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. Family LLB 2. Erin Cowling 3. Robeside Assistance 4. Labour Pains 5. Eloise Gratton

Family LLB
Could a Couple’s 30-Year-Old Separation Agreement Be Struck Down Now?

The couple had been married in 1969, when the woman was 15 years old, and the man was 21 years old. They had no children. They decided to divorce in 1985. A year earlier they had executed a separation agreement, witnessed by their respective lawyers, in which they divided up their matrimonial property and agreed to release …

Erin Cowling

One of the (many) things that I love about this series is seeing how every lawyer’s career path is unique. Some paths are winding, some straight as an arrow, and some with lengthy detours. Today’s blog post features Elliot Spears who has been successful in climbing the corporate/legal ladder to a top role of General Counsel of the Law Society of Ontario.

Robeside Assistance
CALL / ACBD 2018 Preview

Brenda and I are heading off to the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) conference in Halifax this weekend, and as always, are very much looking forward to it. The theme this year is “Build Bridges / Broaden Our Reach,” a sentiment that resonates with our library and our drive to do more and work with more people. The CALL conference is an excellent opportunity for us to meet and learn from our colleagues across the country, and this year, we’ll both be contributing to the programming! Here are some of the upcoming topics: …

Labour Pains
Unfettered Right to Terminate Contract Must be Exercised in Good Faith: ONCA

If one party to a contract has the “facially unfettered right to terminate the contract”, must that party exercise its right to terminate the contract only in good faith? In the case of Mohamed v. Information Systems Architects Inc., 2018 ONCA 428, Ontario’s top court answered that question with a “yes” – the unfettered right must be exercised in good faith. …

Eloise Gratton
IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2018

BLG is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2018 taking place May 24-25 at the adjoining Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building) and InterContinental Hotel. Members of our Privacy and Data Protection Group and Cybersecurity Law Group will be speaking throughout the conference : …


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