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 sixty 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. Thoughtful Legal Management 2. Legal Post 3. Social Media for Law Firms 4. IP Osgoode 5. The Court

Thoughtful Legal Management
The Einstein Principle!

This is another great leadership post from Beth Flynn at the THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP CENTER ( This post highlights the principles that helped shaped Albert Einstein into a leader and successful scientist. They are taken from Smithson, D. (2014). . . .

Legal Post
Law Society of Upper Canada ordered to pay $500,000 in costs over failed discipline action

A disciplinary panel has ordered the Law Society of Upper Canada to pay $250,000 in legal costs to each of Beth DeMerchant and Darren Sukonick after the regulator failed to prove that either lawyer breached professional conduct rules in work they did for Hollinger. . . .

Social Media for Law Firms
Lawyers: A Simpler Way To Become An Authority in Your Practice Area

You know the feeling when you read something that really makes you stop and think? That just happened to me. Mitch Joel is someone I have always looked up to in the online realm. I’ve been following him for years and you should too. He recently wrote an article appropriately titled, “How To Be A Recognized Authority“. . .

IP Osgoode
Music and Copyright: How the Supreme Court Struck the Right Note in Robinson (Even if its Timing was a Little Off!)

In the recent case of Cinar Corporation v Robinson, the Supreme Court of Canada considered the scope of copyright in a children’s television show. The defendants’ show, Robinson Sucroë, was, frankly, so similar in its essential elements to that developed by plaintiff Claude Robinson that few people, if any, were surprised by the Court’s finding of infringement. . . .

The Court
Constitutionalizing Environmental Protections Under the Charter: PART 4

This is the final post in a multi-part series that explores constitutionalizing environmental protections through s. 7 of the Charter in the context of heavy oil processing in Peace River, Alberta. The author is solely responsible for the opinions expressed, and any errors or omissions made. . . .


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