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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. Law School Life & Beyond 2. First Reference 3. Crossroad Family Law Blog 4. The Trauma-Informed Lawyer 5. Sane Split Podcast

Law School Life & Beyond
3 Takeaways From My First Semester of Law School

Before starting law school, I was often told that the first semester of 1L is usually the most difficult time for a law student. This definitely proved to be true. The transition from your undergraduate program to law school is certainly not an easy one, but it’s going to challenge you in so many different ways that you wouldn’t expect. …

First Reference
Government-mandated remote work: What does this mean?

On January 14, 2021, the Government of Ontario imposed a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, announcing a stay-at-home order and imposing new public health measures and restrictions. In effect until February 11, 2021, the stay-at-home order requires employers to ensure that employees who can work remotely do so, unless the nature of their role requires them to attend on-site physically. …

Crossroad Family Law Blog
Mediation Minus the Lawyers

Engage any legal professional and they will advise that mediation is a proven method of dispute resolution. But what if no lawyer has been retained? The following explores mediation process without legal counsel, applicable in two specific scenarios: …

The Trauma-Informed Lawyer
Trauma-Informed Law: A Primer for Lawyers in Practice

J. Kim Wright, Helgi Maki, Marjorie Florestal and I share our latest group project with you, a book on trauma-informed law which will be published in the summer of 2021 by the American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Division! We are excited about this project and want to include you. …

Sane Split Podcast
“Who needs lawyers?!” – the home-cooked Separation Agreement

In this episode, I offers some well-meaning cautions about home-cooked Separation Agreements. Ontario’s Family Law Limited Scope Services Project: …

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