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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. Legal Post Blog 2. Know How 3. The Lean Law Firm 4. The Factum 5. All About Information

Legal Post Blog
Howard Levitt: Why employees can’t refuse to return to work because they fear an unsafe workplace

This is why the Ontario teachers unions’ court challenge to the opening of schools is bound to fail. My column earlier this week describing the consequences that can befall employees who run afoul of safe workplace protocols in dealing with the epidemic captured the attention of many. Some even accused me of an anti-employee bias. …

Know How
One to Remember: Canadian Parliamentary Historical Resources

Conducting federal legislative historic research is a hard enough task without not knowing where to find the documents you need. While LEGISinfo is an excellent resource for bills, Hansard, and committee documentation alike, it only goes so far back. But not to worry! …

The Lean Law Firm
What’s Your Project Management Style?

This week’s tip is a little different. Normally, we share our advice and information with you. This week we’re turning it around and asking for your input on your project management style. It will take about 30 seconds of your time. I’d like your answer to this one question:​ …

The Factum
Hot Off The Press – Six Criminal Publications – in French!

These updated and newly re-formatted publications are available online (only) on our website. Legal Aid BC is committed to providing publications in our second national language for both our francophone community here in BC and for all French-speaking newcomers to BC. …

All About Information
BCCA denies access to total costs spent on a litigation matter

On August 21st, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia held that a requester had not rebutted the presumption of privilege that applied to the total amount spent by government in an ongoing legal dispute. The Court first held that the presumptive privilege for total legal costs recognized by the Supreme Court of Canada in Maranda v Richer applies in the civil context. …

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