The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) is the national voice and forum for in-house counsel in Canada.

Our members are lawyers practicing in corporations, business enterprises, associations, institutions, not-for-profit organizations, government and regulatory boards and agencies, Crown corporations, and regional or municipal corporations. We also welcome associate members from law firms whose support and expertise enrich our educational programs and events.

Established in 1988 and now more than 4500 in-house counsel strong, the CCCA is proud to be affiliated with the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the essential ally and advocate of all members of the legal profession in Canada. Membership benefits include:

  • Of-the-moment professional development offerings tailored to the needs of in-house counsel
  • A Mentoring Program that matches more experienced CCCA members with those newer to the in-house profession
  • The CCCA National Conference, the largest yearly gathering of in-house counsel in Canada
  • Advocacy initiatives focused on the in-house counsel profession
  • Local connections to in-house counsel in your community through CCCA Sections across the country
  • International connections to in-house counsel around the world through In-House Counsel Worldwide
  • Certified In-House Counsel – Canada (CIC.C), a certification program bridging the knowledge gap between law school and the realities of the in-house counsel profession
  • Access to insightful survey results about the in-house counsel profession, the attitudes and opinions of in-house counsel, and compensation trends for in-house counsel
  • Access to all the resources, professional development and advocacy of the Canadian Bar Association

Interested in joining the CCCA? Click here. Please note the CBA handles all CCCA membership requests.

CCCA Events & Resources

CBA Competition Law Fall Conference

Oct. 26-27, 2017
Ottawa ON

With Canada celebrating its 150th birthday, it is an apt time to consider the role of competition law and policy in Canada and the role that it can play in protecting and promoting innovation. We will be bringing together leading experts and practitioners from across Canada, the U.S. and Europe to share their knowledge, experience and advice on critical and emerging competition law issues in a variety of areas including mergers, abuse, conspiracy, deceptive marketing, class actions and compliance.

CBA Business Law Conference
The Future of M&A Transactions: Current Trends in an Evolving Practice

Nov. 2-3, 2017
Toronto ON

We are pleased to announce our first National Business Law Conference. With client demands to reduce costs and increased competition from both legal and non-legal competitors, business lawyers need to be more knowledgeable, practical and efficient than ever.

Join leading experts and your peers from across Canada to explore current and emerging trends in mergers and acquisitions and how those trends will impact your practice in the future, whether as a sole practitioner or in a leading multi-national firm.

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