The Last Place You Look (LPYL) is a place where I document my thoughts about public policy, innovation and creativity (artistic and otherwise). It is also a place designed to celebrate the ideas and creations which make me feel so lucky to be able to work with creative people.
So who is “me”?
My name is Keith Serry, I’m a father and husband and a lawyer, communicator and consultant with my own company (Keith Serry Counsel) in Montreal, Quebec.
Before going back out on my own, I worked as the general counsel for a charity that ran drug and alcohol treatment facilities and before that, I worked in private practice as a litigator in a fantastic Montreal law firm. I’ve also spent a lot of time in public relations both in government and running my own firm.
I have been fortunate enough to spend a great deal of my “free” time in the past decade or two writing and thinking about about the things I love (I blogged and podcasted at a site called Pregnant Without Intercourse and had a chance to produce a couple of fun pieces of radio journalism for CBC`s DNTO) and working as a spokesperson, and advocate for the people who make the things that inspire me (first as a co-founder of the Canadian Music Creators Coalition and more recently as the co-founder and maitre d’hotel of the Clinique Juridique des Artistes de Montreal; a charitable organization with a mission of providing artists some of the legal tools they need to make a living from their work).
More recently, I’ve been doing a lot of work in innovation policy — I’m the Director of Government Affairs for STEMCELL Technologies — and in starting up a new NGO dedicated to the promotion and defense of facts in public policy and public debate.
The Last Place You Look is published by Keith Serry personally it is intended to be a source of discussion, debate and information and should not in any way be consulted for legal advice; please, hire a lawyer for that as nothing on this site is intended to create, nor should it be understood as creating, a solicitor/client, contractual, fiduciary or other relationship between you, the reader, and me, the author.