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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 2

    Does Technology Allow Lawyers to Fill Their True Role as Counselors?

    Does Technology Allow Lawyers to Fill Their True Role as Counselors?
    That’s the feeling of Jason Boehmig (president and CEO of Ironclad Inc.) who has teamed up with Ron Dolin (co-founder of Stanford University’s Program for Legal Technology & Design) to teach a new course on legal…
  • Mar 2

    Some Musings on Knowledge Management

    Some Musings on Knowledge Management
    Lately I have been thinking about knowledge management (KM) and how difficult it seems to be to implement effectively. From my perspective looking in (unless you count CanLII Connects as a national KM initiative), it seems there are many…
  • Mar 2

    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 sixty recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide…
Rank this Week: 29

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Mar 2

    Secret Memo Reveals RCMP Records on Requests for Subscriber Data “Inaccurate and Incomplete”

    Secret Memo Reveals RCMP Records on Requests for Subscriber Data “Inaccurate and Incomplete”
    Last fall, Daniel Therrien, the government’s newly appointed Privacy Commissioner of Canada, released the annual report on the Privacy Act, the legislation that governs how government collects, uses, and discloses personal information.…
  • Mar 2

    RCMP Records on Requests for Subscriber Data “Inaccurate and Incomplete”

    RCMP Records on Requests for Subscriber Data “Inaccurate and Incomplete”
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on February 28, 2015 as RCMP Records Called ‘Incomplete and Inaccurate’ in Memo Last fall, Daniel Therrien, the government’s newly appointed Privacy Commissioner of Canada, released the annual…
  • Feb 27

    Rogers Executive Calls on Canadian Government to Shut Down VPN

    Rogers Executive Calls on Canadian Government to Shut Down VPN
    The Content Industry Connect conference, which was held in Toronto yesterday, featured a panel of leading television executives from Bell, the CBC, Corus, Rogers, and Shaw Media. Several people were live-tweeting the event when a comment from…
Rank this Week: 44

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice February 2015 Access to Justice Newsletter

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice February 2015 Access to Justice Newsletter
    The non-profit Canadian Forum on Access to Justice (CFCJ) has been publishing a monthly newsletter about Access to Justice since early 2013. The latest issue of the newsletter includes:a post on the need for high-quality research for the…
  • Feb 28

    February 2015 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

    February 2015 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media
    The February 2015 issue of Connected is available online. The bulletin covers news about the impact of new social media on courts. Most of the items are about the United States, but there is occasional coverage of other jurisdiction. The…
  • Feb 26

    Call for Nominations for Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship

    Call for Nominations for Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is seeking nominations for the Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship:"This award is an honour bestowed upon a current member of CALL/ACBD who has provided…
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Mar 1

    What happens to your RRSP on death?

    What happens to your RRSP on death?
    Throughout the course of lives, most of us make sizeable contributions to our RRSPs. We do this in order to minimize our overall taxes payable and to plan ahead for our retirement. With both tax minimization and future planning on our minds…
  • Feb 27

    Hull on Estates #407 – Parson v. McGovern

    Hull on Estates #407 – Parson v. McGovern
    Listen to Hull on Estates #407 – Parson v. McGovern Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Stuart Clark discuss the recent Parson v. McGovern decision and the circumstances under which a court may compel an Estate Trustee to make…
  • Feb 27

    Community Foundation

    Community Foundation
    I attended a very informative seminar this week hosted by our firm, and the presenters were Anne Brayley and Aneil Gokhale from the Toronto Foundation.  Through their talk, we learned more about our role as estates counsel in…
Rank this Week: 91

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: 145

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

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

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the week of February 22, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Hill media fight over harassment policy, some say it could destroy Parliamentary Press GalleryNon-Competition Provision Results In Increased Notice Period By BC CourtConrad Black…
  • Feb 23

    140Law - Legal Headlines for February 16, 2015

    140Law - Legal Headlines for February 16, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Remedial Costs for Unreasonable Settlements by InsurersChild abuser awarded £20,000 by Ireland court after being harassed, named and shamed on Facebook pageCocaine case…
  • Feb 19

    SlawTips: 5 Tips on Marketing for Law Firms (Video)

    SlawTips: 5 Tips on Marketing for Law Firms (Video)
    The world of marketing remains a bit of a mystery for many legal professionals.  We know enough about it that many of us become do-it-ourselfers for our websites, blogs and even our branding. Nonetheless, there is much we can learn…
Rank this Week: 161

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: 186

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/
  • Feb 27

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Shoulder Injury

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Shoulder Injury
    Adding to this site’s archives of pain and suffering awards for shoulder injuries, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for a chronic shoulder injury sustained in a…
  • Feb 25

    Court Rejects “Perplexing” Defence Doctor Evidence Minimizing Plaintiff Disability

    Court Rejects “Perplexing” Defence Doctor Evidence Minimizing Plaintiff Disability
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing damages following a rear-end collision. In today’s case (Sirak v. Noonward) the Plaintiff suffered “very significant and…
  • Feb 25

    Passenger Found 40% At Fault For Riding in Over-Crowded, Speeding Vehicle

    Passenger Found 40% At Fault For Riding in Over-Crowded, Speeding Vehicle
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Victoria Registry, largely rejecting a personal injury claim from a Plaintiff who sustained modest injuries in a 2009 roll-over collision. In today’s case (Wormald v.…
Rank this Week: 215

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/
  • Mar 2

    Dying broke: a worthwhile retirement goal?

    Dying broke: a worthwhile retirement goal?
    Recently I read an article in www.msn.com reviewing a book by Dr. Stanley Riggs, called "Build Wealth and Spend It All: Live the Life You Earned". The article, which you can read by clicking here, summarizes Dr. Riggs' philosophy of…
  • Feb 27

    Forget coffins: these burial pods allow you to turn into a tree when you die

    Forget coffins: these burial pods allow you to turn into a tree when you die
    Funeral choices have expanded over the years, and new options become available all the time. Burial used to be the norm, until cremation became popular. Since then, I've heard of half a dozen new ideas including pressing ashes into a vinyl…
  • Feb 27

    William Herd died leaving £300,000 but his only son never saw a penny

    William Herd died leaving £300,000 but his only son never saw a penny
    William Herd was widowed, and married again at 67 years old. He and his second wife, Dorothy, made mirror wills in which they left everything to each other. The wills also said that on the death of both of them, the estate would be divided…
Rank this Week: 237

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Feb 6

    One step closer to climate warning labels on gasoline

    One step closer to climate warning labels on gasoline
    The West Vancouver Council recently voted unanimously to support warnings on gas pumps to warn motorists about the impact driving has on the environment. This is a first in Canada, and follows the example of several cities in California. Our…
  • Feb 5

    Financial Assurance for contaminated site

    Financial Assurance for contaminated site
    It should no longer be a surprise for a CPU, based on active risk management measures, to include at least a modest amount of financial assurance. Read Financial Assurance for contaminated sites on Environmental Law and Litigation!
  • Feb 4

    Environmental torts since Smith v Inco

    Environmental torts since Smith v Inco
    Environmental claims based on historic contamination, whether class actions or single lawsuits, have become much more difficult for plaintiffs in the last few years. Read Environmental torts since Smith v Inco on Environmental Law and…
Rank this Week: 297

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 299

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    The Copyright Board Working Group Report dated February 4, 2015

    The Copyright Board Working Group Report dated February 4, 2015
    1566 The Wedding Dance by Pieter Brueghel the Elder(Music at weddings in Canada is subject to Copyright Board tariffs, which are doubled when there is dancing) On February 4, 2015 the Copyright Board released by email distribution to…
  • Dec 11

    Teksavvy is asking for $346,480.68 for its “reasonable costs” from Voltage Picture

    Teksavvy is asking for $346,480.68 for its “reasonable costs” from Voltage Picture
    I attended on Monday December 8, 2014 as a spectator at the hearing at the Federal Court in the Voltage Pictures v. John Doe and Jane Doe matter presided over by Mme Prothonotary Aronovitch concerning Teksavvy’s motion to be reimbursed…
  • Nov 30

    Peter S. Grant’s Resource for Copyright Board Practitioners and Watcher

    Peter S. Grant’s Resource for Copyright Board Practitioners and Watcher
    (mccarthy.ca)I occasionally do book reviews when I come across or am given a review copy of something that is useful, interesting and makes a positive contribution to the IP literature – either in an academic or practical way, or…
Rank this Week: 350

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Feb 25

    Smartwatches still in the running

    Smartwatches still in the running
    I’ve written about smartwatches before. So far they have not been selling as fast as some expected.  The marketplace still hasn’t sorted out the right combinations of features and price. Apple’s iWatch is…
  • Feb 18

    Privacy Commissioner issues guidance on police body camera

    Privacy Commissioner issues guidance on police body camera
    The federal Privacy Commissioner has just released a report giving guidance on the privacy implications of police wearing body-worn cameras, and what police need to do to comply with privacy laws. It points out that the issues around…
  • Feb 11

    Big Brother in your TV? 10 “freaky line” things to think about

    Big Brother in your TV? 10 “freaky line” things to think about
    There has been a big kerfuffle in the last few days over the thought that Samsung smart TV’s are listening to and recording TV watcher’s conversations via their voice command feature.  That arose from a clause in their…
Rank this Week: 407

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/
  • Mar 2

    As Strikes Commence at Canadian Universities, a Primer on Picketing Law

    As Strikes Commence at Canadian Universities, a Primer on Picketing Law
    Originally Post November 2008, Updated March 1 2015 In November 2008, I wrote a post describing the rules of picketing as a teaching assistant’s strike commenced at York University.   Today, a strike at the University of Toronto…
  • Feb 23

    Wilson v. Atomic Energy: A Dismissal for No Reason at All is not “Unjust”

    Wilson v. Atomic Energy: A Dismissal for No Reason at All is not “Unjust”
    Last month, the Federal Court of Appeal issued a surprise decision, ruling that the “unjust dismissal” provisions in Section 240-246 of the Canada Labour Code do not require the employer to have any reason at all to dismiss an…
  • Feb 12

    Some Legal Thoughts on the Long, Cold Beer Can Strike

    Some Legal Thoughts on the Long, Cold Beer Can Strike
    February 12, 2015 Earlier this week I was asked to join Matt Galloway on CBC’s Metro Morning to talk about a strike that has dragged on a beer can production factory in north Toronto called Crown Holdings,  and how the law deals…
Rank this Week: 409

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/
  • Mar 1

    Restrictions on Who May File a Notice of Dispute

    Restrictions on Who May File a Notice of Dispute
    One of the changes made to British Columbia’s rules governing probate procedures that came into effect on March 31, 2014, was the replacement of caveats with notices of dispute. One of the main purposes of both caveats under the former…
  • Feb 22

    British Columbia Law Institute Report on Terminating a Strata

    British Columbia Law Institute Report on Terminating a Strata
    The British Columbia Law Institute  has just published its Report on Terminating a Strata recommending reform of the Strata Property Act provisions allowing a strata to wind up its strata corporation and cancel the strata plan.Under…
  • Feb 13

    Estate of Young: Curative Provisions of Wills, Estates and Succession Act.

    Estate of Young: Curative Provisions of Wills, Estates and Succession Act.
    We now have a reported case applying the new British Columbia legislation allowing the court to give effect to a document or other record as a will even though it does not comply with the formal signing and witnessing requirements for a valid…
Rank this Week: 461

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/
  • Feb 27

    CSA release 2014 Enforcement Report

    CSA release 2014 Enforcement Report
    The Canadian Securities Administrators recently released their 2014 Enforcement Report, which provides a summary of the enforcement actions undertaken by CSA members over the past year. According to the report, CSA member staff initiated 105…
  • Feb 27

    IIROC proposes adjusting margin requirements for agency lending agreement

    IIROC proposes adjusting margin requirements for agency lending agreement
    The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada yesterday proposed amendments to Dealer Member Form 1 intended to address concerns that current rules do not set out specific margin requirements for agency cash and security…
  • Feb 26

    OSC releases 2014 report for investment fund and structured product issuer

    OSC releases 2014 report for investment fund and structured product issuer
    Darin Renton -  The OSC last week released its annual Summary Report for Investment Fund and Structured Product Issuers, which reviewed the OSC's initiatives for 2014 that impact investment fund and structured product issuers (including…
Rank this Week: 475

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Mar 2

    Feds appoint 10 new judge

    Feds appoint 10 new judge
    The federal government has appointed a total of 10 new judges, to superior level courts in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, and to the Federal Court, as well as elevating another to the Federal Court of Appeal.Justice Donald Rennie was named to the…
  • Mar 2

    Davis name disappearing after joining up with DLA Piper

    Davis name disappearing after joining up with DLA Piper
    Another familiar name is about to disappear from the Canadian legal landscape as Davis LLP adopts the DLA Piper LLP brand.The firm will become DLA Piper (Canada) LLP when it completes the deal next month to join forces with DLA Piper, a firm…
  • Mar 2

    Legal news roundup - March 2, 2015

    Legal news roundup - March 2, 2015
    CanadaJudge rejects challenge to law that suspends licences of drivers charged with impaired driving, Canadian PressGun involved in Toronto shooting was legal according to lawyer, Canadian PressLeader of B.C. religious commune asks court to…
Rank this Week: 492

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Feb 23

    Mitigating Circumstances Not Enough to Reinstate in a Theft Case

    Mitigating Circumstances Not Enough to Reinstate in a Theft Case
    A labour arbitrator considered when the presence of mitigating factors (including, what the arbitrator described as “a painful, if not abusive, relationship with her former common-law partner” and drug use) were sufficient to…
  • Feb 19

    Reporting Pay and the Meaning of “Beyond the Control of the Company”

    Reporting Pay and the Meaning of “Beyond the Control of the Company”
    When is an employer in a unionized environment relieved of its obligation to pay reporting pay? The obvious answer is that it depends on the language in the collective agreement. A recent cases considered this issue. In National Steel Car…
  • Feb 17

    The Ontario Government Announces Public Consultations on Labour Law

    The Ontario Government Announces Public Consultations on Labour Law
    The Ontario Government today announced that it would follow through on its "commitment made in the 2014 Throne Speech" and launch public consultations on the changing nature of the modern workplace to commence. According to the News Release:…
Rank this Week: 512

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 5

    lawyers weekly piece on nsa and implications for cross-border data service

    lawyers weekly piece on nsa and implications for cross-border data service
    I must admit to being rather neglectful of this sad little blog of late. Nothing but summaries of tweets for quite some time, along with a long, long list of half-written (and unpublished) posts. In any event, in case anyone…Read more…
  • Mar 27

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    facebook releases hack – an open source programming language using dynamic and static typing. http://t.co/5BxUAXiO0I 2014-03-21 us tax authorities issue guidance on income tax implications of bitcoin. mining is taxable.…
  • Mar 20

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the netherlands opens door to carrier-agnostic sim cards. very interesting possibilities. http://t.co/LjnBJlJUdR 2014-03-18 us navy plans to beam energy down from orbiting solar panels. dyson spheres will be a few more years.…
Rank this Week: 549

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 553

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
  • Mar 1

    Message board operators liable for defamatory posts says court: Baglow v. Smith

    Message board operators liable for defamatory posts says court: Baglow v. Smith
    You know a defamation case is going to be a good one when it starts like this: Political debate in the Internet blogosphere can be, and, often is, rude, aggressive, sarcastic, hyperbolic, insulting, caustic and/or vulgar.  It is not for…
  • Mar 1

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-02-28

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-02-28
    RT @AdamMossoff: More bogus, junk science in #patent policy w/ claims re: all patent #licensing based on 188 people answering survey https:… -> Ontario Court of Appeal clamps down on surveillance evidence http://t.co/mhHLrQZCst…
  • Feb 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-27
    U.S. bans Internet providers from blocking or slowing web traffic in landmark net neutrality ruling http://t.co/VBR6CkJo4a -> Loser pays? This might be buyer or seller when it comes to artists' resale royalties says CJEU…
Rank this Week: 576

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: 585

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Feb 18

    Conferences: 22nd St. Gallen International Competition Law Forum

    Conferences: 22nd St. Gallen International Competition Law Forum
    February 18, 2015 22nd St.Gallen International Competition Law Forum (ICF): 23 and 24 April 2015 The St.Gallen ICF has a history of attracting reputable speakers and interested participants from European competition authorities, the advocacy,…
  • Jan 23

    Tiny Merger Will Have Major Implications for Merger Review in Canada

    Tiny Merger Will Have Major Implications for Merger Review in Canada
    January 23, 2015 Guest post by Mark Nicholson, Kelley McKinnon, Davit Akman & Zoe Pallare (Gowlings) On Jan. 22, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released the long anticipated decision in Tervita Corp. v. Canada (Commissioner of…
  • Dec 14

    10 Factors Plaintiff Firms Consider Before They Sue You Under the Competition Act

    10 Factors Plaintiff Firms Consider Before They Sue You Under the Competition Act
    December 13, 2014 Earlier today I saw with some interest that a Canadian plaintiff lawyers’ firm has commenced competition class proceedings against the LCBO and the Beer Store (and the Beer Store’s parents) for alleged conspiracy…
Rank this Week: 593

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: 651

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/
  • Feb 18

    Addictions in the workplace- can I fire my alcoholic employee?

    Addictions in the workplace- can I fire my alcoholic employee?
    The workplace environment brings a number of people together under one roof which may include employees with addictions. There are no clear cut ways of identifying someone as an alcoholic. However, there may be signs during the course of…
  • Feb 9

    Should I tell prospective employers about my disability?

    Should I tell prospective employers about my disability?
    Disability is a factor that can affect your job search efforts.  For instance, there are disabilities classified as “invisible” disabilities that are not physically noticeable, such as Asperger syndrome. People who have this…
  • Jan 28

    Legal implications from 2014 workplace employment case

    Legal implications from 2014 workplace employment case
    Big employment cases from 2014 drew a good amount of attention to workplace law. Specifically, it demonstrated the legal implications to employees and employers.  To date, we continue to see the consequences of these fallouts. Whether…
Rank this Week: 667

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: 709

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Mar 1

    Aged New York Husband His Wife’s Prisoner?

    Aged New York Husband His Wife’s Prisoner?
    Eighty-four-year old Martin Cassidy spent his career creating dinosaurs for the American Museum of National History. His career began in 1972 when the museum was offered the articulated skeleton of a dinosaur, an acquisition that would cost…
  • Feb 27

    Final Chapter in LA Dodgers Divorce?

    Final Chapter in LA Dodgers Divorce?
    Jamie and Frank McCourt are now more famous for their over-the-top divorce than for their eight-year run as the owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The twists and turns of their lengthy litigation could fill a book, and no doubt will! For…
  • Feb 24

    The Curse of the In-Person Litigant

    The Curse of the In-Person Litigant
    I guess I’ve been lucky because I have never had to do a trial where the opposing party acted in person, “pro se”, as they call it in the United States. Why lucky? Because some of the worst trial horror stories involve…
Rank this Week: 740

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 11

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint
    I am very pleased to join the Allaboutestates blog to add a perspective on the role of the physician in estate matters. I recall vividly the first time I was asked in court: “Dr. Shulman, in your opinion did Mr. X have testamentary…
  • Jun 10

    Who is Your Daddy?

    Who is Your Daddy?
    I think it is safe to say that the concept of “family” is a foundational principle in estate planning. I think it is also safe to say that, when asked, all of us would have a very clear understanding of what is meant by the term…
  • Jun 9

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2
    My work is with the living. POA’s are critical documents that are designed to support your wishes, while you are alive. Wills deal with your wishes, after you are dead.
Rank this Week: 761

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Feb 12

    Love Audit for Valentine’s Day

    Love Audit for Valentine’s Day
    This Valentine’s Day, our resident poet, Luciano, put together a poem about love, audits and continuous improvement along with a handy free checklist. Happy Valentine’s Day! As the time moves by, day to year, Something becomes…
  • Feb 11

    Incident Management Made Easy with E-Mail

    Incident Management Made Easy with E-Mail
    Nimonik is happy to announce our Beta version of our easy to use Incident Management Tool. After carefully looking at the available options on the market, we determined that the missing element in Incident Management is ease of use. Incident…
  • Feb 10

    Free Industrial Standards Referenced in Law

    Free Industrial Standards Referenced in Law
    Behind your car, your chicken dinner, and your slick iPad there lies a myriad of laws, regulations, and industrial standards that allow or prohibit certain industry practices. Companies know that regulatory compliance is a complex and tricky…
Rank this Week: 801

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Nov 20

    The insured’s application for…

    The insured’s application for long-term disability benefits was denied by the adjuster for five months after the time of her claim. The insured alleges that in denying her claim, the adjuster and the insurer did not act in good faith.…
  • Nov 20

    Where a person is not a named insured on…

    Where a person is not a named insured on an automobile policy and that person operates a vehicle listed on that policy, the policy holder for the vehicle is not absolutely liable under section 258 of the Insurance Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. I.8, if…
  • Nov 20

    A first party insurer claimed…

    A first party insurer claimed indemnification from a second party insurer for statutory accident benefits paid to an insured following a motorcycle accident. It was held by both the arbitrator and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on…
Rank this Week: 841

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Dec 15

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent
    On December 9,2014 Royal Assent was given to Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act. The intention of Bill C-8 is to give the government and holders of trade-marks and copyrights new mechanisms for enforcement, along with…
  • Oct 1

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulation

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulation
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has today posted proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations at http://bit.ly/1xCOIEj  The consultation period for these proposed amendments is from October 1 to November…
  • Aug 27

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly
    CIPO has announced two interesting changes regarding its Wares and Services Manual. TMClass First, CIPO-approved entries have now been added to TMClass, a multi-jurisdictional database of acceptable goods and services claims maintained…
Rank this Week: 904

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 6

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for January 2015

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for January 2015
    Just one Quickscribe Manual update for this month: the Forest Legislation Manual.Don't forget: free daily updates to BC statutes and regulations are available at www.bclegislation.ca,  courtesy of Quickscribe.
  • Jan 6

    Free Upcoming Webinar: Research, Track and Share Annotated Legislation with Quickscribe 2.0

    Free Upcoming Webinar: Research, Track and Share Annotated Legislation with Quickscribe 2.0
    Our friend Mike Pasta, of Quickcribe Services Ltd over in Victoria, will be presenting a free seminar for Courthouse Libraries BC next Wednesday, January 15th: Research, Track and Share Annotated Legislation Using Quickscribe 2.0. In the…
  • Dec 16

    #Clawbies2014 Nomination Roundup

    #Clawbies2014 Nomination Roundup
    The Canadian Law Blog Awards started here on the Vancouver Law Librarian Blog way back in 2006, and even though they've got their own domain now (www.clawbies.ca), we always like to come back to this space in mid-December to share a roundup…
Rank this Week: 961

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/
  • Mar 2

    Interview with Justice Clackson on the Most Important Sentence Ever Written

    Interview with Justice Clackson on the Most Important Sentence Ever Written
    On Friday you got to read Ms. Magna Carta’s take on Clause 39. Now tune in to hear what Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Clackson has to say about the famous chapter of the Magna Carta!
  • Feb 27

    The Most Important Sentence Ever Written

    The Most Important Sentence Ever Written
    What is the most important sentence to have ever been written in a legal instrument? “No free man shall be arrested or imprisoned or disseised or outlawed or exiled or in any way victimized, neither will we attack him or...
  • Feb 26

    12 Angry Men (and Women)

    12 Angry Men (and Women)
    There has recently been a fair amount of commentary in the news surrounding an upcoming 42 week jury trial [1]. The trial requires 12 members of the public to be present at the nearly year long trial, which would prevent...
Rank this Week: 996

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: 1020

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: 1075

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
  • Mar 2

    Recent Acquisitions, February 16 – February 23, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, February 16 – February 23, 2015
    19 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 5 from 2015: Managing intellectual property value Loomer, Sue C., K 1401 L66 2015 Managing intellectual property value 2015 260 pages ; 22 cm. Feminism in the subcontinent and…
  • Mar 2

    Recent Acquisitions, February 23 – March 2, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, February 23 – March 2, 2015
    2 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: KF 281.A2 T47 2014 Successfully competing in U.S. moot court competitions 2014 xvi, 280 pages ; 23 cm De l'administration de la justice criminelle en Angleterre… Cottu, M. b. 1777?…
  • Feb 19

    New Law Journal from Thomson Rivers: Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law

    New Law Journal from Thomson Rivers: Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law
    The new Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law (CJCCL) was launched in 2013 at Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law (TRU Law). The inaugural issue was published just last month (January 2015). This issue has…
Rank this Week: 1160

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Feb 8

    California Prosecutors Settle PHI Breach with Retailer

    California Prosecutors Settle PHI Breach with Retailer
    Beginning in 2012, California environmental regulators and others began investigating the grocery store chain Safeway relating to the company’s waste disposal practices. During the investigation, certain documents listing medical and…
  • Jan 25

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI
    New Jersey recently amended its privacy laws to now require health insurers and care providers that do business in the state to encrypt PHI. The new requirements apply to insurers authorized to issue New Jersey health benefit plans. Such…
  • Jan 4

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation
    In Margulis v. BCS Ins. Co., 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 826 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider whether an insurer has a duty to defend an insurance agent under a professional…
Rank this Week: 1176

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1211

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1242

Environmental, Energy and…

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

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

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

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

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

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

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

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 1251

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

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

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!

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

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

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

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time
    Jason Rivait was quoted in the article “Focus: Airbnb changing condo landscape,” which appeared in Law Times. Airbnb is an online service that connects hosts with spare bedrooms or entire homes, condominium units, apartments,…
Rank this Week: 1328

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
  • Feb 26

    SCC Monitor (25/02/2015)

    SCC Monitor (25/02/2015)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Robert Glasgow and Katie Szilagyi Since our last update, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to nine cases, heard one of the most highly anticipated cases of the…
  • Feb 19

    Supreme Court Overrules Rodriguez; Physician-Assisted Death Legal in Canada

    Supreme Court Overrules Rodriguez; Physician-Assisted Death Legal in Canada
    By Byron Shaw Physician-assisted death is permissible in Canada, for competent adults who: (1) clearly consent to the termination of life; and (2) have a grievous and irremediable medical condition that causes enduring suffering that is…
  • Feb 10

    SCC Undoes the Competition Tribunal and FCA Decisions in Tervita

    SCC Undoes the Competition Tribunal and FCA Decisions in Tervita
    Confirms Tribunal Cannot Try to Predict the Future or Weigh Undetermined Effects to Prevent CompetitionBy Laurie Baptiste The highly anticipated judgment of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in Tervita Corporation, et al v Commissioner of…
Rank this Week: 1349

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: 1377

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: 1513

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/
  • Mar 1

    The common expenses conundrum

    The common expenses conundrum
    Many people who work with condominiums raised an eyebrow after reading a recent Toronto Star story entitled “Maintenance fees take a toll on Toronto condo owners.” The piece highlights the divergent philosophies about the…
  • Jan 10

    Owners cannot requisition by-law amendment

    Owners cannot requisition by-law amendment
    While the Condominium Act, 1998 permits owners to requisition meetings for certain business and for informational purposes, there are limits on what can be accomplished using this process. Some owners at one of our smaller condo corporation…
  • Jan 4

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2014

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2014
    Happy New Year. Our picks for the top 10 condo law cases of 2014 is an all-Ontario batch, with half being important Court of Appeal rulings.   Some of them highlight the dire need for significant revision to our condo law.…
Rank this Week: 1580