We are honoured by this distinction, and
proud to have earned it for the quality
of our work, and for the way we approach
the practice of law for all of our clients
Here are some highlights from the 2010 In-House
Counsel Barometer, conducted by Ipsos Reid for the
Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and Davies
Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP:
EXPERIENCE IN PRIVATE PRACTICE
Have you at any time during your career as a
lawyer (since you were called to the bar) worked
for a law firm?
Length of time worked
in private practice?
43% < 5 YEARS
39% 5-9 YEARS
13% 10-19 YEARS
5% 20+ YEARS
HOW IN-HOUSE COUNSEL PROVIDES
VALUE Which of the following represent
the main ways in which your department provides
value within your organization?
Managing/reducing risks associated
with business decisions
Ensuring my organization is in
compliance with sector regulations
Controlling costs for use of external counsel
HOURS WORKED PER WEEK On average,
how many hours do you work each week?
51 - 60
WORKING WITH OUTSIDE LAW FIRMS
Would you say you are working with more, less or
about the same number of outside law firms today
than two years ago?
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