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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 16

    Psychological Tips to Win Over Your Clients, Juries, and Judge

    Psychological Tips to Win Over Your Clients, Juries, and Judge
    This article is by Ian Hu, claims prevention & practicePRO counsel at LAWPRO. Effectively persuading a potential new client, a jury, or an interviewer – and being able to do it time and again – requires a solid understanding…
  • Jan 16

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to…
  • Jan 16

    ‘Justice Doit Être Ouvert Vers La Société’

    ‘Justice Doit Être Ouvert Vers La Société’
    This was the core message in the opening address of minister Mamadou Konaté to the first conference of public prosecutors of Mali held under the theme ‘the public ministry for public action’ early November. ‘You…
Rank this Week: 404

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    Top 10 Legal Headline

    Top 10 Legal Headline
    Here are your Top 10 legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter last week.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jan 16, 2017 at 8:03am PST- Garry J. Wise, TorontoVisit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit…
  • Jan 16

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of January 16, 2017

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of January 16, 2017
    Here are this week's leading legal news stories from Wise Law on TwitterJudge shortage forcing Ottawa courts to prioritize criminal trials over civil cases - Ottawa - CBC NewsA preview of the Supreme Court of Canada's winter session -…
  • Jan 13

    3 Things I've Learned as a Law Clerk

    3 Things I've Learned as a Law Clerk
    BY RACHEL SPENCE, LAW CLERKUpon entering the legal field I was excited and eager to see if I had what it took to keep up in the real world, outside of school. I had been warned by other graduates that there was always a learning curve when…
Rank this Week: 155

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Jan 16

    EU Data Package Highlights Connections between Data Protection and the Digital Single Market

    EU Data Package Highlights Connections between Data Protection and the Digital Single Market
    On January 10, 2017, the EU Commission published a package of documents on the EU’s data economy strategy, including e-privacy, data protection and the “European Data Economy.” The Commission documents,  published in…
  • Jan 5

    FDA Issues Final Guidance on Postmarket Medical Device Cybersecurity

    FDA Issues Final Guidance on Postmarket Medical Device Cybersecurity
    On December 28, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final guidance on the management of cybersecurity vulnerabilities for marketed and distributed medical devices.  The guidance establishes a risk-based approach…
  • Dec 28

    Identifying and Mitigating Data Privacy Risks in Vendor Contract

    Identifying and Mitigating Data Privacy Risks in Vendor Contract
    Norton Rose Fulbright has teamed up with the global risk advisory company Willis Towers Watson to help provide their clients with the information they need to manage data privacy risks.  In Willis Towers Watson’s Winter 2016 Cyber…
Rank this Week: 459

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jan 16

    Legal news roundup - Jan. 16, 2017

    Legal news roundup - Jan. 16, 2017
    Canada Police issue Amber alert for teenage girl abducted in Mississauga, Canadian Press Murder trial to begin for Alberta man charged after couple, grandson disappear, Canadian Press Police investigate after Advil pills found in ice cream in…
  • Jan 13

    Document on HIV non-disclosure prosecutions disclosed

    Document on HIV non-disclosure prosecutions disclosed
    A newly disclosed document sheds some light on how Crown attorneys may have approached prosecuting HIV non-disclosure cases. The Ministry of the Attorney General has released a document written by an assistant Crown attorney detailing her…
  • Jan 13

    Legal news roundup - Jan. 13, 2017

    Legal news roundup - Jan. 13, 2017
    Canada Nurse accused of killing seniors faces six new charges, Canadian Press Uncharted territory if judge in 'knees together' case continues fight for job, Canadian Press N.B. appeal court explains why it overturned Dennis Oland's murder…
Rank this Week: 130

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/
  • Jan 16

    The Dominion, Back at it Again!

    The Dominion, Back at it Again!
    Hello Readers! Here at the Dominion we are happy to be back writing to you about important constitutional topics relating to the British North America Act. After a brief hiatus from the blogging world during our Christmas Break we are...
  • Jan 13

    Purposive Dancing With The Stars - Part 7

    Purposive Dancing With The Stars - Part 7
    Now I'd like to turn to another issue: that of judicial hubris. You did, after all, raise this in penultimate paragraph of your critique, although you called it "professional hubris". I take it you point to Alberta v University…
  • Jan 12

    Purposive Dancing With The Stars - Part 6

    Purposive Dancing With The Stars - Part 6
    Is there any evidence that contemporaneous with the drafting documents exist. Yes. I’ll insert a few screen captures of search results and an excerpt from one document. The captures at the least provide one a road map of where to...
Rank this Week: 4748

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Jan 16

    Mining Industry Highlight: Failure to Provide Written Procedures Leads to $55,000 Fine for Employer

    Mining Industry Highlight: Failure to Provide Written Procedures Leads to $55,000 Fine for Employer
    Following a Ministry of Labour investigation, a mining company was fined $55,000 on October 26, 2016 after an employee was injured at a mine in Northern Ontario. The employee, an underground mechanic, was replacing an axel on a mining vehicle…
  • Jan 16

    Recent changes to the law on the dismissal of severely disabled employee

    Recent changes to the law on the dismissal of severely disabled employee
    In Germany, as of 1 January 2017, various amendments to the law on severely disabled persons came into force. Of particular importance is a new regulation relating to the dismissal of severely disabled employees. Until the recent changes came…
  • Jan 16

    The new French “right to disconnect”

    The new French “right to disconnect”
    French law has recently implemented the “right to disconnect” from digital tools, requiring employers to limit employees’ use of digital tools outside of office hours. The purpose of the new legislation is to protect the…
Rank this Week: 2008

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
Rank this Week: 2271

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 5035

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
  • Jan 16

    Recent Acquisitions, January 9 – January 16, 2017

    Recent Acquisitions, January 9 – January 16, 2017
    26 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Do law differently : futures for young lawyers Canadian Bar Association. Legal Futures Initiative,,… KF 300 C3635 2016 Do law differently : futures for young lawyers Canadian Bar…
  • Jan 9

    WestlawNext Canada training

    WestlawNext Canada training
    The library is pleased to offer WestlawNext Canada training next Monday, January 16 from 12:30 PM. to 1:30 PM. in Room 2011. WestlawNext Canada offers access to unique content, similar but different to Lexis Advance Quicklaw. Knowing which…
  • Jan 9

    Recent Acquisitions, January 2 – January 9, 2017

    Recent Acquisitions, January 2 – January 9, 2017
    4 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 1 from 2017: The Jewish Hour : the golden age of a Toronto Yiddish… Mandel, Michael, 1948-, HE 8699 C2 M364 2016 The Jewish Hour : the golden age of … Continue…
Rank this Week: 182

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jan 15

    Should Lawyer Who Has Sex With His Client be Disbarred?

    Should Lawyer Who Has Sex With His Client be Disbarred?
    It is common knowledge that a doctor who enters into an intimate relationship with his/her patient will typically lose his license to practice medicine. But what about lawyers? Is a sexual relationship between a lawyer and his client…
  • Dec 31

    Incompetent Lawyer is Grounds for New Trial: Or is it?

    Incompetent Lawyer is Grounds for New Trial: Or is it?
    You have surely heard the time-worn adage “You get what you pay for”? Often that is true, but not always. The decades-long investigation into the death of 15-year-old Martha Moxley of tony Greenwich, Connecticut in 1975 ultimately…
  • Dec 26

    Christmas Parenting Conflict

    Christmas Parenting Conflict
    Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but we know that for some it is a lonely, regretful time, remembering the sorrows of seasons past. In homes divided by separation and divorce, the areas of conflict arise from the…
Rank this Week: 653

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jan 15

    Alberta Court of Appeal helps employers ring in the New Year in Style(s)

    Alberta Court of Appeal helps employers ring in the New Year in Style(s)
    by Kyla Stott-Jess The Alberta Court of Appeal has released its first decision of 2017—Styles v. Alberta Investment Management Corporation, 2017 ABCA 1—and it is undoubtedly welcome news (and a nice gift) to employers. The issue…
  • Jan 8

    The duty to disclose a medical condition in a pre-employment questionnaire

    The duty to disclose a medical condition in a pre-employment questionnaire
    by Simon Laberge This article discusses questioning employees about essential functions when hiring in Canada. Trust is a fundamental element in the relationship between an employer and an employee. That relationship of trust can be breached…
  • Jan 1

    Mental illness in the workplace

    Mental illness in the workplace
    By Eowynne Noble According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, a leading Canadian hospital, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a common type of depression, often arises when the daylight hours get shorter. With the winter months…
Rank this Week: 215

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 14

    Senator Murray Sinclair's Residential School Reading List

    Senator Murray Sinclair's Residential School Reading List
    Canadian Senator Murray Sinclair, the former Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, has produced a Residential school reading list:"Many of you have asked for a reading list on the topic of residential schools. Ask and…
  • Jan 12

    Upcoming Ottawa Conference on the Charter and Emerging Issues in Constitutional Rights and Freedoms: From 1982 to 2032

    Upcoming Ottawa Conference on the Charter and Emerging Issues in Constitutional Rights and Freedoms: From 1982 to 2032
    The University of Ottawa is organizing a conference entitled Charter and Emerging Issues in Constitutional Rights and Freedoms: From 1982 to 2032 on March 8-10, 2017:"Our conference will bring together leading constitutional scholars, as…
  • Jan 11

    Statistics Canada Article on Trends in Remand Over Past Decade

    Statistics Canada Article on Trends in Remand Over Past Decade
    The Statistics Canada publication Juristat yesterday published an article entitled Trends in the use of remand in Canada, 2004/2005 to 2014/2015. It looks at trends in the number of adults and youth being held in remand (pre-trial detention)…
Rank this Week: 236

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jan 14

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room
    I get a lot of media inquiries on matters of work law and industrial relations, but the latest caught me off guard. I was busy catching up on emails and listening to voicemails in the background when I heard something like the following:…
  • Jan 4

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’
    The annual Clawbies Awards recognizing the best law blogs in Canada were released on New Year’s Eve 2016.    A few minutes looking over this year’s recipients will demonstrate the fantastic quality of this medium…
  • Nov 28

    Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”

    Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”
    A couple of weeks ago, the Supreme Court of Canada heard an appeal with a long history that raised important freedom of association issues.  This was the latest case exploring the scope of the recently recognized constitutional right to…
Rank this Week: 4280

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Jan 13

    LawNow Vol 41-3 Jan/Feb 2017

    LawNow Vol 41-3 Jan/Feb 2017
    Canada’s transgender community needs and deserves full human rights protection.  Volume 41-3  Jan/Feb 2017 Table of Contents Featured Articles: Transgender Issues Special Report: Canada’s Judiciary Departments Columns…
  • Nov 2

    Renting Basics Guide

    Renting Basics Guide
    CPLEA has developed the Renting Basics Guide, a new easy read guide to renting in Alberta. You can download the guide for free at the CPLEA store. Educators, settlement agencies and community organizations are welcome to order print copies of…
  • Nov 1

    LawNow Vol. 41-2 Nov/Dec 2016

    LawNow Vol. 41-2 Nov/Dec 2016
    Criminal Justice is achieved through the dedicated effort of many players and it must protect all who come in contact with it.  Volume 41-2  Nov/Dec 2016 Table of Contents Featured Articles: Criminal Justice Special Report: The Law…
Rank this Week: 508

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

    Copyright Reform in Canada – the 2017 Section 92 Review

    Copyright Reform in Canada – the 2017 Section 92 Review
    (Wikimedia)We can look forward to a lot of lawyering and lobbying devoted to copyright in Canada in 2017.On the litigation front, we are awaiting important judgments in several cases, including the following that have been heard with the…
  • Jan 1

    Welcome, Mr. Walt Disney, to the Canadian Public Domain

    Welcome, Mr. Walt Disney, to the Canadian Public Domain
    (Disney in 1946 - Wikipedia)Today is public domain day in Canada for the works of any sole or last surviving joint author who died in 1966. Canada has a copyright term of life + 50 years.Walt Disney, the person, died on December 15, 1966.…
  • Dec 21

    Blacklock’s Must Pay $65,000 for Litigation that “should never have been commenced let alone carried to trial”

    Blacklock’s Must Pay $65,000 for Litigation that “should never have been commenced let alone carried to trial”
    http://www.clipartkid.com/lump-of-coal-cliparts/In an unusually trenchant costs award, Justice Barnes of the Federal Court has ruled that Blacklock’s must pay the taxpayers of Canada an “all-inclusive amount of $65,000 plus…
Rank this Week: 1196

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Jan 13

    Should You Declare Bankruptcy This Year?

    Should You Declare Bankruptcy This Year?
    The answer to whether or not you should declare bankruptcy this year varies based on each person’s situation. Most stories are all too familiar. A family or individual accrued too much debt, there were a series unfortunate events…
  • Dec 9

    How Are Funds Distributed To Creditors In Bankruptcy?

    How Are Funds Distributed To Creditors In Bankruptcy?
    Bankruptcy is highly regulated. In addition to the multitude of provisions contained within the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Act, there are numerous complementary pieces of legislation and decades of court cases. At its core, though,…
  • Nov 11

    Are There Different Types Of Bankruptcy In Ontario?

    Are There Different Types Of Bankruptcy In Ontario?
    If you are suffering financial hardship, you could voluntarily seek the services of a licensed insolvency trustee in Ontario and voluntarily assign yourself into personal bankruptcy. Having said that, it might surprise you to learn that…
Rank this Week: 1818

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jan 13

    Not Taking a Break - EU General Court Sends Kit Kat TM for Reconsideration at EUIPO

    Not Taking a Break - EU General Court Sends Kit Kat TM for Reconsideration at EUIPO
    The Kit Kat chocolate bar trademark saga is one that seems to just keep on giving and giving to the IP community, offering new and fangled ways where the iconic (or dare we might now say the opposite) chocolate bar has been fought over in…
  • Dec 21

    A Big Bite of the Apple - Supreme Court Decides the Fate of Design Patent

    A Big Bite of the Apple - Supreme Court Decides the Fate of Design Patent
    The two titans of technology, Apple and Samsung, have fought long and hard over many aspects of intellectual property law, especially ones relating to the design of the (now ancient, at least in smartphone terms) iPhone. The two companies…
  • Dec 6

    As Clear as Grey - Sale of 'Grey' Goods a Criminal Offense in the UK

    As Clear as Grey - Sale of 'Grey' Goods a Criminal Offense in the UK
    The sale of counterfeit goods is a touchy subject, and definitely an issue that many rightsholders are attempting to tackle head on, particularly in the context of the Internet (a good example is the recent Cartier litigation, more on which…
Rank this Week: 1713

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jan 13

    Mutual Wills versus Reciprocal Will

    Mutual Wills versus Reciprocal Will
    In the Ontario Superior Court decision, Lavoie and Trudel, 2016 ONSC 4141 (“Lavoie and Trudel”), the court was tasked with determining the validity of a will made on December 5, 2007 (the “2007 Will”) by the deceased,…
  • Jan 10

    Welcome to the new All About Estates!

    Welcome to the new All About Estates!
    Welcome to the brand new All About Estate’s website!  With a new president and a new year, we decided we needed a new look.  We have vamped up the website with pictures and a modern aesthetic.  Our bloggers have not…
  • Jan 10

    CPP Death Benefit

    CPP Death Benefit
    Whether a CPP/QPP death benefit is to be taxed in the hands of the beneficiary or in the hands of the estate is determined by the terms of the will. One consideration is the “executor’s year where the CRA has stated: Paragraph 6…
Rank this Week: 478

techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jan 12

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    interesting piece on fbi bounties to best buy technicians for finding child porn on computers they service. https://t.co/emXGD6sGOC 2017-01-07 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Dec 29

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    cyanogen inc shuts down cyanogenmod after departure of co-founder. devs fork under new name lineageos. https://t.co/1JVMCpuAJv 2016-12-28 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Dec 22

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    crtc declares broadband internet to be a basic service – 50 mbps down and 10 up but no price cap. https://t.co/r83SVD3pC0 2016-12-22 [Click on title above to read the full post]
Rank this Week: 550

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 12

    Slush, Mush, & Ice: Winter Safety Tips from a Personal Injury Lawyer (Ontario)

    Slush, Mush, & Ice: Winter Safety Tips from a Personal Injury Lawyer (Ontario)
    Middle of January in Ontario = snow, ice, sleet, slush and mush! The cold, rain and snow all make for difficult driving and walking conditions. A serious accident can result in serious injury, bringing life long health consequences and long…
  • Jan 4

    Crazy Ontario Car Accident Case to kick off 2017: Bodenstein v. Penley

    Crazy Ontario Car Accident Case to kick off 2017: Bodenstein v. Penley
    New cases are released all the time. In Canada’s common law system, new cases help build and develop our legal system. Think of it as an ever changing, evolving, legal landscape. Some cases stay the course. Other cases change things…
  • Dec 29

    Long Term Disability Insurance Feedback: From the Blog Mailbag

    Long Term Disability Insurance Feedback: From the Blog Mailbag
    Last week’s Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog Post was entitled “Long Term Disability Claim Delay = No Pay (Ontario). If you didn’t check out that blog entry, you can do so here. We got a lot of positive feedback from our…
Rank this Week: 957

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 496

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jan 12

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017
    As was predicted in our discussion of Q4 2016 here, the last quarter of the year proved to be busy. Global M&A in the final quarter reached $1.2 trillion, which was not only the busiest period in 2016, but also raised the total for…
  • Jan 10

    Taking stock of SPACs: update for 2016

    Taking stock of SPACs: update for 2016
    Earlier this year, we discussed the arrival and usage of Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations (SPACs) in Canada, focusing on the logistics and purpose of these capital holding shell companies. To recap, a SPAC is a shell company that…
  • Jan 5

    Trends in Canadian cross-border M&A

    Trends in Canadian cross-border M&A
    In recent years, cross-border M&A activity involving Canadian companies has soared, and 2016 gave rise to a record high in cross-border deal value. In Q3 2016 alone, Canadian companies were involved in cross-border transactions worth…
Rank this Week: 2015

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/
  • Jan 11

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016
    Happy 2017! Here’s our recap of some of the most notable condo law cases from the year gone by. #10 – Cheung v. York Region CC 759, 2016 ONSC 4236 Many condominiums have insufficient parking for occupants and guests, requiring the…
  • Dec 3

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference
    This year marked the 20th anniversary of the annual ACMO/CCI-Toronto Condominium Conference.  Taking place from November 11-12, 2016, the theme of this year’s conference was “Shaping the Future”. With the regulations…
  • Oct 30

    GMA Condo Alert! catchup for 2013-2016

    GMA Condo Alert! catchup for 2013-2016
    We used to regularly post blog entries featuring our most recent Condo Alert! newsletters but lost track a couple years ago. This is an unforgivable oversight and we apologize to our faithful readers and especially to our associate Andrea…
Rank this Week: 581

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Jan 11

    Optimizing your law firm for trust

    Optimizing your law firm for trust
    Journalism, my former profession, is undergoing two related crises simultaneously. One of them, playing out in your news cycle right now, concerns the ways in which journalists should analyze and present important information to the…
  • Nov 30

    You’re not selling what we’re buying

    You’re not selling what we’re buying
    Demand is flat or falling at large law firms, says the newest Wells Fargo survey released yesterday. Revenue is now being driven solely by hourly rate increases, the last remaining income enhancement button that law firms…
  • Oct 13

    Playing the client’s game

    Playing the client’s game
    Some years ago, when I was working for the Canadian Bar Association, real estate lawyers in Canada became deeply troubled about losing their lead role in residential real estate transactions. They complained that they…
Rank this Week: 4953

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/
  • Jan 11

    What age discrimination looks like in the workplace

    What age discrimination looks like in the workplace
    “We do not want to invest in someone who will retire so soon.” “Perhaps you would benefit from working with people your own age.” “We prefer to maintain our youthful culture.” “We prefer to hire more…
  • Jan 9

    Inducement of an Employee: Risks and Damage

    Inducement of an Employee: Risks and Damage
    Inducement: When pursuing an employee that works for another company, it is important to be mindful that this employee would be sacrificing a number of employment benefits by leaving their employer. This generally includes seniority,…
  • Dec 21

    Important Additions in a Severance Package

    Important Additions in a Severance Package
    The purpose of a severance package is to make a terminated employee “whole” over a reasonable period of time.  Very commonly, severance packages include only base salary, neglecting other elements of compensation – such…
Rank this Week: 120

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Jan 11

    New AODA Requirements Effective January 1, 2017

    New AODA Requirements Effective January 1, 2017
    As of January 1, 2017, several new requirements have taken effect under the disability law regime in Ontario.  The Integrated Accessibility Standards (IAS) made under the Accessibility of Ontarians with a Disability Act (AODA) sets out a…
  • Jan 11

    2017 Resolutions and Fresh Start

    2017 Resolutions and Fresh Start
    January is a month of resolutions, fresh starts, and goals.  It’s also a good time to run away from 2016 and the upsets and surprises the year rolled out.  Here are 3 lessons that 2016 taught us as we all dig in to a new year…
  • Dec 21

    #Clawbies2016 Nomination

    #Clawbies2016 Nomination
    It’s that time of year to vote for your favourite law blog.  In case you haven’t heard of illustrious awards such as the Oscars, Junos or Clawbies, the Clawbies are the annual awards for Canadian legal blogs in a variety of…
Rank this Week: 5031

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
Rank this Week: 435

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/
  • Jan 11

    No standing for adopted child to vary birth mother's will

    No standing for adopted child to vary birth mother's will
    There has been an interesting case recently in the BC courts regarding the rights of adopted children with respect to the estate of the birth mother. Gary Boer was the biological son of Deloreen Mikaloff. He was adopted by another family…
  • Jan 9

    Our first podcast (free to listen, of course) is now online!

    Our first podcast (free to listen, of course) is now online!
    Such exciting news! Our very first podcast is on the website and ready to go! We've created a series of podcasts on various topics relating to wills, estates, trusts, and elder law, and we'll be uploading a new one each week. The first one…
  • Jan 5

    A win for testamentary freedom

    A win for testamentary freedom
    "Testamentary freedom" means the right to leave your estate to whoever you want. We all know there are some legal restrictions on testamentary freedom. For example, we know that if we leave our spouses out of our wills, the spouses…
Rank this Week: 763

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Jan 11

    When is a Resignation a Real and Enforceable Resignation?

    When is a Resignation a Real and Enforceable Resignation?
    What, at law, is a valid and enforceable resignation? The Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered this, among other things, in Johal v Simmons da Silva LLP, 2016 ONSC 7835 (CanLII). Johal was a senior law clerk at the defendant law firm.…
  • Jan 10

    Reinstatement of an Employee Who Engaged in and Admitted Misconduct

    Reinstatement of an Employee Who Engaged in and Admitted Misconduct
    On Ontario arbitrator reinstated an employee who placed 101 calls to Jamaica over a two-year period using Air Canada calling cards made available to "to Customer Sales and Service Agents for distribution to passengers affected by Irregular…
  • Nov 11

    Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day
    I thought I would break my self-imposed blog silence on this Remembrance Day. On this day we reflect on the tremendous sacrifices that our veterans (and their families) have made and we take the occasion to think of the the past, present and…
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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: 702

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/
  • Jan 10

    BC Court of Appeal – No Reverse Onus in Bus Driver Liability Claim

    BC Court of Appeal – No Reverse Onus in Bus Driver Liability Claim
    There are a line of cases suggesting that once a plaintiff passenger establishes that he or she was injured while riding on a public carrier, a prima facie case of negligence is made out. Today reasons were released by the BC Court of Appeal…
  • Jan 5

    $175,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Post Concussion Syndrome and Chronic Pain

    $175,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Post Concussion Syndrome and Chronic Pain
    Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for a “violent” collision resulting in a permanent brain injury and chronic pain. In today’s case (Sundin v. Turnbull)…
  • Jan 3

    $65,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Concussion with Lingering Headache

    $65,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Concussion with Lingering Headache
    Adding to this site’s archived cases addressing damages for traumatic brain injury, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for a concussion with lingering…
Rank this Week: 229

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

Covers OHS laws and developments in Canada. By FMC Law.

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
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Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 10

    Quickscribe Annotation Update for December 2016

    Quickscribe Annotation Update for December 2016
    The following pieces of legislation received new annotations in Quickscribe 2.0 last month:  Michael Hargraves, Stewart, McDannold, Stuart – Community Charter, Local Government ActRichard Bereti, Harper Grey LLP –…
  • Dec 9

    Roundup of #clawbies2016 Nominations to Date

    Roundup of #clawbies2016 Nominations to Date
    We're a little over a week into the 11th annual Clawbies, and already more than 40 different blogs, vlogs, and podcasts are in the running. We'll add to this list as more nominations roll in.Have you made your nominations in the Canadian Law…
  • Dec 5

    Recently Added Annotations on Quickscribe 2.0

    Recently Added Annotations on Quickscribe 2.0
    Here are a couple of new annotations recently added to Quickscribe 2.0:Daniel Sorensen, Sorensen Smith LLP – Employment Standards Act Stan Rule, Sabey Rule LLP – WESA  Quickscribe 2.0 is a better way to research, track…
Rank this Week: 842

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
  • Jan 10

    Ten Key Issues That Can Arise in Canadian Contests and Practice Tip

    Ten Key Issues That Can Arise in Canadian Contests and Practice Tip
    Practical Law Canada Competition has published a new Legal Update, which discusses key issues that can arise in Canadian contests (with practice tips for counsel to advise their clients). Below is an excerpt with a link to the full Update.…
  • Jan 2

    Lawyer Advertising Report to Come Before Convocation in Early New Year: Regulator

    Lawyer Advertising Report to Come Before Convocation in Early New Year: Regulator
    Earlier today the Law Times published an interesting update to the Law Society of Upper Canada’s (LSUC) review of lawyer advertising (see: LSUC Action on Advertising Coming This Year). In its note, the Law Times reported that the LSUC…
  • Dec 28

    ABA/CBA Consumer Protection Conference – Atlanta (February 2nd)

    ABA/CBA Consumer Protection Conference – Atlanta (February 2nd)
    On February 2nd, the Canadian Bar Association will be co-sponsoring a one-day Consumer Protection conference in Atlanta with the American Bar Association.  The conference will be held at the Atlanta Aquarium (with a welcome reception at…
Rank this Week: 2946

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Jan 10

    Ten Key Issues That Can Arise in Canadian Contests and Practice Tip

    Ten Key Issues That Can Arise in Canadian Contests and Practice Tip
    January 9, 2017 Practical Law Canada Competition has published a new Legal Update, which discusses key issues that can arise in Canadian contests (with practice tips for counsel to advise their clients). Below is an excerpt with a link to the…
  • Jan 8

    2017 Antitrust Writing Awards (Concurrences) – Online Voting Now Open

    2017 Antitrust Writing Awards (Concurrences) – Online Voting Now Open
    January 8, 2017 My friends over at Concurrences have let me know that they have received nominations for more than 600 papers in this year’s annual Antitrust Writing Awards. The Awards Editorial Committee has selected 66 academic…
  • Jan 2

    Ontario Lawyer Advertising Report to Come Before Convocation in Early New Year: Regulator

    Ontario Lawyer Advertising Report to Come Before Convocation in Early New Year: Regulator
    January 2, 2017 Earlier today the Law Times published an interesting update to the Law Society of Upper Canada’s (LSUC) review of lawyer advertising (see: LSUC Action on Advertising Coming This Year). In its note, the Law Times…
Rank this Week: 2945

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 10

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation
    With the Super Bowl only a few weeks away, an unusual coalition comprised of the National Football League, Bell Media, Canadian advertisers, and an actors’ union have launched a full lobbying blitz aimed at overturning a 2015 ruling…
  • Dec 22

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service
    The CRTC released its much anticipated Talk Broadband ruling yesterday, declaring Internet access a universal service objective, shifting the local voice service subsidy to the Internet, and setting much-improved speed targets of 50 Mbps…
  • Dec 15

    Ontario Government Tells Ottawa It Is Open to New Internet Tax to Fund Cancon

    Ontario Government Tells Ottawa It Is Open to New Internet Tax to Fund Cancon
    The Canadian Heritage consultation on Canadian content in a digital world recently concluded and the department has now posted the responses. There are few surprises with many creator groups supporting Netflix and Internet taxes, while…
Rank this Week: 2221

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/
  • Jan 10

    Board Diversity Series: Voices of proxy advisers and other influencer

    Board Diversity Series: Voices of proxy advisers and other influencer
    Amanda Linett and Cheryl De Los Santos -  Proxy advisers such as Institutional Shareholders Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis have started to respond to the changes in corporate governance relating to gender diversity, and to encourage…
  • Dec 9

    Keep Calm and Carry On - InterOil and Smoothwater

    Keep Calm and Carry On - InterOil and Smoothwater
    Sean Vanderpol - There are, generally speaking, relatively few judicial decisions touching on the practical aspects of M&A law in Canada, particularly when compared to the output of the Delaware courts.  In November, however, we saw…
  • Dec 9

    Board Diversity Series: Developments in gender diversity on Canadian board

    Board Diversity Series: Developments in gender diversity on Canadian board
     Alethea Au and Cara Cornacchia -  Catalyst’s recommendations for accelerating progress The Government of Ontario engaged Catalyst, a non-profit organization aimed at expanding opportunities for women in business, to…
Rank this Week: 4127

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jan 10

    Data Privacy Day event in London

    Data Privacy Day event in London
    January 28 is Data Privacy Day – “an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. ” The IAPP (International Association of…
  • Jan 4

    10 things to watch for at the intersection of Tech and Law in 2017

    10 things to watch for at the intersection of Tech and Law in 2017
    CASL, Canada’s anti-spam legislation, has been with us since July 2014. It’s a terrible piece of legislation for many reasons. In July 2017 a private right of action becomes effective that will allow anyone who receives spam as…
  • Dec 7

    Even Santa needs to get it in writing

    Even Santa needs to get it in writing
    The 2016 Fashion Santa.  photo source:  yorkdale.com A Toronto mall and its former “Fashion Santa” are having a snowball fight over the character.  The mall hired a new Fashion Santa this year instead of the person…
Rank this Week: 2455

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Jan 9

    New eBook Resource – Hart (Bloomsbury Publishing) eBook

    New eBook Resource – Hart (Bloomsbury Publishing) eBook
    UBC Library now has access to Hart (Bloomsbury Publishing) eBooks. This collection includes books on academic study of law as well as to its development and practical implementation. For other law-related e-books collections, see Law e-Books.
  • Jan 3

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw & WestlawNext Canada Training Sessions – January 2017

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw & WestlawNext Canada Training Sessions – January 2017
    The Law Library is offering the following training sessions for current Allard School of Law students and faculty. WestlawNext Canada Monday, January 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm…
  • Dec 20

    Holiday Hours at UBC Library

    Holiday Hours at UBC Library
    Holiday Hours at UBC Library
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Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1852

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/
  • Jan 8

    Sabey Rule LLP Welcomes Taeya Fitzpatrick

    Sabey Rule LLP Welcomes Taeya Fitzpatrick
    I am pleased to announce that Taeya Fitzpatrick joined our firm last week, on January 1, 2016. Before joining Sabey Rule LLP, Taeya practiced condominium law with a boutique firm here in Kelowna, and recently successfully appealed a…
  • Jan 2

    Supreme Court of Canada Decision Takes a Narrow Approach to Rectification

    Supreme Court of Canada Decision Takes a Narrow Approach to Rectification
    The majority of the Supreme Court of Canada has construed the equitable power of the court to rectify a contract or other document relatively narrowly in a recent decision, Canada (Attorney General) v. FairmontHotels Inc. 2016 SCC 56.…
  • Nov 30

    Counting the Days: How to Calculate the Five-Day Survival Period in Section 10 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act

    Counting the Days: How to Calculate the Five-Day Survival Period in Section 10 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act
    Section 10 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act provides for a 5-day survival before a person may inherit from another. For example, if in your will you leave your estate to your spouse, then she must survive you for a period of at least…
Rank this Week: 889

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

Covers recent developments in construction law in Canada. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Jan 8

    Privy Council Defines Extra Work Under A Fixed Price Building Contract

    Privy Council Defines Extra Work Under A Fixed Price Building Contract
    In Mascareignes Sterling Co Ltd v Chang Cheng Esquares Co Ltd (Mauritius), the Privy Council of the United Kingdom recently set out some helpful principles to define the entitlement of a contractor to extra payment under a fixed price…
  • Dec 5

    Is A Notice Of Intention To Recover Costs A Proper Notice Of Claim Under A Building Contract?

    Is A Notice Of Intention To Recover Costs A Proper Notice Of Claim Under A Building Contract?
    In Ledore Investments Ltd. v. Ellis-Don Construction Ltd., the Ontario Superior Court has recently held that a letter from a contractor to a subcontractor stating that “we intend to recover these costs from you” was a sufficient…
  • Oct 31

    No Representation Clause Precludes Reliance On Pre-Contractual Representation

    No Representation Clause Precludes Reliance On Pre-Contractual Representation
    In Houle v. Knelsen Sand and Gravel Ltd., 2016 CarswellAlta 1582, 2016 ABCA 247, the Alberta Court of Appeal has recently held that a “no representation” clause precluded a party from relying on a pre-contractual representation to…
Rank this Week: 3298

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jan 5

    Android Audit and Inspection App Updated

    Android Audit and Inspection App Updated
    Nimonik is happy to announce a new version of EHS & Quality Audit Tool for Android Phones and Tablets (v 1.9.0). This update includes: A number of performance improvements and bug fixes; Access Scheduled Audits and Inspections and…
  • Nov 22

    Nimonik Audit for Android Upgraded

    Nimonik Audit for Android Upgraded
    Nimonik is happy to announce version 1.8 of its Audit and Inspection tool for Android phones and tablets. This version offers a series of performance improvements as well as the ability to issue and manage multiple corrective actions.
  • Nov 21

    Rack Safety and Compliance

    Rack Safety and Compliance
    Nimonik knows that pallet racks, although crucial to the logistics of your operations, are often overlooked at your facilities. A collapsing rack can not only kill staff, it can damage inventory, cause delays and reduce profitability, hence…
Rank this Week: 754

Charities and Giving

Charities and Giving

Provides information on charities and charitable contributions in Canada. From the Canada Revenue Agency.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/chrts/whtsnw/menu-eng.html?rss
Rank this Week: 5036

Tom Rees & Company - Legal News

Tom Rees & Company - Legal News

Covers Canadian criminal law, current cases and legal events in Canada.

http://www.tomrees.ca/legal-news
  • Jan 3

    What is a Subpoena?

    What is a Subpoena?
      When I’m conducting a trial or preliminary hearing, I make sure to have the Crown prosecutor disclose which witnesses they’ve called to court. This gives defence a chance to organize its case according to the witnesses that…
  • Sep 24

    Ignition Interlock Program in Manitoba

    Ignition Interlock Program in Manitoba
      Manitoba has some of the toughest penalties for impaired driving in Canada. The Criminal Code of Canada contains minimum punishments for drinking and driving, but those are not the only consequences. If you are convicted of impaired…
  • Jul 28

    How Does a Youth Criminal Record Work?

    How Does a Youth Criminal Record Work?
      When a young person is convicted of a criminal offence, the government records certain information about the offence and sentence and keeps those records. There are occasions where those records can be accessed or requested, most…
Rank this Week: 2141