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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 Writers Collective 2. Jumping off the Ivory Tower Podcast 3. Lawyered Podcast 4. The Trauma-Informed Lawyer 5. Family Health Law Blog

Legal Writers Collective
R v Campbell, 2020 ONCA 573

Facts: On November 2, 2018, Andrew Campbell (the appellant) was convicted of kidnapping, pointing a firearm, and assault causing bodily harm. This conviction led to him being sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment. The appellant then brought forward an application through which he sought an order for counsel to be appointed to him under s. 684 of the Criminal Code.

Jumping off the Ivory Tower Podcast
Struggling For Accommodation

Today’s podcast focuses on the experiences of people with cognitive disabilities (PWCD) who are trying to navigate the courts without a lawyer. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have heard increasingly from SRLs with cognitive disabilities about their lack of accommodation from the courts. It seemed that the accommodation processes in place – for example in Ontario, via an Accessibility Co-ordinator in each courthouse – had broken down. …

Lawyered Podcast
64: Workplace Compensation Law (Michelle Alton) – June 9, 2021

This week, we’re speaking about workplace compensation law with Michelle Alton, general counsel at Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. Topics: COVID-19 and workplace benefits; a new employer rate framework and mental stress claims in the workplace …

The Trauma-Informed Lawyer
Indigenous Women and Girls Continue to Call for Justice: A Conversation with Chief Commissioner Marion Buller

Chief Commissioner Buller offers listeners several pieces of sound advice on how to bring a trauma informed approach into their processes as well as several culturally responsive actions lawyers and judges can take right now when working with Indigenous people, particularly women and girls …

Family Health Law Blog
Mismanaging Property Mini-Series (Part 1 of 4): Powers of Attorney

In our four part mini-series on mismanaging property, I discuss powers of attorney for property. The series is for family caregivers who have a loved one with a mental illness who is mismanaging property. Stay tuned (or subscribe to our Youtube channel) for the rest of the series, which includes videos on guardianship, joint bank accounts and ODSP trustees. …

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*Randomness here is created by Random.org and its list randomizing function.

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