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Welcome Shaunna Mireau

Welcome to Shaunna Mireau, librarian at Field Law in Edmonton, and one of our newest core contributors. I count Shaunna as a colleague and friend who inspires me with her energy. She is actively involved in the Edmonton Law Libraries Association (ELLA), and is one of the organizers of the Head Start program, a legal research “boot camp” for law students from various firms put on by ELLA. It involves librarians, lawyers, and judges who all volunteer their time annually to provide the program each June. She contributes to the ELLA blog and is currently ELLA’s web editor. Shaunna also . . . [more]

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Welcome Omar Ha-Redeye

I first met our new Slaw contributor Omar Ha-Redeye just over a year ago at a meeting of PR professionals when he was doing PR work in the healthcare industry. I was not previously familiar with him, but he stood out to me as one of the most approachable, charismatic people in the room. We immediately hit it off, as I am sure he hits it off with most people. He quietly told me he had applied for law school and was waiting to hear if he had been accepted. I am not at all surprised that he was! Not . . . [more]

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Anonymity and Torts

[Slaw editor’s note: John Gregory is, among many other things, a Slaw member and also the manager of a highly successful and interesting private email list, ULC_ECOMM, on e-commerce and related matters. He is kind enough to allow Slaw to republish his provocative contributions to that list. We hope that, as they do on his list, they will stir up some discussion here on Slaw.]

Internet Law News today tells us this:

Two female students at Yale Law School who say anonymous, defamatory comments were made about

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Alex Manevich

I’m pleased to report that Alex Manevich has joined Slaw as a core contributor. Alex is a lawyer with Ogilvy Renault LLP, in its business law group, and is interested in a wide range of legal mattters, including patent law, international arbitration, and communications regulation, as well as corporate and commercial mandates. Please join me in welcoming Alex to Slaw. . . . [more]

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An Expanding Slaw

As Slaw readers will certainly have noticed, in the three years of our existence we’ve opened our arms increasingly wide until we now embrace not simply the legal research and technology that were our original subjects but essentially anything of interest in law. It’s time to acknowledge this broader Slaw and to say, as our revised tagline does, “Slaw is a Canadian cooperative weblog on things legal.” At the same time, I want to reassure those for whom legal research and technology are vitally interesting: we have no intention of abandoning these subjects and will continue to welcome contributors, entries . . . [more]

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Slaw Hiccup

You might notice that posts from earlier this week look a little odd. That’s because our host lost the data this morning and we had to restore the entries. Our restoration service appends comments to the end of the restored entry and includes as well the RSS footer indicating the source of the material etc.

Please let us know if something is still missing.

We apologize for the glitch. . . . [more]

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(Belated) Happy Birthday to Us

By two days we missed an auspicious anniversary. On July 8, 2005, Slaw was loosed upon an unsuspecting readership.

Eagle eyed readers will note 3,108 posts and 4,100 comments((We’re getting almost as wordy as some of the SCC judgments)).

Shoutouts to (the other) Simon for leadership, tech support at all hours, and 1,037 posts. He has been indefatigable.

To Connie (264) and Steve (138) for shouldering a load and keeping Slaw vibrant. And to all other of the regular posting crew – happily too many for me to cut and paste easily, thank you, for keeping us interesting and . . . [more]

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Slaw Tutorial

Slaw has a bevy of excellent columnists, and so I never have to draw your attention to The Column from the main column of the front page: you check it out each week religiously. But I’m going to make an exception today because Steve Matthews’ column this week is something different. He’s done a tutorial on how to use Yahoo! Pipes that’s a must read, and I don’t want to let even a single reader slip by unedified. And just to make certain the tutorial does its work, I’ve made a PDF file out of it that you can download . . . [more]

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Slaw — by the Thousands

I’m proud and a little surprised to be able to say that yesterday I posted my 1000th entry on Slaw. It’s almost three years since I started blogging here — our anniversary is July 8, so stay tuned for the celebration — and the time has whizzed by. And curiously, as I reached the millennial mark, we as a group were also reaching a pair of important milestones (should say “kilostones” I guess): there have been 3003 posts to Slaw since its inception, and 4010 comments made on those posts.

And while we’re counting by the thousands, let me report . . . [more]

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Slaw Timeline

Herewith a new feature: the Slaw Timeline for the past week. Clicking on the link or on the graphic below will take you to a PDF file that shows you the posts on Slaw this week at a glance. Best of all, the title of each post is linked to the entry, so you can catch up on any reading you missed. And if you pop all the Slaw Timeline files in a folder (or go to our Timeline Folder) you’ll be able to consult a graphic record of where we’ve been.

Let me know what you think.

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Cecilia Tellis

Good news for the weekend: I’m delighted to be able to say that Cecilia Tellis is joining Slaw as an occasional contributor. Cecilia is a law librarian at the University of Ottawa’s Brian Dickson Law Library where she is primarily involved in the coordination of the legal research programme. She received her MLIS degree from McGill University in 2004, and a B.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Toronto in 1999. Cecilia previously worked as a Liaison Librarian at McGill’s Nahum Gelber Law Library. She was also a sessional lecturer at McGill’s Graduate School of Library and . . . [more]

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Slaw on iPod Touch

The new iPod Touch software released by Apple lets you put icons for your favourite websites on your “desktop,” so naturally I gave Slaw pride of place in the dock. Better still, Apple lets you put a custom icon on your website that the iPod Touch will pick up and use (otherwise it simply uses a weensy pic of the front page). So for all of you (three?) iPod Touch Slawyers out there, I’ve put the Slaw icon where your slim machine will find it — as you see in the photo below. (Note that it’s Apple that gives the . . . [more]

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