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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 seventy 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. Mack’s Criminal Law  2. Precedent 3.
Global Workplace Insider
 4. The Court  5. Social Media for Law Firms

Mack’s Criminal Law
Some is all you need

Webster was accused of committing offences against is former domestic partner. At the preliminary inquiry the now ex-partner testified via closed circuit television in a sequestration suite designed to allow witnesses to testify outside of the presence of accused. She testified that she knew Webster, had been engaged to him and that they resided at the address specified in the information before the court. …

Precedent
How to manage your time (Part 1)

Let’s face it: lawyers are busy. Thanks to the billable hour, time is literally money. So what are the best practices for managing one’s time? I asked some of the busiest lawyers on Bay Street to see how they do it, and discovered three important principles: unlocking time, being efficient, and prioritizing. I will discuss each in a separate post over the next three months. …

Global Workplace Insider
You Can’t “Juke: The Collective Agreement’s Exclusive Jurisdiction

Part of the ‘bargain’ of collective bargaining is that bargaining unit members surrender many of their common law employment rights if they aren’t expressly provided in the collective agreement. This was the issue that recently came before the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Bruce v Cohon when former CFL wide receiver Arland Bruce brought a civil claim against the CFL, its Commissioner and a number of CFL teams alleging that he suffered concussions while playing for the BC Lions and that he was improperly permitted to continue playing. …

The Court
Ontario Court of Appeal Holding on Spousal Incompetency Now Moot: R v Nguyen

The recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in R v Nguyen, 2015 ONCA 278 [Nguyen] on the spousal incompetency rule has now been rendered largely moot as a result of changes to the Canada Evidence Act [CEA] brought in by the previous Harper government. At issue in Nguyen was whether the spousal incompetency rule could be extended to common law spouses. …

Social Media for Law Firms
Social Media Graphic Design Show for Lawyers

It’s been awhile since my last post – which is a good sign because it means I’ve been very busy with client work! It’s that time of year. This won’t be a long post. For those of you who create graphics for their social media posts using Canva, Photoshop, etc., I’m hosting a weekly show on Facebook where I answer any related questions. It’s on Friday from 10am – 12pm PT and each week the link will be different but for today’s show it’s ht.ly/ZFwaS. …

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*Randomness here is created by Random.org and its list randomizing function.

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