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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. Canadian Appeals Monitor 2. Erin Cowling 3. Slater Vecchio Connected 4. The Every Lawyer 5. Thoughtful Legal Management

Canadian Appeals Monitor
A New Ground to Challenge the Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements – An Analysis of the Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision in Uber Technologies Inc. v. Heller

The Supreme Court of Canada recently released its much anticipated decision in Uber Technologies Inc. v. Heller, 2020 SCC 16, in which a majority of the Court ruled that the arbitration clause in Uber’s standard form services agreement is unconscionable and therefore unenforceable. In so doing, the Court cleared the way for a class action to be commenced in Ontario court, rather than for the dispute to be subject to mediation and arbitration in the Netherlands per the arbitration clause within the contract. …

Erin Cowling
Women Leading In Law: Alysia Christiaen

I am pleased to introduce you to our next leading lawyer: Alysia Christiaen. Read on to learn about Alysia’s legal career, practice areas, and she has some great advice for working on your business development skills: I am a partner and the Chief Privacy Officer at Lerners LLP, with more than 10 years of experience in advising clients on the issues most critical to them. …

Slater Vecchio Connected
COVID-19 Business Loss Claims are being denied by insurance companies. Have you been affected?

75% of small businesses have seen significant negative impacts on their businesses due to COVID-19. Many business owners bought business interruption insurance coverage, which is meant to protect companies from the loss of income resulting from unexpected events. In times like of uncertainty, you may rely on this coverage to stay afloat and keep your…

The Every Lawyer
Conversations with the President: Aly Haji and Allan Rock

For her last episode as host of Conversations with the President, Vivene Salmon has an intergenerational dialogue with Aly Haji and Allan Rock. Conversations with the President: The state of the profession, Ep 9: Aly Haji and Allan Rock For her last episode as host of Conversations with the President, Vivene Salmon talks with Aly Haji about why millennials are leaving law firms; and Allan Rock on his carrer as a Liberal Justice Minister, President Emeritus of Ottawa University and ambassador to the United Nations. …

Thoughtful Legal Management
Take Advantage of Social Media – Learn how to stand out from the crowd

Would you pay attention to an emerging marketing platform that has seen a 663% increase in people over the last two years looking for recommendations around professional services? I would imagine you would. Twitter is that platform. Now: how many of you have a thoughtful, continual and strategic presence on Twitter that engages the community from which you draw your clients? While we are at it, how many of you have a digital media marketing plan that includes Twitter and other social media platforms? …

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