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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. Family Health Law Blog 2. The Lean Law Firm 3. Alcohol & Advocacy 4. Global Workplace Insider 5. The Treasurer’s Blog

Family Health Law Blog
Can you doctor record your appointment on video? Not without consent!

When we seek health care we expect our provider to take notes and record all kinds of personal details about us. In fact, we might be surprised if they didn’t. But we do not typically expect that our appointment is being recorded on video. It recently came to light, through undercover media reporters, that a Toronto cosmetic surgery clinic had extensive video surveillance throughout its premises. …

The Lean Law Firm
Picking the Best Project Team for Process Improvement

Karen and I are just back from the west coast, where we started a new client engagement focused on staffing transactions and allocating work in the M&A practice at a leading AmLaw 100 firm.A lot of planning goes into a successful process improvement initiative. You need a solid business case and a tight scope, …

Alcohol & Advocacy
Liquor & Non-medical Cannabis Compliance & Enforcement: A&A’s 2019 round-up

2019 has been a busy year thus far for the British Columbia Liquor & Non-medical Cannabis Compliance & Enforcement program. Sales to minors, serving intoxicated patrons (or serving patrons to the point of intoxication) and staff drinking on the job remain the leading causes of enforcement action. No surprises here. …

Global Workplace Insider
Extension of whistleblowing protection

Workers in the UK are protected from suffering a detriment where they have made a protected disclosure under the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996). To be protected under section 47B ERA 1996 the individual must be a worker as defined by s203(3) of that Act. A recent decision of the Supreme Court considered whether the right should be extended to other office holders, in this case a District Judge. …

The Treasurer’s Blog
The fourth annual Access to Justice Week (Oct 28 – Nov 1)

As I stated in my Opening of the Courts remarks from last September, the Law Society has a duty to facilitate access to justice for the people of Ontario. To that end, the Law Society works collaboratively with all justice stakeholders to ensure a more just and equitable Ontario.

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*Randomness here is created by Random.org and its list randomizing function.

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