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. Social Media for Law Firms  2. Access to Justice in Canada 3. The Court  4. Legal Sourcery  5. Ontario Condo Law Blog

Social Media for Law Firms
How Brian Tannebaum Defines Social Media Success

According to his Twitter bio, Brian Tannebaum is a Criminal/Bar Defense Lawyer, a Certified Sommelier, a T2 diabetic, a transparency hawk and a “bad follower” (I’m happy to be one of the 147 people he follows on Twitter. He currently has over 6,200 followers. Brian, please don’t unfollow me after this! …

Access to Justice in Canada
The rights and responsibilities of the self-represented litigant

You are a “self-represented litigant” if you are involved in a court proceeding and are not represented by a lawyer. There is no rule that requires you to have a lawyer to represent you in court. Although court can be complicated and confusing at times, you have the right to represent yourself. …

The Court
Strategizing in the Shadow of Precedent: Another look at Henry v British Columbia

An earlier post provided a summary of Henry v British Columbia, 2015 SCC 24 [Henry]. Unanimously overturning a decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal (“BCCA”), the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”), held that the plaintiff, who was wrongfully convicted and consequently spent twenty seven years in prison for crimes he did not commit, could sue the government for a violation of his Charter rights. …

Legal Sourcery
Saskatchewan Archives Celebrates 70 Years (Throwback Thursday)

Congratulations to the Saskatchewan Archives on 70 years of preserving historically significant Saskatchewan records. For the ultimate throwback experience, please visit the Archive’s website numerous documents, personal papers and photographs on all aspects of Saskatchewan life. …

Ontario Condo Law Blog
Introducing the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 — Part 5: Restricted Practice

In our last piece, we reviewed the threshold for being granted a license as a condo manager or management services provider. Let’s now explore whether skirting those requirements is possible. Can someone manage condominiums without a license? Not legally. Section 34 of the CMSA prohibits unlicensed practice as a condo manager, as follows: …


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