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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. Rule of Law 2. Sane Split Podcast 3. Lee Akazaki: SQP jeunes avocats | new lawyers’ mentorship 4. Barry Sookman 5. The Treasurer’s Blog

Rule of Law
Chichak v. Chichak

In Chichak v. Chichak, 2021 BCCA 286, the British Columbia Court of Appeal confirmed that a creditor who has registered a judgment against real property held in the name of a debtor cannot enforce the judgement in respect of an interest of another person who has an equitable interest in the property. This is so even when the equable interest is not registered on the title to the land. The creditor may only enforce the judgement to the extent of the debtor’s interest in the land. …

Sane Split Podcast
The Separation Date

The Separation Date is my topic on this episode of the podcast. What is it, when does it take place, who decides when it does, and is there such a thing as a legal separation. Many people have questions about this issue and I provide some answers. Listen! …

Lee Akazaki: SQP jeunes avocats | new lawyers’ mentorship
We, the jury.

In the midst of the Covid-19 emergency, the courts have ground to a standstill. Civil jury trials, in particular, have been suspended indefinitely. This week, in Higashi v. Chariot, an Ontario Superior Court judge issued an order stating a civil action arising from a serious automobile accident should not be heard by a jury, because of the uncertainty of the return of civil jury trials in the Ottawa region. …

Barry Sookman
Copyright, AI and IOT: my submission to the consultation

Here is a copy of my submission to the copyright consultation on the implications of AI and IOT on copyright. Thank you for providing an opportunity to provide input into the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IOT) copyright consultation. The copyright consultation raises important issues. The government should be cautious before making any amendments to the Copyright Act given the complexity of the issues and the difficulty in assessing how the changes would work in practice. …

The Treasurer’s Blog
Law Society presents honorary LLD to Franklyn Harris Bennett

At the October 1, 2021 Convocation meeting the Law Society will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) to Franklyn Harris Bennett, one of Canada’s pre-eminent experts in creditor-debtor, bankruptcy and insolvency law. …

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*Randomness here is created by Random.org and its list randomizing function.

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