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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. The Treasurer’s Blog 2. Avoid a Claim 3. Barry Sookman 4. Family LLB 5. Vincent Gautrais

The Treasurer’s Blog
An abiding interest

Legal aid is a critical component of access to justice, something that the Law Society strongly supports and promotes. That is why I was extremely pleased when Convocation approved a report from the Law Society’s Legal Aid Working Group on January 25, outlining ways to re-engage with and complement the work of Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) and other organizations.

Avoid a Claim
Fraud Alert: Email funds diversion fraud targeting Ontario lawyers

[The following is the text of a Fraud Alert LAWPRO sent to all its insured lawyers on June 30, 2017, updated with email addresses used by fraudsters from further reports we have received. Updated July 5, 2017 and January 23, 2018 with new emails and bank account details] LAWPRO has received multiple reports of an…

Barry Sookman
OPC position on online reputation: search engines must de-index privacy violating personal information

Are search engines subject to PIPEDA? Should they be required to de-index web pages such as when information about an individual is inaccurate, incomplete or outdated, ;or when the linked to information is illegal? Should search engines be subject to a notice and de-indexing or demotion regime? And, should search engines be required to geo-fence to ensure that search results containing personal information about Canadians that violates PIPEDA is not made accessible in Canada regardless of which domain a Canadian searches on? In a Draft OPC Position on Online Reputation released yesterday in response to a public consultation, the answer to each of those questions was YES. …

Family LLB
Was Unplanned Pregnancy Tantamount to “Theft of DNA”?

An interesting recent case considered a novel legal argument by a 23-year-old man who unexpectedly found himself the father of a child he didn’t plan to have, after a brief relationship with a 38-year-old woman he met a music festival. The father, an apprentice iron worker, was in an intimate relationship with the …

Vincent Gautrais
Ma jurisprudence préféré: Juris+

Comme chercheur, on écrit, on égraine les lignes de commentaires, sur les développements récents ou moins récents que les tribunaux nous apportent en lien avec le contrôle des activités numériques. Au-delà de ces articles, de ces livres, le projet JURIS+ entend demander à des juristes ce qu’ils pensent d’une décision qui les a marqué, qu …

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