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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 sixty 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. Lee Akazaki  2. U of A Faculty Law Blog 3. Labour Pains  4. Blogue du CRL  5. Legal Feeds

Lee Akazaki
Why can’t a lawyer be more like a share capital corporation? A reflection on the CBA Legal Futures Final Report

Henry Higgins, in My Fair Lady, famously sang, “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” For Higgins, an elocution teacher who traded in British class prejudice by offering to improve clients’ social standing through posh talk, the education of a woman was essentially a troublesome Alternative Business Structure (ABS) – he could work with the moving parts but the brain remained a mystery….

U of A Faculty Law Blog
Why (not) Study Law?

Michael Krauss, who teaches at Geroge Mason University School of Law, my law school, has some advice to incoming first-year law students. Read the whole thing, but his punch line(s) is: Are you interested in pursuing Justice, in making the world/your country/your state a place governed by the Rule of Law, freer from predators and safer from tyrants than it currently is? … IF so, welcome to law school, we need you badly, you will find your studies fascinating and enriching, and you will be able to make a real difference in the world. …

Labour Pains
Still No Damages for Constructively Dismissed Employee

As an update to an earlier post, Employee Fired by Mistake had Duty to Return (published on this blog on September 3, 2012), on September 11, 2013, the Court of Appeal for Ontario upheld the decision of the Honourable Justice R.A. Lococo of the Superior Court of Justice, in which the court dismissed an employee’s claim for damages following an admitted constructive dismissal….

Blogue du CRL
Victims of Defamation on Facebook Should Read the Following before Instituting their Action

As a general rule, under article 68(1) of the Québec Code of Civil Procedure (“C.C.P”), a personal action must be instituted before the competent court of the defendant’s real or elected domicile. When the territorial jurisdiction of the judicial district is put into question by the defendant, via a motion for declinatory exception, the plaintiff must then prove that one of the exceptional cases set forth in the subsequent paragraphs of art. 68 C.C.P. applies. …

Legal Feeds
The tricky issue of jurisdiction in inter-provincial transportation

On Nov. 26, 2010, Daryl Janssen, an employee of Total Oilfield Rentals Ltd. Partnership, was killed on the job at a storage yard in Grand Prairie, Alta. His death sparked a long and strange string of hearings and lawsuits between Total Oilfield and the governments of Canada and Alberta that last week culminated in an Alberta Court of Appeal ruling about how to determine which level of government has jurisdiction over companies involved in inter-provincial transportation….

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