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. DroitDu.Net 2. Hull & Hull Blog 3.University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog 4.Wise Law Blog 5. Le Blogue du CRL

DroitDu.Net
L’introduction d’une obligation de compétence technologique des avocats

Le 10 novembre 2020, le Barreau du Québec avisait ses membres des récentes modifications au Code de déontologie des avocats (le « CDA») devant entrer en vigueur le 19 novembre prochain. Conformément aux amendements proposés, les habiletés que tout avocat se doit de développer et de tenir à jour afin d’exercer avec compétence ses activités professionnelles comprendront explicitement les compétences relatives aux technologies de l’information. …

Hull & Hull Blog
Charity Case: Consider your Intentions!

A recent CBC article demonstrates the importance of having a testator regularly review, or at least consider, their current estate plan to ensure that it conforms to their testamentary intentions, and the potential pitfalls of failing to do so or of failing to seek legal advice. Eleena Murray, of Vancouver, British Columbia, died leaving a Last Will and Testament dated sometime in 2003. The Will provided cash legacies to various relatives, totaling approximately $440,000, and left the residue of Eleena’s estate to a charitable organization, the SPCA. …

University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog
TRC 5 Years Later: Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Indigenous Offenders

Over the last two weeks, we have sifted through the myriad of information on the TRC Calls to Action on Justice 25 through 35. We have covered the pattern of disproportionate imprisonment of Indigenous people historically and today. There are multiple, complex causes for this overrepresentation of Indigenous people in custody. One of the concerns is the lack of culturally appropriate rehabilitative programs that are tailored to the specific experiences of Indigenous people, including intergenerational trauma. …

Wise Law Blog
Kids, classes and COVID: Case law regarding parental conflict over school attendance during pandemic

Many separated and divorced parents have faced wrenching decisions about their children’s schooling this fall, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For many such families, agreement about schooling has been elusive, and unsurprisingly, there has been an explosion of case law on this topic over recent months. This article will canvas this recent jurisprudence and highlight several factors that the courts have looked at when making back to school parenting decisions. …

Le Blogue du CRL
Sélection SOQUIJ – Dancosse c. Rochon Dinelle, 2020 QCCA 1394

PROCÉDURE CIVILE : Pourvu que la déclaration sous serment au soutien d’une demande de saisie avant jugement expose clairement les faits et les éléments de preuve pertinents dont les déclarants peuvent attester la véracité, rien dans le Code de procédure civile n’exige qu’elle soit concomitante de la demande ou postérieure à celle-ci; le juge de première instance a eu tort de conclure que les déclarations sous serment déposées par l’appelant, dont la date était antérieure à celle de la demande de saisie, ne respectaient pas les exigences énoncées à l’article 520 C.P.C. …

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