As a single parent, with one child who has Down Syndrome, Christine struggled balancing the demands of parenthood with the demands of working in a boutique law firm and, later, as in-house counsel at Cineplex Entertainment and PepsiCo. Support networks and diverse role models were rare.
Even as other industries adopted emerging technologies and agile delivery methods, big law remained office-based and reluctant to embrace efficiencies that would allow room for a work-life equilibrium. As a result, Christine saw many experienced lawyers, especially women, leave the profession due to a lack of options, flexibility and opportunities.
Christine founded LIHDC to be the change she wanted to see in the legal world, a rethinking of the way law firms are structured and how lawyers work. LIHDC defines success, not by address, office size or billable hours, but as the ability to protect clients’ interests and help their businesses thrive.
Today, LIH has grown to a full-service law firm of seasoned in-house experts, with extensive experience servicing clients around the globe, across multiple sectors. LIHDC takes pride in fostering an environment where team members feel engaged, included and supported in the vocation they know and love.
Our Core Values
We are not outside counsel, we are in-house partners.
We move the needle on equity, diversity, and inclusion in the legal industry.
We do not compete; we support.
We provide exceptional client service every single time.
We provide businesses with valuable and practical legal advice.
We strive to keep the client happy by honouring our commitments.
We treat each other and our clients with dignity, integrity, and professionalism.
Equity, diversity, & inclusion is at the centre of our mandate
The legal profession has a well-known history of exclusion, and systemic inequities persist to this day. That is why we are extremely proud to be certified by WBE Canada as a Diverse Supplier.
By choosing to work with LawyersInHouse.com, your business or legal department will gain access to the talent, perspectives, and solutions that reflect the pluralism of your customers, employees, and stakeholders.
We are committed to building a safe and supportive work culture where individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and persons with disabilities can thrive. We believe that by valuing and embracing our differences, we can create a more just and equitable society.