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. 2. Avoid a Claim 3. Trauma & Lawyers’ Mental Health 4. Lash Condo Law 5. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
A Lawyer’s Duty to (Sometimes) Report a Child in Need of Protection

Everyone has an obligation to report when they have reason to believe that a child is in need of protection, including lawyers – except where that information is protected by solicitor-client privilege. If the information is confidential a lawyer is required to report it just like anyone else; but if the information is protected by solicitor-client privilege, a lawyer can only report it pursuant to an exception. The future harm exception provides a lawyer with the discretion …

Avoid a Claim
In the practicePRO Lending Library: The Client Centred Law Firm

The legal industry has long been risk averse, but when it comes to adapting to the experience-driven world created by companies like Netflix, Uber, and Airbnb, adherence to the old status quo could be the death knell for today’s law firms. In The Client-Centered Law Firm, legal technology expert Jack Newton offers a clear-eyed and …

Trauma & Lawyers’ Mental Health
We Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Support and Respect

A competent adult professional who happens to have a mental illness (see my story as I summarized it in a recent article here). I’ve done some pretty okay things in my life. I graduated from high school at the top of my class (not relevant to anything whatsoever–I just never find any reason to share it). I earned a 4 year BA(Hon.) in 3.5 years, then got my MA in Philosophy. …

Lash Condo Law
The Value of Committees in Condominiums

Amongst the common issues and themes raised at annual general meetings are (1) owners feeling they are not sufficiently engaged and informed about various issues in the building and (2) owners getting frustrated with the lack of progress on issues raised at prior meetings. …

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Formal Equality vs. Substantive Equality: When Equality Doesn’t Mean Equal Treatment

Happy Black History Month Canada! Black History month has us thinking about equality and what workplaces can do to increase their equality and diversity. We all know by now that diversity is good for business. The Canadian law, through various devices and broadly speaking, attempts to promote equality and inclusion. A question that often comes up …


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