From civil rights to women’s liberation movements, and many other leaps and bounds in between, there’s no doubt that we’ve made significant strides towards more equity and inclusion as a society. However, there is still much work to be done. Approximately 91% of board members in Canadian corporations are non-racialized. Racialized women, Black men… Continue Reading 5 Actionable Steps for Fostering EDI in the Workplace
Just because Black History Month has come and gone, and Women’s History Month is almost over doesn’t mean the celebrations have to end! At LawyersInHouse.com, we strongly believe that groups who have been systemically marginalized deserve to be celebrated, recognized, and honoured all year round! As we continue the fight for a better world,… Continue Reading Black Excellence in Law: Stories of Resilience and Triumph
Research shows that 70% of people experience imposter syndrome at some point in their professional and academic careers, with certain groups such as women, women of colour, and LGBTQ+ communities experiencing it at a much higher rate. LawyersInHouse.com presents a Fireside Chat on “Imposter Syndrome: Acknowledging The Impact & Working Through It” with Bindu Cudjoe,… Continue Reading Fireside Chat – Imposter Syndrome: Acknowledging The Impact & Working Through It
The Canadian Legal Innovation Forum and LawyersInHouse.com presented a webinar on “How to deliver change in your legal department and add value to your organization” on June 3rd 2021. The 60-minute webinar, was hosted by Christine Holmes, Founder and CEO of LawyersInHouse.com, with panelists Alison Harnick, SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of First Capital,… Continue Reading How to deliver change in legal departments and add value to organizations
LawyersInHouse.com was honoured to be part of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) 2021 Conference. As a proud sponsor of this year’s event, LawyersInHouse.com was able to deliver on-demand Fireside chats as well as sponsor the Happy Hour where we had the pleasure of seeing The Rubino Brothers show us how to make amazing cocktails… Continue Reading CCCA Conference 2021
LawyersInHouse.com was a proud sponsor of this year’s Canadian Legal Innovation Forum (CANLIF) 2021 webinar series: “How to Build a More Inclusive Culture and Strengthen Diversity Initiatives Across the Legal Profession”. The session on April 29th was moderated by Christine Holmes, CEO and Founder of LawyersInHouse.com. Christine was joined by Sajida Mahdi Ali, Associate General… Continue Reading CANLIF Webinar on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
How do we summarize the year 2020? In my first draft of this note I listed several of the tragic events of this past year. Upon reflection I thought, what is the point of listing them? I do not imagine any of us need a reminder of the struggles, the suffering and the loss. I… Continue Reading MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
You have the business idea and you’ve set up your business structure. What’s next? One thing you’ll want to consider is what kind of shares you want to issue and how the ownership of your company will work. Shares can be split into 2 categories: Common Shares: These are usually issued to founders in the… Continue Reading Share Structure: What are the best options for your business?
Types of investors Investors fall under a number of different categories. Here, we have outlined some of the most common: Founders: You! If you are putting any of your own capital into your business, you are an investor. Initial advisors: For example your University Tutors or someone you know in the industry with experience in… Continue Reading Which type of investors do you want in your business?
Michelle Chan, a startup lawyer with over 10 years experience specializing in corporate law, spoke at a webinar earlier this month covering steps startups will need to follow when setting up a new business venture. Michelle loves working with entrepreneurs and helping people make their dreams a reality by guiding them to make the best… Continue Reading Corporate Structure Law 101