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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. Double Aspect 2. Robeside Assistance 3. ABlawg.ca 4. Thoughtful Legal Management 5. IP Osgoode

Double Aspect
Romancing the Law

I had the pleasure of attending last weekend’s Runnymede Society conference in Toronto. As always, the conference was a welcome opportunity to meet with old friends and new, and to reflect on a number of pertinent issues in Canadian law. Perhaps because of my own research interests in the last year, I was particularly interested in a theme that seemed to run throughout the conference: the degree of confidence that each of us has in law, particularly the statutory law. …

Robeside Assistance
Newly Received Materials from LSO CPD

Some of the most recent CPD materials added to the library collection. Each title links to the book record where you can view more details and the full table of contents. All materials are available in print at the library, or if you’re interested in only a couple of articles, feel free to email us a request for a scanned copy. …

ABlawg.ca
Claims that Bill C-69 Needs More Focus on Economic Factors Ignore the Reality of Government Decision-Making and the Bill’s Details

Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. Much debate has occurred in recent months about Bill C-69, the federal government’s attempt to make good on election promises to strengthen and restore public trust in environmental decision-making.

Thoughtful Legal Management
2019 Predictions!

After a break of a couple of years due to health concerns, we are resuming the New Year’s Legal Predictions Blog Post! We have reached out to our friends & colleagues for their insights into the future of the legal world. This year we are grouping everyone’s thoughts under 16 categories from “Artificial Intelligence in the law firm environment” to “Something you will be working on or thinking about in 2019.” …

IP Osgoode
Enforcing Your Crypto Contracts and Avoiding Criminal Transactions

Every month, TorontoStarts hosts a Toronto Cryptocurrency Conference focusing on a different aspect of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. One of these events featured talks by Justin Hartzman (co-founder of CoinSmart, an online cryptocurrency exchange platform), Chetan Phull (founder of Smartblock Law), and Scot Johnson (founder of Digital Shovel, a guide for mining cryptocurrency) and a group panel. …

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