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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. The Lean Law Firm 2. Michael Geist 3. Access to Justice in Canada 4. Legal Feeds 5. Library Boy

The Lean Law Firm
Grappling with your CPD credits? Here’s a new way to access continuing legal education in Canada

Continuing legal education, professional development, formation continue (for those of us in Quebec)…Whatever we call it, we still have to do it. Finding relevant, interesting courses that fit into our schedules can be challenging. Enter Grapple. This easy-to-use online CLE site delivers content directly to you, when you want it, where you want it, on whatever device you want to use. It fits in perfectly with our philosophy at Gimbal: Grapple provides a high-quality product in way that saves you time, effort, and money….

Michael Geist
In Defence of the CRTC’s Super Bowl Advertising Ruling

Last week’s CRTC decision to ban simultaneous substitution from the Super Bowl broadcast starting in 2017 has generated mounting criticism in recent days. While analysts initially noted that the lost revenue for Bell Media would not be material (a prediction borne out by a quarterly conference call where the decision was not raised by anyone), anger over the decision has continued to grow….

Access to Justice in Canada
Family Justice 3.0: A partially automated, settlement-oriented, lawyer-facilitated approach

The family justice system as we know it is in crisis. I think we’ve reached consensus on this point, as the truckload of recent reports from the national Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters, the Canadian Bar Association and a handful of law societies seems to suggest. Whatever disputes are left likely centre on the extent to which the system needs to be rebuilt, how it ought to be rebuilt and how the rebuild will be funded….

Legal Feeds
Legal departments in Canada more likely to report a data breach: survey

More than one quarter of general counsel today are grappling with data breaches and it turns out Canadian in-house lawyers are more willing than their peers around the world to report them. According to a recent Association of Corporate Counsel 2015 survey of chief legal officers, one in four CLOs reported experiencing a data breach within their organizations over the past two years….

Library Boy
Free SLA Talk on Best Practices for Social Media in the Library

The international information professional organization SLA (Special Libraries Association) is organizing a free talk on February 25 entitled Social Media in the Library: Discovering Best Practice: “The ways social media tools are selected and used in the library change regularly in an evolving digital and social climate. …

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