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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 .Jumping off the Ivory Tower Podcast 2. Michael Geist 3. BC Provincial Court eNews 4. University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog 5. Legal Feeds

Jumping off the Ivory Tower Podcast
Black Clients Matter

Working with a lawyer for the first time is an intimidating experience, especially because for most of us it is a final resort in a stressful conflict. Some of these “first time” experiences are better than others, of course, but a disappointing number of people report that they felt not-well-listened-to and that their lawyer was working from a well-used “playbook” that they applied to all clients, regardless of their situation. …

Michael Geist
Wrong Direction: Months After Bill C-10 is Tabled, Canadian Heritage Releases Draft Policy Direction Still Short on Details

Months after its introduction, it is fair to say that Bill C-10, the broadcasting reform bill, has not been the government’s finest performance. Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault has made claims about the economic benefits that his own department is unable to support, made inaccurate statements about the inclusion of economic thresholds and news in the bill in the House of Commons, and misleadingly compared his plans to the policies in Europe. …

BC Provincial Court eNews
Podcasts! Provincial Court Podcasts!

The Provincial Court of BC is collaborating with ‘Legal Listening’ to bring you our most popular eNews articles as podcasts! Starting March 2, 2021, a different eNews article will be posted on LegalListening.com, YouTube, and all major podcast sites every Tuesday for several weeks. You’ll also find the podcasts on the new “Podcasts & Videos” page of the Provincial Court website. …

University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog
Re: TRC Call to Action #90 – Funding for Indigenous Athletes and Programs

Sports and recreation and indigenous involvement in sport have been at times a way for the youth too to connect with one another, realize their own abilities and potential and celebrate their cultural identity. Reclaiming pride in their ancestry, sports has been a vehicle to promote better health and self-esteem but it also brings communities closer together for Indigenous peoples. …

Legal Feeds
Supreme Court sets out framework to analyze cases where accused person alleges inconsistent verdicts

An error in instructions to a jury in a sexual crimes case did not affect convictions, but rather it reconciled the apparent inconsistency in the verdicts, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in a decision that will provide guidance to appellate courts on inconsistent jury verdicts. …

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