Darlene Tonelli

Inter Alia Law and the Lawyer Life Podcast

Darlene Tonelli is the founder of Inter Alia Law, a virtual association of lawyers with a primary focus on technology, media & entertainment. She is also the co-host of the Lawyer Life Podcast, and author of the award-winning Inter Alia blog.

Inter Alia lawyers were trained at big firms, but honed their skills in-house at companies like Microsoft, Live Nation and Universal Music. Inter Alia is founded on the premise that these lawyers, who have worked inside a company, provide more empathetic and practical advice to clients than traditional outside counsel.

Prior to Inter Alia, Darlene spent 8 years at Universal Music Canada, where she was Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Affairs. At Universal, Darlene was tasked with building new digital business models for a changing industry. In that role, she worked on several groundbreaking license deals to bring music to listeners in new ways.

And prior to that, Darlene was a lawyer at Goodmans LLP.

In her writing and public speaking engagements, she encourages legal professionals to look at reducing ego and taking ownership of their own happiness, authenticity, and fulfillment as a key means to becoming the kind of lawyer clients really need.

Website: https://www.interalia-law.com
Podcast: (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/lawyer-life-podcast/id1410555303?mt=2)
Blog: https://www.interalia-law.com/blog
Twitter: @inhouseallies
Instagram: @interalialaw

My Sessions

EQ Over IQ: Building Emotional Intelligence for Clients

Columbus AB

Even if you are an expert in your field, you may be leaving wins on the table if you are not paying attention to interpersonal dynamics, both in and out of court. Skilled advocates are able to achieve great results even when the facts are not on their side. They do this by convincing stakeholders […]

Human Skills

HR 101 for Lawyers: Best Practices for Hiring and Firing

Columbus AB

Most of us don’t learn how to hire or fire in law school, and as a result the vast majority of lawyers are winging it when it comes to hiring and firing. In this session we will share easy-to-adopt processes that will let you hire and fire like a pro.

Human Skills