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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. Attorney with a Life 3. The Trauma-Informed Lawyer 4. RT Blog 5. Legal Feeds

Susan On The Soapbox
Kenney’s $100 Solution

At the end of May Jason Kenney unveiled an aggressive reopening plan that would lead to the best Alberta summer ever and on July 1 he lifted all but a handful of Covid-19 restrictions. Two months later we crashed. On Sept 3 we had 1401 cases, 515 Albertans were hospitalized, 118 of them were in ICU. Our ICUs are at 95% capacity, elective surgeries have been postponed, our healthcare professionals are burned out and our healthcare system is on the verge of collapse. …

Attorney with a Life
How toxic is too toxic?

I wish some law firms could come with a warning label. Here is an example of what I am implying… John worked at a firm with two partners who controlled every moment of his day. A six-day in the office workweek was enforced. On a daily basis, he had to listen to demeaning comments made about his performance heard through the paper-thin office walls. …

The Trauma-Informed Lawyer
Be a Witness

This solo episode serves as a post-summer update, thoughts on Truth and Reconciliation Day in Canada, upcoming trauma informed lawyering training opportunities and information about “must listen” upcoming episodes. …

RT Blog
“Where do we go from here?” How to proceed when evidence from a party is unavailable

In the normal course of a workplace investigation, the investigator interviews the parties and the witnesses, obtains relevant documents, conducts follow-up interviews where needed, and then drafts a report using the evidence gathered. However, as we have experienced time and again, investigations do not always follow this traditional roadmap, and they can take some unexpected twists and turns, especially where the evidence of one of the parties is not available.

Legal Feeds
First racialized justice on Court of Appeal for Ontario retires from bench after 23 year

Growing up in Toronto, Russell Juriansz was the only brown person that he knew outside of his own family. He had emigrated from India with them at the age of eight, in 1955, and at that time Canada’s immigration policy was still very restrictive, he says, with only small numbers of non-whites admitted. …

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