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General Counsel's Role in Crisis Management

May 28, 2020 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please note that this webcast will take place in French and will not be recorded.

Blakes invites you to a stimulating discussion on general counsel’s role in managing the COVID-19 crisis.

Topics will include establishing priorities in times of crisis and how these priorities evolve during such times. Our panellists will also discuss governance and other measures put in place within their respective organizations to deal with the current crisis, as well as the challenges they face emerging from it.

In addition, the panellists will talk about the long-term impacts of the crisis within their respective organizations and share practical tips based on recent experience.

Please join us for this webcast. We will hold an online Q&A at the end of the presentation.

Introduction and Q&A Session:

Moderator: Speakers:
  • Mélanie Bernier, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, PSP Investments
  • Jean-François Legault, Chief Legal & Risk Officer, VIA Rail Canada
  • Dominic Paradis, Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary, National Bank of Canada

Mandatory Continuing Education

Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers — available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of "recognized provider" and the mandatory "recognition" of activities have been abolished.

Blakes will continue to provide you with a certificate of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.