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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. Canadian Appeals Monito 2. Robeside Assistance 3. Official Clio Blog 4. Environmental Law and Litigation 5. Global Workplace Insider

Canadian Appeals Monito
BCCA Rules Civil Jury Fees Are Constitutional

On September 15, 2017, the B.C. Court of Appeal rejected a challenge by the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (“TLA”) to the constitutionality of legislation requiring civil litigants opting for a jury trial to pay the fees and expenses of the jury and jury process. TLA 2017[1] holds that provinces may impose such fees without interfering with the core jurisdiction of the superior courts protected by s. 96 of the Constitution Act, 1867.[2] …

Robeside Assistance
New on HeinOnline: Canadian Bar Review

HeinOnline has recently announced that the Canadian Bar Review, the journal of the CBA, has now been added to their database. Available issues date all the way back to volume 1 from 1923. As LSUC members, you have free access to HeinOnline, right from your desk. The password changes regularly, so get in touch with us here at the library if you need the most up-to-date version. …

Official Clio Blog
How to Start a Law Firm With No Money

There was once a time when nearly any law graduate could find a lawyer gig—maybe not an ideal long-term career, but they could at least get their feet in the door at a small firm or public interest position where they’d gain valuable experience before making the move to private practice. Since 2008 or so, however, that hasn’t been the case. …

Environmental Law and Litigation
The Environmental Law Team Welcomes Dr. Jane Sadler Richards

Siskinds is proud and pleased to announce that Dr. Jane Sadler Richards is now a member of the Siskinds Environmental Group. Jane is a scientist, an agrologist, and a paralegal. Her work focuses on regulatory issues related to environment and land, and agriculture and food production. Jane’s profile is posted on our Team web page. …

Global Workplace Insider
Update on Ontario Bill 148: Amendments to “equal pay for equal work” provisions provide some guidance for employers

The Employment Standards Act, 2000 contemplates equal pay between the sexes. As we reported in June, Ontario Bill 148 proposes adding “new equal pay for equal work” provisions that mandate paying casual, part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees be paid the at the same rate as regular full-time employees who perform the same job for the same employer. …

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*Randomness here is created by Random.org and its list randomizing function.

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