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 seventy 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. The Stream  2. Labour Pains 3. Meurrens on Immigration  4. Canadian Legal History Blog  5. Clio Blog

The Stream
Pro Bono Going Public 2016 – Volunteer or Pledge Support Now!

In September 2016, over 100 volunteer lawyers will participate in the 9th annual free legal advice-a-thon to raise awareness and funds for the provision of pro bono legal services in BC. In each Pro Bono Going Public 2016 location, volunteer lawyers will work in one-hour shifts throughout the day to advise individual clients in an open-air clinic setting. …

Labour Pains
Bill C-243 – Expanding EI to Protect Women in the Workplace?

Does a pregnant woman have the legal right to refuse to work in an environment that is unsafe to her as a pregnant woman? In 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada answered that question with a “yes” with its decision in the case of Dionne v. Commission scolaire des Patriotes, 2014 SCC 33 (CanLII). My summary of that case can be found in my earlier post SCC: Pregnant Women Have the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work Environments. …

Meurrens on Immigration
The Preclearance Act, 2016

On June 17, 2016, Ralph Goodale, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, introduced Bill C-23, An Act respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United states (short titled the “Preclearance Act, 2016”). Amongst other things, the Preclearance Act, 2016 provides for the creation of preclearance areas and perimeters in the United States by Canadian officers of travellers and goods bound for Canada. …

Canadian Legal History Blog
CFP: Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research, Volume 6

***Submission Deadline August 1*** Call for Papers: Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research, Volume 6. THEME: “Placing Justice”: Place and space are foundational concepts across the humanities and social sciences. Ideas about justice shape and are shaped by place and space. Our definitions of justice, place, and space are broad and inclusive. …

Being Social Media-Savvy in Family Law

As of January 2014, 71% of adults reported using social media. This means clients don’t have the anonymity they once did. Potentially incriminating evidence can be sourced straight from publicly-visible Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter profiles. This can be the difference between winning or losing guardianship with a child. It could even be a decisive factor in a divorce mediation. …

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