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Keeping Your House Clean: Recent Developments in the Liability Exposure of In-House Counsel
October 21, 2009
Notwithstanding the increased attention in-house counsel have received of late, the most significant aspect of the law relating to the liability of lawyers who work for organizations in Canada is its absence. There are few cases that assist in defining potential liability: for the most part, Canadian in-house counsel have either conducted themselves appropriately, or flown under the radar. However, recent developments — particularly in the United States — suggest that this landscape may be changing. This paper was presented at Federated Press: Managing the Liability Risk of In-House Counsel in Toronto, ON (October 21-22, 2009).