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. Legal Feeds 2. Building NewLaw 3. DroitDu.Net 4. Eva Chan 5. All About Information

Legal Feeds
LSUC benchers push back decision on ABS

The Law Society of Upper Canada has reignited the debate over alternative business structures as it considers a new measure that looks to facilitate access to justice for vulnerable people. Facing calls for more consultation, benchers withdrew a motion late Wednesday set to go to Convocation the following morning that would have allowed non-profits, charities and trade unions to offer legal services directly to clients. …

Building NewLaw
Lawyer proofing law firms & building stronger enterprises

Peter Aprile and Natalie Worsfold interview Jordan Furlong, leading Canadian analyst of the global legal market. Peter, Natalie, and Jordan discuss Jordan’s first book, Law is a Buyer’s Market: Building a Client-First Law Firm. They dive deep into the business of law, law firm (mis)management, lawyer substitutes, and how law firms need to change to meet and manage the demands of the shifting legal marketplace. …

Douez v. Facebook : The Supreme Court of Canada confirms that a business cannot contract out of the local privacy law

On June 23rd, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in Douez v. Facebook on the enforceability of forum selection clauses in online contracts which will significantly affect the legal risks of businesses employing the Business to Consumer (B2C) revenue model. …

Eva Chan
3 Ways to Recycle Your Content on Social Media

Summer is here! It’s time to enjoy your time away from the office. Don’t stress out about what to post on social media when you’re away. Also, avoid creating time-consuming content when you should be packing. How? …

All About Information
SCC makes a modest point in favouring local court’s jurisdiction over privacy claim

On Friday the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Douez v Facebook. A majority of the Court held that a forum selection clause in Facebook’s terms of use should not be enforced. Douez is the plaintiff in a proposed class action that alleges Facebook breached the British Columbia Privacy Act by administering its “sponsored stories” advertising program – a program by which Facebook used the name and picture of Facebook members (allegedly without their knowledge) to advertise companies and products to other members on the site and externally. Facebook sought to stay the action based on a clause in its terms of use that stipulated disputes would be resolved in California. …


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