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Canada becomes first country to approve Pfizer vaccine for children 12-15

Officials say vaccine is safe and effective in younger age group‘We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel’Canada has became the first nation in the world to authorise the use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in children aged 12 to 15, describing the move as a light at the end of the tunnel.Supriya Sharma, a senior adviser at the Canadian federal health ministry, said on Wednesday that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was safe and effective in the younger age group. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, Society, World news, Canada, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus, Supriya Sharma


Rian Gauvreau Leaves Clio, the Company He Cofounded in 2008, Remains on BOD

Rian Gauvreau, who in 2008 cofounded practice management company Clio with Jack Newton, has left the company, where he most recently held the position of chief people officer. He continues to serve on the company’s board of directors. A company spokesperson said that Gauvreau decided to step down from his position at the company in order to spend time with his family. “Rian decided to step down from his role as chief people officer to spend time with his growing family,” Sasha Perrin, Clio’s dir...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Canada, Vancouver, Clio, Newton, Columbia, Rian, ABA Techshow, Jack Newton, Rian Gauvreau, Gauvreau, Sasha Perrin Clio


Regulatory Innovation With a Legal Tech Sandbox

On April 22, 2021, the Law Society of Ontario approved a “Regulatory Sandbox for Innovative Technological Legal Services”, a five-year pilot project through which non-licensee providers will be given the LSO’s blessing to provide “innovative technological legal services” directly to consumers, under the LSO’s supervision. The sandbox was recommended by the LSO’s Technology Task Force in its report released on April 13, 2021. The sandbox is currently slated to launch in October 2021. The proposed...
Tags: Utah, Law, Chicago, Canada, Legal Ethics, Ontario, Task Force, Advisory Council, California Florida, Law Society, LSO, Utah Supreme Court, Canada Ontario, Edward Elgar, Noel Semple, Law Society of British Columbia


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 Docket 2. Eloise Gratton 3. SOQUIJ | Le Blogue 4. The Court 5. BC Provincial Court eNews The Docket Ford’s Pandemic Police State After months of ignoring the warnings of experts...
Tags: Law, Canada, Ford, Victoria, Jordan, Ontario, Ontario Court of Appeal, R, Doug Ford, Nguyen, Monday’s Mix, SOQUIJ, BC Provincial Court, Éloïse Gratton, Court R, Eloise Gratton QC Bill


Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. PÉNAL (DROIT) : En tenant compte à la fois de la préservation des droits constitutionnels fondamentaux de l’accusé et de la sécurité du public en salle d’audience, la Cour prévoit que les témoins...
Tags: Law, Canada, R, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Shenker, Bdeir, Juge Dennis Galiatsatos Date, Puisque


You Jump, I Jump: The Perils of Over-Identifying With a Client

Over-identifying with a client can impair objective representation. The Law Society of British Columbia’s “Common-sense Guidelines for Family Law Lawyers” includes nine “Best Practice Guidelines for Lawyers Practicing Family Law”. The second one is that “lawyers should strive to remain objective at all times” and should not “over-identify with clients or be unduly influenced by the emotions of the moment.” In the midst of doing some research recently, I did a search on CanLII of professional mis...
Tags: Law, Canada, Fidelity, Princeton University Press, Princeton, Legal Ethics, Ross, Magee, Edwards, Abella, Supreme Court of Canada, Marchand, Bassett, Law Society, Arbour, Oxford University Press


Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. R. v. Desautel, 2021 SCC 17 (CanLII) [18] Section 35(1) of the Constitution Act, 1982, says: The existing aboriginal and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada are hereby recognized and affirmed. Les droits existants — ancestraux ou issus de traités — des peuples autochtones d...
Tags: Law, Canada, Mitchell, Law Society, R, Wednesday: What's Hot on CanLII, Aira, Hak, Cavanagh, Corlett, Law Society of Ontario, Reykdal, Desnoyers, Hearing Division the Appeal Division, Desnoyers Estate


What Will the Future of Law Practice Be?

Earlier this year, I attended a virtual, all-day workshop, Building the Next Legal Practice, by the Center of Legal Innovation in Australia for LegalTech Week. At the event, were asked to envision the future legal industry of 2025. Compared to Canada, Australia has had non-lawyer ownership for over 20 years and as such, Australian lawyers operate under a different regulatory environment. Australian lawyers had very different predictions for the future of practicing law than a similar group of Ca...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Law, Australia, ERP, Canada, Legal Technology, Ontario, Canada Australia, CLM, CRM Customer Relationship Management, Thomas Alsop, Institute of Future Law Practice


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. Know How 2. Meurrens on Immigration 3. Timely Disclosure 4. Canadian Appeals Monitor 5. All About Information Know How Online Legislative Research Tutorials The Great Library is pl...
Tags: Law, Court, Canada, OSC, Royal Bank Of Canada, Monday’s Mix, Marco Mendicino, Crypto Asset Trading Platforms, CSA IIROC Consultation Paper, Quebec Courts The Quebec Court of Appeal, Djamad, Court of Appeal for Manitoba


Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. CONSTITUTIONNEL (DROIT) : La Cour confirme le rejet de la requête en jugement déclaratoire visant à faire déclarer inconstitutionnels certains articles de la Loi sur l’exercice des droits fondame...
Tags: Law, Canada, Henderson, Appel, Rien, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Allan R Hilton Robert M Mainville


Wanted: A Law School Vade Mecum

One of the earliest nautical handbooks published in the English language and intended for a mass market was called The Seaman’s Vade Mecum. Published in 1744 by William Mountaine (who, despite publishing a series of books on seafaring, was not himself a sailor, but a mathematician), the book remained the go-to book for seafarers until the end of the age of sail. The name itself translates from the Latin as “go with me”, and it was used to denote a pocket handbook that a prudent sailor always kep...
Tags: Law, Canada, Alberta, Legal Education, Federation of Law Societies, Vade Mecum, William Mountaine, Mountaine


The Accountability Gap and the Struggles of Our Civil Justice System

Conflict management systems are increasingly common within large corporations and other organizations. Workplace interpersonal disputes and bad behaviour are inevitable, but also manageable. Interests can be reconciled, rights can be upheld, and peace can be restored. A conflict management system is built to do exactly that. Some workplace disputes call for open communication and compromise. However conflict management systems can also ensure that unacceptable behaviour — e.g. harassment, discri...
Tags: Justice, Law, Canada, General Electric, Legal Ethics, Ontario, Coca Cola Inc, Lisa Moore, Superior Courts, Law Societies, Trevor Farrow, CMS Canada, World Justice Project Canada, Divided Authority, Human Rights and Social Benefit Tribunals


Replacing “Illegal Alien” and “Assimilation” in USA

The Biden administration has made a key announcement on how Americans talk about immigration. The terms “illegal alien” and “assimilation” have been replaced by “undocumented noncitizen” and “integration”. The details of this shift in terminology has been sent to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). As reported by NPR: “As an essential steward of a more secure and humane immigration system, ICE will set a tone and example for our country for yea...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Law, US, Canada, House, Npr, CBP, Customs, Biden, Manitoba, CBC News, Customs Enforcement ICE, Border Protection CBP, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Chris Hall


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. NSRLP 2. The Lean Law Firm 3. IP Osgoode 4. Civil Resolution Tribunal blog 5. Little Legal Summaries NSRLP Is the Pintea Decision Ensuring SRLs Are Given Appropriate Judicial Guida...
Tags: Law, Canada, Supreme Court of Canada, Monday’s Mix, Court Of Appeal For Ontario, NSRLP, Little Legal Summaries Apr


Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. PÉNAL (DROIT) : Dans le contexte d’un appel d’une déclaration de culpabilité sous le chef d’avoir omis d’obtempérer à l’ordre donné par un agent de la paix de fournir un échantillon d’haleine (ar...
Tags: Law, Canada, Ada, Piazza, Petit, Appel, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Bernshaw, Breault, Jocelyn F Rancourt Date, Chaulk


Coronavirus live news: France to impose 10-day quarantine on Brazil arrivals; Oscars reinvented for pandemic

Global death toll tops 3m; pandemic made 2020 ‘the year of the quiet ocean’, say scientistsPeak District welcomes visitors as Mansfield cases riseWhat are the new Covid variants?For all our coronavirus coverage 11.29pm BST South Africa’s health regulator on Saturday recommended that the government lift the pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, as long as certain conditions are met. Reuters reports:“These conditions include, but are not limited to, strengthened screen...
Tags: Health, France, Society, World news, Canada, South Africa, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Alberta, Mansfield, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Public Health Agency of Canada, Coronavirus


"So he hauled a new generator into his S.U.V., strapped $800 worth of wood onto the vehicle’s roof and drove down into one of the city’s ravines in the middle of the night..."

"... to build... a wooden box — 7 feet 9 inches by 3 feet 9 inches — sealed with a vapor barrier and stuffed with enough insulation that, by his careful calculation, would keep it warm on nights when the thermometer dipped as low as minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit. He put in one window for light, and attached smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Later, he taped a note to the side that read, 'Anyone is welcome to stay here.' Since then, Mr. Seivwright (pronounced Seeve-right), 28, has built about 100 ...
Tags: Law, Charity, Toronto, Poverty, Canada, Performance art, Tiny House, Owen, City Life, Ann Althouse, Seen And Unseen, Seivwright, Seeve


Moderna struggling to supply promised doses of Covid vaccine

US firm suggests issues with increasing production at its European plant could affect delivery to UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US pharmaceutical company Moderna, which produces the newest vaccine to be rolled out in the UK, is struggling to supply promised shots because of issues with increasing production at its European plant, in the latest problem to hit global vaccination plans.In a statement on Friday, the company suggested supply of the vaccine would be...
Tags: Health, UK, US, Society, Canada, Vaccines and immunisation, UK Canada, Moderna, Coronavirus


Thursday Thinkpiece: Guthrie’s Guide to Better Legal Writing, 2/e

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form. Guthrie’s Guide to Better Legal Writing, 2/e Author: Neil Guthrie ISBN: 9781552215692 Publisher: Irwin Law Inc. Page Count: 300 pages Publication Date: April 9, 2021 Regular Price: $60 Excerpt: 159–62 and...
Tags: UK, England, London, Law, US, Linkedin, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, New York Times, Bulgaria, North America, Shakespeare, British Columbia, Orwell, Maria


Fingers Crossed for a Sandbox!

What makes for an effective and efficient law society? This isn’t a question without controversy. The last several decades abound with debate about what exactly Canadian law societies should be doing and how they should be doing it. Two propositions, however, strike me as relatively uncontroversial: (1) law societies should engage in evidence-based policy making; and (2) law societies should continually evolve their approaches in response to changes in the legal services environment. In short, w...
Tags: Utah, Law, Digital, Toronto, Canada, United States, Time Magazine, North America, British Columbia, Legal Ethics, LexisNexis, Ontario, Law Society, LSO, Rebecca Sandefur, Jordan Furlong


Assessing the Impacts of Lawyer-Assisted Civil Dispute Resolution

There are important benefits that derive from understanding the impacts of lawyer-assisted civil dispute resolution. In a 2019 article published in the Alberta Law Review, authors Sarah Buhler and Michelle C. Korpan consider this issue as relates specifically to legal representation provided through legal aid and clinic settings in Canada.[1] Underlying the case that the article makes for this type of research is the recognition that this is one of many areas in which there is a considerable lac...
Tags: Justice, Law, Toronto, Canada, CBA, Ontario, Supra, Rebecca Sandefur, Civil Justice, Justice Issues, Canadian Bar Association, Forum on Civil Justice, Lisa Moore, CFCJ, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, Sarah Buhler


COVID-19 International Trade in a Time of Crisis: Pandora’s Box Revisited, Part I

The spectre of “vaccine nationalism” is one of the recent challenges that the global COVID-19 pandemic has brought us. The immediate and primary focus of governments has been the serious threat to the health of their populations. The resulting economic challenges have been “game changing.” At the end of January 2021, the European Union became the first major trading power to introduce export controls on COVID-19 vaccines.[1] Other countries have considered export bans. In India, the domestic Ser...
Tags: UK, Law, China, India, America, Eu, European Union, Pandora, Canada, United States, House Of Commons, WTO, Globe, Administrative Law, Trump, Secretariat


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 Docket  2. Le Blogue du CRL 3. BC Provincial Court eNews 4. The Lean Law Firm 5. À bon droit The Docket Prosecuting the Victim I have never been so mad. So mad that I might hav...
Tags: England, Law, Canada, Ontario, Limoges, Monday’s Mix, CRL, BC Provincial Court, Le Blogue, Maison Jacynthe, Juge Nathalie Duchesneau Date BC Provincial Court


Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. PROFESSIONS : Les défendeurs — Maison Jacynthe inc., Actumus inc. et un naturopathe — sont déclarés coupables d’avoir agi de manière à donner lieu de croire qu’ils étaient autorisés à exercer la ...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Canada, Quebec, Limoges, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Maison Jacynthe, Juge Nathalie Duchesneau


How To Find the Best Home Insurance

The insurance business can be rather confusing for the uninitiated consumer. Getting the best home insurance coverage can often feel like a bit of a hit-and-miss endeavor. Here are some tips for making good, informed decisions when buying home insurance.  Know What You Want to Cover You don’t always need to cover everything in your house to get good insurance. Often, you can save money and get better coverage if you specify what you want to protect. In the past, insurance companies...
Tags: Fashion, Insurance, Canada, Home Insurance, Insurance Company, Home Life, Homeowners Insurance, KBD, Home Owners Insurance, Best Home Insurance


How Major League Baseball Could Transform Lawyer Development

Spring is here, so allow me to introduce you to Joshua Palacios, a young outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays who has something to teach us about the development of new lawyers. Josh, who is 25, made great strides last summer at an “alternate training site” that the Blue Jays created for their young players when the pandemic forced the cancellation of the minor-league season. And during spring training in March, he tore the cover off the ball and made spectacular defensive plays in the outfield....
Tags: Florida, Law, Blue Jays, Canada, Low, Toronto Blue Jays, Ontario, Josh, The Blue Jays, Palacios, Practice Of Law, Keegan Matheson, Practice Readiness Education Program, Joshua Palacios, Josh Palacios


Legal Research Without Official Diplomatic Relations: Venezuela, Iran and North Korea

Once a country has been officially declared as sanctioned, trying to locate, evaluate and access reliable sources of information becomes a struggle. Depending on the levels of sanctions enacted, research of all kinds can be severely curtailed or completely cut. This lack of most, if not all official channels of communication has a severe impact when you are trying to secure pivotal materials or sources, either physical or online; accessing websites and evaluating online information; and contacti...
Tags: Law, North Korea, Iran, Canada, United States, Washington Dc, Middle East, United Nations, Korea, Sudan, Un, Venezuela, UNHCR, Latin America, Caribbean, HeinOnline


Is the Pintea Decision Ensuring SRLs Are Given Appropriate Judicial Guidance and Support?

Self-represented litigants (SRLs) make up a significant percentage of litigants appearing before the court in civil and family cases. In the NSRLP’s 2013 report data provided by provincial ministries of justice indicated that at least 40% of individuals who appeared in provincial family court and at least 30% of litigants in civil court are self-represented. These statistics are staggering, and it is no secret that SRLs face unique challenges within the court systems across Canada. Although it i...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Canada, Board, Supreme Court of Canada, CJC, Justice Issues, SRL, Pintea, Assessment Review Board, NSRLP, Lauwers, Judicial Council CJC, Pintea Since, Ontario Assessment Review Board


Universal Design and the Legal System: Part 2, Application (Beginning the Conversation)

In my last Slaw post, I reviewed the concept of “universal design”, which was initiated about 25 years ago to respond to the increased participation of persons with disabilities; at the time, it tended to be limited to the built environment, although it has since expanded to other contexts. In this post, I begin considering how universal design might provide a feasible framework for the legal system. My post of May 5, 2020 also provides background. INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW The significance of uni...
Tags: UK, Law, Canada, Council of Europe, British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, George, Supreme Court of Canada, Nunavut, Newby, Justice Issues, Human Rights Tribunal, Meredith George, Calgary Legal Guidance, Justice Canada


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. Know How 2. Condo Adviser 3. SOQUIJ | Le Blogue 4. Canadian Appeals Monitor 5. Rule of Law Know How The Self-Represented Litigants Resource The staff at the Great Library have cura...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Canada, British Columbia, Ontario, Monday’s Mix, SOQUIJ, Great Library, Supreme Court Civil Rules, Appeals Monitor Peace Order and Greenhouse Gasses, Public Health Regions



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