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. Legal Feeds  2. Blogue du CRL 3. ABlawg  4. University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog  5. Barry Sookman

Legal Feeds
Métis law student crowned Miss Universe Canada

A University of Saskatchewan law student is hoping to use her new position as Miss Universe Canada to elevate the discussion around awareness and understanding of indigenous culture. Siera Bearchell, a 23-year-old Métis from Moose Jaw, Sask., won the title in Toronto last weekend, emerging the winner over 64 other finalists. She will represent Canada at the Miss Universe pageant later this fall. …

Blogue du CRL
FACEBOOK : mise en preuve d’une conversation dans un dossier de garde partagée

Dans la décision Droit de la famille – 161206, la Cour supérieure doit décider de la garde de deux enfants d’un couple qui ne s’entendent pas. À l’occasion du procès, Monsieur met en preuve une conversation issue de la page Facebook de Madame. Est-ce que cette preuve peut être acceptée par la cour? Faits: Monsieur et Madame se rencontrent alors qu’ils sont encore adolescents. À 19 ans, en 2005, elle donne naissance à leur premier enfant. …

Ordinary Self-Represented Litigant or Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument Litigant?

The September 2012 decision of Meads v Meads, 2012 ABQB 571, established a continuum of litigants, ranging from very commonly encountered self-represented litigants, to infrequently encountered vexatious litigants, through to the highly unusual sub-set of vexatious litigants that Associate Chief Justice J.D. Rooke labelled “organized pseudo-legal commercial argument” or OPCA litigants. For a number of reasons, it can sometimes be easy to conflate these categories. Vexatious and OPCA litigants are almost always also self-represented. …

University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog
Call for Presenters: Pro Bono Presentation Night

Pro bono law is consistently characterized as something that lawyers should do, as well as an important tool for enhancing access to justice, especially for Canadians of limited means. Many lawyers and law students do pro bono, “low bono”, or other law-related public service. But as we toil away on our individual projects, there is seldom an opportunity to think about how we fit into the bigger picture. What are we trying to achieve? What are we doing well and what could we be doing better? What can we learn from each other? …

Barry Sookman
The year in review: developments in computer, internet and e-commerce law (2015-2016)

I gave my annual presentation today to the Toronto computer Lawyers’ Group on “The year in review in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law”. It covered the period from June 2015 to June 2016. The developments included cases from Canada, the U.S. the U.K., and other Commonwealth countries. The developments were organized into the broad topics of: Technology Contracting, Online Agreements, Privacy, Online/Intermediary Liability/Responsibility, Copyright, and Trade-marks and Domain names. …


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