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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. Le Blogue du CRL 2. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 3. Legal Sourcery 4. Kate Dewhirst 5. David Whelan

Le Blogue du CRL
Sélection SOQUIJ – Guimont c. Bussières, 2019 QCCA 280Upcoming Research Training

COMMUNICATIONS : La Loi sur la presse ne s’applique pas à un article publié sur un site Internet d’information en continu; le mot «journal» dans la Loi sur la presse ainsi que le renvoi aux formalités de la Loi sur les journaux et autres publications constituent un obstacle infranchissable. …

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Cameras in the workplace: Privacy Law and inadvertently catching your employees in the act

At SpringLaw, we are interested in privacy, technology and how they intersect in the workplace. A recent arbitration decision brought all three together and gives us some insight into how decision makers might treat evidence collected via surreptitious surveillance. …

Legal Sourcery
Healthy lawyers make healthy practices: support for mental health and wellness resources

This article is based on the AvoidAClaim.com post Healthy lawyers make healthy practices: LAWPRO’s support for mental health and wellness resources. Mental health challenges in the legal profession are often ignored, stigmatized, and untreated. This not only leads to poorer quality of life for lawyers and their families, it is a contributing cause of many malpractice claims. …

Kate Dewhirst
Resilience: You didn’t fall off the horse. You are the horse.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines resilience as an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. In my resilience workshops for lawyers, I often hear participants refer to a metaphor that resilience is our ability to get back up on the horse that bucked us. Yes. Resilience is partly that. It reminds me…

David Whelan
What Will Your Researcher Do?

My kid and I recently visited a bunch of university campuses. 6000 kilometers and 4 music auditions later, it enabled me to visit a lot of libraries. I tried to visit the law library on each campus as well as other libraries: undergrad, music, geology, and so on. A busman’s holiday. Lots of good things to copy and others to avoid. One in particular struck me as one to avoid: when you don’t know how your library visitor is going to use your public access device. …

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