Managing Information Technology Resources in the Workplace

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September 20, 2005
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Goodman and Carr LLP
200 King St. W, Suite 2300
Toronto, Ontario

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Four speakers will examine issues faced by many businesses and other organizations whose employees are adopting and using information technology to perform their jobs and to comment about their jobs and working environments. More specifically, the presentations will examine the following topics:

  1. Blogging Employees — Concerns and Responses
  2. The Development of Policies on the Use of IT Resources — A Business Driven Model
  3. The Enforcement of Use Policies — Pitfalls and Practical Solutions


Sylvia Tint
Wilson Lewis LLP

Ms. Tint was called to the bar in 1993. Her practice is primarily in the area of employment, and includes: employment policy review and preparation, drafting employment contracts, advising regarding wrongful dismissal, human rights code issues, and employment standards matters, among other things. She has practised at all levels of court, and before various administrative bodies. She is a frequent writer and speaker in employment and other areas of the law, and is a former editor of the Queen’s Law Review.

Karen Hacker
Vice-President and General Counsel, St. Joseph Communications

Karen joined St. Joseph Communications in 2003 as Vice-President and General Counsel, providing legal counsel on a wide range of corporate legal policies and issues. In her past positions with Irwin Toy Limited, Cineplex Odeon Corporation, and Goodman and Carr LLP, Karen has developed legal expertise in domestic and international real estate and lease transactions, corporate filings and minute book maintenance, intellectual property rights, trademarks and patents, packaging, advertising, and employment matters.

Dave Ballantyne
Senior Vice-President of I.T and Advanced Technology, Pi Media/St Joseph Printing

Dave Ballantyne is responsible for the technical and digital direction of the St. Joseph Communications Content Group’s Digital Workflows, Pre-media and Internet Content efforts. St. Joseph Communications is Canada’s largest privately held content, print, Internet and magazine publishing organization. The Content Group is branded as “Pi Media”, and is also North America’s largest commercial photo studios.

Peter L. Biro
Partner, Goodman and Carr LLP

Peter L. Biro’s practice includes all aspects of civil, corporate and commercial litigation. Peter is the head of Goodman and Carr LLP’s employment law practice, the Human Resources Management Group (“HRMG”). HRMG provides labour and employment advice and offers guidance on positive pro-active employee relations and assists and represents clients on a variety of matters including human rights, privacy, employment termination, employment agreements, and employee and policy handbooks.

Peter has chaired conferences, spoken and taught and has published extensively in a number of fields of law including labour and employment law and civil litigation. Peter also appears frequently on television, radio and in other media to comment on news stories of special interest and on developments in the law.


Cost for lunch: $10 for members and students, $15 for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group.


REGISTER BEFORE 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 19, 2005.


Cancellations also accepted before 9:00 a.m., Monday, September 19, 2005. Substitutions are permitted anytime. Registrants who do not attend and do not cancel or send a substitute may be invoiced for lunch.



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