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Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 121

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jun 29

    A mass of new judicial appointment

    A mass of new judicial appointment
    If you’re a lawyer in Canada, there’s a good chance someone you know is on this very long list of judicial appointments.Heading into pre-Canada Day celebrations Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced 39 new judges on June 26 for…
  • Jun 29

    Legal news roundup - June 29, 2015

    Legal news roundup - June 29, 2015
    CanadaMan faces child sexual-assault charges in B.C. court, Canadian PressTwo B.C. men face charges for shooting 18-year-old woman that led to her death, Canadian PressMan in Cape Breton faces charges of first-degree murder and attempted…
  • Jun 26

    LSUC webcasts to continue despite few viewer

    LSUC webcasts to continue despite few viewer
    Issues such as mental health and addictions, entity regulation, and standards for advertising were on the agenda, but what drew the most debate by far at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s June Convocation yesterday was a motion to…
Rank this Week: 153

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 29

    Communications Breakdown: When a Lawyer Doesn’t Share

    Communications Breakdown: When a Lawyer Doesn’t Share
    After getting some work done on his cottage, Dale Orlando, partner at McLeish, Orlando LLP in Toronto, had a dispute with the contractor over fees. “He was doing work that needed to be done but without clearing it with me first,”…
  • Jun 29

    Indigenous Law Portal Celebrates Canada’s National Aboriginal Day

    Indigenous Law Portal Celebrates Canada’s National Aboriginal Day
    National Aboriginal Day was on June 21. The Library of Congress celebrated this event by providing access to Canadian aboriginal law on the Indigenous Law Portal. This is the first time the Indigenous Law Portal has provided coverage that…
  • Jun 29

    Novel Approaches to Sentencing in Occupational Health and Safety Conviction

    Novel Approaches to Sentencing in Occupational Health and Safety Conviction
    The Nova Scotia Provincial Court is taking new approaches to dealing with occupational health and safety violations. Recently, it sentenced a company found guilty of breaching Occupational Health and Safety laws to complete community…
Rank this Week: 158

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Jun 24

    The Highlights of Off-Duty Conduct

    The Highlights of Off-Duty Conduct
    Termination Due to Off-Duty Conduct The vulgar, off-duty conduct of Hydro One employee, Shawn Simoes, has brought concern for many employees. After all, it’s not often that an employee is terminated by their employer for their actions…
  • Jun 1

    Q&A: Do you have the right to a harassment-free work environment?

    Q&A: Do you have the right to a harassment-free work environment?
    QUESTION I have decided that my experience with my boss is in fact harassment and bullying. My performance is over managed, and performance reviews are used as a form of discipline, not coaching. I’m unjustly criticized and made to feel…
  • May 25

    Fired from Your Job Based on Discriminatory Ground

    Fired from Your Job Based on Discriminatory Ground
    QUESTION #3 I have been fired from my job because my employer told me I don’t fit into their culture. Is this illegal or a form of discrimination? ANSWER  Termination Without Cause Terminating you because you do not…
Rank this Week: 210

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of June 29, 2015

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of June 29, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Missouri jail moves to video-only visits; fee will be charged to visitors Next Fight for Gay Rights: Bias in Jobs and Housing Ken Paxton, Texas official, says state clerks can deny…
  • Jun 23

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the week of June 22, 2015

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the week of June 22, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Lester Holt Reflects on His Rise to NBC’s Anchor ChairOntario man exonerated 45 years after being wrongly convicted of killing his wifeWoman accused of streaming live sex…
  • Jun 22

    Mindfulness for Lawyers Goes Mainstream

    Mindfulness for Lawyers Goes Mainstream
    The Wall Street Journal, of all places, had a feature this week on the increasing prevalence – and acceptance – of mindfulness training for lawyers.In Lawyers Go Zen, With Few Objections, writer Jacob Gershman delivers…
Rank this Week: 276

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 240

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Jun 28

    Changing with the Time

    Changing with the Time
    As you may have noticed, our blog has undergone a content freeze over the past two weeks. This was done to facilitate an overhaul of our website. The purpose of the update was to make a mobile-friendly site that meets accessibility standards…
  • Jun 11

    The MIND Diet

    The MIND Diet
    There is a new diet out there and it has been given the name of the MIND diet. M.I.N.D. stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay in which D.A.S.H. stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The MIND diet…
  • Jun 11

    The MIND Diet

    The MIND Diet
    There is a new diet out there and it has been given the name of the MIND diet. M.I.N.D. stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay in which D.A.S.H. stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The MIND diet…
Rank this Week: 410

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    What Does Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act Really Mean?

    What Does Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act Really Mean?
    Does section 155 (1)(a) of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act permit an executor or administrator to distribute an estate within 210 days of a grant of probate or letters of administration with will annexed without the consent of a…
  • Jun 20

    Leah Schurian Joins Sabey Rule LLP

    Leah Schurian Joins Sabey Rule LLP
    I am pleased to write that Leah Schurian has joined our firm.While I write frequently about estate disputes, Leah is focused on avoiding disputes through good planning, including estate and business planning. Good planning also…
  • Jun 7

    Limitation Period for Contesting the Validity of a Will

    Limitation Period for Contesting the Validity of a Will
    What is the limitation period for bringing a claim in British Columbia for contesting the validity of a will under the new Limitation Act?Perhaps the Limitation Act, SBC 2012, c. 13, is not that new anymore, having come into effect over two…
Rank this Week: 388

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Jun 26

    Canada Added to the Library of Congress Indigenous Law Portal

    Canada Added to the Library of Congress Indigenous Law Portal
    This is a wonderful gift from our neighbours to the south. On June 21, in celebration of our National Aboriginal Day, the Law Library of Congress opened the Canadian portion of their Indigenous Law Portal, expanding the…
  • Jun 22

    Recent Acquisitions, June 15 – June 22, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, June 15 – June 22, 2015
    100 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 20 from 2015: K 230 U56 C755 2015 The critical legal studies movement : another time, a greater task Verso 2015 vii, 216 pages ; 21 cm K 5015.4 C66 … Continue reading…
  • Jun 17

    The Jarvis-Irving Collection

    The Jarvis-Irving Collection
    In several separate purchases over the past year, the Osgoode Library has managed to acquire a collection of law books, the Jarvis-Irving Collection, comprising 32 titles (67 volumes) that belonged to Samuel Peters Jarvis (1792-1857), a…
Rank this Week: 421

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • Jun 24

    Creating Value in Surface Rights Negotiation

    Creating Value in Surface Rights Negotiation
    Surface rights have been a topic of increasing importance in Manitoba over the last several years. While much of this can be attributed to increased oil and gas activity, this does not tell the entire story. Previous oil booms did not create…
  • Jun 10

    Cohabitation Agreements in Estate Planning

    Cohabitation Agreements in Estate Planning
    Given the significant increase in blended families in recent years, it is becoming more and more important to have a will.   However, what most people don’t realize is that, in many cases, a will alone isn’t enough.   In…
  • Jun 2

    Pay When Paid Clauses: Approach with Caution

    Pay When Paid Clauses: Approach with Caution
    A “pay when paid” clause is one of the more contentious contractual provisions that can be found in a construction contract. As its name suggests, a “pay when paid” clause provides that a subcontractor is not entitled…
Rank this Week: 440

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Discussion of Canadian wrongful dismissal cases and other employment law issues and decisions. By Kenneth A. Krupat.

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Jun 10

    CBC Fires Evan Solomon for Conflict of Interest: Just Cause?

    CBC Fires Evan Solomon for Conflict of Interest: Just Cause?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The CBC continues to provide wonderful material for Canadian employment lawyers.  Its very public employment disputes are fascinating case…
  • May 13

    Fired for Off-Duty Conduct: Should that hold up?

    Fired for Off-Duty Conduct: Should that hold up?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Can inappropriate off-duty conduct be used by an employer to dismiss an employee for just cause?  The answer is far from clear. By now,…
  • Apr 23

    Quick Justice? Bring a Summary Judgment Motion

    Quick Justice? Bring a Summary Judgment Motion
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The use of the summary judgment process is becoming more and more widespread in wrongful dismissal cases. In this post, I look at three recent…
Rank this Week: 412

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Court Reduces Injury Victim’s Compensation for Standing up to Criminal

    Court Reduces Injury Victim’s Compensation for Standing up to Criminal
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, with a troubling finding of contributory negligence.  The Court assessed a Plaintiff partly liable for injuries sustained while being…
  • Jun 29

    Corporate Plaintiff Not Allowed To Read In Discovery Evidence of Former Employee

    Corporate Plaintiff Not Allowed To Read In Discovery Evidence of Former Employee
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing limits on the use of discovery evidence at trial. In today’s case (No Limits Sportswear Inc v. 0912139 BC Ltd) the Plaintiff sought to…
  • Jun 22

    Examination For Discovery Objections Canvassed

    Examination For Discovery Objections Canvassed
    Adding to this site’s archived procedural cases dealing with examinations for discovery, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Duncan Registry, canvassing the appropriateness of several questions relating to…
Rank this Week: 649

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Jun 29

    OSC concludes continuous disclosure review of mutual fund practices relating to portfolio liquidity

    OSC concludes continuous disclosure review of mutual fund practices relating to portfolio liquidity
    Last week, OSC staff concluded a review focusing on mutual fund practices related to liquidity assessments of fund holdings, liquidity stress testing and liquidity valuation considerations.  OSC staff’s review disclosed its…
  • Jun 29

    Marketplace operation and trading rules amended by the CSA

    Marketplace operation and trading rules amended by the CSA
    The Canadian Securities Administrators recently approved amendments to National Instrument 21-101 – Marketplace Operation and National Instrument 23-101 Trading Rules.  The amendments, which were first published for comment on…
  • Jun 29

    OSC approves proposed MFDA Rule amendments related to CRM2

    OSC approves proposed MFDA Rule amendments related to CRM2
    The OSC recently approved amendments to Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) Rule 5.3 – Client Reporting and MFDA Policy No. 7 – Performance Reporting.  The amendments codify the relief orders issued by the…
Rank this Week: 630

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Jun 29

    Do It Yourself Immigration – The Risk

    Do It Yourself Immigration – The Risk
    For those self-filing their application for a visa to Canada (aka Do It Yourself-ers) , an additional basis to refuse your case may arise: if you fail to declare that you hired someone advise you on the application.  The relevant law is…
  • Jun 18

    An Invitation to Apply -What Did You Sign Up For?

    An Invitation to Apply -What Did You Sign Up For?
    For the Express Entry draw of June 12 2015 the  minimum points imposed by the Minister of Immigration was  482. Persons who meet this minimum threshold are invited to apply for immigration to Canada, often under the Federal Skilled…
  • Jun 6

    Canada Citizenship Laws: Impending Changes to Residency Requirement – How Will This Affect Cases Already in the Queue?

    Canada Citizenship Laws: Impending Changes to Residency Requirement – How Will This Affect Cases Already in the Queue?
    As of the date I’m writing this (2015-06-06), one of the basic requirements for acquiring Canadian citizenship include physical presence in Canada for three years out of four  years prior to submitting an application for…
Rank this Week: 586

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 727

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

Covers TN visa and green cards for Canadian professionals. By Brian D. Zuccaro.

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-blog/
  • Dec 16

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen
    Green CardCase Info.Case History / Issues:Applicant was a Canadian citizen, and held TN visa status. Applicant subsequently married a U.S. citizen.Strategy:Reviewed case to ensure no preconceived intent issues, or potential employment gap or…
  • Nov 6

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System
    Under the government's new I-94 record keeping system, individuals who enter the U.S. under TN visa status no longer will receive a paper I-94 record. Instead, they will receive a stamp in their passport reflecting their TN status and…
  • Oct 14

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud
    Unlike under the H-1B visa, Physicians working in the U.S. under TN visa status may only fill teaching or research positions. They cannot provide direct patient care. A Florida doctor is being charged criminally with visa…
Rank this Week: 729

La pub et le droit

La pub et le droit

Covers advertising law. By Natalie Gauthier.

http://publiciteetdroit.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 8

    La pub et le droit a 10 an

    La pub et le droit a 10 an
    La pub et le droit fêtera son 10eanniversaire le 1er août. Des centaines d'heures de recherches jurisprudentielles et législatives pour donner plus de 182 billets mensuels, vous donnant ainsi un rendez-vous le 1er jour du…
  • Jun 1

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement
    Un rappel sur la portée de la clause de non-conurrence avec l’arrêt Soins santé Portneuf c. Savard, 2013 QCCQ 6961. Santé Portneuf est une agence de placement auprès des centres hospitaliers et…
  • May 1

    Les multinationales de tabac

    Les multinationales de tabac
    Une décision importante qui est pourtant passée inaperçu en juillet dernier, celle concernant le droit du gouvernement du Québec de poursuivre les multinationales de tabac dont le siège social est…
Rank this Week: 609

Climate Change Law Practice Group…

Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog

Features news about Canadian renewable energy and sustainable developments. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Climate-Change-Law-Practice-Group
  • Jun 28

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
    President Obama spoke on U.S. climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday. In this speech he commented, for the first time in months, on the Keystone XL pipeline which will carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries…
  • May 21

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan
    Goldman Sachs announced today that it plans to invest as much as $490million (50 billion yen) in renewable energy projects in Japan over the next five years.  That's a lot!  Bloomberg reports that "the Wall Street firm also…
  • May 15

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change
    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a…
Rank this Week: 637

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Canadian Resources Added to Law Library of Congress Indigenous Law Portal

    Canadian Resources Added to Law Library of Congress Indigenous Law Portal
    Earlier this month, the Law Library of Congress in Washington announced that it has added Canadian aboriginal law resources to its Indigenous Law Portal:"This new segment of the portal expands our coverage for the first time beyond the United…
  • Jun 28

    American Law Librarian Cited in Recent US Supreme Court Decision

    American Law Librarian Cited in Recent US Supreme Court Decision
    John Cannan, research and instructional services librarian at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law in Philadelphia, made the history books on June 25.The United States Supreme Court opinion King v. Burwell cites Cannan's Law…
  • Jun 28

    2015 Canadian Library Associastion Conference Presentations Available

    2015 Canadian Library Associastion Conference Presentations Available
    The presentations from the recent 2015 conference of the Canadian Library Association in Ottawa are now available online: Whether you were unable to be with us in Ottawa or you want to access some of the resources made available by the…
Rank this Week: 945

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jun 29

    Goldie Hawn’s Ex Accuses Her of Parental Alienation

    Goldie Hawn’s Ex Accuses Her of Parental Alienation
    How could you not fall in love with Goldie Hawn? She was the giggly blonde, with her bikini and body paint on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, a role that launched her career. Do you also remember the Hudson Brothers? Bill, Mark and Brett…
  • Jun 28

    Waiting for Canada’s New Euthanasia Law

    Waiting for Canada’s New Euthanasia Law
    A perfectly healthy 24-year old woman in Belgium will be killed by her doctors only because she has “suicidal thoughts”. She does not suffer from any terminal disease or physical illness. While Nazi Germany pioneered legal…
  • Jun 26

    Is US Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling a Threat to Democracy?

    Is US Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling a Threat to Democracy?
    Today’s gay marriage decision from the United States Supreme Court has the potential to create an even greater divide between America’s already polarized electorate. In a 5/4 decision, the Court invented a new civil right under…
Rank this Week: 1157

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer…

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog covers accident, medical malpractice, brain damage, and product liability issues. By McKiggan Hebert.

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Canada Day is coming. Remember SUMMER FUN = SUMMER SAFETY!

    Canada Day is coming. Remember SUMMER FUN = SUMMER SAFETY!
    Our senior associate Mark Raftus sent me this article and I thought it was good timing since Canada Day is this week and it marks the unofficial start of summer here in the Maritimes. We all look forward to spending more time outdoors…
  • Jun 17

    McKiggan Hebert Awards Scholarship to Raise Awareness of Dangers of Distracted Driving

    McKiggan Hebert Awards Scholarship to Raise Awareness of Dangers of Distracted Driving
    Distracted Driving a Growing Danger Distracted driving is now the number one cause of deaths on Nova Scotia highways. In order to raise awareness of the dangers of Distracted Driving, McKiggan Hebert has created an annual scholarship for a…
  • Mar 31

    Air Canada 624 Crash: Is a Class Action the Right Approach?

    Air Canada 624 Crash: Is a Class Action the Right Approach?
    Over the last 72 hours new coverage in Nova Scotia has been dominated by stories involving the crash (or “hard landing” as Air Canada prefers to describe it ) of Air Canada flight 624. Most of the coverage has revolved around how…
Rank this Week: 737

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

Features environmental law updates on climate change, compliance, and pesticides. By Dianne Saxe.

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jun 29

    Fisheries Act convictions for discharging drinking water

    Fisheries Act convictions for discharging drinking water
    Two Alberta construction companies have been convicted under the Fisheries Act for rupturing municipal water mains, discharging chlorinated drinking water into storm sewers and fish habitat. Treated municipal drinking water is harmful to…
  • Jun 25

    Purchaser of contaminated site loses case against own lawyer

    Purchaser of contaminated site loses case against own lawyer
    Mr. Yang was satisfied with the extent of his knowledge about the environmental condition of the property, and, notwithstanding the advice of his counsel, was unwilling to conduct any further investigations Read Purchaser of contaminated site…
  • Jun 23

    Enbridge Kalamazoo oil spill: State consent order

    Enbridge Kalamazoo oil spill: State consent order
    How are major oil spill claims handled in the US? For a fascinating glimpse across the border, Enbridge-consent-judgment is a copy of the multimillion dollar consent order between the State of Michigan and Enbridge over the billion dollar,…
Rank this Week: 1147

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    We're applying to be administrators of an estate. Do we need a lawyer?

    We're applying to be administrators of an estate. Do we need a lawyer?
    I received an interesting question recently from a reader asking about applying for letters of administration. Anyone out there who is in a similar position should take a look at the following question and answer: "My husband's uncle…
  • Jun 26

    Court Removes “Ill-Mannered” Administrator, Sanctions Him With Special Cost

    Court Removes “Ill-Mannered” Administrator, Sanctions Him With Special Cost
    I sure get a lot of questions from readers about executors. Sometimes readers tell me that the executor they are dealing with is hostile or unreasonable. Well, you haven't seen anything yet.  Recently the court in BC had to deal with an…
  • Jun 12

    I'm away for a week

    I'm away for a week
    Dear friends, I'll be gone all next week and won't be posting. I'm off to Alberta for my daughter's university convocation. That's her in the photo. We now have a criminologist in the family! See you all when I get back. Love, proud Mom
Rank this Week: 1124

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Covers knowledge management, web development and law library management. By Steve Matthews.

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    A Fun Friday Find: Digital Public Library of America

    A Fun Friday Find: Digital Public Library of America
    Have you heard of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)? It's an ambitious project that aims to give free access to online collections in more than a thousand American libraries, archives and museums, and today it came one step closer…
  • Jun 3

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2015
    Here's a quick look at what's new on Quickscribe 2.0. In the month of May, annotations were added to the:Local Government Act by Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson Employment Standards Act by Daniel Sorensen, Sorensen Smith…
  • Apr 9

    Will CALL Lower Student Membership Fees?

    Will CALL Lower Student Membership Fees?
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries has had reduced membership fees for students for quite some time, offering the same 30% reduction that the Association gives its retired members. At the upcoming conference in Moncton, there will be a…
Rank this Week: 842

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Jun 25

    C’est vrai: Québec government to continue seeking use of French on store signage

    C’est vrai: Québec government to continue seeking use of French on store signage
    The Canadian media, including the CBC, is reporting that the Québec government intends to continue its fight to require the use of French on signage where trade-marks and business names are otherwise displayed in English. This is the…
  • Mar 16

    Managing the transition: the impact of Canada’s new Trademarks Act on pending trade-mark application

    Managing the transition: the impact of Canada’s new Trademarks Act on pending trade-mark application
    The recent amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act present many interesting opportunities and challenges to brand owners and their counsel.  This article focuses primarily on the impacts for Canadian trademark applications that are…
  • Dec 15

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent
    On December 9,2014 Royal Assent was given to Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act. The intention of Bill C-8 is to give the government and holders of trade-marks and copyrights new mechanisms for enforcement, along with…
Rank this Week: 1099

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1122

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, insurance and disability claims. By Goldfinger Personal Injury Law.

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1214

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Jun 23

    New Books at the Law Library – June 23, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – June 23, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF1609 .B46 2014 Omri Ben-Shahar & Carl E. Schneider, More than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014).
  • Jun 8

    New Books at the Law Library – June 8, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – June 8, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE1485 .C353 2015 Anthony J. Duggan, Stephanie Ben-Ishai, Janis Sarra, Thomas G.W. Telfer & Roderick J. Wood, Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law : Cases, Text and Materials, 3d ed. (Toronto: Emond Montgomery…
  • Jun 1

    New Books at the Law Library – June 1, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – June 1, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE452.C6 G73 2015 Eloïse Gratton & Elisa Henry, Practical Guide to E-Commerce and Internet Law (Markham: LexisNexis, 2015). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE1024.R42 M36 2015 Terence D. Hall, A Guide to Canadian Money…
Rank this Week: 953

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Covers the creation, collection, use, destruction and security of data. By Dentons.

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1304

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 1176

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Jun 1

    Condo law reform bill introduced

    Condo law reform bill introduced
    The Province of Ontario has rolled out proposed new legislation to reform the existing Condominium Act, 1998 and establish mandatory licensing and regulation of condo managers. Following a careful review and elaborate public consultation…
  • May 21

    A reasonably prudent director

    A reasonably prudent director
    Condo directors in Ontario are expected to exercise a certain degree of attentiveness, caution and prudence while carrying out their duties. This expectation is known as the “standard of care” and is set out in section 37(1) of…
  • Apr 13

    Common expense collections policy redux

    Common expense collections policy redux
    We published a piece last May recommending that condominium corporations enact policies to collect common expenses in an orderly, systematic way. Unfortunately, we continue to see condo boards deliberately delaying the commencement of power…
Rank this Week: 871

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Dec 23

    …famous last word

    …famous last word
    And thus, at last, I fulfill a long-held goal of using an album title from my favourite band in a blog post. You can always tell when a blog is nearing the end of its natural life: the author starts making apologies for not having…
  • Nov 7

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence
    Malcolm Mercer, who’s been a driving force in the debate around legal service regulation changes in Canada, wrote a terrific post at Slaw titled “A Different Take on ABS – Proponents and Opponents Both Miss the…
  • Oct 31

    What leadership really mean

    What leadership really mean
    I recently had the opportunity to speak with John Kain, managing partner of Kain C + C Lawyers in Adelaide, Australia. John’s company (it’s an incorporated legal practice, not a firm), which specializes in high-end corporate,…
Rank this Week: 1120

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Aird & Berlis LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Nov 13

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!
    The Aird & Berlis LLP Condo Group thanks everyone who visited us at our booth at the ACMO/CCI – Toronto Condo Conference last week. We had hundreds of entries to win an iPad Air 2. Congratulations to Salim Pradhan of Brookfield…
  • Nov 5

    Visit Booth 518 for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2

    Visit Booth 518 for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2
    The 18th Annual ACMO/CCI-T Condominium Conference takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Toronto Congress Centre. While you’re there, be sure to visit Denise Lash and her team at Booth 518 for fun activities and a chance…
  • Oct 30

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time
    Jason Rivait was quoted in the article “Focus: Airbnb changing condo landscape,” which appeared in Law Times. Airbnb is an online service that connects hosts with spare bedrooms or entire homes, condominium units, apartments,…
Rank this Week: 782

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Jul 13

    Can we balance work and our personal life?

    Can we balance work and our personal life?
    By: Hilary Bowser It can be extremely difficult to work in the field of law and make time for our family and friends. Many believe that to be successful in our careers we must make sacrifices in our personal life. Is there truly a way to…
  • Jul 9

    by Stephanie Hannah

    by Stephanie Hannah
  • Jul 8

    My Clio Day

    My Clio Day
    By: Hilary Bowser
Rank this Week: 1029

Environmental, Energy and…

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

Covers Canadian environmental, energy and resources law topics. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Environmental-Energy-and-Resources-Law
  • Mar 13

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease
    The Court of Appeal of Alberta recently released its decision in the case of P. Burns Resources Limited v Locke, Stock & Barrel Company Ltd., (2014 ABCA 40). The decision dealt with an oilfield lease held by Locke, Stock & Barrel…
  • Jan 30

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced
    As we previously reported, the Federal Government announced last year that it would introduce legislation to increase the amount of liability coverage required for nuclear plant operators and offshore oil and gas production. [More…]
  • Dec 4

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 972

Small City Law Firm Tech

Small City Law Firm Tech

Provides software tips and advice for common law-office software including Word, Outlook, MS Windows and Adobe Acrobat. By Vivian Manning.

http://vmanning.posterous.com/
  • May 13

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    My new post up this morning at Attorney At Work: Microsoft Office 2013 has been available for several months, but Office 2010 has been stable and mostly well-received in our firm. And with staff and lawyers already overwhelmed by the…
  • May 1

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder
    One of the many things I enjoy about my work is the constant learning and discovery.  Even if it's a 'small' discovery, as this one is, it's often enough to make a difference in a workday. I'm always looking for more efficient ways…
  • Apr 30

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!
    My latest post is up at the ABA Law Technology Today blogPlease head off here to read the full post: A couple of weeks ago our offices installed a brand-spanking new VoIP phone system.  I've been geeking out for the last little…
Rank this Week: 1227

Law of the Land - Canadian…

Law of the Land - Canadian Commercial Real Estate Law Blog

Covers condominiums, environmental law, financing, leasing and title insurance. By Lang Michener.

http://lawoftheland.blogs.com/law_of_the_land_canadian_/
  • Apr 28

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer
    The issue of when a landlord can refuse to consent to the assignment of a lease remains a notable source of litigation in the commercial real estate space.  While lease agreements typically contain provisions permitting the tenant to assign…
  • Apr 28

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently articulated the importance of satisfying the conditions attached to termination clauses when seeking to terminate a lease.  What the trial court considered to be a largely semantic point in Dunnville…
  • Feb 24

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant
    Leasing real property to foreign states presents a unique challenge to landlords.  The operation of the doctrine of sovereign immunity, if not properly addressed in the lease instrument, can severely impact a landlord’s ability to seek…
Rank this Week: 870

Disability Denied - Ontario…

Disability Denied - Ontario Disability Lawyer Blog

Discusses Canadian disability insurance court cases, denial of benefits, and policy recissions. By Mark Yazdani.

http://disabledlaw.ca/disability_denied_blog/
  • Apr 17

    Reasons Claims are Denied #4 – “Workplace Conflict”

    Reasons Claims are Denied #4 – “Workplace Conflict”
    Conflicts with co-workers and management are regular occurrences in all manner of workplaces throughout Canada. Disputes with co-workers can arise over personality clashes, jealousy, gossip/backbiting, sexual harassment and competition.…
  • Jan 23

    Consult a Disability Lawyer before agreeing to a Lump Sum Settlement

    Consult a Disability Lawyer before agreeing to a Lump Sum Settlement
    Occasionally, an insurance company will approach a disabled claimant and offer to pay them a one-time lump sum payment rather than continuing to pay monthly disability benefits. In exchange, the claimant signs a “Full and Final” release…
  • Sep 8

    Tips for Disability Claimants #2

    Tips for Disability Claimants #2
Rank this Week: 773

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Jun 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-28
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27: http://t.co/GGSl3s8Dlr -> Computer and Internet Law W… http://t.co/dhJNmlY1iI -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27 http://t.co/XEKswmxAzH -> Snoops…
  • Jun 28

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27
    http://t.co/GGSl3s8Dlr -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20 http://t.co/mulrTZg93F -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20: 2nd data breach exposed personal details of U.S. mili……
  • Jun 28

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27
    http://t.co/GGSl3s8Dlr -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20 http://t.co/mulrTZg93F -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20: 2nd data breach exposed personal details of U.S. mili……
Rank this Week: 2401

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4863

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jun 28

    Employment contracts, termination clauses, and itchy trigger finger

    Employment contracts, termination clauses, and itchy trigger finger
    by Bruce R. Grist As there is no employment at will in Canada, most employment lawyers in Canada who act for employers recommend that employers use employment contracts to govern the employee’s relationship with the employer. If there…
  • Jun 21

    Occupational health and safety due diligence defense alive and well

    Occupational health and safety due diligence defense alive and well
    by Rosalind H. Cooper A recent case involving charges against a company under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act has confirmed that the defense of due diligence is alive and well. The defense of due diligence—which may allow…
  • Jun 14

    Unfixing a fixed-term contract

    Unfixing a fixed-term contract
    by Eowynne Noble In a recent good-news decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice shed new light on how damages should be awarded if a fixed-term contract is terminated early and the termination provision is unenforceable. Employees may…
Rank this Week: 4971

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jun 27

    Waiving Privilege by Putting State of Mind in Issue

    Waiving Privilege by Putting State of Mind in Issue
    In this video blog, I explore some common issues that arise when a party tries to rely on legal advice privilege in some way, and the opposing party suggests - as a result - that the privilege was waived because...
  • Jun 24

    The international reach of mareva injunctions: Talisman Energy Inc v Flo-Dynamics Inc

    The international reach of mareva injunctions: Talisman Energy Inc v Flo-Dynamics Inc
    Lawyers practicing creditor-debtor law in Canada will want to take note of a recent decision from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Talisman Energy Inc. v. Flo-Dynamics Inc, 2015 ABQB 340. The Court held it could order a defendant to...
  • Jun 17

    MC Quiz

    MC Quiz
    Take the Magna Carta Quiz. Hint: Oliver Cromwell had a potty mouth.
Rank this Week: 4610

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Are emotional outbursts common in TBI patients?

    Are emotional outbursts common in TBI patients?
    If you are the parent or caregiver of someone with a traumatic brain injury, chances are that you are all too familiar with their periodic explosive outbursts. In about half of the cases of TBI, the person will experience...
  • Jun 19

    Do brain injuries change couples' relationships?

    Do brain injuries change couples' relationships?
    When people suffer traumatic brain injuries after an accident, many times the focus remains on the physical changes that are associated with TBIs. However, there are often dramatic changes in the injured parties' interpersonal relationships…
  • Jun 13

    Yarmouth Teenagers Injured When Deck Collapse

    Yarmouth Teenagers Injured When Deck Collapse
    Deck collapses are happening too often in Nova Scotia. The most recent incident happened yesterday, Friday June 12, in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The personal injury lawyers at Wagners are representing the victims of two of the major deck…
Rank this Week: 3324

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • Jun 26

    The Price of Termination – Dependent Contractors in the Workplace

    The Price of Termination – Dependent Contractors in the Workplace
    One of the most significant mistakes a business owner can make when it comes to engaging a worker is classifying that worker incorrectly.  Many business owners are aware that misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor can…
  • May 21

    The new Family Law Act- One Way to Lose Your Exclusion

    The new Family Law Act- One Way to Lose Your Exclusion
    Under the Family Law Act, S.B.C. 2011, c. 25 (the “FLA”) unless property is “excluded property”, property owned by at least one spouse upon separation is family property and presumptively to be equally divided. …
  • Apr 27

    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far

    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far
    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far   By Alisha Parmar and Shafik Bhalloo   The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far Constructive dismissal is a fascinating…
Rank this Week: 4643

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    D'OH - Right Case, Wrong Judge

    D'OH - Right Case, Wrong Judge
    It has been discreetly pointed out to me that that I was wrong in a post earlier today about Justice Robert A. Blair, the new Chair of the Copyright Board,  having participated in the 1989 case called R. v. Miles of Music Ltd.,…
  • Jun 25

    Shameful Behaviour of Music Canada

    Shameful Behaviour of Music Canada
    Graham Henderson, Presidenthttp://musiccanada.com/contact/It is totally inappropriate – indeed blatantly disgraceful – for Music Canada to urge an “astrorturf” letter writing campaign to the new Chair of the Copyright…
  • Jun 23

    Access Copyright’s Judicial Review Notice of Application Re Provincial Government Tariff

    Access Copyright’s Judicial Review Notice of Application Re Provincial Government Tariff
    As expected, Access Copyright (“AC”) is seeking judicial review (“JR” or "appeal" in lay person's terms) of the Copyright Board's devastating decision of May 22, 2015 re its proposed Provincial Government…
Rank this Week: 1422