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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 23

    Law Students: In the Midst of Change

    Law Students: In the Midst of Change
    The report of the CBA Futures project found, unsurprisingly, that “the legal profession in Canada is entering a period of major change.” From my perspective as a 2L law student, the thought of entering the profession in the midst…
  • Sep 23

    Don’t You Know, We’re Talking About a Tuition Revolution

    Don’t You Know, We’re Talking About a Tuition Revolution
    Students have two clear goals upon graduation: getting a job and paying off their debt. There is a third thing though that at one point is a motivating factor for many idealistic students—doing meaningful social justice law work. For…
  • Sep 23

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Technology Reopen a Just Closed Browser Window Tab Wit Ctrl+Shift+T Dan…
Rank this Week: 24

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, September 23, 2014:Tim Hortons, Burger King merger fallout: U.S. cracks down on corporate inversionsUnpaid academic internships 'taking advantage' of students,…
  • Sep 22

    140 Law - Legal Healdines for Monday, September 22, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Healdines for Monday, September 22, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, September 22, 2014:Thanks Twitterland for helping us reach 2000 followers.  Stinging message from self-represented litigants to Canada’s judges Fight to…
  • Sep 19

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, September 19, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, September 19, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, September 19, 2014: Somebody in the Harper government needs to go back to law school - iPolitics.caKentucky longshot Senate candidate’s ‘With Jews We…
Rank this Week: 63

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Sep 23

    News Roundup - September 23, 2014

    News Roundup - September 23, 2014
    CanadaFamily of man who died waiting in emergency room ask court to reinstate lawsuit against health authority, Toronto StarMan charged with slaying of B.C. teen a high-risk sex offender, The Province Alberta criminal lawyers associations…
  • Sep 22

    New IBA report seeks preventative, adaptive responses to climate change

    New IBA report seeks preventative, adaptive responses to climate change
    Noting the urgency of the issue, the International Bar Association has released a hefty report outlining a range of legal responses to climate change.“When the World Bank says we’ve got to keep a limit [of a] two-degree increase .…
  • Sep 22

    News Roundup - September 22, 2014

    News Roundup - September 22, 2014
    CanadaClass-action lawsuit filed against Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre for violence, Toronto StarCourt asked for an injunction against the ongoing construction of a wind farming facility, The Globe and MailPolice arrest man in connection…
Rank this Week: 135

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: 218

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/
  • Sep 23

    “Wholly Inadequate” Stop Sign Placement Leads to Liability for Collision

    “Wholly Inadequate” Stop Sign Placement Leads to Liability for Collision
    Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, finding a construction company largely at fault for the ‘wholly inadequate‘ placement of a temporary stop sign in a construction zone. This…
  • Sep 22

    Motorist Liable for Collision After Blanketing Other Vehicle in Snow

    Motorist Liable for Collision After Blanketing Other Vehicle in Snow
    Interesting reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, addressing fault for a single vehicle collision. In today’s case (Link v. ICBC) the Plaintiff was travelling in winter driving…
  • Sep 18

    “Miscontruction of the Facts” Leads to Expert Opinion Rejection

    “Miscontruction of the Facts” Leads to Expert Opinion Rejection
    Earlier this month I discussed the “Garbage In Garbage Out” Principle which basically means an expert opinion based on flawed facts is of little value to the Court.  Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme…
Rank this Week: 276

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: 290

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
  • Sep 22

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 16 from 2014: Intergroup relations in the southern plateau Anastasio, Angelo, 1914- E 78 N77 A53 1955 Intergroup relations in the southern plateau 1955 iv, 124 leaves : ill.,…
  • Sep 15

    ‘Road to Justice’ Exhibit in Osgoode Library Examines Historical Discriminatory Treatment of Immigrants in Canada

    ‘Road to Justice’ Exhibit in Osgoode Library Examines Historical Discriminatory Treatment of Immigrants in Canada
    Road to Justice, a new exhibit which opens today in the Osgoode Library, documents the historical discriminatory treatment of Chinese Canadians and other immigrants of colour in Canada, the communities’ triumph over racism and the…
  • Sep 11

    A Bounty of Bookplate

    A Bounty of Bookplate
    The Osgoode Library has purchased a modest collection of twenty-eight bookplates of various Canadian legal personages. These bookplates are of interest for biographical, bibliographical and professional reasons, and are also sure to be of…
Rank this Week: 384

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Sep 16

    Breakfast at Your Desk Webinar: September 23

    Breakfast at Your Desk Webinar: September 23
    Please join us for this complimentary webinar discussing: Workplace Accommodation and Mental Illness: A New Challenge, A Different Approach Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Click here to register Login details and a…
  • Sep 10

    Condo Buyers Left High and Dry: $14.9 Million in Deposits Missing

    Condo Buyers Left High and Dry: $14.9 Million in Deposits Missing
    How is it possible that purchasers of a condo unit in a building could be left unprotected and lose all their deposits? This is a question that many people are asking after hearing about the recent news of the lawyer for a condo developer who…
  • Sep 9

    Confirming the Validity of Proxie

    Confirming the Validity of Proxie
    Many owners who do not attend condominium owners meetings use proxies to vote for the election of directors and other matters. The use of proxies is particularly prevalent in condominiums where a large number of owners are not…
Rank this Week: 372

Small City Law Firm Tech

Small City Law Firm Tech

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

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

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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

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

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

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!
    My latest post is up at the ABA Law Technology Today blogPlease head off here to read the full post: A couple of weeks ago our offices installed a brand-spanking new VoIP phone system.  I've been geeking out for the last little…
Rank this Week: 427

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    New "small" for small claim

    New "small" for small claim
    The Alberta Provincial Court Civil Division monetary limit has been raised to $50,000 with this regulation amendment. Effective August 1, 2014 a small claim is not so small.
  • Jun 18

    Survey: Alberta Law Librarie

    Survey: Alberta Law Librarie
    Attention: Law librariansThe Law Society of Alberta is seeking input from the legal community on our future involvement in funding of Alberta Law Libraries. The consultation will solicit input from practicing lawyers, the judiciary, law…
  • Jun 12

    Alberta Queen's Printer Stakeholder Survey

    Alberta Queen's Printer Stakeholder Survey
    Josette McEachern and I were among a group who participated in a stakeholder session this week about the Alberta Queen's Printer products and services.  To assist with results based budgeting, the QP is looking for feedback about how…
Rank this Week: 457

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: 470

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: 501

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 503

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: 557

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: 607

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/
  • Sep 20

    Termination of Statutory Property Guardianship

    Termination of Statutory Property Guardianship
    I have written two previous posts on British Columbia’s new statutory property guardianship legislation and regulation coming into effect on December 1, 2014, the first dealing with the procedures for issuing a certificate of incapacity…
  • Sep 14

    Kimberly Wallis Speaking About Rectification at Okanagan Wills and Trusts CBA Section Meeting

    Kimberly Wallis Speaking About Rectification at Okanagan Wills and Trusts CBA Section Meeting
    My partner Kim Wallis will be speaking this Wednesday, September 17, 2014, on the topic of rectification including the new provision, section 59, in the Wills, Estates and Succession Act on rectification of wills, to the Okanagan Wills and…
  • Sep 10

    Test of Incapability in New Statutory Property Guardianship Regulation

    Test of Incapability in New Statutory Property Guardianship Regulation
    In my post last week, I wrote about the new statutory property guardianship legislation and regulation coming into effect on December 1, 2014, under which the Public Guardian and Trustee may be appointed a statutory property guardian for a…
Rank this Week: 655

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Sep 15

    The End of the Federal Skilled Worker Program – Investor Program Doomed

    The End of the Federal Skilled Worker Program – Investor Program Doomed
    With not much fanfare, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the case of Shahid (aka Tabingo) v. Minister of Citizenship & Immigration.   This case stated that the Minister of Immigration was permitted to terminate the thousands…
  • Sep 9

    Immigration Tips – Weapons and Explosives Edition

    Immigration Tips – Weapons and Explosives Edition
    If you’re an Afghan seeking entry to Canada as a spouse, be prepared to answer the following questions: 11. What weaponsand/or explosives training did you receive and when? 12. What weapon did you carry/use? Note that there is no…
  • Sep 1

    The Bogus concept of Anchor Babie

    The Bogus concept of Anchor Babie
    The Toronto Star cited a ‘secret proposal’ within Canada’s immigration department to remove citizenship rights to babies born in Canada to non-citizens. Similarly, in a struggle to remain relevant in…
Rank this Week: 718

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 9

    Update on Fair Dealing in Canada – A Future Full of “FUDD”?

    Update on Fair Dealing in Canada – A Future Full of “FUDD”?
    In the last decade, users of copyrighted works in Canada have enjoyed major victories in the Supreme Court of Canada. In three cases, CCH v. LSUC, SOCAN v. Bell, and Province of Alberta v. Access Copyright the Court repeatedly recognized fair…
  • Sep 2

    SCC Will Announce Leave to Appeal Decision re Copyright Board SODRAC Ephemeral Rights Decision on Septemer 4, 2014

    SCC Will Announce Leave to Appeal Decision re Copyright Board SODRAC Ephemeral Rights Decision on Septemer 4, 2014
    We shall learn on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 9:45 AM whether the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the following appeal. The following summary is that of the Court.HPK  *****35918 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation /…
  • Aug 31

    “Blame Canada” for the Copyright Reform Impetus in EU?

    “Blame Canada” for the Copyright Reform Impetus in EU?
    On July 2, 2014 Mme Neelie Kroes who holds the important position of Vice-President of the European Commission (“EC”) responsible for the Digital Agenda, gave an important speech on copyright reform in the EU entitled “Our…
Rank this Week: 716

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/
  • Sep 23

    Traffic: Stick v. Carrort

    Traffic: Stick v. Carrort
    In Lisbon, it seems, pedestrians ignore the stop signs resulting in many accidents at intersections. Here our city council would form a committee and decide to pass draconian fines upon jaywalkers. In Lisbon, they came up with a novel…
  • Sep 23

    Jane Jacob

    Jane Jacob
    I am amazed by the lasting power of Jane Jacobs. Almost everybody has heard of her (though few may have read her). Both sides of the political spectrum claim her. Here are 5 relevant lessons from her that are still...
  • Sep 22

    CRTC Follie

    CRTC Follie
    How can anyone with a straight face think that the CRTC serves the public interest, unless public interest means protectionism and keeping Canada immune from technological progress? Its assault on Netflix is the latest in the CRTC's blatant…
Rank this Week: 811

Rights & Remedies

Rights & Remedies

Covers your legal rights and remedies when you can't afford a lawyer. By Shannon Salter.

http://rightsandremedies.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna

    Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna
    This September, Access Pro Bono is hosting Pro Bono Going Public 2011, an advice-a-thon in which volunteer lawyers offer free legal advice to low and modest-income individuals in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna.  The event is also a…
  • May 5

    Avoid Court Costs with Free (and Low Cost) Online Mediation

    Avoid Court Costs with Free (and Low Cost) Online Mediation
    On Slaw.ca, David Bilinsky writes about two new mediation pilot projects in British Columbia; one for family law matters and one for civil matters where the contested amount is relatively low. What makes these projects unique is that they…
  • Apr 16

    Harper's Flank Attack on the Charter

    Harper's Flank Attack on the Charter
    Twenty-nine years ago, on April 17th, 1982, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was entrenched as part of Canada’s constitution.  Though not yet thirty, my research suggests the Charter’s glory days may already be gone.  The number of…
Rank this Week: 801

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/
  • Sep 23

    Employment and accomodation for your injury

    Employment and accomodation for your injury
    No one can decide the best timing for an injury.  When your employment and employment duties become affected by your injury, what legal recourse do you have? Toronto Employment lawyer, Daniel Lublin states in his Globe and Mail article…
  • Sep 23

    The workplace computer and your legal right

    The workplace computer and your legal right
    A termination of employment can give rise to a number of factors that can cause frustration. Whether you are a long term or short term employee, you may or may not decide to save your personal files on your workplace computer.  If you…
  • Sep 18

    Enforcing Written Employment Contract

    Enforcing Written Employment Contract
    The manner in which an employment contract is written and the language employer’s use to deal with employee terminations can help ease the uncertainty with respect to how much it will cost to terminate an employee. The Courts maintain a…
Rank this Week: 885

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/
  • Sep 23

    Giving to People Receiving ODSP

    Giving to People Receiving ODSP
    The Ontario Disability Support Program, or ODSP, provides income support to Ontarians with disabilities and assistance with finding work or starting a business.  Financial eligibility for ODSP depends both on the applicant’s level…
  • Sep 21

    Even celebrities make estate planning mistake

    Even celebrities make estate planning mistake
    We’ve previously blogged about the importance of having a will here (and updating your estate plan here). Too often, however, individuals fail to take the steps necessary to draft a will or set up a proper estate plan; this is…
  • Sep 19

    “Death Row Dinners” – Bad Taste?

    “Death Row Dinners” – Bad Taste?
    A London “pop-up” restaurant planned to recreate and sell dinners requested by death row prisoners as their last meal.  However, criticism lead to the event’s possible cancellation before it was even held. According to…
Rank this Week: 823

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Sep 22

    Guest Post: Spousal Support: Heads She Wins, Tails He Lose

    Guest Post: Spousal Support: Heads She Wins, Tails He Lose
    I have been a fan of Ontario lawyer/writer KAREN SELICK (karenselick.com) for many years and appreciate her “tell-it-like-it-is” approach to some of Canada’s absurd laws. Karen wrote the piece below on spousal support…
  • Sep 18

    Debunking the Myths About Canada’s Proposed Prostitution Law

    Debunking the Myths About Canada’s Proposed Prostitution Law
    The Harper government’s new prostitution Bill C-36, The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, has polarized stakeholders as evidenced in the ongoing hearings before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee,…
  • Sep 11

    Divorce Fraud Leads to 17 years in Prison

    Divorce Fraud Leads to 17 years in Prison
    California businessman Steven Zinnel, age 50, thought he could get away with cheating his wife, his two teenage children, and the bankruptcy court, but he was wrong….boy was he wrong! Zinnel and his wife, of Gold River, separated in…
Rank this Week: 863

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/
  • Sep 21

    Estate planning mistakes women make

    Estate planning mistakes women make
    Not long ago, I was asked by a reporter to describe some estate planning mistakes women make. As a rule, I don't find a huge difference between the mistakes made by men and those made by women in terms of estate planning when both partners…
  • Sep 14

    How the rich die - bizarre celebrity last wills and testament

    How the rich die - bizarre celebrity last wills and testament
    Here's a bit of light reading for the weekend. Click here to read an article from www.fad-nation.com that gives a short list of what they consider bizarre wills and estates. The attached picture accompanied the article mentioned.
  • Sep 11

    Doctors impose DNR order, ignore family's pleas, leading to patient's death

    Doctors impose DNR order, ignore family's pleas, leading to patient's death
    You might be aware that recently doctors in Toronto did not assist Douglas DeGuerre, an elderly man who was having a heart attack, with the result that Mr. DeGuerre died. He was very sick with heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions,…
Rank this Week: 818

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Sep 18

    BigLaw levels up

    BigLaw levels up
    My older brother used to give my teenaged self (with some justification) a hard time about playing Dungeons & Dragons. I eventually grew tired of the cracks about wasting time in a fantasy world, though, and I assembled what I…
  • Aug 19

    Why law firms need R&D investment

    Why law firms need R&D investment
    Lawyers hardly ever talk about research and development. We might be the only major industry or professional sector that fails to do so. Last year, total spending on R&D by the world’s 1,000 largest companies was…
  • Aug 14

    Watershed: The CBA Futures Report

    Watershed: The CBA Futures Report
    This morning, the Canadian Bar Association released the widely anticipated Final Report of its CBA Legal Futures Initiative, “Futures: Transforming The Delivery Of Legal Services In Canada.” I had the benefit of…
Rank this Week: 822

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/
  • Apr 24

    TN Visa → Green Card Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen (~4 Month Process)

    TN Visa → Green Card Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen (~4 Month Process)
    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…
  • Apr 4

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry
    TN VisaCase Info.Background:Citizen of Canada.TN Category:Computer Systems AnalystJob title / duties:Informatics Consultant. As the applicant's job title was not specifically Computer Systems Analyst, it was essential to include proof that…
  • Feb 10

    CBP Only Admitting Same-Sex Spouses under B-2 Statu

    CBP Only Admitting Same-Sex Spouses under B-2 Statu
    According to a recent liaison meeting with its Buffalo, NY office, USCBP does not have a formal, national policy in place yet addressing the admission to the U.S. of same-sex spouses who are dependents of individuals holding temporary visa…
Rank this Week: 825

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Sep 23

    Does the CRTC Have the Power Regulate Online Video?: Internet Companies Set to Challenge Its Authority

    Does the CRTC Have the Power Regulate Online Video?: Internet Companies Set to Challenge Its Authority
    Last week's very public fight between the CRTC and Netflix escalated on Monday as Netflix refused to comply with Commission's order to supply certain confidential information including subscriber numbers and expenditures on Canadian…
  • Sep 22

    CIRA Election 2014: Time To Vote

    CIRA Election 2014: Time To Vote
    The annual election for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority board of directors opened last week, with voting ongoing until September 24th. All CIRA members (anyone with a dot-ca domain is eligible to become a member) are entitled to…
  • Sep 19

    The CRTC – Netflix Battle: Could It Lead to a Challenge of the CRTC’s Right to Regulate Online Video?

    The CRTC – Netflix Battle: Could It Lead to a Challenge of the CRTC’s Right to Regulate Online Video?
    Netflix just concluded an appearance before the CRTC that resulted in a remarkably heated exchange between the regulator and the Internet video service. The discussion was very hostile with the CRTC repeatedly ordering Netflix to provide…
Rank this Week: 986

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • 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…
  • Jun 11

    Official Marks Up For Review

    Official Marks Up For Review
    A Private Members Bill was introduced in Canada’s federal parliament yesterday, which, if passed, will result in significant amendments to the official mark provisions in the Trade-marks Act.  Section 9(1)(n)(iii) of that Act…
  • Apr 10

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul
    This post is the first in a series discussing proposed changes to Canadian trademark law. The Canadian Government dropped a bombshell on the trademark community on March 28, 2014, proposing massive changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act (the…
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Duhaime's LawMag

Duhaime's LawMag

Features legal news and opinion on broad range of justice and law topics.

http://www.duhaime.org/LawMag.aspx
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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/
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Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    You want improvements? I’m listening…

    You want improvements? I’m listening…
    The Will-O-Matic is, in my humble opinion, the best online automated software on the Internet in Canada, Australia and the UK.  It’s very easy to use, comprehensive and flexible and educates users along the way.  It’s so…
  • May 5

    How to Write a Will

    How to Write a Will
    How to Write a Will Look, if you’re looking to write your own Will, you’ve come to the right place: Introducing…The Will-O-Matic Wizard CLICK “Get Started” button now… The Will-O-Matic is a very dynamic,…
  • Feb 25

    Protect Your Loved One

    Protect Your Loved One
    …by dividing your property, appointing representatives, and helping avoid court battles. Without a Will your property will be divided according to government laws, which may not be in accordance with your wishes.  This may not be…
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Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Sep 2

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage
    In most wrongful dismissal cases, the court is required to address the trifecta of issues: What is the applicable period of reasonable notice of termination to which the terminated employee is entitled following an application of the usual…
  • Aug 29

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination
    Employers will sometimes include language such as the employee will only receive a bonus if he or she is employed on the date the bonus is paid out. Courts have shown some reluctance to enforce such arrangements. The issue was recently…
  • Aug 8

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract
    Fixed term contracts can be valuable tools for managing short term or temporary assignments, but can be dangerous and costly to employers. There are many ways that these types of employment arrangements can go sideways with significant…
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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • Aug 26

    When Childcare Interferes With Work: When is an Employer’s Duty to Accommodate Triggered?

    When Childcare Interferes With Work: When is an Employer’s Duty to Accommodate Triggered?
    Most employers are aware that human rights legislation prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of such things as age, race, religion, physical disability and mental disability; however, employers may be less familiar with the fact…
  • Aug 21

    Lex Mundi Insurance Guide

    Lex Mundi Insurance Guide
    This guide is part of the Lex Mundi Global Practice Guide Series which features  substantive overviews of laws, practice areas, and legal and business issues in jurisdictions around the globe. This particular guide discusses…
  • Jul 14

    Probate Primer

    Probate Primer
    So you’ve been named as the executor of an estate, and you have been told that probate will be required. What can you expect? What is probate, what’s it going to cost and how long will it take? Can you make your own estate plan to…
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Wines and Information Management…

Wines and Information Management (WIM)

In-house counsel blawg on e-disovery, the impact of IT on the law and vice versa, information/knowledge management and wines. By Dominic Jaar.

http://dominicjaar.blogspot.com/
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Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    PACER Electronic Court Records Service Restores Deleted U.S. File

    PACER Electronic Court Records Service Restores Deleted U.S. File
    PACER, an electronic database of U.S. federal court records, was in hot water recently for its decision to delete a decade's worth of older court docket documents as part of a system upgrade. PACER charges about 10 cents US per page from…
  • Sep 21

    Recently Released Research from Correctional Services Canada

    Recently Released Research from Correctional Services Canada
    The latest issue of the Weekly Checklist of Canadian Government Publications refers to a number of research summaries released recently by Correctional Services Canada :Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders Among Incoming Federal Offenders:…
  • Sep 20

    August 2014 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

    August 2014 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media
    The August 2014 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 jurisdictions. Items…
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Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Sep 21

    Transitioning to the new temporary foreign worker rule

    Transitioning to the new temporary foreign worker rule
    by Gilda Villaran There have been many changes to Canada’s immigration program in the past two years. The result? Hiring temporary foreign workers in Canada is more complex than ever before. Perhaps the most significant of the recent…
  • Sep 14

    British Columbia court offers more lessons about employment contract

    British Columbia court offers more lessons about employment contract
    by Monique Orieux Last year in Northern Exposure we shared five key lessons about Canadian employment contracts arising from the trial court’s decision in Miller v. Convergys CMG Canada Limited Partnership. The British Columbia Court of…
  • Sep 7

    Employer obtains injunction to prevent misuse of its confidential information

    Employer obtains injunction to prevent misuse of its confidential information
    by David McDonald When an employee announces that he or she is resigning in order to go work for a competitor, it is only natural for an employer to become anxious—particularly when the departing employee has access to the…
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Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
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Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
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Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Traumatic brain injuries: a public health issue

    Traumatic brain injuries: a public health issue
    Nova Scotia residents might not be aware of the extent to which traumatic brain injuries has become a public health issue in not just their particular province but also the country at large. Authorities state that the prevalence of…
  • Sep 12

    Elderly woman dies after crosswalk accident

    Elderly woman dies after crosswalk accident
    Authorities say that an elderly woman suffered serious injuries Sept. 6 after a vehicle hit her while she walked across Williams Lake Road in Halifax. The crash occurred at the intersection of Herring Cove Road shortly after 3:30 p.m.,…
  • Sep 5

    Woman sentenced in fatal DUI accident

    Woman sentenced in fatal DUI accident
    A Nova Scotia woman was sentenced to five years in prison for the death of a 55-year-old man in a July 2013 car accident following a guilty plea of DUI causing death and DUI causing injury. The judge ordered her...
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Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Chronic Pain Cases: Why it's important to have a family doctor

    Chronic Pain Cases: Why it's important to have a family doctor
    If you keep up with the news, you will know there's a shortage of family doctors. This shortage is more pronounced in rural or remote communities. Perhaps the notion of a shortage of family doctors isn't accurate, but I'll let the people at…
  • Sep 10

    Personal Injury Lawyer Rapid Fire Q & A With Brian Goldfinger

    Personal Injury Lawyer Rapid Fire Q & A With Brian Goldfinger
    Readers of the Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog have asked for quick, easy to understand answers to their legal, personal injury related questions. We try to do this every week, but this week, we're going to do something a bit different. Instead of…
  • Sep 4

    Punitive Damages and Damages for Mental Distress in the Context of a Long Term Disability Case

    Punitive Damages and Damages for Mental Distress in the Context of a Long Term Disability Case
    Clients always want to know what sort of damages they can claim in the long term disability case. As previously discussed in the Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog, damages in a long term disabilty case can be limiting. Unlike a car accident case,…
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Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Sep 17

    Devon: TCC considers large corporation rule

    Devon: TCC considers large corporation rule
    In Devon Canada Corporation v. The Queen the issue is whether the taxpayer (“Devon”) may deduct $20,884,041 paid to cancel issued stock options. After the close of pleadings, the Crown brought a procedural motion…
  • Sep 11

    Gariepy: When is a director’s resignation effective?

    Gariepy: When is a director’s resignation effective?
    In Gariepy v. the Queen (2014 TCC 254), the Tax Court considered (i) whether two directors had effectively resigned from their positions, and (ii) if not, whether the directors were duly diligent in seeking to prevent the failure of…
  • Sep 10

    McKesson: Trial Judge Recuses Self From Two Remaining Issues in Transfer Pricing Case

    McKesson: Trial Judge Recuses Self From Two Remaining Issues in Transfer Pricing Case
    In McKesson v. The Queen (2014 TCC 266), Justice Patrick Boyle recused himself from the two remaining issues with which he was seized in the transfer pricing case – costs and the content of the court’s public file (i.e., the…
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eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Sep 17

    Will a smartwatch be on your wrist? 10 things to ponder.

    Will a smartwatch be on your wrist? 10 things to ponder.
    As expected, Apple introduced its Apple Watch (not iWatch) last week with great fanfare. It is actually not a single watch, but a series of watches in 2 sizes and 3 models with various types of bands.  It will be available ……
  • Sep 10

    CASL software provision

    CASL software provision
    CASL – the Canadian anti-spam legislation – contains provisions that require certain disclosure and permission requirements on the installation of software that does certain things, or when software does certain things.  This…
  • Sep 3

    Smartwatch week

    Smartwatch week
    The IFA - the European equivalent of the Las Vegas Consumer Electronic Show - starts Friday – although manufacturers have already started pre-show press conferences.   A wide range of consumer electronics and…
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Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer…

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Two not-so-secret weapons for ensuring fair compensation for families of wrongful death victims and how one family received $925,000

    Two not-so-secret weapons for ensuring fair compensation for families of wrongful death victims and how one family received $925,000
    After reading about the three recent fatal accidents on Nova Scotia highways in the last two weeks, I was talking with my law partner, Brian Hebert about the challenges of pursuing wrongful death claims in Nova Scotia. Brian had some…
  • Aug 25

    John McKiggan named to Best Lawyers Canada

    John McKiggan named to Best Lawyers Canada
    I have learned I have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of personal injury litigation. I have to say I am proud of being selected because, unlike many lawyers directories, selection is…
  • Aug 1

    What is a Pecuniary Loss in a Nova Scotia Personal Injury Claim?

    What is a Pecuniary Loss in a Nova Scotia Personal Injury Claim?
    One of the most popular articles on this blog is one that I wrote in July 2010 “What is a Pecuniary Loss in a Personal Injury Claim?” The article has received thousands of page views since it was published so the topic is one that…
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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.
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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
  • Sep 23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-22
    After Access Copyright Students Paying Higher fees at University of Toronto http://t.co/r3hQoYJvLP -> US Federal Circuit Defies Supreme Court in Laches Holding http://t.co/lll4zdlc1d -> Bombay High Court restrains Apeejay Surendra Group…
  • Sep 22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-21
    Life After CASL – Now What? http://t.co/SX5SVYnUOV -> Is Popcorn Time Safe? Pirate Bay, Netflix Comparisons Provide Little Legal Clarification http://t.co/pNoC6LsHnX -> 10% of top ecommerce brands flouting CASL, study finds…
  • Sep 21

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-20

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-20
    Amazon Not Liable For Affiliates’ Copyright Infringement – Intellectual Property http://t.co/1X83xGpLzS -> Google Settles Infringement Suit with Photographers http://t.co/dmtiTyWzEW -> JPMorgan Hackers Accessed Servers but…
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