Monday’s Mix

DateNovember 14, 2016

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from seventy 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. Lee Akazaki 2. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 3. The Factum 4. University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog 5. National Magazine Blog

Lee Akazaki
The Trial of Hillary Clinton, the Lawyer and Woman

“The episode is one of … America’s most notorious cases of mass hysteria. It has been used in political rhetoric and popular literature as a vivid cautionary tale about the dangers of isolationism, religious extremism, false accusations, and lapses in due process.” No, this is not a future historian’s description of yesterday’s election of the 45th President of the United States, or of his tenure in office, or of America’s choice of an unfit man over a qualified woman as its chief executive. It is the Wikipedia commentary on the Salem Witch Trials. …

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Top 3 Tips for More Effective Use of Online HR Resources

Why reinvent the wheel? Drafting employment contracts, policies, termination letters and releases based on a past precedent is often a good place to start. It is usually both time and cost efficient, and for someone unfamiliar with the document, it’s a great learning opportunity. Plus, in today’s knowledge economy, there are a ton of great online resources to draw from, and it levels the HR playing field so that both entrepreneurs and large global corporations can have access to good legal documents. …

The Factum
Upgrading the Dialogue Tool

MyLawBC may have launched earlier this summer, but that doesn’t mean that we’ve been resting on our laurels. We’ve been working behind the scenes to make our first round of improvements to the Dialogue Tool. The Dialogue Tool makes writing a fair and lasting separation agreement easy. It does this by helping you set your priorities and find common ground with your spouse, and then it gives you a template and platform to create your legal agreement. …

University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog
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