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. National Magazine Blog  2. Thoughtful Legal Management 3. University of Alberta Faculty Law Blog  4. Off the Shelf  5. All About Information

National Magazine Blog
Learning to work with others

A lawyer’s “eruption of irritation” at a letter from a paralegal working for opposing counsel who cited case law was not a matter for the Law Society of British Columbia, a hearing panel decided, but it is a shining example of an issue the legal profession will have to work through if it wants to flourish in the future….

Thoughtful Legal Management
Roger Smith on Contrast between BC and UK Legal Aid Cuts has Valuable Lessons

This is a guest post from Richard Zorza on his blog: Richard Zorza’s Access to Justice Blog. It is a very thoughtful piece about innovation here in British Columbia by the Legal Services Society when faced by massive budget cuts, as compared to what has been done elsewhere (such as the UK) when faced with a similar situation. This blog post follows Roger Smith’s recent visit to us here in BC (where I was fortunate enough to have a fascinating lunch with Roger and others at the LSS offices) and Roger’s own blog post (mentioned herein) on this topic….

University of Alberta Faculty Law Blog
Getting a Seat at the Table: New Mandatory Disclosure Rules Regarding Women on Boards of Directors

Last week, the Canadian Securities Administrators announced new rules requiring Canadian public corporations to disclose policies and procedures put in place to get more women on their boards of directors and into senior management positions, or else explain why the company lacks such policies and procedures….

Off the Shelf
Libraries Celebrate Open Access Week with screening of “The Internet’s Own Boy”

York University Libraries will celebrate International Open Access Week from Oct. 20 to 26. Open Access Week is a global campaign that promotes open access as an ideal for the dissemination of scholarship and research. On Oct. 24, to reflect this year’s theme “Generation Open,” the libraries will host a movie screening and talk by Carys Craig, renowned copyright scholar and associate dean research and institutional relations at Osgoode Hall Law School….

All About Information
SCC issues civil production decision stressing discretion and proportionality

Today, a majority of the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed an order that directed the Competition Bureau and the federal Department of Public Prosecutions to produce, for civil discovery purposes, recordings of more than 220,000 private communications that they had obtained pursuant to Criminal Code wiretap authorizations….


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