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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. Off the Shelf 2. Legal Sourcery 3. Condo Adviser 4. Slater Vecchio Connected 5. Canadian Securities Law

Off the Shelf
Summer access to Quicklaw

All personal student Quicklaw accounts will be deactivated by LexisNexis from June 1 until August 31. During this period you may access both LexisAdvance Quicklaw and the older LexisNexis Quicklaw platform through the campus wide subscription. To do this go to the Library’s home page. Under Quick Links, select Lexis Advance Quicklaw (York)› or Quicklaw (York-wide)› (if you’re using this platform click on Register Later, but don’t actually register). You will be prompted to authenticate with your Passport York credentials. Please note that students may only use Quicklaw only if they are not employed in a law-related field and are: …

Legal Sourcery
The Saskatchewan Access to Legal Information Project (SALI)

This talk was presented at the 2017 Saskatchewan Library Association Conference by Alan Kilpatrick, Reference Librarian, BA, MLIS. I am here to share a remarkable library collaboration that is going to revolutionize access to justice and legal information in this province. The Saskatchewan Access to Legal Information Project (SALI) is a new partnership among urban, rural, and remote libraries, justice industry stakeholders, and community organizations, working to advance access to justice for Saskatchewan residents. …

Condo Adviser
Steps Required by Condos to Allow for Electronic Service of Documents on Owners

Condo corporations are often required to send formal notices to owners. These formal communications will increase under the “new” Act. Corporations may be able to reduce cost (and save trees) by switching to electronic communications. Here is how. …

Slater Vecchio Connected
Leave a Meter for the Bikes

Biking and sunny days go together so well. Biking and cars, not so much. But as the days warm up and more people get out on their bikes, everyone needs to take safety to heart. Drivers don’t want to run into a cyclist and cyclists dread crashing into an opening car door. That’s why the “one meter rule” is making the rounds on streets and bike routes across our city. …

Canadian Securities Law
Rights Offerings Increase in Popularity

The use of prospectus-exempt rights offerings has increased across Canada since the adoption of the new rights offering exemption in 2015, as reported in a Staff Notice published by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) on April 20, 2017. The Staff Notice highlights a number of areas where compliance and disclosure related to rights offerings can be improved and provides guidance for reporting issuers relying on the exemption. …

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