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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 more than 80 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. Susan On The Soapbox 2. Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog 3. The Court 4.Thoughtful Legal Management 5. The Factum

Susan On The Soapbox
A Halloween Tale: Jason and The Mirror

For obvious reasons the usual batch of Halloween witches and vampires, pirates and princesses did not ring our doorbell this year. So to mark a different kind of Halloween Ms Soapbox would like to tell you a story. It’s about a magic mirror and a provincial premier named Jason who asks the magic mirror the question that troubles him the most. “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest conservative of them all?” …

Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog
One-Day Wildcat Strike by Alberta Health Workers Likely Just the Beginning

Albertans woke up on Monday October 26 to news that support workers at one of the province’s busiest hospitals were refusing to start their shifts and were striking outside the main doors. Soon word spread that almost 1000 workers at up to 45 health facilities in 33 Alberta municipalities had walked out. The workers were members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) and perform a range of support services such as laundry, food preparation, janitorial services and other important functions that keep facilities operating. …

The Court
R v Chung : Accelerating Quickly Gets You Nowhere Fast

The concept of mindfulness involves being present in the moment and allows an individual to take into consideration their surroundings, which may play a role informing their decision making. When someone is mindful of their circumstances, especially when driving, arguably they are in much better position to achieve the best results. The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) recently dismissed an appeal against a conviction found for dangerous driving causing death in R v Chung, 2020 SCC 8 [Chung]. …

Thoughtful Legal Management
Thursday October 29, 2020 Smile of the Day

Greetings: I started a daily email with a little idea to try to bring a bit of sunshine into our lives in these dark times. This daily email now has readers on 4 continents. I am gratified that this has resonated with so many of you. I decided to start posting them here, so here goes. Today’s Smile for the Day. …

The Factum
New help for preparing for court: Family Law in BC website

The Family Law in BC website team recently introduced an exciting new concept and some exciting new interactive features. Working with lawyer Salima Samnani, the team developed material around her idea of scripting: writing down exactly what you want to say to the judge, practising your “lines,” and then taking your script to court with you. …

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