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. Avoid a Claim  3. University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog  4. Official Clio Blog  5. Canadian Securities Law

Clicklaw Blog
Tell us about your experience using Clicklaw!
We want to make sure that Clicklaw is helping you find the legal information you need. Over the next few months, when you visit our site you’ll be invited to take this very short survey after your visit to Clicklaw. We want to learn more about who’s using Clicklaw, why people are coming to our site, and whether or not you can find the legal information you need. We also want to learn more about what works well on our site, and what challenges you may have had using Clicklaw. . . .

Avoid a Claim
practicePRO Resource: A quiz to determine your firm’s disaster preparedness
ne of us like to think about disasters, and most us have an “it won’t happen to me” attitude. This short quiz, from the Managing Practice Interruptions booklet, will help you determine your ability to survive some common “disaster” scenarios. (1) If all of the computers in your office were stolen over the weekend, do you have all the serial numbers of the equipment, the original cost of the equipment, the value of the equipment, and the ability to recreate all of the data on the computers? . . .

University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog
Lawyers, Ducks, and Bills
Two unrelated, but funny, headnotes from Westlaw: 1. Ducks purchased by restaurant owner and released into river which ran alongside the restaurant were “animals ferae naturae” and, while restaurant owner may have had a qualified property interest in the ducks at the time that he acquired them, the instant he released them into the wild they departed into another liberty . . .

Official Clio Blog
Clio’s Law Firm Virtual Bootcamp Winner: Sipser, Weinstock, Harper and Dorn, LLP
Today we are pleased to announce the winner of our Virtual Law Firm Bootcamp: Sipser, Weinstock, Harper and Dorn, LLP. We called Deborah O’Rell, who submitted the application, to notify her. A couple joyous expletives escaped her lips as she expressed her surprise and elation at being selected. “I just know we’re not doing a fraction of what we could be doing with it,” she said. Sipser Weinstock has a deep, rich history of advocating for employee rights, . . .

Canadian Securities Law
New marketing rules for prospectus offerings receive Ministerial approval
The OSC announced today that the Minister of Finance has approved final amendments to National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements and National Instrument 44-101 Short Form Prospectus Distributions. As we previously discussed, these amendments expressly codify permissible “pre-marketing” and . . .

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