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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. Clio Blog  2. FamilyLLB 3. Youth and Work  4. Blogue du CRL  5. Canadian Legal History Blog

Clio Blog
Three Cybersecurity Safeguards for Law Firms

Cybersecurity is big worry for law firms. Confidential information is entrusted to law firms by their clients, and hackers are starting to notice. Law firms of all sizes need to get serious about cybersecurity. Most states’ ethics rules are not looking for perfect security, but reasonable efforts on the lawyer’s part to secure information. …

FamilyLLB
Recurring $50,000 Annual Gift – Should it be Included in Husband’s “Income”?

In a recent decision called Horowitz v. Nightingale, the key question for the court was whether, in calculating the husband’s annual “income” for equalization purposes, the total should include a regular gift of $50,000 he received each year from his wealthy parents….

Youth and Work
The Federal Government Acts to Protect Interns…Maybe

Yesterday in the 2015 Federal budget there was language, in the “Modernizing the Canada Labour Code” section, that suggested that the Federal government would be moving to address the lack of protections for interns under the Canada Labour Code. …

Blogue du CRL
10 jugements essentiels en matière d’enrichissement injustifié entre conjoints de fait

L’application de la théorie de l’enrichissement injustifié aux conjoints de fait a été l’objet d’une longue évolution jurisprudentielle. Il faudra attendre jusqu’à 1993 pour que cette théorie soit appliquée aux conjoints de fait par la jurisprudence et 1994 pour qu’elle soit codifiée à l’article 1493 du Code civil du Québec. …

Canadian Legal History Blog
Côté, “The History of Factums” in Alberta Law Review

Mr. Justice J.E. Côté has an article “The History of Factums” in the Alberta Law Review 52:1. Here’s the abstract: The history of the factum in Canada is little known but greatly significant in the development of written argument. Written argument grew alongside the oral legal tradition. The factum developed in Canada in an unorthodox way. …

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