At irregular intervals I have collected posts from this blog about specific countries. Canada beckoned, and it turns out there are at least 28 posts related to law departments in that country.
A few of them cover Canadian matters in general (See my post of May 31, 2005: case loads of in-house lawyers from Canada; March 19, 2006: hours inside vs. outside in Canada; May 14, 2006 #4: Canadian data on lines of reporting; May 31, 2005: growth of civil legal spending by Canadian businesses; March 19, 2006: application of 40/60 ratio to Canadian law departments; May 10, 2006: Canadian in-house challenges; Feb. 14, 2007: retrospective on Canadian in-house numbers of lawyers; May 24, 2007: chargeable hours; May 26, 2007: litigation handled by Canadian corporations; and May 27, 2007: considerations of Canadian in-house lawyers when choosing outside counsel.).
Many more of the posts cite specific departments (See my post of April 18, 2005: Manulife and departing lawyers; Aug. 31, 2005: billing policies at the Royal Bank of Canada; Aug. 31, 2005: Schering-Plough Canada; Feb. 14, 2007: profit center with SAP Canada; Feb. 14, 2007: difficulties in hiring lawyers and contract staff at Petro-Canada; Feb. 14, 2007: SAP Canada filed 1,700 patents in 2005; Feb. 16, 2007: grooming a general counsel with business experience at TransCanada; July 29, 2007: beyond traditional RFPs at RBC Financial; July 29, 2007: software at BMO; Nov. 24, 2007: coaching and SAP Canada; Sept. 19, 2008: facts about Bombardier; Feb. 14, 2009: demand management checklist at Royal Bank of Canada; Oct. 24, 2009: claimed savings by GE Canada; Nov. 10, 2009: net rating evaluations of outside counsel at GE Canada; Dec. 21, 2009: Canadian patent cases cost millions less than US patent cases; Feb. 4, 2010: Kruger Products and Serengeti; Sept. 27, 2010: Bombardier requires technology investments by its firms; and Dec. 19, 2010: fixed fee for core agreements of Bell Canada;.).