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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. Great LEXpectations 2. Library Boy 3. Labour Pains 4. Condo Adviser 5. Avoid a Claim

Great LEXpectations
New Guide – Create an Alert in CanLII Using Lexbox

Last year we created a guide that showed our users how to create an alert with CanLII to receive Manitoba decisions right to your inbox (or RSS). This year we’ve taken a step forward and created a guide showing how to create an alert in CanLII using Lexbox. …

Library Boy
Tom Bruce, Pioneer of the Free Access to Law Movement, Retiring

Tom Bruce, who helped launch the Legal Information Institute (LII) at Cornell University in 1992, will be retiring as its director at the end of June 2019. LII is the mother of all the little LIIs (like CanLII here in Canada), websites in dozens of countries that make legal information available for free to citizens.They all form part of the wonderful Free Access to Law Movement. …

Labour Pains
Hi. I have some news.

As of April 1, 2019, I am no longer practicing in private practice. I have joined Canopy Growth Corporation in the position of Director, Legal (Litigation and Employment). As a result of that change, Labour Pains, at least as you have come to know it, no longer exists. Over the past few months, …

Condo Adviser
When Neighbourly Disputes Get Out of hands

I was recently asked by CBC to comment on a war-of-the-roses type of dispute between neighbours. This non-condo court case playing out of Kingston involved two former neighbours who were suing each other for damages. It all started when, …

Avoid a Claim
Common Limitation Period Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

It is one of a lawyer’s worst nightmares: missing a limitation period. It can be a very easy mistake to make and yet the consequences can be enormous. There are numerous “pitfalls” that can lead to missed limitation periods and other limitation period problems. Some of these pitfalls are relatively easy to avoid whereas others…

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