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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. Clicklaw Blog  2. Small City Law Firm Tech  3. Rule of Law  4. Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog  5. Social Media for Law Firms

Clicklaw Blog
A Draft Submission from the Environmental Law Centre Society
Access to safe drinking water for First Nations communities has been a hot-button issue in Canada. Our newest contributor, the Environmental Law Centre Society, has made A Draft Submission: Canada’s Legal Obligation and Duty to Ensure On-Reserve Access to Clean Drinking Water publicly available. . . .

Small City Law Firm Tech
Adobe Reader XI: A Worthwhile Download for Lawyers
My latest is up at Attorney at Work, in my new regular ‘Power User’ column. Click through at the link below to read all about to goodness that is Adobe Reader XI. If you have an earlier version of Reader installed on your computer, this is a good upgrade. . . .

Rule of Law
Re James: Jurisdiction of a Master Under the Patients Property Act
The Supreme Court of British Columbia has both judges and masters. Some types of court applications can be heard by either a judge or a master, and others only by a master. Sometimes it is clear when a matter can be heard by a master, but at other times it is not always straightforward. . . .

Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog
Can an Employee Be Dismissed for Working Through Her Break?
A decision released this week by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal provides an opportunity to discuss an issue that baffles many HR students and practitioners. How can an employer be responsible for hours worked by an employee that they did not authorize? The decision is really about unlawful reprisals under the Human Rights Code. . . .

Social Media for Law Firms
Why Should Attorneys Use Social Media?
This is the question I hear most often, “Why should attorneys use social media?”. And I love hearing this question, especially from non-believers because it gives me the chance to practice my debating skills and look at social media from a different perspective. . . .
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*Randomness here is created by Random.org and its list randomizing function.

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