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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. Avoid a Claim 2. ABlawg.ca 3. The Stream 4. National Magazine 5. Condo Adviser

Avoid a Claim
Malpractice claims regarding wills double in a decade

While wills and estates may never rival litigation or real estate as a risky practice area for lawyers, LAWPRO has seen the average annual number of wills claims double over the past 10 years. Growth in property values renders these errors more expensive and growing complexity in family structures, family law and tax law makes…

ABlawg.ca
A Superior Court’s Inherent Jurisdiction to Infringe the Charter Right to a Jury Trial?

The decision of Justice Eldon J. Simpson in R v Boisjoli is unusual. On April 5, 2018, the Crown and the accused, Mr. Boisjoli, appeared before Justice Simpson to select jurors for a trial scheduled for the week of April 9. The charge (or one of the charges) was one of intimidation of a justice system participant, contrary to section 423.1 of the Criminal Code, RSC 1985, c C-46. However, no jury was selected on April 5. Instead, Justice Simpson, …

The Stream
Courthouse Libraries BC to Launch Help a Junior Program Promoting Lawyer Mentorships and Advocacy Skills

On Thursday, June 7, 2018, Courthouse Libraries BC hosted B.C.’s Attorney General and representatives of the justice community at its Vancouver Law Courts branch to announce the non-profit library’s new Help a Junior initiative to connect junior lawyers to mentorship opportunities. …

National Magazine
Abuse of dominance guidelines need work

It’s not always easy to distinguish aggressive-but-pro-competitive business practices from those that are anti-competitive. That’s why the CBA’s Competition Law Section welcomes the Competition Bureau’s draft Abuse of Dominance Enforcement Guidelines as an aid to decision-making in the business community. …

Condo Adviser
How to Complete the New Condo Proxy

You will recall that, in early May, the province of Ontario issued a new and improved version of the Condo Proxy Form. The information on this new form is re-organized and it offers more choices when delegating your proxy powers. Still, with all its improvements, the form continues to be somewhat daunting and difficult to complete. …

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