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. Civil Resolution Tribunal blog 2. RT Blog 3. Avoid a Claim 4. Michael Geist 5. Official Clio Blog

Civil Resolution Tribunal blog
Participant Satisfaction Survey – April 2023

The Civil Resolution Tribunal anonymously surveys people who have gone through the tribunal process. We use this feedback to improve the way we serve the public. We report the results every month on this blog. We had 43 responses to our participant satisfaction survey in April 2023. Satisfaction remains strong in all areas except timely resolution. We’re taking measures to address a staff shortage and improve timeliness in all areas of the dispute resolution process. …

RT Blog
The quiet side of harassment: Tips for workplace investigators

Slurs, name-calling, swearing, yelling, taunting, eye rolling, profane jokes and innuendos, sexual harassment, violence to property or person: these are easily recognized as the types of behaviours which run afoul of workplace codes of conduct and anti-harassment policies. As a workplace investigator, what I find is equally (if not more) common in my practice are complaints about quiet or masked forms of hostility—the type of conduct that tends to go unnoticed except by the person on the receiving end. In other words: passive-aggressive behaviour.

Avoid a Claim
Redesigned Ontario Court of Justice Website Launch

The Ontario Court of Justice has launched its redesigned public website as of May 8, 2023. The external website has been redesigned and revitalized from a user task-focused perspective and all the contents and resources have been updated. The updated site will provide an improved user experience and be easier to navigate. …

Michael Geist
The Government’s Epic Bill C-18 Miscalculation on Mandating Payments for Links

Meta executives faced another round of criticism at the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage yesterday, yet beyond the usual outrage emanating from MPs that have labelled critics as racist or dismissed online news outlets at not news, was the growing realization that the company’s plan to block news sharing in Canada if Bill C-18 passes in its current form may not be a bluff. Meta has adopted a consistent position for months that the bill creates the prospect of unlimited liability for linking to news articles, …

Official Clio Blog
First Year Lawyer Salaries: A 2023 Guide

No matter how much you love the practice of law, the fact remains that money also matters—especially if you’re new to the profession and thinking about your first year lawyer salary. Whether you’re a law student or a recent graduate just starting out (perhaps also handling the costs of your legal education), understanding the scope of potential first year lawyer salaries can give you realistic expectations for how much you can earn. …



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