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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. First Reference 2. The Factum 3. Legal Sourcery 4. Eva Chan 5. Robeside Assistance

First Reference
Is the first Monday in August considered a statutory holiday?

This year, the first Monday in August is August 7. Although most commonly referred to as “Civic Holiday”, the holiday is referred to differently across Canada. For instance, in British Columbia, the holiday is referred to as British Columbia Day and in Manitoba, the holiday is named Terry Fox Day. The name of the holiday is not the only thing that differs between the provinces and territories; …

The Factum
Changing your relationship status: Social media and family law

“I saw you tweeted that Tumblr post I put on Facebook.” A few years ago, that sentence would have been complete gibberish, and you’d think twice about sitting down beside someone who said that on a bus. Nowadays, however, you wouldn’t give it a second thought. That’s how ingrained social media has become in our everyday lives; in fact, more than half of all Canadians use Facebook every day. …

Legal Sourcery
Summer Reading

Summer is in full swing, and the Law Society wants you to take a break from the heat, sit in your comfiest cool leather chair with a tall glass of lemonade and your air conditioning roaring—and read our Summer issue of the Benchers’ Digest. What better time to read the latest news from Convocation, or take a peek at the upcoming CPD activities. Maybe you want a bit more to chew …

Eva Chan
Speak More Effectively and Build Your Speaking Portfolio for Social Media

Earlier this year, I wrote about how to use Twitter with events you speak at. Are you even speaking in public? It’s really important to get out into the community to speak. This will help get your name out there. Speaking about an area of law in which you practice will help raise awareness of your legal subject matter expertise. …

Robeside Assistance
Library Titles Available for Cost of Shipping

As we prepare to renovate the CCLA Library, we are removing select titles from our print collection. We’d like to see as many of these items as possible land in happy new homes, so we’re going to keep an updated list of items that we have available for the taking up here on the blog. …

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