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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. Official Clio Blog 4. Family LLB 5. Michael Geist

Avoid a Claim
New in the practicePRO Library: The Lean Law Firm

It’s a difficult world for law firms these days. Client demands, increased competition, and the distractions of technology can put pressure on any business. Law firms who try to respond with “traditional” firm management are perhaps more susceptible than any other business to falling victim to the chaos. But fortunately, there’s a solution. And it’s…

ABlawg.ca
Protecting the Public Interest: Law Society Decision-Making After Trinity Western University

Canadian law societies strive to regulate lawyers and legal services in the public interest. Courts emphasize the law societies’ broad discretion to determine what the public interest requires in governing the profession and, accordingly, defer to the law societies’ exercise of that discretion (See Malcolm Mercer’s analysis of this on slaw.ca). …

Official Clio Blog
How to Choose a Scanner for Your Law Firm

In today’s almost exclusively digital world, a fast, reliable, and easy-to-use scanner is an essential piece of office equipment in most every industry. In the legal profession, it’s non-negotiable. Between client documents, research, court notes, contracts, and estate papers, along with an array of other paperwork, law firms would be swimming in clutter if it weren’t for digitization and electronic filing (eFiling). …

Family LLB
Did Trial Judge Go Wrong By Granting Husband a “Support Holiday”?

Did an Ontario trial judge make a mistake by granting a bankrupt husband a two-year “support holiday,” meaning a temporary break from paying spousal support, to allow him to “get back on his feet”? And did the judge err further, by reducing his support obligations, when the break was over? …

Michael Geist
Government Memo Suggests Netflix Outspends Canadian Private Broadcasters on Canadian English Scripted Programming

Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly view of cultural policy shifted gears in recent months with her emphasis on the need for all players to contribute and rhetoric on “no free rides”, a position that could lead to taxes on Internet services. While Netflix has been a popular target for many Canadian cultural organizations, according to documents released under the Access to Information Act. …

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