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July 2022


SCG Legal’s 2022 Annual Meeting in Toronto is just under two months away…and I am thrilled to share with you that we already have 70+ law firms represented from all over the globe, with more than one participant attending from most firms. 

  • If you have not registered yet, please click here to do so and click here to reserve your hotel room as soon as possible. SCG’s room block at the event hotel is nearly full. 

This year’s Annual Meeting will be distinct—in format and scope—with targeted content, relevant panel discussions and dynamic networking focused on helping attorneys and their firms navigate near- and long-term strategies for innovative internal operations and ever-changing client concerns. From esteemed keynote speakers to an outstanding range of on point agenda topics, this meeting is not one you want to miss. 


  • The Honorable Ian Binnie, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (retired) – What is the Power of the Courts and Rule of Law to Solve Complex Social and Political Issues 
  • Benjamin Tal, Managing Director and Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC Capital Markets – The World Ahead: The New Reality Emerging in The Wake of The Pandemic and the War on Ukraine…and What It Means for Labor Market Dynamics, International Trade and Business Economics 


  • The Generation Gap – Recruiting and Retention Strategies to Help Win the War for Talent 
  • In-House Counsel Panel featuring Chief Legal Officers from Staples Canada, Kraft Heinz Company and Sun Life 
  • Global Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions: Assessing the Risks & Rewards 
  • Intellectual Property Trends to Watch in 2022 & Beyond 
  • Cybersecurity/GDPR + Data Privacy Outlook & Review 
  • Supply Chain & International Trade 
  • The Future of the Practice of Law: Technology, Metaverse and Using Data & Intelligence for Competitive Advantage 
  • Global Law Firm Leaders Panel featuring perspectives on how current world events are affecting clients and the legal industry plus discussion on best practices, firm-cultural shifts and legal industry challenges including environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs; hybrid workforce best practices; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and more 

Please click here for the full event agenda, which has been strategically designed to focus on significantly relevant professional and business development themes so SCG’s members can gain the insights, skills and access to resources needed to successfully engage within the network as well as be ready to address an array of external challenges. 


Thank you to all the attendees and speakers—it was a wonderful to see you in person!—and for everyone who could not attend: You were very much missed.

This Midyear Meeting was a great success with participants representing 40+ law firms from multiple continents. 

In follow up, as promised, a video link for each presentation/panel—also offered below (session name is linked to the recording)—is now available on the event webpage:


REMINDER: There are two webinars scheduled for next month hosted by SCG Legal.  

  • August 3: Entry into the Indian Market – Tenets of Foreign Exchange Regulations and Labour & Employment Regime
    • Click here for additional information and to register. 
  • August 9: #SCGTHRIVE: What Do Your Associates Really Want?
    • Click here for additional information and to register. 

(webinar name is linked to presentation) 

For more webinars covering everything from client loyalty to well-being and business development, click here


As we look ahead to the last half of 2022, SCG remains committed to delivering industry content and connections that strengthen our community’s professional and business development activities. We are working daily to devise and deploy strategic initiatives that not only provide timely and targeted business intelligence but also facilitate networking between member firms to reinforce a strong support system and create critical cross-selling and referral opportunities. This emphasis enables our network as a whole and each firm individually to not just survive current market condition but to thrive now and in the future. 

Your thoughts on what would best help you and your firm are always welcome. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with your questions or suggestions. 

Alina Gorokhovsky