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 forty-one 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. Wise Law Blog  2. Off the Shelf  3. Precedent: The New Rules of Law and Style  4. Library Boy  5. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Wise Law Blog
140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, December 20, 2013
Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, December 20, 2013:
· How Long Can Cloud Servers Hold Off Hackers? Not as Long as You Think · Ashley Smith inquest: Death a homicide, jury rules · French Veil Ban Goes to European Court of Human Rights · Rolling out law practice management software at Akin Gump (video) . . .

Off the Shelf
New AODA regulations coming into effect January 1st
For those of your who are interested in disability law and critical disability studies, it is worth pointing out that the latest round of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) regulations will be coming into effect on January 1, 2014 (amazingly, less than two weeks away). AODA regulations are being gradually rolled out on an annual basis until January 1, 2025 . . .

Precedent: The New Rules of Law and Style
Helping to heal Uganda
“Don’t give a goat. Give a lawyer.” With those words, part of her speech at a fall 2011 Toronto legal conference, War Child Canada Executive Director Samantha Nutt triggered the launch of a group of Toronto lawyers dedicated to increasing access to justice in northern Uganda: Advocates for War Child. War Child is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that sponsors programs around the world to help children in war-affected regions. . . .

Library Boy
UK Report on Web-Scale Resource Discovery Tools
The information research organization UKSG, in cooperation with Loughborough University and Birmingham City University, has published a study that assesses the Impact of library discovery technologies in academic libraries. These technologies are also called web-scale discovery tools. These tools allow users to search all of a library’s offerings . . .

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
2013 Clawbies Nominations
It’s Clawbies Season again! When I started my blog in 2009, I could count on one hand my employment law blogging compatriots in Canada. There are some excellent marketing departments now pushing out all kinds of content, but I remain sentimental for the independent blogger blogging for the love it, for the opportunity to connect with colleagues and clients, and yes, to raise profile within the growing audience of blog readers. When reflecting on which blogs are deserving of a Clawbie, I have arbitrarily, unscientifically and completely subjectively based my decisions on the following criteria: . . .

*Randomness here is created by and its list randomizing function.

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