Creating a Collaborative Work Environment: Establishing How the Legal Team Relates to Other Departments

September 17, 2014 8:45am

Jane Fedoretz
Former Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer
CEDA International Corporation

Michelle O’Bonsawin
General Counsel
Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

  • Clarifying roles: Where do I fit? Where does my department fit? Who do I serve?
  • Recognizing the importance of the intricacies involved in providing business solutions: Know your client, Know their business
  • Effective strategies to become intimately acquainted with your organization’s business needs
  • Business advice vs. legal advice: Understanding the distinction
  • Why you should be cognizant of stakeholders who are indirectly a ected by business decisions