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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. BC Injury Law Blog 2. McElroy Law Blog 3. Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog 4. Official Clio Blog 5. Risk Management & Crisis Response

BC Injury Law Blog
Potentially “Harsh” Result No Reason To Strike Jury in Injury Claim

Reasons for judgment were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, dismissing a plaintiff request to strike a jury notice in an ICBC injury claim. In the recent case (Froese v. Wilson) the 17 year old Plaintiff who “became severely intoxicated at a house party” left riding in the cargo box of a pickup truck which then moved and “caused him to fall out of the truck.”. …

McElroy Law Blog
Bill C-51: on sexual assault, records and the right to a fair trial

It seems that news of sexual assault is everywhere you look these days. With the fall of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein following allegations of sexual misconduct and the ensuing cascade of allegations, the issue of sexual assault and harassment is becoming more and more pervasive. In Canada, the courts have long been criticized for failing complainants and re-victimizing witnesses throughout the court process. …

Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog
College Instructors Overwhelmingly Reject Employers’ “Final Offer”. Now What?

The college instructors represented by OPSEU have soundly rejected the College Employer Council’s proposed collective agreement put to them in a forced “final offer vote”. The 5 week long strike continues, for now. Here are some very quick thoughts about what happens next written immediately after the final offer vote results were announced. …

Official Clio Blog
3 Ways to Automate Client Intake

According to the Legal Trends Report, lawyers spend only an average of 2.3 hours per day on billable tasks. How is that possible? Administrative tasks can take up more time than you think. Take client intake, for example: …

Risk Management & Crisis Response
Ontario considering overtime and hours of work rules for “IT professionals”

The Government of Ontario is looking at dropping a wide range of overtime and hours of work exemptions, including the exemption that now excludes “information technology professionals” from overtime and hours of work rules under… 

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