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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 3

    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 Use the Spacebar to Jump Down One Screen While Browsing Dan…
  • Mar 3

    The Third Tool: The Off Switch

    The Third Tool: The Off Switch
    In four preceding articles I have described the idea behind becoming a very highly valued five-tools project manager, ready to manage each of the five progress factors: Manage the project, starting with the project charter (discussed in the…
  • Mar 2

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

    Does Technology Allow Lawyers to Fill Their True Role as Counselors?
    That’s the feeling of Jason Boehmig (president and CEO of Ironclad Inc.) who has teamed up with Ron Dolin (co-founder of Stanford University’s Program for Legal Technology & Design) to teach a new course on legal…
Rank this Week: 72

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

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

    Feds appoint 10 new judge

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

    Davis name disappearing after joining up with DLA Piper

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

    Legal news roundup - March 2, 2015

    Legal news roundup - March 2, 2015
    CanadaJudge rejects challenge to law that suspends licences of drivers charged with impaired driving, Canadian PressGun involved in Toronto shooting was legal according to lawyer, Canadian PressLeader of B.C. religious commune asks court to…
Rank this Week: 184

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Mar 3

    Legal Citation Workshop – Postponed

    Legal Citation Workshop – Postponed
    Due to the labour disruption at York University, the Legal Citation Workshop scheduled for Wednesday March 4 has been postponed. Thank you.
  • Mar 2

    Recent Acquisitions, February 16 – February 23, 2015

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

    Recent Acquisitions, February 23 – March 2, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, February 23 – March 2, 2015
    2 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: KF 281.A2 T47 2014 Successfully competing in U.S. moot court competitions 2014 xvi, 280 pages ; 23 cm De l'administration de la justice criminelle en Angleterre… Cottu, M. b. 1777?…
Rank this Week: 238

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

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

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

    140Law - Legal Headlines for February 16, 2015

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

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

    SlawTips: 5 Tips on Marketing for Law Firms (Video)
    The world of marketing remains a bit of a mystery for many legal professionals.  We know enough about it that many of us become do-it-ourselfers for our websites, blogs and even our branding. Nonetheless, there is much we can learn…
Rank this Week: 344

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 207

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: 227

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: 332

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 702

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Mar 3

    The most important sentence ever written - Can it be ignored in times of emergency?

    The most important sentence ever written - Can it be ignored in times of emergency?
    Clause 41 and 42 of the 1215 Magna Carta reference restrictions on mobility rights to both residents and non-residents. Merchants and men were permitted to enter and leave the country freely, except in times of war - where mobility was...
  • Mar 2

    Interview with Justice Clackson on the Most Important Sentence Ever Written

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

    The Most Important Sentence Ever Written

    The Most Important Sentence Ever Written
    What is the most important sentence to have ever been written in a legal instrument? “No free man shall be arrested or imprisoned or disseised or outlawed or exiled or in any way victimized, neither will we attack him or...
Rank this Week: 382

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
Rank this Week: 661

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

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

    Dying broke: a worthwhile retirement goal?

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

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

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

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

    William Herd died leaving £300,000 but his only son never saw a penny
    William Herd was widowed, and married again at 67 years old. He and his second wife, Dorothy, made mirror wills in which they left everything to each other. The wills also said that on the death of both of them, the estate would be divided…
Rank this Week: 473

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Mar 2

    Employee or self-employed? That is the question!

    Employee or self-employed? That is the question!
    By Alexandra Meunier and Yves Turgeon In the financial services industry, the status of insurance and financial product sales reps is often in question. Are they employees or independent contractors? No matter what part of Canada you’re…
  • Feb 22

    Federal sector employers have right to dismiss without cause, too

    Federal sector employers have right to dismiss without cause, too
    by Bonny Mak Waterfall There’s good news for Canadian employers in the federal sector—those engaged in federal works and undertakings such as airlines, airports, railways, banking, interprovincial transportation, and…
  • Feb 15

    New express entry system introduced by CIC: What employers should know

    New express entry system introduced by CIC: What employers should know
    by Isabelle Dongier As of January 1, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) implemented its new electronic Express Entry (EE) system, which must now be used by potential applicants for permanent residence under certain economic…
Rank this Week: 457

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Feb 27

    CSA release 2014 Enforcement Report

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

    IIROC proposes adjusting margin requirements for agency lending agreement

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

    OSC releases 2014 report for investment fund and structured product issuer

    OSC releases 2014 report for investment fund and structured product issuer
    Darin Renton -  The OSC last week released its annual Summary Report for Investment Fund and Structured Product Issuers, which reviewed the OSC's initiatives for 2014 that impact investment fund and structured product issuers (including…
Rank this Week: 402

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

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

    The Copyright Board Working Group Report dated February 4, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Peter S. Grant’s Resource for Copyright Board Practitioners and Watcher
    (mccarthy.ca)I occasionally do book reviews when I come across or am given a review copy of something that is useful, interesting and makes a positive contribution to the IP literature – either in an academic or practical way, or…
Rank this Week: 821

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/
  • Feb 5

    WEATHER WATCH - WINTER WALKING and DRIVING in NOVA SCOTIA

    WEATHER WATCH - WINTER WALKING and DRIVING in NOVA SCOTIA
    More winter weather on the way Looks like we are in for another blast of winter tonight and tomorrow. Makes you wonder when it will end. Our senior associate Mark Raftus has been getting a lot of calls the last few days from people who have…
  • Jan 26

    4 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer Immediately after a Wrongful Death and Why you Don’t have to Worry about making a mistake

    4 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer Immediately after a Wrongful Death and Why you Don’t have to Worry about making a mistake
    By Brian Hebert I wrote this article after seeing news of yet another fatal injury in our Province. I was particularly saddened because the victim was a fellow cyclist and just a teenager. It’s very difficult to focus on anything…
  • Dec 23

    PEDESTRIAN - CAR COLLISIONS: AN EPIDEMIC IN NOVA SCOTIA

    PEDESTRIAN - CAR COLLISIONS: AN EPIDEMIC IN NOVA SCOTIA
    "Are there more car-pedestrian collisions than usual in Halifax?" I was having this discussion with my Senior Associate Mark Raftus recently. He had been doing some research on the topic and I thought his findings were interesting, so I…
Rank this Week: 797

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

Covers issues related to immigrating to Canada. By David Cohen.

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Feb 2

    Strawberry Fields Forever

    Strawberry Fields Forever
    Canada is, among other things, a country of seasons. Perhaps more than most nations, the Canadian cycle turns according to which season it may be. Socially and economically, many of our communities and industries change their activities…
  • Dec 31

    Out with the old, in with the new

    Out with the old, in with the new
    It is fitting that the Canadian government has chosen the first day of a new year for the launch of the Express Entry immigration selection system. Gone are the days when most economic immigrants were selected by a supply-driven, first-in…
  • Dec 3

    Not So Fast

    Not So Fast
    January 1, 2015 will see the start of the new Express Entry selection system that will priority process the permanent resident applications for the most desirable economic immigrants. Express Entry is the result of years of tinkering by…
Rank this Week: 794

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

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

    Kathleen Wynne on Unpaid Internship

    Kathleen Wynne on Unpaid Internship
    Just a short post. The Medium, the student newspaper at the University of Toronto - Mississauga, interviewed Kathleen Wynne, the Premier of Ontario, this past week and asked her about unpaid internships. This is probably the clearest comment…
  • Nov 26

    Teaching, precarity, and un(der)employment: an interview with Mike Mindzak

    Teaching, precarity, and un(der)employment: an interview with Mike Mindzak
    I recently interviewed Mike Mindzak, a Ph.D. candidate at Western, about some research that he's conducting. It turned into an extremely interesting discussion about the state of initial teacher education, un(der)employment among education…
  • Nov 16

    Precarity, Youth Labour Markets, and Public Policy

    Precarity, Youth Labour Markets, and Public Policy
    Last month I was part of a panel put on by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, which was entitled "Capitalism and Good Jobs". I was thrilled to be speaking with Jim Stanford and Leah Vosko, as they're both intellectual giants in…
Rank this Week: 874

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: 814

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 474

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…
Rank this Week: 388

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 5

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

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

    weekly tweet roundup

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

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the netherlands opens door to carrier-agnostic sim cards. very interesting possibilities. http://t.co/LjnBJlJUdR 2014-03-18 us navy plans to beam energy down from orbiting solar panels. dyson spheres will be a few more years.…
Rank this Week: 543

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: 737

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: 836

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/
Rank this Week: 564

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Mar 3

    Express Entry: Any Hope For Immigrating To Canada?

    Express Entry: Any Hope For Immigrating To Canada?
    The Express Entry system has had three draws as at the time of writing (I’m writing this on 15-02-28) on the dates listed below: 779 candidates receiving an Invitation to Apply based on the minimal ranking of   886 points (on…
  • Mar 3

    The Credit Card and Immigration Application Bounceback

    The Credit Card and Immigration Application Bounceback
    Joe[1] tried to get his application filed at the Sydney Nova Scotia immigration office.  An application, when properly filed, contains specific forms, supporting documents, and a government fee.  Canada’s immigration…
  • Feb 17

    What is Terrorism? Depends on How You Look At It

    What is Terrorism? Depends on How You Look At It
      A group of four young men were allegedly plotting a killing spree on Valentines Day 2015 at a mall in Halifax Nova Scotia, but were foiled due to an anonymous tip.  If the intended carnage were carried out would this have been an…
Rank this Week: 3364

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Devolution of powers in the Northwest Territorie

    Devolution of powers in the Northwest Territorie
    Resource development and infrastructure improvements were top of mind when a new Northwest Territories (NWT) government was elected in the fall of 2011.  Since that time, the government has tried to realize these goals by reducing…
  • Feb 12

    Love Audit for Valentine’s Day

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

    Incident Management Made Easy with E-Mail

    Incident Management Made Easy with E-Mail
    Nimonik is happy to announce our Beta version of our easy to use Incident Management Tool. After carefully looking at the available options on the market, we determined that the missing element in Incident Management is ease of use. Incident…
Rank this Week: 4223

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

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

    Hull on Estates #408 – Foundations and charitable gifting option

    Hull on Estates #408 – Foundations and charitable gifting option
    Listen to Hull on Estates #408 – Foundations and charitable gifting options Today on Hull on Estates, Natalia Angelini and Noah Weisberg discuss the use of foundations, in particular the Toronto Foundation, as a charitable gifting…
  • Mar 3

    Testamentary Freedom and Public Policy

    Testamentary Freedom and Public Policy
    Testamentary freedom refers to the concept that a person, in making his or her will, has free reign in deciding what to do with his or her property on death.  In general terms, Ontario law does give testators the right to decide how to…
  • Mar 1

    What happens to your RRSP on death?

    What happens to your RRSP on death?
    Throughout the course of lives, most of us make sizeable contributions to our RRSPs. We do this in order to minimize our overall taxes payable and to plan ahead for our retirement. With both tax minimization and future planning on our minds…
Rank this Week: 1359

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

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

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1254

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    SLA Webinar on Strategies for Showing Your Value

    SLA Webinar on Strategies for Showing Your Value
    The international information professional organization SLA (Special Libraries Association) is hosting a free "Partner Talk" webinar on March 26th from 2-3PM Eastern time that will tackle 5 Strategies for Showing Your Value to the C-Suite:…
  • Feb 28

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice February 2015 Access to Justice Newsletter

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

    February 2015 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

    February 2015 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media
    The February 2015 issue of Connected is available online. The bulletin covers news about the impact of new social media on courts. Most of the items are about the United States, but there is occasional coverage of other jurisdiction. The…
Rank this Week: 1119

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Mar 2

    2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report

    2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report
        The Florida real estate market was deeply shaken when the U.S. housing bubble burst eight years ago. Today, recovery is evident across the state. This is welcome news for Canadian snowbirds looking to invest in Florida property…
  • Feb 26

    The Expatriation Trap

    The Expatriation Trap
      There is no doubt that US citizens living abroad are feeling the brunt of recent efforts to enforce tax rules around foreign assets and income. Unlike any other developed nation, the US continues to impose income tax filing…
  • Feb 18

    The Cost of Expatriation: U.S. Citizens Living in Canada

    The Cost of Expatriation: U.S. Citizens Living in Canada
    It is widely known that the U.S. taxes its citizens on their worldwide income – even if they live abroad. As a result, taxes for U.S. citizens living in Canada can be very complicated. U.S. citizens must file U.S. income tax returns…
Rank this Week: 3386

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Apples, Patents and Trolls, Oh My!

    Apples, Patents and Trolls, Oh My!
    EAST TEXAS – On February 25, 2015, Apple Inc. was found liable for patent infringement on three patents owned by Smartflash LLC and ordered, by an East Texas jury, to pay Smartflash LLC the princely sum of $532.9 million dollars in…
  • Feb 10

    Assisted Suicide: The Beginning of the End

    Assisted Suicide: The Beginning of the End
    In the recent case of Carter v. Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada declared invalid the Criminal Code prohibitions against physician-assisted suicide.  Those provisions made it a crime for a person to “consent to have death…
  • Feb 6

    “Much Ado About Parking”: Contempt and the power to punish

    “Much Ado About Parking”: Contempt and the power to punish
    On January 27, the British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal in Bea v. The Owners Strata Plan, LMS 2138, 2015 BCCA 31, upholding the lower court’s decision finding the Plaintiff and her husband in contempt of Court and…
Rank this Week: 3122

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Mar 2

    New Books at the Law Library – March 2, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – March 2, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1004.8 .D53 2014 Janis Sarra, ed., Challenging Borders in Business Law: The Scholarship of Claire Moore Dickerson (Vancouver: University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3171 .I59 2014…
  • Feb 23

    New Books at the Law Library – February 23, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – February 23, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HB3530.B7 L38 2014 Vennu Saini, ed., Diversity Profile of British Columbia, 4th ed. (Vancouver: Law Foundation of British Columbia, 2014). Online access:…
  • Feb 16

    New Books at the Law Library – February 16, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – February 16, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HV6595 .A15 2014 Robert E. Rains, ed., The 1980 Hague Abduction Convention: Comparative Aspects (London: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: JC571 .D3375 2015 Gauthier De Beco & Rachel Murray, A…
Rank this Week: 4927

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Mar 2

    New Tip Sheet for Tenants: “If Your Employment Ends”

    New Tip Sheet for Tenants: “If Your Employment Ends”
    With oil prices dropping significantly and Target closing its doors, thousands of Albertans have lost their jobs. Many thousands more are worried everyday that they could lose their job. Here at CPLEA, we can’t fix the economy, but…
  • Jan 26

    CPLEA is looking for an Executive Director

    CPLEA is looking for an Executive Director
    CPLEA is looking for an Executive Director The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta is seeking an Executive Director to provide leadership in enhancing the accessibility and quality of justice realized in Canada. This is an exciting…
  • Jan 22

    Amelia Martin is CPLEA’s new public legal education lawyer

    Amelia Martin is CPLEA’s new public legal education lawyer
    CPLEA is very pleased to welcome Amelia Martin to our team as our new public legal education lawyer. Amelia earned her law degree from the University of Ottawa in 2013 and was called to the bar in Alberta in 2014. During law school, Amelia…
Rank this Week: 2096

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Mar 2

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

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

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

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

    Some Legal Thoughts on the Long, Cold Beer Can Strike

    Some Legal Thoughts on the Long, Cold Beer Can Strike
    February 12, 2015 Earlier this week I was asked to join Matt Galloway on CBC’s Metro Morning to talk about a strike that has dragged on a beer can production factory in north Toronto called Crown Holdings,  and how the law deals…
Rank this Week: 4313

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Restrictions on Who May File a Notice of Dispute

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

    British Columbia Law Institute Report on Terminating a Strata

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

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

    Estate of Young: Curative Provisions of Wills, Estates and Succession Act.
    We now have a reported case applying the new British Columbia legislation allowing the court to give effect to a document or other record as a will even though it does not comply with the formal signing and witnessing requirements for a valid…
Rank this Week: 975

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

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

    Aged New York Husband His Wife’s Prisoner?

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

    Final Chapter in LA Dodgers Divorce?

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

    The Curse of the In-Person Litigant

    The Curse of the In-Person Litigant
    I guess I’ve been lucky because I have never had to do a trial where the opposing party acted in person, “pro se”, as they call it in the United States. Why lucky? Because some of the worst trial horror stories involve…
Rank this Week: 3400

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Mar 1

    The common expenses conundrum

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

    Owners cannot requisition by-law amendment

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

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2014

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2014
    Happy New Year. Our picks for the top 10 condo law cases of 2014 is an all-Ontario batch, with half being important Court of Appeal rulings.   Some of them highlight the dire need for significant revision to our condo law.…
Rank this Week: 4534

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Mar 1

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

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

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

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

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-27
    U.S. bans Internet providers from blocking or slowing web traffic in landmark net neutrality ruling http://t.co/VBR6CkJo4a -> Loser pays? This might be buyer or seller when it comes to artists' resale royalties says CJEU…
Rank this Week: 2896

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

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

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

    Court Rejects “Perplexing” Defence Doctor Evidence Minimizing Plaintiff Disability

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

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

    Passenger Found 40% At Fault For Riding in Over-Crowded, Speeding Vehicle
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Victoria Registry, largely rejecting a personal injury claim from a Plaintiff who sustained modest injuries in a 2009 roll-over collision. In today’s case (Wormald v.…
Rank this Week: 4397

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Feb 27

    Charges filed after fatal construction fall

    Charges filed after fatal construction fall
    More than 15 months after the fatal accident occurred, a construction company in Halifax was found liable for the death of one of its employees. The deceased 21-year-old man had been cleaning an apartment building in Clayton Park when he...
  • Feb 21

    Awareness of the risks associated with general anaesthesia

    Awareness of the risks associated with general anaesthesia
    Patients undergoing surgical procedures in Canada may worry about the various risks that may be involved. Surgery can be helpful for addressing a variety of physical needs, but there are instances in which the outcomes can be adverse. General…
  • Feb 19

    Woman hospitalized after hit-and-run in Nova Scotia

    Woman hospitalized after hit-and-run in Nova Scotia
    During the evening of Feb. 8 in Dartmouth, a hit-and-run accident resulted in a flipped over vehicle. At approximately 6 p.m. at the intersection of Carver and Portland streets, a vehicle that was westbound on Portland Street was struck by...
Rank this Week: 3540

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Feb 27

    Highlights from the Toronto Centre CRA & Professionals Group Breakfast Seminar – February 19, 2015

    Highlights from the Toronto Centre CRA & Professionals Group Breakfast Seminar – February 19, 2015
    On February 19, 2015, at the Toronto Centre CRA & Professionals Group Breakfast Seminar CRA representatives provided an update on two topics: 1) online CRA e-services, and 2) Regulation 102 and Regulation 105 waivers for non-residents. An…
  • Feb 6

    Two New Judges Appointed to Tax Court of Canada

    Two New Judges Appointed to Tax Court of Canada
    Two new judges have been appointed to the Tax Court of Canada. From the news release published by the Department of Justice: OTTAWA, February 6, 2015 – The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of…
  • Feb 3

    Moore v. Getahun: Expert Witnesse

    Moore v. Getahun: Expert Witnesse
    On January 29, 2015, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its widely-anticipated reasons in Moore v. Getahun (2015 ONCA 55). In the lower court’s controversial decision released last year, the court criticized the practice of counsel…
Rank this Week: 1250

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 3337

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

http://lexpeakimmig.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist
    Note: This list is for U.S. citizens who are petitioning for their foreign parent/s.qProof of Petitioner’s Statuso   Birth Certificate (U.S.)o   Passport (U.S.)o   Naturalization certificateqG-325A…
  • Feb 27

    GOOD NEWS !!! EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION (EAD) FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES

    GOOD NEWS !!! EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION (EAD) FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES
    Friends - USCIS has released announcementthat certain H-4 dependent spouses will be eligible to work beginning from May 26, 2015. Those eligible H-4 dependent spouses are:  Who is…
  • Aug 6

    Class Action against Infosys for Discrimination against American Worker

    Class Action against Infosys for Discrimination against American Worker
     It's just ridiculous !! I am not backing Infosys without basis, just look at the facts in the case file here. Basically, the requirement of any job position is known only to the employer. An applicant cannot claim that just because…
Rank this Week: 4100

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Feb 27

    How Is Student Debt Affected During Bankruptcy?

    How Is Student Debt Affected During Bankruptcy?
    You accumulated significant debt while attending college or university with the full expectation that you would be able to repay that debt. Now you are struggling to keep up with your payments. Filing bankruptcy or a consumer proposal…
  • Feb 13

    Will Bankruptcy Eliminate My Payday Loans?

    Will Bankruptcy Eliminate My Payday Loans?
    A study completed by Hoyes, Michalos last year indicated that 1 in 8 people who have filed for bankruptcy or consumer proposal had at least one payday loan. From the files we reviewed, if someone owed money to payday loans, they didn’t…
  • Jan 30

    What’s Included in My Bankruptcy Record & Who Can See It?

    What’s Included in My Bankruptcy Record & Who Can See It?
    There are several places where bankruptcy information can be found. 1. In your bankruptcy trustee’s files. What is included: The trustee’s client file will include notes about meetings, phone calls, copies of documents related to…
Rank this Week: 1969

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

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

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Feb 26

    SCC Monitor (25/02/2015)

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

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

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

    SCC Undoes the Competition Tribunal and FCA Decisions in Tervita

    SCC Undoes the Competition Tribunal and FCA Decisions in Tervita
    Confirms Tribunal Cannot Try to Predict the Future or Weigh Undetermined Effects to Prevent CompetitionBy Laurie Baptiste The highly anticipated judgment of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in Tervita Corporation, et al v Commissioner of…
Rank this Week: 1488