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 forty-one recent 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. Legal Feeds 3. Official Clio Blog 4. Michael Geist 5. Library Boy

Clicklaw Blog
AdminLawBC – Online Resource for Navigating Administrative Law

Are you preparing for a tough talk with your boss and want to get tips on negotiation tactics that will help the dialogue move forward? Does your phone bill reflect charges that were not included in your original contract and you want to dispute the matter with your phone provider? Are you a licensed practical nurse who wants to appeal a decision of your College’s Registrar of complaints? All of these issues fall under the jurisdiction of boards, tribunals and government agencies that make rules affecting our daily lives…

Legal Feeds
SCC dismisses Kopyto appeal on paralegal regulation  

In a long-standing battle with the Law Society of Upper Canada, former lawyer Harry Kopyto took his case all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, and ultimately lost. Today the SCC dismissed his application for leave to appeal.

Official Clio Blog
ClioTraining Tip: Setting Up Reminders For Multiple Users

By default you have the option to set reminders for Calendar Events and Tasks. These can either appear as a pop-up within your account, or as an Email reminder to the address you used to sign up with Clio. But what if you wish to use an alternative E-mail or have reminder notifications sent to other Clio users in the account?…

Michael Geist
Canadian Government Establishes Two-Tier Approach for Trade Talks: Insiders and Everyone Else

As the future of the proposed Canada – European Union Trade Agreement becomes increasingly uncertain – the EU has been unwilling to compromise on the remaining contentious issues leaving the Canadian government with a deal that offers limited benefits and significant costs – the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is likely to emerge as the government’s new top trade priority.

Library Boy
Canadian Association of Law Libraries 2013 Conference – Being A More Effective Presenter 

The 2013 annual conference of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries ended earlier today. I will get to some of the main workshops on issues such as licensing and website/database redesign later this week. Right now, I want to discuss a presentation yesterday afternoon by Kate Bligh, a Montreal-based theatre director, dramaturg and teacher. She gave a presentation on how librarians could become more effective speakers and trainers. It was called “Coping With Interruption and Interaction in an Era of Social Media”.

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