• Innovatio 2018 - 5th Annual Innovation Awards

2018 Innovatio Awards

The 5th Annual Canadian Lawyer InHouse Innovatio Awards celebrate in-house counsel, both individuals and teams, who have found ways to show leadership by becoming more efficient, innovative and creative in meeting the needs of their organizations within the Canadian legal market.

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  • Date: September 20, 2018
  • Location: Arcadian Court, Toronto
  • Activities:
    • 5:30 p.m. Cocktail reception
    • 7:00 p.m. Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation
  • Emcee: Jennifer Brown, Managing Editor, Canadian Lawyer InHouse/Law Times
  • Dress: Business Attire



Keynote Speaker

The Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C.
Governor General of Canada, 2010-2017
Chair of the Rideau Hall Foundation

The Right Honourable David Johnston was Canada’s 28th governor general. During his mandate, he established the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), a registered charity that supports and amplifies the Office of the Governor General in its work to connect, honour and inspire Canadians. Today, he is actively involved as Chair of the RHF Board of Directors, and serves as an Executive Advisor at Deloitte. Prior to his installation as governor general, Mr. Johnston was a professor of law for over 30 years, and served as President of the University of Waterloo from 1999 to 2010. He was president of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and of the Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec. He was the founding chair of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy and chaired the federal government’s Information Highway Advisory Council. He has served on many provincial and federal task forces and committees, and has served on the boards of a number of public companies.  


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The 2018 Innovatio Awards is the pre-eminent award program designed to celebrate innovation in-house. Ultimately, it is about sharing best practices of the in-house bar to reflect the maturity of Canadian law departments.

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