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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 28

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Webb & Loughlin on Shifting Attitudes in the Next Generation of Male Lawyer

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Webb & Loughlin on Shifting Attitudes in the Next Generation of Male Lawyer
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Jul 28

    Taking Self-Regulation for Granted?

    Taking Self-Regulation for Granted?
    “It is not a right. Self-regulation is very much a privilege.” So declared Premier Christy Clark at the end of June when she announced that the BC government would take over regulation of the real estate industry in that…
  • Jul 27

    Privacy by Design Is Crucial to Avoid IoT Disaster

    Privacy by Design Is Crucial to Avoid IoT Disaster
    If anyone doubts that Privacy by Design is not a fundamentally important principle, consider these two recent articles. This Wired article describes a hack being detailed at the upcoming Defcon conference that can easily read and type…
Rank this Week: 29

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jul 26

    Canada’s National Digitization Plan Leaves Virtual Shelves Empty

    Canada’s National Digitization Plan Leaves Virtual Shelves Empty
    Imagine going to your local library in search of Canadian books. You wander through the stacks but are surprised to find most shelves barren with the exception of books that are over a hundred years old. This sounds more like an abandoned…
  • Jul 26

    Why Canada’s National Digitization Plan Falls Short

    Why Canada’s National Digitization Plan Falls Short
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 25, 2016 as Ottawa Should Commit to Digitizing Canadian Heritage Imagine going to your local library in search of Canadian books. You wander through the stacks but are surprised to find most shelves barren…
  • Jul 18

    Pokémon Go Craze Brings New “Augmented Reality” Legal Issues Into Light

    Pokémon Go Craze Brings New “Augmented Reality” Legal Issues Into Light
    Unless you’ve been offline or focused on a distorted national anthem rendition for the past week, you know that Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm with millions of people wandering around searching for virtual Pokémon…
Rank this Week: 43

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    List of Top Ten Canadian Law Podcast

    List of Top Ten Canadian Law Podcast
    Emma Durand-Wood from Stem Legal, a legal industry strategy firm, has published a blog post describing her list for ten of the best Canadian law podcasts: "Whether Serial was your introduction to the wonderful world of podcasts, or…
  • Jul 27

    July 2016 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

    July 2016 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media
    The July 2016 issue of Connected is available online. The bulletin covers news about the impact of new social media on courts. The bulletin is published by the Virginia-based National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Conference of…
  • Jul 26

    Analysis of Beverley McLachlin's Output as Chief Justice of Canada

    Analysis of Beverley McLachlin's Output as Chief Justice of Canada
    The Court.ca blog run by students at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto has just published part 2 of The Supreme Court by Numbers, an analysis of the output of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin since she was appointed to her position in …
Rank this Week: 86

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

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

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

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

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

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

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

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

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

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

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

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

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

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 142

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    LawFact of the Day: Personal Injury

    LawFact of the Day: Personal Injury
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday July 28, 2016. Today we are talking about Personal Injury.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 28, 2016 at 6:46am PDTYou may bring an action for damages against a…
  • Jul 27

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday July 27, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 27, 2016 at 6:55am PDTThe first same-sex marriage in Ontario occurred on January…
  • Jul 26

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday July 26, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 26, 2016 at 6:31am PDTIt is very difficult for employers to prove “just…
Rank this Week: 162

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: 188

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/
  • Jul 21

    $6 Million Damage Assessment After Teen Injured By Corroded Lamppost

    $6 Million Damage Assessment After Teen Injured By Corroded Lamppost
    Reasons for judgement were published this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for profound injuries after a plaintiff fell two stories after falling while swinging from a corroded lamp-post. In this…
  • Jul 19

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Lingering” Soft Tissue Injury

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Lingering” Soft Tissue Injury
    Adding to this site’s soft tissue injury non-pecuniary database, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court,  Vancouver Registry, valuing a claim dealing with a ‘lingering‘ neck and shoulder soft…
  • Jul 6

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Persistent” Soft Tissue Injurie

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Persistent” Soft Tissue Injurie
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for ‘persistent’ soft tissue injuries. In today’s case (Smith v. Evashkevich) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2010 rear…
Rank this Week: 209

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/
  • Jul 26

    Coming soon - DIY letters of administration kit for Newfoundland and Labrador

    Coming soon - DIY letters of administration kit for Newfoundland and Labrador
    The latest addition to our bookshop is almost ready for purchasing! We are pleased to announce that we have completed putting together a comprehensive kit for anyone in Newfoundland and Labrador who wants to apply to the court to become the…
  • Jul 23

    "Party is on!" Nova Scotia man pens his own inspiring obituary

    "Party is on!" Nova Scotia man pens his own inspiring obituary
    I didn't know Paul Culligan, but I already miss his sense of humour. Mr. Culligan recently passed away and left behind his own hilarious obituary. Click here to read more in an article from CBC News. The attached photo accompanied the CBC…
  • Jul 21

    Does the court review wills that were made shortly before the testator died?

    Does the court review wills that were made shortly before the testator died?
    A reader recently sent me a note wondering about the legal effect of a will being signed shortly before the testator's death. The answer turned out to be somewhat complex. Below are the reader's question and my comments. "If a will was…
Rank this Week: 244

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jun 24

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld

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

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit

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

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

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

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 314

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 357

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jul 28

    Rider wins spot on Olympic team following arbitration

    Rider wins spot on Olympic team following arbitration
    A renowned rider originally not selected for the Canadian team at the upcoming Rio Olympics will now be included, after arbitration through the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. The legal battle pitted Jessica Phoenix, a well-known…
  • Jul 28

    Legal News Roundup - July 28, 2016

    Legal News Roundup - July 28, 2016
    Canada Facts about entrapment in relation to a B.C. terrorism trial, Canadian Press Toronto police officer who fatally shot Sammy Yatim set for sentencing today, Canadian Press Saskatoon woman sentenced for impaired driving crash…
  • Jul 27

    TrustLaw Index shows decrease in Canadian pro bono hour

    TrustLaw Index shows decrease in Canadian pro bono hour
    It seems Canadian lawyers are spending fewer hours on pro bono work than they were last year. According to the Canadian firms that sent their data to the 2016 TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono, their lawyers spent an average of 13 hours on pro bono…
Rank this Week: 413

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jul 27

    Privacy by Design is Crucial to avoid IoT Disaster

    Privacy by Design is Crucial to avoid IoT Disaster
    If anyone doubts that Privacy by Design is not a fundamentally important principle, consider these two recent articles. This Wired article describes a hack being detailed at the upcoming Defcon conference that can easily read and type…
  • Jul 20

    Rio Olympics Social Media guideline

    Rio Olympics Social Media guideline
    It seems that dubbing major sporting events the “largest social media event ever” is even trendier than the social networking platforms themselves, and Rio 2016 is no exception. All hype aside, the Rio Olympics haven’t…
  • Jul 13

    Raspberry Pi workshop at UnLondon makerspace

    Raspberry Pi workshop at UnLondon makerspace
    Makerspaces (sometimes called hackerspaces) are community workspaces – generally in the tech and digital arena.  Entrepreneurs might use them as workspaces and to collaborate with colleagues.  Hobbyists might use their tools…
Rank this Week: 418

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/
  • Jul 28

    TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator

    TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator
    July 28 2016 An interesting arbitration award was issued the other day that found that the Toronto Transit Commission violated employees’ collective agreement rights and the Human Rights Code in the manner in which it used a…
  • Jul 27

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released
    July 27 2016 The long-awaited Interim report of the Changing Workplaces Review has finally been released. Here it is. It’s well known in the labour law community that the Liberals have had the report for some time but only now, in…
  • Jul 22

    NBA’s Decision to Pull All-Star Game from Charlotte Recalls Alberta’s Defiance Over ‘Sexual Orientation”

    NBA’s Decision to Pull All-Star Game from Charlotte Recalls Alberta’s Defiance Over ‘Sexual Orientation”
    I love when sports interacts with employment law. You may have seen yesterday’s announcement that the NBA has pulled the All-Star game from Charlotte North Carolina over a discriminatory law known as House Bill 2, or HB2.…
Rank this Week: 419

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/
  • Jul 24

    Marley v. Rawling

    Marley v. Rawling
    As I wrote in my most recent post, Fuchs v. Fuchs, I am looking at cases in other jurisdictions dealing with rectification of wills for a paper I am working on. I am not aware of any cases in British Columbia interpreting our new provision…
  • Jul 17

    Fuchs v. Fuch

    Fuchs v. Fuch
    I am still waiting for some reported British Columbia cases interpreting section 59 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”), which expressly allows the court to rectify a will. Subsections 59 (1) and (2) provide as…
  • Jun 19

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return
    The Government of British Columbia has amended the Property Transfer Tax Return to require more information on the purchase of land, effective June 10, 2016. The requirement that a purchaser who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident…
Rank this Week: 456

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/
  • Jul 15

    To pay or not to pay: whistleblower programs launch in Ontario and Quebec

    To pay or not to pay: whistleblower programs launch in Ontario and Quebec
    Julien Robitaille-Rodriguez and Laura Levine - Whistleblower programs aimed at encouraging individuals to report securities related misconduct that occurs in Ontario and Quebec have been launched by the Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC)…
  • Jul 15

    New exempt market disclosure obligations - impact on investment fund

    New exempt market disclosure obligations - impact on investment fund
    Anne Ramsay and Laura Levine - The new harmonized Form 45-106F1 Report of Exempt Distribution (the New Report) that came into effect on June 30, 2016 imposes new disclosure obligations, including specific requirements applicable only to…
  • Jul 14

    Custody requirements and EMD permitted activities targeted in proposed amendments to NI 31-103

    Custody requirements and EMD permitted activities targeted in proposed amendments to NI 31-103
    The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have proposed amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations (NI 31-103) in respect of custody arrangements for certain registered…
Rank this Week: 483

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Apr 1

    Primer on Production of Medical Documents at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

    Primer on Production of Medical Documents at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal
    The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal will order pre-hearing production of arguable relevant medical documents where it receives a Request for Order During Proceeding and the documents are arguably relevant unless the documents are privileged or…
  • Mar 31

    Court of Appeal Upholds 26 Months Notice to Dependent Contractor

    Court of Appeal Upholds 26 Months Notice to Dependent Contractor
    The Ontario Court of Appeal considered whether the plaintiffs were employees, dependent contractors or independent contractors and what entitlement they had on termination. The case is Keenan v. Canac Kitchens Ltd., 2016 ONCA 79 (CanLII).…
  • Feb 8

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough
    Another day another case where the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal dismisses an application alleging discrimination on the basis of employment because the Tribunal does not entertain bald allegations that are not tied into a prohibitive ground…
Rank this Week: 521

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/
  • Jul 8

    Warranty claim about under-powered high-clearance sprayer ends up in court

    Warranty claim about under-powered high-clearance sprayer ends up in court
    The Queen's Bench in Saskatchewan recently dismissed a claim by a farmer who alleged that a high-clearance sprayer he'd purchased was under-powered.  In 2010, the farmer of 2,300 acres spent considerable time researching options and…
  • Jun 30

    Court of Appeal reverses Bear Creek natural severance ruling

    Court of Appeal reverses Bear Creek natural severance ruling
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has overturned a recent Superior Court decision that found a property to have been severed naturally by a creek.  The owners of the property wished to deal with the property on the basis that it was…
  • Jun 30

    Federal Court of Appeal overturns Northern Gateway approval

    Federal Court of Appeal overturns Northern Gateway approval
    The Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the decision by the Federal Cabinet to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline project on the basis that Canada failed to consult adequately with First Nations on the pipeline route.  With changes to…
Rank this Week: 556

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jul 21

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    darpa launches contest for automated security software. intriguing. https://t.co/gEB37W1T99 2016-07-15 $msft wins irish e-mail case on appeal. us gov must rely on mlat to get emails. a bit surprising. https://t.co/qnB0RxEz6N 2016-07-15…
  • Jul 14

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    artist sued by painting owner for denying he painted it. somewhat kafkaesque. https://t.co/8Hbt0cfjuc 2016-07-12 groundbreaking research shows that most users don't read terms of service; and rain is wet. https://t.co/ZSVqYWHQts 2016-07-13…
  • Jul 7

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    first death in a tesla. neither driver nor autopilot activated brakes. https://t.co/zzke4tQcAi 2016-07-01 automotive grade linux looks promising. https://t.co/AzRLGIEAv0 2016-07-05 an interesting (but long) brief on ai, how it will likely…
Rank this Week: 569

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 589

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/
  • Jul 28

    The Laws Regarding Employee Monitoring Software

    The Laws Regarding Employee Monitoring Software
    Employee monitoring software serves one primary purpose: to make sure employees are doing what they are supposed to.  It can be installed on computers and other devices and can track an incredible amount of information. For example,…
  • Jul 26

    Pokémon GO vs. Work FLOW

    Pokémon GO vs. Work FLOW
      In case you have been living under a rock for the past month the Pokémon GO game craze has hit Canada.   Players catch, trade and battle Pokémon that pop into existence alongside real-world physical objects when…
  • Jul 6

    Know Your Religious Rights in the Workplace

    Know Your Religious Rights in the Workplace
    Employees have a right to be free from discrimination in the workplace that is based on their religious rights. Discrimination occurs when an employer makes a distinction that has the effect of excluding the employee, denying benefits, or…
Rank this Week: 590

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
  • Jul 28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-27
    If you don’t got it, don’t flaunt it: FTC Issues Warnings to Companies Claiming APEC Privacy Certification https://t.co/5ECLwJYiJX -> The Dangerous Combination of Content Theft and Malware https://t.co/9lZVNqXkIX -> The…
  • Jul 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-26
    Search Engine Snippets Protected By Section 230–O’Kroley v. Fastcase https://t.co/pJ0scRXmTi -> DCA’s New Report on Enabling Malware https://t.co/JwH4ycWHxO -> National securities regulator: Questions about opt-in;…
  • Jul 26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-25
    20th Century Fox Accuses Kim Dotcom of Asset Freeze Breach https://t.co/QLvwXCAeoU -> INDUCED INFRINGEMENT BECOMES MORE DIFFICULT TO DEFEND https://t.co/p7GDV1aHCI -> BASCOM v. AT&T: Section 101 Jurisprudence Continues to Develop…
Rank this Week: 592

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Apr 28

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada
    Summary: This discussion paper is intended to address the following question put forward in the OPC’s consultation paper on online reputation: “Can the right to be forgotten find application in the Canadian context and, if so,…
  • Jan 26

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact
    For anyone who was wondering: the arc of the common law is long and it bends towards privacy. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has this past week expressly recognized the tort of "public disclosure of private facts". This is a huge…
  • Jan 22

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media
    I had the great pleasure this morning of giving a presentation to the council of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society on the use of social media by lawyers. The Society has been a very keen adopter of social media itself. Check out their…
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: 654

Climate Change Law Practice Group…

Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog

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

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

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

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

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan

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

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

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change
    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a…
Rank this Week: 668

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jul 23

    Lawyer Jailed for Refusing to Remove “Black Lives Matter” Pin

    Lawyer Jailed for Refusing to Remove “Black Lives Matter” Pin
    Ohio lawyer, Andrea Burton, was handcuffed and led out of a courtroom by an attending sheriff when she refused to comply with Judge Robert Milich’s  multiple requests that she remove her Black Lives Matter pin.  After her…
  • Jul 9

    Assassination of Dallas Police Inevitable in Light of Ferguson

    Assassination of Dallas Police Inevitable in Light of Ferguson
    The assassination of five Dallas police officers was entirely predictable when the false narrative of “hands up don’t shoot” became the mantra for black riots in Ferguson, Missouri and a battle cry against law enforcement.…
  • Jun 30

    The World’s Richest Lawyers: Part 1

    The World’s Richest Lawyers: Part 1
      If you think all lawyers are rich, you’d be wrong. Money Inc. reports that the average salary for lawyers in the United States is $133,000 per year. The average for Canadian lawyers is less than that. But there are a group of…
Rank this Week: 715

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jul 28

    Pouring Ice Over Your Head Leads To New Gene Discovery for ALS

    Pouring Ice Over Your Head Leads To New Gene Discovery for ALS
    There are lots of terrible and terminal diseases. We don't get to choose which one (s) await us. Fortunately researchers are making some great discoveries.
  • Jul 28

    Adult Adoptions: A Method of Manipulating Inheritance Right

    Adult Adoptions: A Method of Manipulating Inheritance Right
    This blog is by Natalie Rouse, Scotiatrust, Scotia Wealth Management. Imagine this scenario: you are the beneficiary of a trust set up under your Mother’s estate. You are entitled to the net income of the trust during your lifetime,…
  • Jul 27

    Testamentary Capacity and Insane Delusion

    Testamentary Capacity and Insane Delusion
    What constitutes "insane delusions"? How may those delusions affect a testator's ability to execute a valid will? Dr. Richard Shulman explores.
Rank this Week: 748

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Municipalities Face Unique Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Challenge

    Municipalities Face Unique Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Challenge
      Last week was a typical week for me. On Saturday, I rode the bus downtown to pick up some books from the library. On Sunday, I cooled down at a splash pad with my family. On Monday, I set out my garbage and recycling for curbside…
  • Jul 11

    Partnership with Comprehensive Information Security Switzerland (CISS) for ISO 27001 and ISO 27002

    Partnership with Comprehensive Information Security Switzerland (CISS) for ISO 27001 and ISO 27002
    Nimonik is announcing a new partnership with CISS, Comprehensive Information Security Switzerland, a start-up company launched in June 2016. The founders Heike Klaus and Andreas von Grebmer both have long-time experience in Information…
  • Jul 7

    The Link Between Risk Management, Critical Controls and Auditing

    The Link Between Risk Management, Critical Controls and Auditing
    Once companies have covered off base line regulatory compliance, they must embark on a journey to reach operational excellence. Leading companies utilize their risk management business process to identify their biggest risks and associated…
Rank this Week: 809

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 831

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 906

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2016
    Just a short update to highlight the legislation that received new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 in June:Health Professions Act -- OnPoint Legal Research Corporation Community Charter  -- Michael Hargraves, Stewart McDannold…
  • Jun 6

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2016
    Five local legal annotators contributed to Quickscribe 2.0 in May: OnPoint Legal Research Corporation -- Health Professions Act, Human Rights Code Michael Bain, HHBG Employment Lawyers -- Foreign Money Claims Act, Legal Services Society…
  • May 17

    CALL/ACBD Conference ( #callacbd2016) Underway in Vancouver

    CALL/ACBD Conference ( #callacbd2016) Underway in Vancouver
    I've been watching the CALL/ACBD conference unroll on Twitter the last couple of days, and by all accounts it's off to a great start: a terrific event in the stunning city of Vancouver.If you're not able to be at the conference, be sure to…
Rank this Week: 959

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: 977

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/
  • Jul 21

    Donald Trump Jr.

    Donald Trump Jr.
    Trump Jr.'s speech at the RNC convention was quite something. It even sparked some controversy, which turned out not be anything. It turns out the reason the speech was so good, is that the speechwriter is none other than my...
  • Jul 18

    2 weeks left to submit a proposal for Pro Bono Presentation Night

    2 weeks left to submit a proposal for Pro Bono Presentation Night
    Pro Bono Presentation Night - a series of short presentations (5-7 minutes) by lawyers and law students on pro bono law topics - is happening at the Law School, on September 15, 2016 at 6pm. Individuals interested in presenting are...
  • Jul 17

    Great News - Pokemon Go is here!

    Great News - Pokemon Go is here!
    Hooray!! Soon, Augmented Reality will become a reality. I look forward to the day when a Pokemon is appointed to the Supreme Court. When that happens, the PM will say 'because 2020'. I mean Pokemon already has an IV Judge:
Rank this Week: 984

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: 1025

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
  • Jul 25

    Recent Acquisitions, July 18 – July 25, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, July 18 – July 25, 2016
    71 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 59 from 2016: HKF 4754.5 A38 2016 After marriage equality : the future of LGBT rights New York University Press, 2016 viii, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm K ……
  • Jul 18

    Recent Acquisitions, July 11 – July 18, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, July 11 – July 18, 2016
    41 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 29 from 2016: Flipped classrooms for legal education Wolff, Lutz-Christian, 1961- K 100 W65 2016 Flipped classrooms for legal education Springer, 2016 ix, 144 pages ; 24 cm. K…
  • Jul 11

    Recent Acquisitions, July 4 – July 11, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, July 4 – July 11, 2016
    1 new acquisition in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 1 from 2016: Mergers and acquisition : law, theory, and practice Hill, Claire A., KF 1477 H55 2016 Mergers and acquisition : law, theory, and practice West Academic Publishing,…
Rank this Week: 1144

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

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

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

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

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

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

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 1161

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1203

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1241

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jul 28

    Josh Milgrom’s Article on Unnecessary Escalation of Disputes in CondoBusiness Magazine

    Josh Milgrom’s Article on Unnecessary Escalation of Disputes in CondoBusiness Magazine
    Josh Milgrom discusses the recent Couture v. TSCC 2187 case and the unreasonable position taken by the Board with respect to a dispute about a parking space. To view the article click here.
  • Jul 26

    Drone Regulations in the US

    Drone Regulations in the US
    In a prior blog post we reported about an out-of-control drone that crashed into a Florida condominium. The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) in the US recently announced that it had enacted regulations governing the…
  • Jul 21

    Short-Term Rental of Condos – A Thai Perspective

    Short-Term Rental of Condos – A Thai Perspective
    With the increase in “sharing” websites that enable condo owners to rent out their units for short-term stays, many condominium corporations are dealing with the new challenges that this has created. Short-term rentals of condo…
Rank this Week: 1245

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

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

http://www.canadianappeals.com
Rank this Week: 1299

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: 1383

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: 1496

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

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

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

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

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

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

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 1507

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/
  • May 31

    Oppression remedy cases – 2015 in review

    Oppression remedy cases – 2015 in review
    Section 135 of the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”) gives unit owners, condo corporations, declarants and mortgagees the right to bring applications against one another for relief against conduct that is or threatens to be…
  • Apr 15

    Ignoring bullying and harassment not an option for condo board

    Ignoring bullying and harassment not an option for condo board
    April 13, 2016 was International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny, better known as the “International Day of Pink.” A recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision demonstrates that…
  • Apr 13

    CRA non-profit revenue findings slowly trickling out

    CRA non-profit revenue findings slowly trickling out
    As if there was any doubt, Canada Revenue Agency has been closely watching condominium corporations and other non-profit entities to see how much money is potentially escaping taxation. This undertaking has a big name and big acronym:…
Rank this Week: 1580