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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. Clicklaw Blog 2. RT Blog 3. David Whelan 4. First Reference 5. IP Osgoode

Clicklaw Blog
April 2020 Events: Educating & Helping the Public

Free or low cost events for the general public to understand and use the law. Follow the links to see cost & registration info. All times in Pacific Time unless stated otherwise. Working Through This: Legal Clinic for the Arts with Martha Rans (Webinar) from Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society …

RT Blog
Workplace Investigators Working Remotely Part 4: Making the Best of a Difficult Situation

Here is the fourth and final installment of our chain blog, where our colleagues have discussed their experiences with working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. This post outlines some of the silver linings that we’ve discovered, both personally and professionally, as we collectively try to find our new normal during this pandemic. …

David Whelan
Change and Permanency

There is a lot for the observational leader to watch at the moment. One thing that I’ve been particularly interested in is our willingness to change. On one hand, the pandemic has forced us to change our law library operations. Many of those changes are temporary. But on the other, there are more changes that could be made. They are being avoided, though, because of a fear of setting a precedent. …

First Reference
Good Friday, Easter and Passover in 2020

Good Friday and Easter Sunday coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover in 2020. Easter and the holidays that are related to it are moveable feasts in that they do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian or Julian calendars which follow only the cycle of the sun; rather, their dates are determined on a lunisolar calendar similar to the Hebrew calendar. It has come to be the first Sunday after the full moon that occurs on or soonest after 21 March, but calculations vary in East and West. …

IP Osgoode
The Lawsuit About Nothing: Seinfeld Beats Copyright Lawsuit over ‘Comedians in Cars’

US comedian Jerry Seinfeld was recently the subject of legal action, as a former colleague, Christian Charles, claimed to have pitched the original idea for the Netflix series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Charles claimed that he made the initial suggestion a decade before the show’s first episode aired. Charles…

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