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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. Avoid a Claim 2. Crossroad Family Law Blog 3. Library Boy 4. Welcome to the Food Court 5. Civil Resolution Tribunal blog

Avoid a Claim
When You Get a Call About a Will You Drafted… What Is Your Next Step?

You’re sitting at your desk on a typical weekday afternoon when, out of the blue, you get a call related to a will file. As soon as this happens, be wary. Your first instinct may be to try to help. But calls around wills you’ve prepared raise issues around confidentiality and privilege. Trying to recall particulars over the phone without first consulting the file would also be a dangerous step. …

Crossroad Family Law Blog
Someone told me I need Independent Legal Advice: What is ILA?

One of the most important pieces of a separation is ensuring you understand your rights under the law and then determining how you want those rights to apply to your specific circumstances. In order to make sure parties to an agreement have the necessary understanding, the legal system requires that each party obtain Independent Legal Advice (ILA). …

Library Boy
University of Windsor Leddy Library Creates Story Map on Missing Children of Indian Residential Schools

It is a visual representation of the 139 Indian residential school locations across Canada that uses data from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report to document the experience: “The recent discoveries of more than 1,700 unmarked graves at the sites of former residential schools in Canada have brought the world’s renewed attention to the dark and shameful chapter of Canadian history – …

Welcome to the Food Court
Anticipating Change: Supplemented Foods to Amend Canada’s Food Regulations

Supplemented foods currently exist in a gray area of the law – not quite health products, despite containing added ingredients that provide physiological or health effects, and not quite foods as defined by the Food and Drug Regulations (FDRs). The best example of a supplemented food is a caffeinated energy drink, but supplemented foods could also be a protein bar with added vitamins and minerals, or a tea with added Zinc, Echinacea, and Vitamin C to boost immunity against cold season. …

Civil Resolution Tribunal blog
Participant Satisfaction Survey – September 2021

The Civil Resolution Tribunal anonymously surveys people who have gone through the tribunal process. We use this feedback to improve the way we serve the public. We report the cumulative results every month on this blog. We had 37 responses to our satisfaction survey in September 2021. We’re pleased to report that participant satisfaction remains strong. …

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