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.
National Self-Represented Litigants Project Blog
A Legal Education in the Public Interest? The Legal Practice Program and Access to Justice
The Law Society of Upper Canada’s Professional Development and Competence Committee has recommended that the Legal Practice Program (the LPP) – a one-year course at Ryerson and Ottawa U., which offers law graduates an alternative to articling – should be discontinued in 2017. …
How Judge Posner Thinks
Some thoughts on a recent book about Richard Posner. I have recently finished reading William Domnarski’s book on Richard Posner ― for reasons that will become apparent, I hesitate to describe it as a biography ― and want to share some thoughts on it. …
LSUC Treasurer’s Blog
Volunteer for CAN – a new approach to enhancing competence
In November, the Law Society will officially launch the Coach and Advisor Network (CAN) for lawyers and paralegals in Ontario. Recognizing the need for a new approach to fostering collective competence, the Law Society has designed CAN to cultivate a collaborative learning community within the legal professions where coaching and advising are seen to be integral aspects of a competence culture of life-long learning. ….
David contre Goliath
L’histoire: En 2012, deux frères ont décidé de se servir du site eBay afin de revendre à profit une paire de chaussures Nike d’édition limitée achetée au coût de 280 $, plus taxes. En trois jours, les mises ont atteint la somme de 80 000 $ US ! Or, quelques heures avant la clôture des enchères, invoquant les clauses de son contrat lui permettant de le faire, eBay a retiré l’annonce, sans préavis. …
Why We Need Lawyers on Election Day
Voting is a contentious issue in the 2016 presidential election. Lawyers can play a strong role in preserving voters’ rights at the polls. While many take a citizen’s right to cast a ballot for granted, this simple act has been the focus of intense legislation and litigation for decades. …
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