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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 more than 80 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. Wise Law Blog 2. PierreRoy & Associés 3. Robeside Assistance 4. National Security Law Blog 5. Slater Vecchio Connected

Wise Law Blog
LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Everyone who applies in Ontario for a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee is required to file an Estate Information Return within 90 calendar days after a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee has been issued by the Court.

An Estate Information Return must be filed with the Ministry of Finance. This form is used to certify the net value of the assets of an Estate and to verify the Estate Administration taxes payable by an Estate.
For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net…

PierreRoy & Associés
Retirer ses REER pour payer ses dettes : une bonne idée ?

Lorsqu’on est aux prises avec des problèmes de dettes, que chaque paiement est difficile et que chaque dollar compte, il peut être tentant de piger dans ses REER pour payer ses dettes. Mais est-ce vraiment une bonne idée ?

Avant de retirer des fonds de vos REER pour payer vos dettes, vous devriez considérer les éléments suivants : …

Robeside Assistance
#ThrowbackThursday: Family Law 1992

As mentioned last week, this month for Throwback Thursday, we’re looking at past family law conferences put on by the CCLA. This week’s entry is the program from our first official Annual Institute of Family Law. This seminar was held in May 1992, and though this schedule doesn’t indicate the location, it was held at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. Fun fact: this conference was actually jointly sponsored by the Faculty of Law at the University…

National Security Law
Use of Force against Syria: The law is an ass so what to do about Pandora’s Box?

In this entry, I follow the thread on some points made in my oped in the Globe this morning. Readers may wish to consult that first. The Hard Facts of this Case : The United States has bombed Syria. In it itself, there is nothing remarkable about this statement. After all, the United States and its allies have been using force in Syria against Daesh for years. The difference last night was, however, one of target and also, therefore, one of law. The sum consequence is: one more explosion for a smart bomb, and potentially one giant leap into the unknown for international law and relations…

Slater Vecchio Connected
Helping Kids Recover from Sports Concussions

You’re in the stands cheering on your kid as he or she is playing their favourite sport, when suddenly, they take a hard hit to the head. You panic, rush to the sidelines, and make sure they are alright. Checking for signs of a possible concussion, you and the coach agree to remove your child from the game and you head straight to the doctor. …

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