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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 20

    Introducing the Alberta Limited Legal Services Project

    Introducing the Alberta Limited Legal Services Project
    Much of the research and writing on access to justice issues in the last five years, including that of the Canadian Bar Association and Julie Macfarlane’s National Self-Represented Litigants Project, has discussed unbundling as a…
  • Jan 19

    Access to Justice Needs Access to Research

    Access to Justice Needs Access to Research
    In December, the UK Competition & Markets Authority released its Legal services market study focused on individual consumer and small business experience of purchasing legal services in England and Wales. Not surprisingly, this report…
  • Jan 18

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Jane Doe 464533 v N.D., 2017…
Rank this Week: 29

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 18

    Not Exactly a Netflix Tax: Where Canada Stands on a Digital Sales Tax

    Not Exactly a Netflix Tax: Where Canada Stands on a Digital Sales Tax
    The CBC's report that the Canadian government is considering extending goods and services sales taxes to foreign-based digital services has sparked yet another round of articles and coverage of a possible "Netflix tax." Some Conservative MPs…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 43

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Statistics Canada Article on Organized Crime

    Statistics Canada Article on Organized Crime
    The Statistics Canada publication Juristat published an article yesterday on Measuring organized crime in Canada: Results of a pilot project: "Organized crime has long been identified as a government priority and a public safety issue. As a…
  • Jan 18

    Supreme Court of Canada: 2016 in Number

    Supreme Court of Canada: 2016 in Number
    The Court.ca, the blog of the Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, has published a statistical overview of the decisions the Supreme Court of Canada delivered in 2016:"2016 was a fairly quiet year for the Supreme Court.  In total, 60…
  • Jan 17

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection from January 1 to 15, 2017 is now available on the Court website.It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list.
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing
    In 1974, Lord Lucan, British aristocrat (think James Bond and Martinis, according to the New York Times), vanished after the body of his children’s nanny was found dead in the basement of his house. A year later, in 1975, Lord Lucan,…
  • Feb 2

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere
    As Alzheimer Awareness Month draws to a close, the message the Alzheimer Society of Canada intended to convey in the #StillHere campaign is clear: A diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that an individual is no longer capable of…
  • Feb 2

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
Rank this Week: 95

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: 143

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Trustee Compensation: Small Numbers That Add Up

    Trustee Compensation: Small Numbers That Add Up
    BY PAUL ADAM, ASSOCIATE LAWYERSome might feel that being an Estate Trustee is an utterly thankless job. I'm here today to tell you thatisn't totally accurate. Trustees are entitled to a small 'thank you' in the form of a tariff on the work…
  • Jan 19

    Using Social Media To Build Your Online Reputation

    Using Social Media To Build Your Online Reputation
    BY GARRY J. WISE, SENIOR COUNSEL I was recently interviewed by Law Times correspondent Jim Middlemas on the role of social media in Canadian law practices.It was a good opportunity to briefly discuss the history of Canada's legal…
  • Jan 19

    Can Your Last Will and Testament Prevent Your Ex From Getting Child Custody After Your Death?

    Can Your Last Will and Testament Prevent Your Ex From Getting Child Custody After Your Death?
    BY PAUL ADAM, ASSOCIATE LAWYERAfter a marital separation, some parents will, for better or worse, go to unimaginable lengths to prevent their ex-partners from havingcustody or access to the children of the marriage.Can this fight continue…
Rank this Week: 163

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: 190

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 19

    Plaintiff Stripped of Costs For Failing to Beat Defence Offer

    Plaintiff Stripped of Costs For Failing to Beat Defence Offer
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, stripping a Plaintiff of post offer costs after receiving a jury award less than a pre-trial defence settlement offer. In today’s case (Rutter…
  • Jan 18

    $4.5 Million Cost of Care Assessment in Paraplegia Injury Case

    $4.5 Million Cost of Care Assessment in Paraplegia Injury Case
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing future care damages in the case of paraplegia. In today’s case (Warick v. Diwell) the Plaintiff was involved in an “extremely…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 208

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 20

    A smile for the weekend

    A smile for the weekend
    I hear there's a big storm headed my way later today, and no doubt many others reading this are in the same situation. It's winter in Canada, after all. So here is a little smile to cheer us all up.
  • Jan 17

    New podcast: "Can the executor do that?"

    New podcast: "Can the executor do that?"
    Our second podcast is now available on our web page. It follows the same format at the first one, with our practice coordinator, Chelsea Kennedy, asking me questions. This one is called "Can the executor do that?" and covers a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 247

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jun 24

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld
    The Federal Court of Appeal has recently rendered a decision in another judicial review involving the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). Syncrude, which produces diesel fuel at its tar sands operations, commenced an application…
  • Jun 21

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit
    Environmental Law Practice Group Leader, Paula Lombardi will be speaking at the upcoming Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit. See below for details on the event and click here to register. Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and…
  • Jun 16

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA
    The Federal Court recently refused to order the Minister of Environment to convene a board of review for the purpose of reconsidering the government’s decision to list BENPAT as a toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection…
Rank this Week: 296

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 318

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: 362

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 20

    Launch of StepstoJustice website brings out justice system leader

    Launch of StepstoJustice website brings out justice system leader
    Lawyers, judges, non-profit employees and others attend a launch event for Stepstojustice.ca, on January 18, at the Law Society of Upper Canada. The event was to promote the website, which provides information to navigate legal problems. …
  • Jan 20

    Legal news roundup - Jan. 20, 2017

    Legal news roundup - Jan. 20, 2017
    Canada Lawsuit launched after condo council deems Moby Dick restaurant name offensive, Canadian Press RCMP say man and woman killed in head-on collision in Prince Edward Island, Canadian Press Report on security measures for Nova Scotia…
  • Jan 19

    Thinking of divorce? E-filing may happen, says Ontario AG

    Thinking of divorce? E-filing may happen, says Ontario AG
    Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi hasn’t been shy about expressing the need to embrace technological advancement when it comes to the province’s justice system. On Jan. 18, at an event at the Law Society of Upper Canada, Naqvi…
Rank this Week: 396

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: 419

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: 424

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 17

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre
    Mr. A.B. had serious medical problems throughout his life. He and his wife, K.L.W., wished to have children. He arranged to have his sperm stored by Genesis Fertility Centre, so that his wife could use his reproductive material to conceive a…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 454

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 20

    Regulations for CBCA's New Diversity, Majority Voting and Notice-for-Access Provisions Released

    Regulations for CBCA's New Diversity, Majority Voting and Notice-for-Access Provisions Released
    Laura Levine and Alethea Au -  The Government of Canada has released proposed regulations to accompany the proposed amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act under Bill C-25 (discussed here). These proposed regulations add…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 490

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…
Rank this Week: 524

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/
  • Jan 16

    Ontario Court of Appeal confirms test for grantor's easement of necessity remains "strict necessity", not "practical necessity"

    Ontario Court of Appeal confirms test for grantor's easement of necessity remains "strict necessity", not "practical necessity"
    In Ontario, an easement of necessity may arise where land that is sold is inaccessible except by passing over adjoining land retained by the seller (i.e. an implied grant by the seller of an easement that allows the purchaser to access the…
  • Dec 28

    Funding to Support Public Input into NEB Modernization

    Funding to Support Public Input into NEB Modernization
    Funding to Support Public InputNatural Resources Canada (NRCan) is offering funding to support the development of research, studies or position papers related to the six themes of the NEB Modernization review: (1) Governance; (2) Mandate; (3)…
  • Dec 24

    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!
    It's been a busy year; so busy that this is the first time I've posted to my blog since July.  I'm looking forward to posting more regularly again in 2017.  There's been no shortage of interesting legal decisions affecting rural and…
Rank this Week: 561

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 18

    How To Choose the Best Wrongful Termination Lawyer

    How To Choose the Best Wrongful Termination Lawyer
    You have questions about your wrongful termination, but how can you find a wrongful termination lawyer you can trust? Do your research.  Like all service-based industries, it pays to spend some time and effort researching potential…
  • Jan 18

    Employee Duty to Mitigate Damages After Being Terminated

    Employee Duty to Mitigate Damages After Being Terminated
    Being terminated from employment can be an emotional and impassioned time but it is important that employees remain mindful of their duty to mitigate damages. This simply means that an employee must make the necessary efforts to lessen their…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 571

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jan 19

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    ai conquers the world of poker. https://t.co/5BFN2HjCRB 2017-01-13 interesting piece by my colleagues on why you might need separate insurance for social engineering fraud. https://t.co/9biVaRhisn 2017-01-16 a mathematical model for…
  • 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]
Rank this Week: 574

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: 593

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    CASL (Anti-Spam Law) Private Action Rights Come Into Force July 1st: 10 Key Point

    CASL (Anti-Spam Law) Private Action Rights Come Into Force July 1st: 10 Key Point
    January 20, 2017 On July 1, 2014, Canada’s new federal anti-spam legislation (CASL) largely came into force. Since it was introduced, both the CRTC (the primary enforcement body) and the Competition Bureau have been enforcing the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 597

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: 599

Visaplace.com Canada & US…

Visaplace.com Canada & US Immigration Lawyers

Covers immigration issues for people seeking to migrate to Canada or the United States. By Niren & Associates.

http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law
  • Jul 11

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care
    Illegal immigrant can’t get health care because she didn’t pay application fees A Grenadian woman who came to Canada in 1999 and remained in Toronto after her visitor visa expired has been denied free health care by the Federal Court of…
  • Jul 10

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?
    We get a lot of traffic from our website. www.VisaPlace.com is one of the most popular immigration sites in North America and I would guess the world. Many of our clients find us online for Canadian and US immigration services. Of course our…
  • Jul 7

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!
    Hi Shab, It was a little frightening but I got through immigration on Friday with a TRP valid until 31 July. Ron will scan and send the TRP to you first thing Monday morning and I presume we will have to get an application for an extension…
Rank this Week: 654

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: 668

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: 714

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jan 20

    Will Challenges and the Well – Acquainted Lawyer

    Will Challenges and the Well – Acquainted Lawyer
    A recent case of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan has emphasized the significance of first, the relationship between a testator and his or her lawyer and second, the experience and tenure of such lawyer in assessing testamentary capacity…
  • Jan 18

    Estate Donations = Faster Distribution

    Estate Donations = Faster Distribution
    Matt Johnston, my tax colleague at Scotiatrust, says the 12-month tax filing deadline is upon us. The initial round of major distributions to charities will occur in January 2017 under the “estate donation” rules introduced in…
  • Jan 18

    Appeal Court: Fraudulent Concealment Stopped the Clock

    Appeal Court: Fraudulent Concealment Stopped the Clock
    I previously blogged about Roulston v McKenny et al, 2016 ONSC 2377, as a classic example of chutzpah. The deceased’s ex-wife had a claim against his estate if a life insurance policy lapsed. Even though the estate trustee knew that the…
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Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Meriem Raach Joins Nimonik

    Meriem Raach Joins Nimonik
    Meriem is the EHS Regulatory analyst and legal client implementation at Nimonik. She has an engineering degree in Environmental Sciences and Masters in Oceanography. She also has a graduate diploma in Environmental Improvement. Meriem works…
  • Jan 19

    Gaël Kijko Joins Nimonik

    Gaël Kijko Joins Nimonik
    Nimonik is pleased to announce that Gaël Kijko has joined Nimonik as an EHS Regulatory Analyst. Gaël has a masters degree in Occupational Risk Management and is currently pursuing PhD in Occupational Health and Sustainable…
  • Jan 19

    Jessica Minhas Joins Nimonik

    Jessica Minhas Joins Nimonik
    Jessica is the Marketing Manager at Nimonik. She is an MBA student at the John Molson School of Business.   Jessica works with the CEO and Head of Sales to develop and implement a marketing program for the company and formulate marketing…
Rank this Week: 813

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 837

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 910

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: 965

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: 970

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 20

    Goodbye Deirdre, Hello Allison!

    Goodbye Deirdre, Hello Allison!
    We are excited to introduce our newest member of the team, Allison Numerow. She will be attempting to replace the irreplaceable Deirdre Fleming as the fifth member of the Law and Social Media team. Allison is a second-year student here...
  • Jan 19

    Could Trump be Trump in Canada?

    Could Trump be Trump in Canada?
    Tomorrow, Donald J. Trump will be officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Here in Canada, two of the candidates for the leadership of the Conservative Party have been described as “Canada’s Trump”: Kelly Leitch…
  • Jan 18

    What to Expect from The Dominion - Winter Term 2017

    What to Expect from The Dominion - Winter Term 2017
    Are you planning to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation? Will July 1st, 2017, be a regular Canada Day celebration for you? Or do you even celebrate Canada Day at all? Our first week back blogging introduces the new...
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Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available
    Earlier this  year I was very pleased to contribute to the book Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: The View from the Inside, edited by Ulla de Stricker and published by IGI Global.The official description from the…
  • Nov 13

    Email Policies - Some Resource

    Email Policies - Some Resource
    I think a lot about governance in projects I work on: who is going to do what, who is going to oversee it, and how things will be maintained. A big piece of the picture are policies, guidelines and procedures. Without this type of…
  • Aug 23

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th
    I have more project news to share:I am excited to announce a new Social Media Engagement certificate through the iSchool Institute at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto that Daniel Lee and I will be teaching starting in…
Rank this Week: 1034

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 18

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw training

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw training
    Not sure how to use the new Lexis Advance Quicklaw effectively? The Library is offering Lexis Advance Quicklaw training on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 12:30 PM. to 1:30 PM. in Room 2011. Here are some of the new features and functionality…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1149

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

Covers developments in cyber law and insurance. By Richard J. Bortnick.

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff
    On April 14, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reinstated plaintiffs’ action against P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain that arose out of the well-reported breach of payment card information. The action was previously…
  • Apr 24

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
  • Apr 13

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 1167

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
  • Jan 20

    CASL (Anti-Spam Law) Private Action Rights Come Into Force July 1st: 10 Key Point

    CASL (Anti-Spam Law) Private Action Rights Come Into Force July 1st: 10 Key Point
    On July 1, 2014, Canada’s new federal anti-spam legislation (CASL) largely came into force. Since it was introduced, both the CRTC (the primary enforcement body) and the Competition Bureau have been enforcing the legislation, with…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1209

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
Rank this Week: 1230

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1247

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

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

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's…

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's Notebook has moved to WordPress at http://patentlibrarian.com/.
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
Rank this Week: 1394

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…
    Revoking a Will In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and what kinds of assets /…
  • Jun 12

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid
    Formalities required for a Will to be valid In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and…
  • Jun 12

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 1482

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

Venture capital and startup business advice. By Suzie Dingwall Williams.

http://venturelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll
    Bloomberg reports that the patent licensing office at the University of New Mexico has launched a lawsuit against Intel alleging infringement of a UNM patent for a process of making circuit boards.The lawsuit comes on the heels of rumoured…
  • Nov 16

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb
    This morning the blogosphere was abuzz with news that Blackberry had removed KIK from the Blackberry APP World store, without apparently providing any reason for doing so. It's not clear whether this is actually the case, but let's assume for…
  • Sep 23

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 1503

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: 1584