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. The Factum 2. Family LLB 3. The Trauma-Informed Lawyer 4. 5. Crossroad Family Law Blog

The Factum
Hot off the Press – Mothers Leaving Abusive Partners

Back in stock! We’ve updated Mothers Leaving Abusive Partners to reflect the recent Provincial Court Family Rules changes. This booklet is for women with children who’ve been abused by their intimate partner. This includes a spouse or someone with whom they share a child but were never in a relationship with. …

Family LLB
Should Wife be Faulted for Not Moving AWAY With Children, Per Husband’s “Disingenuous” Career Advice?

A few weeks ago, we wrote an article about a divorce case where the husband and his lawyer had repeatedly made “career suggestions” to the ex-wife, in what the court found was a self-serving bid to reduce his own support obligations to her. The court refused to fault her for not taking up this advice, especially in light of his history of abusive and controlling behaviour during their relationship. …

The Trauma-Informed Lawyer
From Retribution to Restoration: A Conversation about Restorative Justice with Vanessa Slater

Vanessa Slater discusses the focus and inspiration for her paper which considers the relevancy, advantages and challenges of shifting Canada’s criminal justice system toward emotionally intelligent approaches to law. …
Alberta’s Orphan and Unreclaimed Oil and Gas Assets in July 2022

The Orphan Well Association (OWA) released their annual report for 2021/2022 this month, and the AER posted Bulletin 2022-23 updating the mandatory closure spend targets. This post discusses these two documents and describes the current state of Alberta’s orphan and inactive oil and gas assets. For greater background on the OWA and the history of the problem, …

Crossroad Family Law Blog
Moving With Your Child – What You Should Know About Relocation After Separation

A common step to take after separation is to move away from your former partner. However, if there are children that you wish to bring with you, and depending on how far you wish to move, there are some things you need to first consider. …


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