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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. Crossroad Family Law Blog 2. Double Aspect 3. David Whelan 4. Legal Sourcery 5. Eloise Gratton

Crossroad Family Law Blog
Non-recurring Gains and Determination of Income for the Purposes of Calculating Child Support

In many ways, the Federal Child Support Guidelines have simplified the determination of monthly child support payments and the proportion of extraordinary expenses each parent is responsible for paying (extraordinary expenses mean childcare expenses that you may incur due to work, disability, or educational requirements for employment if your child spends the majority of the time with you). That said, for payors of child support who do not earn a straightforward T4 income, the determination of income for the purposes of child support remains complex. …

Double Aspect
It’s Not What You Think

Originalism has long been, in Adam Dodek’s pithy phrase, a “dirty word” in Canadian constitutional law. But not anymore. Recent scholarship by respected academics and even a judge takes it more seriously than almost anyone in Canada, with the exception of Grant Huscroft and Bradley Miller, both now judges at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, had until about seven years ago. But fully reckoning with “the challenge of originalism”, …

David Whelan
First Year Report Card

I’ve just completed my first year in my new role. I was reflecting on the time while it’s still somewhat fresh. The rule of thumb is not to change too much in the first 12 months, but that wasn’t possible in this role. What is most interesting is to look back at a list of potential criteria for some other candidate for this role that I created before I was recruited to apply. I thought I’d assess some of the strengths and opportunities to grow with that hindsight. …

Legal Sourcery
Weyburn Court And Registry Office Officially Open To Public On April 3

Released on March 31, 2023 Re-opening Increases Access to Justice in Weyburn and Surrounding Area The Weyburn Court of King’s Bench judicial centre and registry office will re-open on Monday, April 3, allowing Weyburn and area residents to access the court to pay fines and file court documents in person. …

Eloise Gratton
BLG recrute 2 avocat.e.s en protection de la vie privée et droit des technologies!

BLG offre à ses clients des conseils stratégiques et juridiques dans le domaine du droit des technologies de l’information et de la protection de la vie privée par le biais de son groupe sectoriel Respect de la vie privée et protection des renseignements personnels. Supervisé par Me(s) Éloïse Gratton et Elisa Henry, ce groupe sectoriel …

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