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. The Lean Law Firm 2. Great LEXpectations 3. Canadian Class Actions Monitor 4. 5. Eva Chan

The Lean Law Firm
15-Minute Projects for the Summertime Blues

For many law firms, summer time is quiet time. Clients are on vacation. Lawyers (sometimes) are on vacation. The office is a little more tranquil than usual. If that’s your case, take advantage of it: invest some time in improvement. …

Great LEXpectations
Decision of the Week: Hyczkewycz v Hupe

This decision deserves decision of the week status for its lengthy and exhaustive analysis of the Torrens system. Beard, J.A.’s analysis included resulting trusts and indefeasibility of title, the origins and goals of the Torrens system, both here and in Australasia where it originated, and the interplay between indefeasibility and trusts. …

Canadian Class Actions Monitor
Quebec Court Dismisses Application Due To Conflict Of Interest Between Plaintiff and Class Counsel

In a decision rendered on May 23, 2019, the Honourable Chantal Lamarche of the Superior Court of Quebec dismissed an application for authorization to institute a class action in Dupont-Rachiele c. Société de transport de Montréal, 2019 QCCS 1941, on the basis that a conflict of interest disqualified the plaintiff to be an appropriate class representative. …
Material and Cultural Causes of Delay

This is the seventh instalment in my long-running series of blog posts covering Alberta decisions dealing with the fallout of R v Jordan, 2016 SCC 27, released almost three years ago. This post starts with a discussion of the recent R v King, 2019 ABQB 467, which covers one of the two live issues about Jordan that will be going up before the SCC: …

Eva Chan
Memory Lane for Law Career Goals and Throwback Content

When was the last time you reflected on the beginning of your law career up to now? I mean have you actually sat down to think about what your goals were at the start of your law career and over the past years, and written down whether you achieved those goals? It likely has been a while, if at all, right? Well, now is as good a time as any to go through this exercise. Why? …


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