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. Canadian Securities Law 2. The Every Lawyer 3. BC Provincial Court eNews 4.Official Clio Blog 5. NSRLP

Canadian Securities Law
Salina v. Investors Group: Employers Do Not Owe a Duty of Care to Employees in Connection with Workplace Investigations

In Salina v. Investors Group Financial Services Inc., 2023 BCSC 86 (the “Decision”), the Supreme Court of British Columbia (the “Court”) considered the question of whether an employer owes its employee a duty of care in conducting internal investigations of their employees’ conduct. Drawing on appellate jurisprudence, the Court ultimately found that employers do not owe such a duty of care to their employees. The Decision offers guidance and key assurances to employers navigating internal workplace investigations as well as investigations by regulatory bodies. …

The Every Lawyer
A2J – Legal Coaches

Legal coaching as a practical approach to Canada’s Access to Justice Crisis. Julia welcomes Marcus Sixta and Jo-Anne Stark. Legal coaching as a practical approach to Canada’s Access to Justice Crisis. Marcus Sixta is the founder of Crossroads Law, a well-established firm specializing in family law with offices in Calgary and Vancouver and a 2023 excellence awardee for Canadian family law firm of the year, and more recently, …

BC Provincial Court eNews
Robson Square Provincial Courthouse welcomes back advocacy skills workshop after 4-year hiatus

After a 4-year pandemic-related gap, BC lawyers will once again have the chance to practise their advocacy skills in a real courtroom and get feedback from judges and experienced trial lawyers. The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLEBC) will present its Winning Advocacy Skills Workshop at the BC Provincial Court at Robson Square in Vancouver from July 6-8, 2023. …

Official Clio Blog
Private Law Practice (and What to Know About Starting Your Own)

When embarking on a legal career, one of your first decisions will likely be very consequential—whether or not to go into private practice. The work lives of attorneys at private law practices tend to differ greatly from those working in-house or in the public sector. The question is whether private practice will be the right fit for you. …

Technology Is Changing, and So Should Our Approach to the Self-Representation Problem: Artificial Intelligence for SRLs

In Canada, self-represented litigants (SRLs) are generally disadvantaged from the onset of their case and throughout the legal process. Litigants are often driven to self-representation by financial constraints or a lack of available resources. Cultural and linguistic barriers, mistrust of the justice system, and negative socioeconomic factors also influence their decision to self-represent. These considerations manifest negatively in SRL experiences and persist throughout cases. …


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