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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. University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog  2. Global Workplace Insider 3. Combat Sports Law Blog  4. Clio Blog  5. Canadian Immigration Law Blog

University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog
What is Section 91?

Dear Sir or Madam: Today we write to you regarding the emergence of section 91 of the British North America Act of 1867 (BNA Act) and the powers that the provision awarded. Canada needed to balance the competing interests of individual provinces with the ideal of creating a strong and united Canada. …

Global Workplace Insider
Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report: MOL Invites Further Submissions

Last year the Ontario Government initiated a review of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (the LRA) and the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the ESA) to ensure that the province’s labour relations and employment standards legislation continue to reflect the realities of the modern workforce, workplace and economy. …

Combat Sports Law Blog
What if Werdum Lost? A Quick Legal Breakdown

At UFC 203 Farbricio Werdum won a unanimous decision against Travis Browne in the co-main event. A controversial moment arose in Round 1, however, when Browne injured his finger from a Werdum (legal) strike and basically called timeout with the referee intervening and allowing a stoppage of the action. (I would provide a GIF of the incident but the UFC take very aggressive stances on use of their intellectual property on the internet). …

Clio Blog
10 Microsoft Word Hacks Every Lawyer Should Know

A few tricks can help you save time and get the most out of Microsoft Word. When you’re working hard to meet tight deadlines, you don’t have time to painstakingly bold every title in your document or fiddle with mysterious formatting inconsistencies at the 11th hour. Word can do more than you think. There are plenty of options for getting the program to work for you so that you always meet your deadlines and are confident in the accuracy of your documents. …

Canadian Immigration Law Blog
Finally Back Online! – Piece on Use of Ethnic Instant Messaging

As I write new content and catch up on my forced hiatus (I was locked out of my own blog), I’d like to share a piece I wrote for FACLBC’s Mentorship Blog relating to the use of instant messaging, particularly cultural isntant messaging apps. This has become an important issue in my practice and I’m still grappling with how to best ensure effective service to client’s while keeping my practice management sharp. …

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

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