Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from thirty-five 2010 & 2011 CLawBie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.

This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Avoid a Claim Blog  2. Michael Geist’s Blog  3. Canadian Legal History Blog  4. Lee Akazaki: SQP jeunes avocats | new lawyers’ mentorship  5. Le Blogue du CRL

Avoid a Claim Blog
New in the practicePRO Library: Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers

This was the week we launched the LAWPRO Facebook page, and some lawyers may be wondering how they can create a similar Facebook presence for themselves. To help with that we now have Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers in our lending library.

This book is written for both novice and advanced Facebook users, and covers every step you’ll take: from creating a page, to ajusting the all-important privacy settings to reaching out to others on Facebook. Other topics covered include . . .

Michael Geist’s Blog
File Sharing Lawsuits Could Lead to Clogged Courts as Canadians Rely on New Liability Caps

The Canadian Internet community has been buzzing for the past week over reports that a Montreal-based company has captured data on one million Canadians who it says have engaged in unauthorized file sharing. While that represents a relatively small percentage of Internet users in Canada, the possibility of hundreds of thousands of lawsuits over alleged copyright infringement would be unprecedented and raise a host of legal and policy issues. . . .

Canadian Legal History Blog
Forthcoming: Animal Law History in Jan 2013 UTLJ

The publishers’ blurb: The common-law rule on the capture of wild animals is often cited by law and economics scholars to demonstrate the superiority of clear rules over vague or “fuzzy” standards. In countless property law courses, the famous fox hunt case, Pierson v. Post (1805), is used to support the “catch it and kill it if you can” view of property . . .

Lee Akazaki: SQP jeunes avocats | new lawyers’ mentorship
Guetter bien le juge / Eyes on the judge!

Avez-vous des collègues ou des adversaires qui ne vous écoutent point? Ils ou elles tombent amoureux ou amoureuses de leur propre parole. Hélas, durant un colloque au Barreau du haut-Canada, j’ai témoigné une conférencière qui monologuait sans cesse. . . .

Do you have colleagues or adversaries who never listen? They just drone on, in love with their own voice. Alas, during one conference at the Law Society, I listened, then looked around the room, as a speaker never looked up once from her notes. . . .

Le Blogue du CRL

En cette période de relâche de la LNH, le regard de la soussignée se tourne naturellement vers le sport de repli des joueurs en saison estivale (et le regard de la soussignée suit bien la balle, évidemment). Plus particulièrement, je traiterai ici des « pièges » que l’on peut retrouver sur un terrain de golf… ou du moins quelques-uns de ceux pouvant entraîner des situations inusitées en matière de responsabilité civile. Et je ne parle pas des pièges comme ceux qui sont discutés dans la décision Jobin c. Fillion, 2007 QCCS 6575, un classique en matière de diffamation . . .

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