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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. NSRLP 2. The Lean Law Firm 3. IP Osgoode 4. Civil Resolution Tribunal blog 5. Little Legal Summaries

NSRLP
Is the Pintea Decision Ensuring SRLs Are Given Appropriate Judicial Guidance and Support?

Self-represented litigants (SRLs) make up a significant percentage of litigants appearing before the court in civil and family cases. In the NSRLP’s 2013 report data provided by provincial ministries of justice indicated that at least 40% of individuals who appeared in provincial family court and at least 30% of litigants in civil court are self-represented. …

The Lean Law Firm
Make a Good First Impression With Your Intake Process

Does your intake process make a good impression on your clients? It’s your client’s first experience with your firm, and it’s where you gather the critical information that allows you to qualify your clients, check conflicts, and build an accurate client file. Get it right, and you get the right clients, the right information, and a smooth process for everyone. Get it wrong and you’ll make a poor first impression that costs you time, money, and business. …

IP Osgoode
TikTok Made me Buy It: Influencer Marketing and Copyright Infringement Issues

Picture this: It’s a Sunday afternoon and you’re a law student avoiding your Copyright readings. Instead of cracking open the textbook, you decide to scroll through TikTok, where you come across a video of a girl dancing. She’s wearing flared yoga pants and a crop top. Remember when those pants were a staple piece in every millennial’s wardrobe? You chuckle to yourself because they look ridiculous and you cannot believe they’ve made a comeback. You continue scrolling and come to realize that every pretty girl on your feed is wearing them. Should you cave and buy a pair? …

Civil Resolution Tribunal blog
CRT Statistics Snapshot – March 2021

Do you like data? We do! Here’s our monthly report of key statistics. If there’s information you would like to see added to our monthly reports, please contact us. We will consider including it. “Open” includes disputes in screening, negotiation and facilitation, on hold, decision preparation, and adjudication. “Closed” includes withdrawn claims, disputes resolved by…

Little Legal Summaries
Apr 1 March 2021 Recap

Here are some of the most impactful cases from the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada published in March 2021… JC was charged with a number of counts of sexual assault, voyeurism and extortion. The trial judge acquitted JC of the sexual assault and voyeurism charges arising from a sexually explicit video JC made of the complainant HD. …

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