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. Avoid a Claim 2. Legal Feeds 3. Ontario Condo Law Blog 4. Canadian Class Actions Monitor 5. NSRLP

Avoid a Claim
CPD: Family Law Tips

April 14, 2022. Register here. Leading family law lawyers and LAWPRO counsel will share practical tips for family law lawyers. In this highly practical program, attendees will learn about key risk areas and how to effectively manage them to thrive in the practice of law. Speakers Click on each speaker’s name to read their bio….

Legal Feeds
Supreme Court clarifies dynamic between rules of evidence and a judge’s trial-management power

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Samaniego, which was released today, highlights the line between a judge’s trial-management powers and the rules of evidence, say lawyers.Victor Samaniego argued his trial for the unauthorized possession of a restricted firearm was unfair because the judge had improperly restricted cross-examination of the Crown’s key witness. …

Ontario Condo Law Blog
No free rides – Piggybacking on court proceedings to avoid mandatory mediation/arbitration is improper

We were recently successful in obtaining a stay from a civil action involving our condominium client and a neighbouring condominium. The two condos were parties to a Reciprocal Agreement and Indemnity Agreement (the “Agreements”) and after a dispute arose with respect to these agreements, our client submitted the issues to mediation and arbitration. …

Canadian Class Actions Monitor
Power Perspectives 2022 – SMRs: Renewed Support for Nuclear Power in Canada

Nuclear power is increasingly being accepted as one of the clean energy technologies required to achieve emissions reduction targets in Canada and to meet global climate goals. According to the International Energy Agency, climate change initiatives will fall short without nuclear power as part of the electricity supply mix. Unsurprisingly, 2021 witnessed expanding interest and support for small modular reactors (SMRs) both globally and across Canada. …

Introducing our New Executive Director!

On behalf of our Board of Directors, it is with pleasure that we announce the appointment of the new Executive Director of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project, Jennifer Leitch! Jennifer is a researcher and law teacher, primarily focusing on legal ethics and professionalism, access to justice, and dispute processes. She also practiced civil litigation for nine years at Goodmans LLP, as well as practicing at Justice for Children and Youth, and has volunteered extensively with Pro Bono Ontario. …


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