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  • 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 blo … Read more »

  • Ontario Introduces CaseLines to Courts

    Following the Civil Submissions Online and Family Submissions Online portals, first introduced starting in 2017, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice announced on July 29, 2020 that a two-week test phase of CaseLines will be launched on Aug. 10, 2020 for select civil motions and pre-trial conferenc … Read more »

  • 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 Qué … Read more »

  • The Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act Receives Royal Assent

    The Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act (introduced as Bill 32 and referred to as the Act) passed its final reading on July 28, 2020, and received royal assent on July 29, 2020. Some sections of the Act still require proclamation to come into force, however, most provisions come into force … Read more »

  • Law Societies’ “Bencher Burden” Causes the Access to Justice Problem

    [See the full text of this article on the SSRN. It is related to my three previous posts on Slaw, dated: July 25, 2019; April 9, 2020; and, May 29, 2020.] Bigger law firms are now providing an example of the solution to the access to justice problem (the A2J problem) that is the unaffordability of l … Read more »