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. Michael Spratt 2. Barry Sookman 3. O’Faolain 4. Vancouver Immigration Law Blog 5. Robeside Assistance

Michael Spratt
Let’s talk about mental health

Criminal defence lawyers have thick skins. It’s sort of a requirement of the job. After all, we exist in an adversarial system. We are overworked and usually underpaid compared to our courtroom adversaries. We often represent unpopular clients who are accused of committing unspeakable acts. There are no snowflakes in the defence bar. But we are human too. …

Barry Sookman
Website blocking proposal good policy

CANADALAND recently reported (Inside Bell’s Push To End Net Neutrality In Canada) that a coalition of Canadian companies is considering a proposal to have Canada’s telecommunications and broadcast regulator, the CRTC, establish a regime to block egregious copyright infringing websites. …

Build on Legal Information

II saw tweets go out this morning that the Canadian Department of Justice had released a public version of Charterpedia. It’s like an online treatise for people interested in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, similar to the U.S. Bill of Rights. It is a resource used in-house by the Government’s lawyers. And as I skimmed through it, I could tell. It’s a good example of how law libraries could help enhance publicly available legal information. …

Vancouver Immigration Law Blog
Think Twice Before You Rely on an Immigration (Even Canadian Immigration’s) Website!

Through teaching my wonderful students at Ashton, I’ve had a few practice epiphanies recently, one of which I would like to share. Don’t Trust Everything You Read On Immigration. This starts from websites. From well-know eTA scams to even more subtle “outdated” information – you have to be careful…

Robeside Assistance
The 2017 Clawbie Awards: Our Nominations!

We’re so excited that it’s Clawbie time again! Since there are so, so many superb choices to pick from and we are limited to three nominees, we decided again to stick with what we did last year: highlighting some of our favourite bloggers local to the Ottawa region. So here we go! …


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