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It’s Official: #Clawbies2022 Nominations Now Open!

Pop quiz!

  • What year do wizards come of age in the Harry Potter universe?
  • How many syllables are there in a haiku?
  • What is the “least random number” according to MIT?
  • What are you afraid of if you have heptakaidekaphobia?

Did you get it? That’s right – the answer is the number 17, which is how many years of Clawbies we’re celebrating this year.

While this year we continue our long-standing December tradition of seeking nominations for the Canadian Law Blog Awards, we’ve got to admit this year feels a little shaky, what with the Elon Ego Fest happening over . . . [more]

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Get the Evidence Tools You Need to Prove Your Civil Case

Evidentiary considerations remain critical from the earliest stages of the case so one cannot competently undertake a litigation file without a thorough understanding of the rules of evidence, as interpreted by current case law. This knowledge will allow you to shape the strategy of your civil case and maximize the odds of a favourable outcome, whether or not the matter proceeds to trial.

The law and best practices concerning evidence are continually evolving. As a litigator, it is critical to not just keep on pace but to stay ahead of emerging issues.

Now in its 17th year, Osgoode’s celebrated . . . [more]

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Call for Articles: Canadian Law Library Review

The Canadian Law Library Review/Revue Canadienne des bibliothèques de droit (CLLR) is currently welcoming article submissions from members of the legal community.

The CLLR is the official publication of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries. It is an open access, online journal published three times per year. Articles typically range from 2,000-4,000 words.

Prior to publication, all submissions are subject to review and editing by members of the Editorial Board or independent subject specialists; the final decision to publish rests with the Editorial Board. Independent peer review is possible if requested by the author. Please view the CLLR style . . . [more]

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Discover the Knowledge and Skills You Need to Excel at E-Discovery

We live in an information age, and the practice of law is built on the ability to access that information efficiently and accurately. Rapid advances in technology mean that the volume of data being generated is immense, and the task of staying on top of it is increasingly more difficult.

If your work involves electronic discovery, legal data and information management, records governance and privacy law, the Osgoode Certificate in E-Discovery, Information Governance and Privacy will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to remain at the top of your game. Navigating large amounts of information in the course . . . [more]

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Master the Evolving Landscape of Compliance and Risk Management

Financial institutions – and their legal advisors – need to keep up with new regulations, deal with ongoing issues, emerging trends and technologies and manage the human and technological resources required to get the job done. The speed of change is rapid, and the demands are increasing.

The Osgoode Certificate in Regulatory Compliance and Legal Risk Management for Financial Institutions will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of crucial regulatory compliance requirements, the intersection of compliance and enterprise risk management in financial services and the practical strategies you need to meet them.

Practical, relevant and engaging.

Join the ranks of . . . [more]

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Taking Your Oral Advocacy Skills to the Next Level

To be an effective advocate, you must not only be highly skilled in specific and substantive areas of the law, but you must also ensure that you are able to advocate your case competently and confidently. You must also be adept at making sound, strategic decisions and are able to think on your feet when called upon. These skills are not perfected overnight.

Effective oral advocacy is a skill that requires constant refinement and practice and as lawyers gain years in practice, they are often called upon to take on more challenging and complex cases. But at the same time, . . . [more]

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45th Annual CIAJ Conference: Indigenous Peoples and the Law

From November 17-19, 2021, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) will hold a national conference which focuses on “Indigenous Peoples and the Law.”

This event will take place in person in Vancouver and online (though in-person registration has sold out).

The conference will be welcoming some thirty speakers, among which many representatives of Indigenous Peoples across Canada and key players in the justice system. The conference will explore the current state and future of the self-government of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Vital to the discussion will be the issues of the decolonization of legal institutions, . . . [more]

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FACL BC Presents “but I Look Like a Lawyer” Documentary November 5th on Zoom!

Update: The documentary video is now available (and embedded below!)

But I Look Like a Lawyer from FACL BC on Vimeo.

The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers of British Columbia (FACL BC) would like to invite all members of the legal community, whether you are a law student, senior member of the bar or a member of the judiciary, to attend the premiere of our documentary, But I Look Like a Lawyer, on November 5th, 2021 at 12:30pm (PST) on Zoom.

FACL BC is a diverse coalition of legal professionals established in 2011. We are an . . . [more]

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Taking Your Oral Advocacy Skills to the Next Level

To be an effective advocate, you must not only be highly skilled in specific and substantive areas of the law, but you must also ensure that you are able to advocate your case competently and confidently. You must also be adept at making sound, strategic decisions and are able to think on your feet when called upon. These skills are not perfected overnight.

Over 40 years, Osgoode has trained more than 4,500 Canadian litigators on essential oral advocacy skills in our Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop (ITAW). However, effective oral advocacy is a skill that requires constant refinement and practice and . . . [more]

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Civil Procedure and Practice in Ontario: A New, Comprehensive and Free Guide

Noel Semple, General Editor

The free access to law movement has made impressive strides in 30 years. It is now taken for granted that all primary law and most reasons for decision are freely available online. In Canada, CanLII has been at the forefront of this movement. Funded by Canadian lawyers, CanLII first developed a thorough and free database of statutes, regulations, and decisions. More recently it has expanded into the realm of legal commentary.

Plenty of lawyers are willing to write first-rate content for free — as Slaw has proved. Assuming that the resources necessary for editing and . . . [more]

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Legal Services in Ontario

Can you spare 10 minutes to help researchers understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to legal services and its effects on the legal profession in Ontario?

A team at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Ryerson University is studying how the pandemic has affected legal clinics, law associations, law firms (lawyers, practitioners, paralegals, etc.), and other legal entities.

The purpose of the study is to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to legal services and in particular, how the changing circumstances have affected civil law firms, including their key performance indicators, revenue, costs, . . . [more]

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Updates and New Additions to CanLII’s Slaw Ebook Collection

Spring greetings!

Following up on an announcement we made in November of 2019, CanLII and Slaw.ca are proud to announce the addition of 14 new ebooks to CanLII’s commentary collection. The series now encompasses 27 ebooks that feature legal writing on a variety of subjects.

Each ebook contains a set of selected columns from a Slaw.ca contributor that have been edited and formatted for display on CanLII:

. . . [more]
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