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. Law School Life & Beyond 2. Robichaud’s Criminal Law Blog 3. BC Provincial Court eNews 4. Hull & Hull Blog 5. Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog

Law School Life & Beyond
Day in the Life: Intellectual Property

As a law student, one of the things that I’ve found to be stressful is navigating the heavy school workload while trying to find out more about the legal profession and associated career paths. Coming into law school my knowledge of potential legal careers was minimal (to say the least). Most of what I knew was based on movies, TV shows, the news, and a few Q&A sessions that I attended. …

Robichaud’s Criminal Law Blog
Judge-Led Intensive Case Management Court certificates

Judge-Led Intensive Case Management Court certificates What is the Judge-Led Intensive Case Management Court (JICMC)? Due to the pressures of COVID-19, there is a significant, concerning, and challenging backlog in the Ontario Court …

BC Provincial Court eNews
Duty Counsel – who they are, what they do

Duty Counsel are lawyers paid by Legal Aid BC to give legal advice to people going to court without lawyers in criminal, family, child protection, and immigration law matters. They provide a crucial service, both to people needing help with legal issues and to Canadian courts, by explaining options and giving people legal advice early in court proceedings when they do not have other access to a lawyer. …

Hull & Hull Blog
Crime Doesn’t Pay

Richard Humble died in a house fire in his home on April 9, 2011. He died leaving a will dated March 31, 2011. In this will, he left half of his estate to his sister, and half of his estate to a new friend, C who had provided him with some help while he recuperated from knee surgery. (Richard was not married and had no children. He was survived by his sister, who lived overseas.) …

Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog
Soccer Referee Union Ruling Has Valuable Lessons for UFC Fighters Considering Organizing

A recent decision of interest was published earlier this month by the US National Labor Relations Board. It involved soccer referees but has valuable lessons for UFC fighters as well. In the recent case the Professional Soccer Referees Association petitioned to represent certain lower league officials, basically those from feeder leagues, into Major League Soccer. …


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