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.
Law & Style
Why Joe Groia is running for bencher
Joe Groia scuttles into the boardroom of his Bay Street law office in a hurry. He’s fifteen minutes late for our 9 a.m. interview. “Hello, I’m Joe Groia,” he says, hand outstretched. “Give me one moment. I’m just going to grab a cup of coffee.” Already seated at the boardroom table, I reach down into my briefcase and pluck out my notepad. By the time I look up, Groia is back, closing the door behind him, coffee mug in hand. The grizzled securities lawyer lowers himself into a chair at the head of the table and rests his hands in his lap….
Dans Montréal c. Thibeault-Jolin, 2015 QCCM 14, la Ville de Montréal (« Poursuivante ») reproche à trois manifestants (les « Défendeurs ») d’avoir enfreint l’article 2.1 du Règlement sur la prévention des troubles de la paix, de la sécurité et de l’ordre publics, et sur l’utilisation du domaine public, R.R.V.M., c. P-6, (« Règlement P-6 »), pour « non-divulgation de l’itinéraire de la manifestation »….
Il n’est pas toujours facile de distinguer l’associé de l’employé (une cause s’étant même rendue à la Cour suprême du Canada: McCormick c. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin S.E.N.C.R.L./s.r.l., 2014 CSC 39). Dans l’affaire Watt c. FW Canada inc. (2015 QCCS 406), l’Honorable juge Nicole Bénard discute des circonstances dans lesquelles un associé dans une entreprise (ici une société par actions) peut être également un employé….
Match Your Android Keyboard for Better Passwords
Passwords are important. You already know that. One of the things I noticed on my Android devices is that creating strong passwords – letters and numbers and special characters – is made harder by the default keyboard. As if there isn’t enough friction already against creating long, complex passwords, having to toggle from the ABC alphabet keyboard to the numbers or special characters and back and forth really puts a damper on creativity….
As family lawyers, we are well-aware of the common criticism by those involved in family disputes and litigation: that hiring a lawyer is expensive. Although it may seem self-serving to point out the benefits of retaining experienced family law representation for your case, we can do one better: Here are some illustrations of the types of comments made by judges themselves about the difficulties of untangling the merits of a case when self-represented (or otherwise unrepresented) litigants – admirably as they may try – are unable to put forward their best case due to the lack of legal training….
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