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 Trauma-Informed Lawyer 2. David Whelan 3. The Every Lawyer 4. Hull & Hull Blog 5. Official Clio Blog

The Trauma-Informed Lawyer
LGBTQ2S+ Visibility on the Bench

What does it mean to be visible in a job where you need to remain impartial? Today on the show, I speak with Michael Sonberg, a retired NYC judge who was one of the founding members of the International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges. We talk about Michael’s experiences as an openly gay judge and how the Association is helping to build community for LGBTQ2S+ members of the judiciary all over the world. We may be at the end of Pride Month, but pride and solidarity are a year-round practice. …

David Whelan
The (Lack of) Need for Chrome

There was a Windows 11 update the other day and, after it restarted, Google Chrome wouldn’t resolve any websites. Burned before, I cleared all of my cookies in the web browser. No luck. It may be the leading browser but I also have Microsoft Edge and Firefox Mozilla running on my PC. Neither one had a problem so this was something just inside Chrome. There is one perspective of IT which is to understand and solve the problem. I am not that hung up on the understanding part and went straight to a solution. …

The Every Lawyer
AA2J – Legal Coaches

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, he founded Coach My Case, which offers legal coaching services to self-represented litigants – …

Hull & Hull Blog
As an estate trustee, can I compel Apple to unlock the device of a deceased individual?

This month, we’re blogging on the treatment of digital in estates matters. One issue that an estate trustee may encounter after death is accessing the computer of a deceased individual. This may be especially important if the computer contains digital assets such as a Bitcoin wallet or other intangible assets of the deceased. In this article, we’ll walk you through some considerations with respect to Apple computers or mobile devices and how an estate trustee may gain access. …

Official Clio Blog
The Data Migration Process for Law Firms

For decades, on-premise software was the standard for securely storing legal practice data. But today, firms are turning to new software to securely store their files and other data. In fact, 70% of respondents indicated they use web-based services in the 2022 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. The reason for the shift? Added security, more flexibility, and cost savings. If you’re considering making the switch, but still feel some resistance, keep reading. This article covers: …



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