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In-House Essentials: Responding to a Crisis

Calgary - In-Person & Online, May 31, 2023 - 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

The Inhouse Counsel Network and Blakes are pleased to invite you to a seminar to discuss the essentials in-house counsel should consider when responding to a crisis. We will focus on how to respond to a crisis in general and in the particular context of environmental spills.


  • Regulatory/legal overview of environmental-spill issues

  • Immediate-response steps for in-house counsel

  • Investor-relation issues

  • Board interactions

  • Development of a crisis checklist

  • Working with external counsel

  • Privilege and investigation issues

Blakes Speakers:

Guest Speakers:

  • Craig Bell, Senior Counsel, TOM Capital Management Inc.

  • Bruce Thompson, Chief Counsel, Investment Services, Wood Group

Seminar Details:
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

In-person 7:30 a.m. (MT)
Calgary Petroleum Club
319 – 5th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta

Online: 8 a.m. (MT)


Time Description
7:30 a.m. (MT) Registration (In Person Only)
8 a.m. (MT)

Seminar and Q&A

Mandatory Continuing Education:

This program contains 45 minutes of Professionalism content and 15 minutes of Substantive content. This organization has been approved by the Law Society of Ontario.

British Columbia
This program has been accredited for 1 CPD Credit Hour with The Law Society of British Columbia and counts towards the two-hour requirement for ethics and/or practice management.

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 confirmation 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.