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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 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. Official Clio Blog  2. Social Media for Law Firms  3. Library Technician Dialog  4. Rule of Law  5. Canadian Legal History Blog

Official Clio Blog
#ClioCloud9 Presents: Extending Clio with NetDocuments
Come learn how the cloud is leveling the technology playing field for small and midsized firms, completely changing the landscape of how you practice law and service your clients. Information overload is an increasing problem as the incessant flood of documents and emails suffocates productivity and begins to affect your client’s experience. It’s time to step up your technology game, increase productivity and enhance client collaboration with a cloud-based enterprise document and email management service seamlessly embedded within Clio. . . .

Social Media for Law Firms
Upcoming Webinar: Ethical Social Media Marketing For Lawyers: Tips And Strategies
My good friend Natalie Alesi and I are hosting a Rocket Matter webinar titled Ethical Social Media Marketing for Lawyers: Tips and Strategies on June 20, 2013 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET. This is our second Rocket Matter webinar. We had a great time during the last one and this one is sure to be a blast. This is a great webinar for attorneys and legal professionals who are currently using (or interested in using) social media for business development and want to learn more about ethical issues that may arise. . . .

Library Technician Dialog
Replacing the Irreplaceable – Farewell Ted Tjaden
This month Ted Tjaden is leaving our library team. He is the National Director but he is so much more. He has inspired and mentored many librarians. His door is always open to talk about knowledge management or library trends to others. My first experience with Ted was by reputation, when he was promoting his legal research book in Victoria in the 1990s. I was new to law libraries and the microcosm of law firms as well. A lot has changed since then but passion, enthusiasm, insight that Ted shares generously with others is still constant. Ted was a practicing lawyer and a crackerjack legal researcher. . . .

Rule of Law
Court of Appeal Dismisses Appeal in Scholz v. Scholz
In reasons for judgment released on June 23, 2013, the Court of Appeal dismissed Ruth Scholz’s appeal in Scholz v. Scholz, 2013 BCCA 309. The claim is about a family conflict arising from the construction of a coach house by the plaintiff on land owned by her son and daughter-in-law. When the plaintiff’s son and daughter-in-law sold the property, she sought a share of the sale proceeds. The trial judge rejected her claims in resulting trust, finding that she did not contribute funds to the initial purchase of the property. He also rejected her claim in unjust enrichment finding that the coach house did not add any value to the property. . . .

Canadian Legal History Blog
Reposting: Moore on Ancaster Treason Trials Museum Exhibit
Chris Moore knows (almost) everything, volume 2000. I didn’t know about this museum, either. But the exhibit looks like a superlative example of public history with a law bent. . . .
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*Randomness here is created by Random.org and its list randomizing function.

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