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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 23

    Pizza Delivery – in the Not Too Distant Future

    Pizza Delivery – in the Not Too Distant Future
    In the not too distant future… “Hey Google, order me a pizza – the usual, but a large this time, and have it delivered.” Google Duplex calls pizza place. Pizza place AI bot answers the phone. The bots talk to each…
  • May 23

    Can There Be Reconciliation in an Adversarial Process? Access to Justice, Reconciliation and the Role of the Government Lawyer

    Can There Be Reconciliation in an Adversarial Process? Access to Justice, Reconciliation and the Role of the Government Lawyer
    The dispute resolution processes created pursuant to the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) have been described as both significant and historical. While together, these processes represent an important shift in how we…
  • May 23

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Patterson v. Peladeau, 2018…
Rank this Week: 26

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: 154

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries 2018 Conference - More Annual Report

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries 2018 Conference - More Annual Report
    This is a follow-up to yesterday's post entitled Canadian Association of Law Libraries 2018 Conference Annual Reports.The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) will be holding its 2018 annual conference this upcoming weekend in Halifax…
  • May 21

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries 2018 Conference Annual Report

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries 2018 Conference Annual Report
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is beginning its 2018 annual conference this upcoming weekend in Halifax.Annual reports of committees and special interest groups have been submitted in anticipation of the general meeting.Here…
  • May 15

    Most Recent Issue of Canadian Law Library Review

    Most Recent Issue of Canadian Law Library Review
    The most recent issue of the Canadian Law Library Review is available online. It is a publication of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries.Feature articles in this issue include: Exploring the Development of a Standard System of Citation…
Rank this Week: 250

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/
  • May 17

    $85,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Pain With Guarded Prognosi

    $85,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Pain With Guarded Prognosi
    Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for chronic injuries sustained from two vehicle collisions. In today’s case (Harry v. Powar) the Plaintiff was a pedestrian struck…
  • May 17

    Kyla Lee is Awesome; BC’s New ICBC Laws Not so Much…

    Kyla Lee is Awesome; BC’s New ICBC Laws Not so Much…
    Kyla Lee is a criminal lawyer practicing out of Vancouver well versed in issues relating to BC driving law and issues of fairness with administrative hearings.  Kyla, in a regular column she pens at VancouverisAwesome, had some scathing…
  • May 10

    BC Government Passes Discriminatory and Arguably Unconstitutional “Minor” Injury Law

    BC Government Passes Discriminatory and Arguably Unconstitutional “Minor” Injury Law
    Well the BC Government did it.  Despite a written election promise not to strip British Columbians judicial rights to fix the ‘dumpster fire’ at ICBC they did exactly that.  With an extra dose of hypocrisy they took away…
Rank this Week: 215

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/
  • May 17

    Overtime Payment in Ontario: Salaried Employee

    Overtime Payment in Ontario: Salaried Employee
    In Ontario, non-managerial/non-supervisory roles are subject to overtime pay provisions in most cases as per the Employment Standards Act (2000). In Ontario, overtime payment is owed for hours worked in excess of 44 per week. … Read…
  • May 17

    Break Times in Ontario Workplace

    Break Times in Ontario Workplace
    In Ontario, the Employment Standards Act (ESA) provides most employees with one 30 minute meal break for every 5 hours of work. This meal break must be uninterrupted and does not have to be paid. … Read More The post Break Times in…
  • May 10

    Deadline to File a Human Rights Complaint

    Deadline to File a Human Rights Complaint
    In Ontario, individuals that feel they have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of a protected ground under the Human Rights Code may file an application for an order to the Human Rights Tribunal … Read More The post Deadline…
Rank this Week: 245

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Exciting Enhancements to Quickscribe Online

    Exciting Enhancements to Quickscribe Online
    Quickscribe is constantly improving and expanding their services, and today we're excited to note that two new contributors have joined the Quickscribe Online expert annotations team: Laura Johnston of the Community Legal Assistance…
  • Apr 5

    RSS Keeps Plunking Along

    RSS Keeps Plunking Along
    David Whelan has a very good post up that revisits the current usage and role of RSS feed readers.I think he's got it right when he says that RSS isn't dead; it's simply sitting within the underlying nuts-and-bolts of the internet.I hadn't…
  • Apr 3

    Quickscribe Annotations for March 2018

    Quickscribe Annotations for March 2018
    Here are the latest updates to Quickscribe Online - the following legislation received new annotations in March:Medicare Protection Act (annotations by Kimberly Jakeman, Harper Grey LLP)Partnership Act, Legal Services Society Act (annotations…
Rank this Week: 224

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
Rank this Week: 329

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
  • May 15

    Immigration Law Changes in 2018 by the Trump Administration and Future Implication

    Immigration Law Changes in 2018 by the Trump Administration and Future Implication
    The Immigration and Nationality Act was enacted in 1965 with the intention of allowing 480,000 families every year to enter the U.S. on a family-based visa. However, if you are a permanent resident of the United States with loved ones still…
  • May 14

    Secrets to Getting a US Visitor Visa

    Secrets to Getting a US Visitor Visa
    What is a US Visitor Visa? If you are planning on traveling to the United States for business, tourism, vacation, or visit, you may need to apply for a visitor visa. This visa will allow you to temporarily visit the United States, and comes…
  • May 11

    Express Entry Draw May 2018 #90 – Canadian Immigration

    Express Entry Draw May 2018 #90 – Canadian Immigration
    The latest round of invitation for Express Entry will take place in May 2018 which will be the 90th Express Entry draw. This will be the 90th Express Entry Draw and the second draw of May 2018. The 89th Express Entry Draw also issued…
Rank this Week: 395

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/
  • May 7

    Liberals Introduce Back to Work Legislation to End York Strike

    Liberals Introduce Back to Work Legislation to End York Strike
    May 7 2018 The Liberals finally delivered York University what it wanted all along: interest arbitration.  It took two months from the commencement of a bitter strike.  Here is a Toronto Star story describing the move by the…
  • May 7

    Special Investigator Kaplan Recommends Interest Arbitration, Criticizes CUPE’s Bargaining Strategy

    Special Investigator Kaplan Recommends Interest Arbitration, Criticizes CUPE’s Bargaining Strategy
    The special Industrial Inquiry Commissioner, William Kaplan, has issued his final report.  For reasons that are not clear to me, the government does not appear to release these Industrial Inquiry reports to the public.  However in…
  • May 2

    Announcing the Inaugural Law of Work Best Paper Award Winner

    Announcing the Inaugural Law of Work Best Paper Award Winner
    May 2 2018 Professor Alison Braley-Rattai of Brock University’s Department of Labour Studies is the recipient of the inaugural Law of Work Best Paper Award for her paper entitled “Canada’s Statutory Strike Models and the New…
Rank this Week: 400

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

Covers developments in Canadian aviation law. By Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP.

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
Rank this Week: 289

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/
  • Feb 1

    New Visa Policy May Lead to Shorter Visa Validity Period

    New Visa Policy May Lead to Shorter Visa Validity Period
    On January 26, 2018, the U.S. Department of State revised the Foreign Affairs Manual provisions that guide visa officers on the validity period of visa stamps and the number of admissions to grant under a visa stamp.  Under this new…
  • Jan 19

    TN Visa Workers: Is now the time to consider filing an H-1B visa petition?

    TN Visa Workers: Is now the time to consider filing an H-1B visa petition?
    The H-1B visa filing window (April 1, 2018) is fast approaching. While the H-1B visa classification has faced heightened scrutiny under the Trump administration (as with many other aspects of U.S. immigration including the TN visa), the H-1B…
  • Dec 19

    USCIS Clarifies TN Visa Category for Economist

    USCIS Clarifies TN Visa Category for Economist
    On November 20, 2017, USCIS issued a policy memo clarifying the types of duties permissible under the TN visa category for Economists. In its memo, USCIS noted that because the TN regulations did not provide a description of the duties…
Rank this Week: 430

La pub et le droit

La pub et le droit

Covers advertising law. By Natalie Gauthier.

http://publiciteetdroit.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 8

    La pub et le droit a 10 an

    La pub et le droit a 10 an
    La pub et le droit fêtera son 10eanniversaire le 1er août. Des centaines d'heures de recherches jurisprudentielles et législatives pour donner plus de 182 billets mensuels, vous donnant ainsi un rendez-vous le 1er jour du…
  • Jun 1

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement
    Un rappel sur la portée de la clause de non-conurrence avec l’arrêt Soins santé Portneuf c. Savard, 2013 QCCQ 6961. Santé Portneuf est une agence de placement auprès des centres hospitaliers et…
  • May 1

    Les multinationales de tabac

    Les multinationales de tabac
    Une décision importante qui est pourtant passée inaperçu en juillet dernier, celle concernant le droit du gouvernement du Québec de poursuivre les multinationales de tabac dont le siège social est…
Rank this Week: 440

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 806

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday May 23, 2018.Today we are talking about Family Law.A final Separation Agreement will document all issues that have been resolved by the parties signing it, along with any remaining…
  • May 22

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday May 22, 2018.Today we are talking about Employment Law.It is very difficult for employers to prove “just cause” for termination, unless there is evidence of gross or wilful…
  • May 21

    Top 10 Legal Headlines for the Week of May 21, 2018

    Top 10 Legal Headlines for the Week of May 21, 2018
    140Law: Here are our top 10 Legal Headlines for the week of May 21, 2018.For links, vist 140Law at http://wiselaw.blogspot.com.A post shared by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on May 21, 2018 at 8:45am PDT- Garry J. Wise, TorontoVisit our…
Rank this Week: 952

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

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

    Unfettered Right to Terminate a Fixed Term Contract Requires Good Faith and No Mitigation

    Unfettered Right to Terminate a Fixed Term Contract Requires Good Faith and No Mitigation
    There's a new blog post Unfettered Right to Terminate a Fixed Term Contract Requires Good Faith and No Mitigation at Fitzgibbon Workplace Law Journal.
  • Apr 30

    Another Termination Clause Bites the Dust

    Another Termination Clause Bites the Dust
    My new blog post is up at the Fitzgibbon Workplace Law Journal dealing with another contractual termination clause. This time, the clause was found to be unenforceable. The post is Another Termination Clause Bites the Dust.
  • Apr 24

    Request for List of Employees - Application Dismissed

    Request for List of Employees - Application Dismissed
    My new post Request for List of Employees - Application Dismissed is up at the Fitzgibbon Workplace Law blog. Over the coming weeks/months, I'll be posting less here (as you've seen if you follow this blog) and more there.
Rank this Week: 923

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • May 23

    Employers Expanding Well-Being Programs and Increasing Financial Incentive

    Employers Expanding Well-Being Programs and Increasing Financial Incentive
    A new survey by National Business Group on Health (NBGH) and Fidelity Investments has found that employers are expanding their well-being programs beyond physical health and are boosting financial incentives for workers who promote healthy…
  • May 23

    RecruitCon 2018: What Does the 2025 Workplace Look Like (Part1)?

    RecruitCon 2018: What Does the 2025 Workplace Look Like (Part1)?
    Apparently, I’m an X-ennial. Born right on the edge of the ’80s and just missing solid membership in either of two key generational groups—Generation X and the Millennials—I was an ’80s kid (Saturday morning…
  • May 23

    Results from Three New Comprehensive Surveys on Compensation

    Results from Three New Comprehensive Surveys on Compensation
    At the recent WorldatWork’s 2018 Total Rewards Conference Pearl Meyer announced three comprehensive surveys aimed at helping HR professionals understand current trends in compensation and hiring. Each of these periodic reports, updated…
Rank this Week: 637

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • May 22

    New Books at the Law Library – May 22, 2018

    New Books at the Law Library – May 22, 2018
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K380 .B765 2015 John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco & Jonathan S. Masur, Happiness and the Law (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2015). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3585 .S865 2018 Jocelyn Stacey, The…
  • May 14

    Closed for Victoria Day – Monday, May 21, 2018

    Closed for Victoria Day – Monday, May 21, 2018
  • May 14

    New Books at the Law Library – May 14, 2018

    New Books at the Law Library – May 14, 2018
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: JV8252 .M633 2018 David Moffette, Governing Irregular Migration: Bordering Culture, Labour, and Security in Spain (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2018). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): K230.B5786 A348 2015 Brian H. Bix,…
Rank this Week: 946

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/canadian-insurance-law/
Rank this Week: 667

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/
  • May 3

    Faculty Summer Reading List

    Faculty Summer Reading List
    As another school year draws to a close at the University of Alberta, professors in the Faculty of Law are shifting gears from lecturing and grading to research, course preparation for next September and lots of reading! Are you wondering...
  • Mar 30

    "Until Next Time" - An Interview With Team ReconciliAction YEG

    "Until Next Time" - An Interview With Team ReconciliAction YEG
    Team ReconciliAction YEG - Mrs. Arcand-Kootenay, Ms. Cave, Ms. Creelman, & Ms. Cleveland (left to right) Tansi Nîtôtemtik, For the final post of the 2017-2018 Law and Social Media Project, Team ReconciliAction YEG got together to speak…
  • Mar 29

    The Hat I Don’t Take Off

    The Hat I Don’t Take Off
    Tansi Nîtôtemtik, image retrieved from: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/oise/News/blog_natl_aboriginal_day.html Writing my last post for this year is bittersweet. Writing a blog almost every week for the past eight months ended up being a lot…
Rank this Week: 568

Heintzman ADR

Heintzman ADR

Discusses the nature and advantages of ADR and contains annalyses about recent case law dealing with ADR. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.heintzmanadr.com/
Rank this Week: 1007

Charities and Giving

Charities and Giving

Provides information on charities and charitable contributions in Canada. From the Canada Revenue Agency.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/chrts/whtsnw/menu-eng.html?rss
Rank this Week: 503

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Worldwide De-indexing Order against Google

    Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Worldwide De-indexing Order against Google
    Today, Canada’s Supreme Court upheld a worldwide interlocutory injunction against Google in Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc., 2017 SCC 34. The injunction ordered Google to de-index websites selling intellectual property infringing…
  • Jun 28

    Chronology of the Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc. Litigation

    Chronology of the Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc. Litigation
    April 12, 2011 Equustek sues Datalink in British Columbia Supreme Court (BCSC) (B.C.’s court of first instance).   September 23, 2011 BCSC grants an injunction ordering Datalink: 1.    To return to Equustek any…
  • Nov 11

    The latest Fleck & Chumak LLP IP ADDRESS newsletter is out.

    The latest Fleck & Chumak LLP IP ADDRESS newsletter is out.
    Topics covered include Canadian trademark reform delayed to 2018, patent & industrial design strategies, copyright and technological protection mechanisms, anti-spam, ad law & privacy: http://bit.ly/1QjjoDH.
Rank this Week: 784

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • May 16

    Registrations closes May 31 for ELLA's 15th Annual HeadStart Program

    Registrations closes May 31 for ELLA's 15th Annual HeadStart Program
    Edmonton Law Libraries Association is proud to present the 15th Annual HeadStart ProgramFrom request to memo, follow the trail of legal research including finding articles, books, case law, and legislation. Research professionals will provide…
  • Nov 6

    LegalAve - Alberta family law information

    LegalAve - Alberta family law information
    Marsha Guthrie, Manager, Implementation and Partnerships with the Alberta Legal Information Society and Julie Rainey of Alberta Law Libraries for sending the following my way:New free website for Albertans dealing with family law issues:…
  • Oct 8

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries call for conference proposal

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries call for conference proposal
    A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to speak with members of the Toronto Association of Law Libraries about the synergies between knowledge management, law librarianship and process improvement.  I hope to speak on similar issues at…
Rank this Week: 941

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

Covers law-related topics. By the law students at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

http://legaleaseckut.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 553

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

http://lexpeakimmig.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    Scrivener Error

    Scrivener Error
    Below is the extract from USCIS/SCOPS teleconference Agenda dated July 27, 2016 related to Scrivener ErrorAlthough a petitioner may ask USCIS to correct a clerical error, whether the correction will actually be made is based on the totality…
  • Jun 7

    Provisional Degree cert. is enough

    Provisional Degree cert. is enough
    ACCRAO EDGE (Electronic Database for Global Education) recommends that the Provisional Degree Certificate, offered in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, can be accepted as evidence of completing all requirements for the degree in question, the…
  • Jan 12

    New Fees for H-1B -- $4000 (replaces the $2000 that sunsetted recently)

    New Fees for H-1B -- $4000 (replaces the $2000 that sunsetted recently)
    1.   How much is the fee increase?·         Additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B petitions and ·         $4,500 for certain L-1A and…
Rank this Week: 820

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

http://vllblinks.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Guide to Blood Alcohol Testing in Arizona

    Guide to Blood Alcohol Testing in Arizona
    Stem client Lawrence Koplow recently published this comprehensive guide to blood alcohol testing in Arizona. The guide includes extensive explanations and images of the processes and equipment used to test blood alcohol levels in suspected…
  • Sep 18

    Rebounding from a Job Loss After Injury

    Rebounding from a Job Loss After Injury
    Stem client Frank Van Dyke has a new website, and with it, a new blog. One of the first posts is on how to respond to a job loss when you've been in an accident.Injury law blogging is tough to do well. Lots of lawyers finish their posts with…
  • Jul 10

    How To Find All* The Categories on a Google+ Business Page

    How To Find All* The Categories on a Google+ Business Page
    via Whitespark.
Rank this Week: 961

Hyndman Law Blog

Hyndman Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, startups and technology law.

http://hyndmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 24

    BC Startups: The Government Is Not Your Friend

    BC Startups: The Government Is Not Your Friend
    A very powerful piece on EBC, NRC-IRAP, and SR&ED. The post BC Startups: The Government Is Not Your Friend appeared first on Hyndman Law.
  • Sep 24

    Chances Are, Your Startup Advisor Agreement Form is Farkakte

    Chances Are, Your Startup Advisor Agreement Form is Farkakte
    For some reason, lately I’ve seen a lot of so-called “advisor agreement” forms that don’t make a lot of sense from a business perspective. So here is quick post to help you think about the main concepts that should…
  • Nov 29

    “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur”

    “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur”
    This is one of the best things I have ever read about the mindset of a builder. The post “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur” appeared first on Hyndman Law.
Rank this Week: 1013

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: 956

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: 853

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Covers current developments of the criminal justice system in Calgary, Alberta. By Michael Bates.

http://calgarycriminallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?
    It is easy to put up statistics and make yourself look good and the Alberta Attorney General / Solicitor General, Jonathan Denis, has just had help from the Calgary Herald / Edmonton Journal in a feel-good story about the province's Civil…
  • Aug 19

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker
    Okay, maybe just some diligent fact-finding would do. I say this in response to the recent Herald editorial comment entitled "Impaired Judgment" which discusses the impaired driving sentencing decision of Alberta Provincial Court Judge Anne…
  • Jan 12

    Can I Trust You With My Life?

    Can I Trust You With My Life?
    Dear Sgt. Patrick Webb,As Alberta spokesman for the RCMP, I ask you this question. Can I trust the members of Canada's historic national police service with my life and the lives of my family?I expect that you will deliver an emphatic "Yes,…
Rank this Week: 655

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3442

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2304

Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

Covers British Columbia and federal legislation, court rules, judicial appointments, notable cases, recent reports and articles, websites of interest to legal researchers, and library news.

http://www.courthouselibrary.ca/
Rank this Week: 4453

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/
  • May 23

    You're a beneficiary. Do you need your own lawyer?

    You're a beneficiary. Do you need your own lawyer?
    One of the most misleading phrases heard in relation to estate administration is the term "lawyer for the estate". Why is it so misleading? Because beneficiaries, who logically assume that as heirs of the estate they are represented…
  • May 17

    Father disinherited from son's estate for abandonment

    Father disinherited from son's estate for abandonment
    Here is a twist on the usual stories we hear about people being disinherited. Usually the story is that a parent left a child out of the will. In this case from Kentucky, a father has been disinherited for abandoning his son. A young man…
  • May 11

    UBC and dead woman's gardener battle over her house and cash

    UBC and dead woman's gardener battle over her house and cash
    One of the biggest challenges of a lawsuit involving the estate of a deceased person is understanding and proving what the deceased person intended to do. Almost any action can be interpreted in two or more ways depending upon the outcome…
Rank this Week: 4386

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers Canadian appeal court decisions. By McCarthy Tetrault.

https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/blogs/canadian-appeals-monitor
Rank this Week: 1588

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • May 23

    Pizza delivery – in the not too distant future

    Pizza delivery – in the not too distant future
    In the not too distant future… “Hey Google, order me a pizza – the usual, but a large this time, and have it delivered.” Google Duplex calls pizza place. Pizza place AI bot answers the phone.  The bots talk to…
  • May 9

    Are you ready for PIPEDA’s privacy breach recording obligation?

    Are you ready for PIPEDA’s privacy breach recording obligation?
    In a recent blog post I talked about the new privacy breach notification requirements coming under PIPEDA this November 1. I said that perhaps the most challenging aspect is a requirement to maintain a “record of every breach of…
  • Apr 24

    Home builder liability for IoT?

    Home builder liability for IoT?
    I was on a “Smart panel” discussing smart technology yesterday at the LSTAR Economic / Smart Technology Summit. Our panel had a good discussion around the benefits and privacy aspects of smart tech and the internet of things. The…
Rank this Week: 1357

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • May 23

    Social Media and Recruitment

    Social Media and Recruitment
    It has become commonplace for employers to review the social media presence of candidates before hire. A look at a candidate’s Facebook profile, Twitter or LinkedIn is a different kind of background check. How a candidate presents…
  • May 16

    Public Holiday Pay Change

    Public Holiday Pay Change
    The first reversal of a Bill 148 change is on the horizon. On May 7, 2018, the Ontario government announced it will be reviewing the Bill 148 change to how public holiday pay is calculated. The new way of calculating public holiday pay has…
  • May 9

    Update on Random Drug Testing in the Workplace

    Update on Random Drug Testing in the Workplace
    With the legalization of marijuana looming on the horizon this summer, concerned employers are thinking about how to keep drugs out of the workplace. While random workplace drug testing might seem like an attractive option, in Canada the law…
Rank this Week: 4203

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • May 23

    FCA speech – Turning technology against criminal

    FCA speech – Turning technology against criminal
    On 22 May 2018, the FCA published a speech by Megan Butler (Executive Director of Supervision – Investment, Wholesale and Specialists, FCA) entitled Turning technology against criminals. Key points in the speech include: it is important…
  • May 23

    PRA consults on approach to EU Securitisation Regulation

    PRA consults on approach to EU Securitisation Regulation
    On 22 May 2018, the PRA published Consultation Paper 12/18: Securitisation – the new EU framework and Significant Risk Transfer (CP12/18). The proposals in CP12/18 are relevant to all PRA authorised Capital Requirements Directive IV…
  • May 23

    EBA consults on standards on estimation and identification of an economic downturn in IRB modelling

    EBA consults on standards on estimation and identification of an economic downturn in IRB modelling
    On 22 May 2018, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published two consultation papers on draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) specifying an economic downturn and on a set of guidelines related to the estimation of loss given default…
Rank this Week: 2309

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • May 23

    Can you win the lottery and remain anonymous?

    Can you win the lottery and remain anonymous?
    When it comes to money matters, privacy is a big issue. We see it all the time in the estates area – a great deal of time and planning can go into ensuring that estate details remain confidential. Of course, the need for privacy can be…
  • May 22

    How can you spend a donor’s money? Two core consideration

    How can you spend a donor’s money? Two core consideration
    For the many who take on the fiduciary role of an attorney for property, there is often little or no education received on one’s duties and obligations. The sole guidance often provided is from the language of the power of attorney…
  • May 18

    Victoria Day

    Victoria Day
    Victoria Day is once again upon us. To commemorate the day, and to give you some tidbits to drop while sitting on the dock or a patio, here are some Queen Victoria Fun Facts: Queen Victoria reigned from June 20, 1827 until her death on…
Rank this Week: 1717

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • May 22

    Allsorts of Potential Problems with Joint Bank Account

    Allsorts of Potential Problems with Joint Bank Account
    This blog was written by Ronald Neal, student-at-law at de VRIES LITIGATION LLP. What happens to the money in a joint bank account when one of the joint account owners passes away? Do the funds pass to the surviving joint owner outside of the…
  • May 22

    The Cost of Winning, Sort of….

    The Cost of Winning, Sort of….
    In my practice, I have been engaged on valuation matters which, on occasion despite the efforts of all those involved, go to trial to have a trial judge settle for the parties. Most trials are expensive and the actual outcome is not always…
  • May 18

    M.R.R. v. J.M.: Judicial Consideration of Ontario’s New Parentage Rule

    M.R.R. v. J.M.: Judicial Consideration of Ontario’s New Parentage Rule
    The new rules for determining parentage in Ontario, which were enacted by the All Families Are Equal Act (“AFAEA”), came into force on January 1, 2017. The new rules are set out in the new Part I of the Children’s Law Reform…
Rank this Week: 3066

Veale Law

Veale Law

Focuses on personal injury law for the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

http://www.vealelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2637

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

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

    30-Year-Old Son Evicted by Court Order from Parent’s Home

    30-Year-Old Son Evicted by Court Order from Parent’s Home
    Today a judge in New York ordered “deadbeat” son Michael Rotondo to “get a life” and move out. Rotondo, an unemployed millennial, has taken advantage of his parent’s goodwill for over 8 years with nary a…
  • May 17

    Extra Fee for Excellent Result in Family Law Case Denied by Ontario Court

    Extra Fee for Excellent Result in Family Law Case Denied by Ontario Court
    The law in Canada generally prohibits lawyers from entering into a contingency fee agreement with clients in family law cases. In Ontario there is an absolute prohibition, while in British Columbia, it is permissible so long as the matter…
  • May 9

    The Door Slams Shut on Ex-Wife Who Wants More Spousal Support

    The Door Slams Shut on Ex-Wife Who Wants More Spousal Support
    In a sensible decision handed down today by the BC Court of Appeal, (Sandy v. Sandy 2018 BCCA 182) a former spouse has learned that the trial judge’s order that she could come back to the “well” after a final settlement of…
Rank this Week: 4291

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • May 22

    UK Government releases final report on the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

    UK Government releases final report on the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety
    On 17 May 2018, the UK Government released the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Final Report. The report sets out a new regulatory framework to address the weaknesses identified in the interim report.  The…
  • May 16

    New York City employers take note: New anti-sexual harassment laws enacted

    New York City employers take note: New anti-sexual harassment laws enacted
    On May 9, 2018, New York City enacted a number of laws addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.  The laws are summarized below.  New York City employers who do not yet have anti-harassment and anti-retaliation policies in…
  • May 16

    Bill 6 looks to broaden leave entitlements in British Columbia

    Bill 6 looks to broaden leave entitlements in British Columbia
    On April 9, 2018, BC’s Minister of Labour introduced Bill 6, the Employment Standards Amendment Act, to the BC Legislature.  Bill 6 includes proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) to…
Rank this Week: 2301

Mills and Mills LLP Blog

Mills and Mills LLP Blog

Covers Canadian business, real estate, family, employment and estate law.

https://www.millsandmills.ca/blog/
  • May 22

    WHAT’S NEW AT THE CRA?

    WHAT’S NEW AT THE CRA?
    We have a couple of updates from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Charities Directorate, that will be of interest to registered charities in Canada. CRA’S NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS As many will know, the CRA (along with the entire Government of…
  • May 16

    Be Careful What You Post on Social Media After a Separation!

    Be Careful What You Post on Social Media After a Separation!
    Social media plays a significant part in the day-to-day life of most people these days.  Since it has become so accessible on smartphones, the majority of people are using it and many post comments, photographs and information about…
  • Apr 12

    New Development: Update to the Personal Use Provision under the Residential Tenancies Act

    New Development: Update to the Personal Use Provision under the Residential Tenancies Act
    Selling your home can be a daunting task, especially when there are tenants involved. Recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), by way of the Rental Fairness Act (RFA), have significantly amended the RTA. Sellers and Landlords…
Rank this Week: 1523

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • May 22

    OCR proposes to share HIPAA data breach settlements with victim

    OCR proposes to share HIPAA data breach settlements with victim
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) plans to issue an advance notice of proposed rulemaking this November on potentially sharing HIPAA breach settlements with victims. The notice would solicit…
  • Apr 30

    OIG launches new compliance resource portal

    OIG launches new compliance resource portal
    The OIG recently launched a new compliance resource portal, compiling some of its resources into one user-friendly webpage. The Compliance Resource Portal provides a list of links to categories of “handy resources for the public that…
  • Apr 27

    CMS FY 2019 IPPS and LTCH PPS proposed rule targets interoperability, transparency and burden reduction

    CMS FY 2019 IPPS and LTCH PPS proposed rule targets interoperability, transparency and burden reduction
    On April 24, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its fiscal year (FY) 2019 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and long-term care hospital prospective payment system (LTCH PPS) proposed rule. CMS proposes…
Rank this Week: 2305