sponsor of the event) Shea Coulson - partner at McMillans Crystal Hamilton - Sommelier
Meeting Title/Topic: Virtual Wine Tasting and Update of Liquor Laws
Synopsis: Timon Sisic of Lexis Nexis (sponsor of this event) and the CCCA tasted two bottles of beautiful BC wines from Poplar Grove from your home or office with sommelier Crystal Hamilton while learning about BC liquor laws from Shea Coulson of McMillans for an hour of CPD credit.

December 04, 2020
Registration Count: 36
Guest Speaker: Katherine Xilinas, Partner in KPMG’s Indirect Tax group
Meeting Title/Topic: NAFTA 2.0
Synopsis: Discussed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), aka NAFTA 2.0, and what it means for Canadians and Canadian businesses.

January 27, 2021
Registration Count: 98
Guest Speaker: Ann Tuck, VP Legal Affair and General Counsel at Vancity Margot Spence, Manager Corporate Law at ICBC Melody Robens-Paradise, Deputy Regional Director & Senior Counsel, BC Regional Office Department of Justice Etienne van Eck, Executive Director/ Deputy Registrar, Inquiry, Discipline & Monitoring at the BC College of Nurses and Midwives
Meeting Title/Topic: A Panel Discussion on Managing a Remote In-House Legal Team
Synopsis: Martine Boucher of Simplex Legal moderated a panel of experts who provided practical insights regarding managing an in-house legal team remotely. The panel of experts included: Ann Tuck - VP Legal Affair and General Counsel at Vancity Margot Spence –Manager Corporate Law at ICBC Etienne van Eck – Executive Director and Registrar, Inquiry, Discipline & Monitoring- BC College of Nurses and Midwives Regulatory Authority

May 27, 2021
Registration Count: 66
Guest Speaker: Sara Forte, Labour and Employment Lawyer and Founder of Forte Law Dave Namkung Partner at Smith Legal Search Frank Durnford, Senior Legal Counsel at Corix Amanda Watson, professor at SFU and author of The Juggling Mother: Coming Undone in The Age of Anxiety Katie Jamieson, SVP Legal at Herschel
Meeting Title/Topic: Lawyers and Caregiving - How to Succeed In and Balance These Two Roles: Challenges, Stigmas and Solutions
Synopsis: A Panel Discussion on finding balance in these two roles- challenges, stigmas and solutions

June 28, 2021
Registration Count: 53
Guest Speaker: Susan Todd, Solstice Sustainability Works
Meeting Title/Topic: What In-House Counsel Need to Know About Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Developments
Synopsis: This session will provide both an introduction to ESG and some concrete actions CCCA members can take to meet investor and stakeholder expectations. It will be organized around three key questions:

  • What is ESG?
  • Why does it matter to In-House Counsel?
  • What does your company need to do, both now and longer term to become ESG capable?
  • Session leader Susan Todd of Solstice Sustainability Works will share her experience and engage participants in activities that will prepare you to have important conversations around ESG in your organizations.
    Topics may include: leading ESG frameworks and standards, the shift from voluntary to compliance drivers for ESG disclosure, recognizing ESG risks, and embedding ESG in organizational governance, strategy and management.