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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. Welcome to the Food Court  2. Labour Pains 3. Rule of Law  4. The Factum  5. Legal Feeds

Welcome to the Food Court
Welcome to the Food Court Cited in Globe and Mail Article on the Practice of Tipping

Welcome to the Food Court Episode 5: Ryan Donovan was mentioned in The Globe and Mail article The zero per cent solution: Is it time to stop tipping in restaurants? by Corey Mintz. In that episode, Ryan Donovan spoke about the primary barrier to any changes to tipping frameworks being the ability for a server at a no-tipping restaurant to get a job at the next restaurant that allows tipping. …

Labour Pains
Labour Arbitrator says: “A Finding of Harassment Requires a Departure from Reasonable Conduct.”

What constitutes workplace harassment? Every time I encounter a case of alleged workplace harassment, which is far, far more frequently than anyone outside this practice might think, I harken back to what the Honourable Justice Perell wrote in the case of High Parklane Consulting Inc. v. Royal Group Technologies Limited, 2007 CanLII 410 (ON SC): …

Rule of Law
Becker v. Becker Case Comment — by Kimberly Wallis

[The following guest post was written by Kimberly Wallis also of Sabey Rule LLP.] In the recent British Columbia Supreme Court case of Becker v Becker, 2016 BCSC 487, the executor of the will of Ann Andrews sought to prove her will in solemn form after its validity was formally challenged by those who would benefit under a previous will. …

The Factum
Hot off the Press — Sponsorship Breakdown

This booklet is for permanent residents (and conditional permanent residents) who need money and other help when the person sponsoring them in Canada stops supporting them. It covers differences in immigration status and the various factors that affect the welfare application process, with a new emphasis throughout the booklet on helping those who’ve been abused. It also provides contact information for community groups around BC. …

Legal Feeds
CBA-BC program getting REAL creative

The Canadian Bar Association-British Columbia branch’s Rural Education and Access to Lawyer Initiative program is getting creative when it comes to placing students in small or rural areas where there is an acute need for lawyers.“Some applicants are interested in sharing a student,” says REAL project manager Angela McCue, who wrestles annually with the logistics of getting more second-year law students and articling students into rural high-needs areas, especially those where legal aid services are needed. …

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

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