Slaw Site News – 2011-10-27

Site news for those who read Slaw only via RSS or email

1. Comment Watch:

In the last week there were 52 comments. You might be particularly interested in these:

  • “Mediation can offer a distinct good that no other process can or is designed to offer, viz., the possibility of re-orienting the parties to each other.”

    an interesting exchange about John O’Sullivan’s post on Quantum Physics and Mediation

  • “A lawyer can article in a transactional Bay Street practice, and that is considered sufficient and necessary practical experience to conduct a criminal defense practice in Northern Ontario. Why?”

    a discussion of Adam Dodek’s proposal, Articling and Access to Justice: An Ontario Legal Corps – Why Not?

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2. SlawTips

This week’s tips on SlawTips are:

You’ll find a brief excerpt of this week’s tips on Slaw, but the links above will take you to the full versions, along with 100 more tips. Advice you can use — short and to the point — every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

You can get to SlawTips at either or and you can subscribe by RSS or email. You can also follow SlawTips on Twitter: @slawtips

3. Maritime Law Book Selected Summaries

This week’s Maritime Law Book case summaries are in precis on Slaw and full at

  • United Mexican States v. Cargill Inc. 2011 ONCA 622 [Arbitration of Free Trade agreement]
  • McCaffrey v. Paleolog 2011 BCCA 378 [Family law]
  • L.C. et al. v. Alberta et al. 2011 ABQB 12 [Practice rules]
  • R. v. Kelsy (M.) 2011 ONCA 605 [Warrantless search and seizure]
  • R. v. Katigbak 2011 SCC 48 [Obscenity defences]
  • Crookes et al. v. Newton 2011 SCC 47 [Hyperlinking and libel]

Thus far, 119 summaries in total are available on You can subscribe to MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries via RSS or email.

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