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Jeremy Parkin

CLC 2016

Lawyers on boards

By Jeremy Parkin August 12, 2016 12 August 2016

“How many of you sit on boards now?” asks Rick Powers, a lawyer and associate professor from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Easily half of the room full of lawyers at the CBA Legal Conference in Ottawa raised their hands.

In the seminar that followed, he and Carol Hansell – founder and senior partner at Hansell LLP in Toronto – conducted a friendly question-and-answer session on topics like why lawyers would want to serve on boards, how they can best serve and how to protect themselves in the process.

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Jeremy Parkin is a writer at the CBA / Jeremy Parkin est un rédacteur à l’ABC

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