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. Official Clio Blog 2. 3. Canadian Legal History Blog 4. Slater Vecchio Connected 5. Entertainment & Medial Law Signal

Official Clio Blog
Digging into Survey: Desktop Applications
Last week we took a deeper look at mobile device preferences, and wondered if lawyers will eventually just use mobile devices like smart phones and tablets. And as we observed last year, as cloud computing was on the rise, there are still apps that reside on the desktop. Let’s take a took at the last couple of years . . .
Bonne nuit, et joyeux Noël à tous!
Prestement, il a sauté dans son traîneau, / a sifflé ses rennes, et l’équipage est reparti / aussi vite qu’il était venu. / Et tandis qu’il disparaissait dans la nuit étoilée, / j’ai entendu le père Noël qui criait – . . .

Canadian Legal History Blog
Bailie on Violet King in CJWL
In the same issue of CJWL as Backhouse on the history of Sexual Harassment, Rachel Bailie has an article entitled “Minority of One: Violet King’s Entry to the Legal Profession.”

Violet King was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1929, the eldest daughter of John King who moved from Oklahoma with his family in 1911 as part of a group of Black immigrants to Canada. . . .

Slater Vecchio Connected
Will Your TV Hurt Your Children?
Every two weeks a child dies from a TV tipping over onto them. Every 45 minutes a child is admitted to the hospital for treatment from injuries suffered from a falling TV. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that more than 25,000 children are injured every year from tip-overs. And from 2000-2011, nearly 350 kids have died from falling televisions. . . .

Entertainment & Medial Law Signal
The Royal Phone-Hoax: the Canadian Context
Worldwide media coverage of the hoax call made last week by Syndey radio co-hosts to the London hospital continues. Pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles, co-hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian of the morning show on 2DayFM called London’s King Edward VII Hospital and managed to get through to attending nurse to get confidential information about the former Kate Middleton’s health. Following the publicity of the hoax call, the nurse who answered the phone was found dead. The fallout continues . . .


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