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Can we balance work and our personal life?

By: Hilary Bowser It can be extremely difficult to work in the field of law and make time for our family and friends. Many believe that to be successful in our careers we must make...

The Struggle to Juggle.

by Stephanie Hannah If youAC/a!aC/re like me, youAC/a!aC/re passionate about having a career that challenges you and a family to share all of lifeAC/a!aC/s accomplishments with. But, is there really an opportunity for both? More...

A Balanced Life: Reality or Illusion?

By George McLaren You must have heard the clichAA(c)s repeated many times over. AC/a!AThereAC/a!aC/s no rest for the wicked, (or the righteous, for that matter),AC/a!A depending on the degree of fondness ascribed to the subject....

AC/a!ATo Be, Or Not To Bea: Work-Life Balance

By: Iaroslavna Serenko Working at a large law firm in Toronto, I sadly observed tens of files on every desk each day. With such enormous amount of work, feelings of accomplishment, happiness, and relief are...

Balancing Act: Career or Personal Life

by Kate Lucoff Creating the perfect balance between career and personal life has always been a challenge in any profession, but particularly when it comes to such high demanding professions as a lawyer or...

Having a successful law career and a personal life is possible!!!

By Carlos Vera Balancing the professional and personal life could be a difficult goal in the modern life. In some professions this could result almost impossible. One of the most demanding and time consuming professions...

Attaining a Work-life Balance in Todays World

By: Maneet Salh Lawyers have one of the toughest jobs when it comes to balancing work and life. It has become very difficult to live the life one wants and the life one needs to...

Work-life balance is it possible?

By: Amber McVittie-Quinn It is no secret that the legal profession is a demanding one. Although it is glamourized in the media, it is well known that the practice puts a large amount of pressure...

Women, work life balance and the law

By: Vicky Sparks The idea of work life balance is whispered about with the awe and mystery of the loch ness monster in most professions, but especially law. What is this mythical balance they speak...

Women in law: achieving work-life balance

By: AA Inna Maister Nowadays it is difficult for women to be an excellent worker and mother at the same time. Especially it relates to women, who work in sphere of law. It is commonly...

Judicial Notice of COVID-19

There is often far too much in dispute in litigation. Counsel are often encouraged for this reason to formulate agreed upon facts, narrow the issues, and focus the dispute as much as they can.

Courts also assist with this process. One of the mechanisms for doing so is judicial notice, which was defined by the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. FindA as follows,

48 In this case, the appellant relies heavily on proof by judicial notice. Judicial notice dispenses with the need for proof of facts that are clearly uncontroversial or beyond reasonable dispute. Facts judicially noticed are

. . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a QuA(c)bec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the QuA(c)bec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in QuA(c)bec.

PANAL (DROIT)A : L’appel d’Ugo Fredette A l’encontre de 2A verdicts de meurtre au premier degrA(c) est rejetA(c); suivant les principes A(c)noncA(c)s dansA R. c. ThatcherA (C.S. Can., 1987-05-14), SOQUIJ AZ-87111031, J.E. 87-647, [1987] 1 R.C.S. 652, le jury n’avait pas A Aatre unanime en ce qui concerne les divers . . . [more]

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Friday Jobs Roundup

Each Friday, we share the latest job listings from Slaw Jobs, which features employment opportunities from across the country. Find out more about these positions by following the links below, or learn how you can use Slaw Jobs to gain valuable exposure for your job ads, while supporting the great Canadian legal commentary at Slaw.ca.

Current postings on Slaw Jobs:

. . . [more]

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APECas Indigenous Peoples Economic and Trade Cooperation Arrangement (IPETCA)

On December 10, 2021, New Zealandas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Associate Minister for MAori Development, Nanaia Mahuta, and Minister of Trade and Export Growth, Damien OaConnor, announced the successful conclusion of the Indigenous Peoples Economic and Trade Cooperation Arrangement (IPETCA) and invited other APEC economies to declare their intention to join.[1] Canadaas Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, Mary Ng, announced Canadaas endorsement of IPETCA on the same day.[2]

The IPETCA represents to unique new step for Indigenous participation in the global economy. It is a trade arrangement collaboratively developed by New . . . [more]

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Wednesday: Whatas 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. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov, 2019 SCC 65

[1] This appeal and its companion cases (see Bell Canada v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 66 (CanLII)), provide this Court with an opportunity to re-examine its approach to judicial review of administrative decisions.

[2] In these reasons, we will address two key aspects of the current administrative law . . . [more]

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Open Science? France Has an Impressive Second Plan

Recently, I had the pleasure of joining a half-dozen Canadian and U.S. open science advocates in an online meeting with Senator Laure Darcos of the French Parliament. In advance, we were provided with the Second French Plan for Open Science: Generalizing Open Science in France, 2021-2024, published in July 2021 (with the first French plan launched in 2018). During our meeting, more than one of us commented on how the Plan set a far more advanced and progressive national agenda than anything we could point to in our countries. At the conclusion Senator Darcos expressed surprise at this, saying . . . [more]

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The Divisional Courtas Decision in Ontario Teacher Candidatesa Council

INTRODUCTION

In its December 2021 decision in Ontario Teacher Candidates’ Council v. The Queen, the Divisional Court held that the standardized Mathematics Proficiency Test (aMPTa) the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) had developed and the Ontario government had implemented for prospective teachers was unconstitutional because it disadvantaged Black and Indigenous candidates.

As a remedy, the Court allowed all candidates who had otherwise satisfied teacher qualification requirements to enter the profession.

The Ontario Teacher Candidates’ Council (“the Council”) arose after the Ontario government made the MPT mandatory. (Neither the Divisional Court nor the Council’s webpage identifies who actually formed . . . [more]

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Escalating Threats to Colombian Human Rights Advocates: The Day of the Endangered Lawyer, 24 January 2022

Colombia has long been one of the most dangerous places in the world for human rights advocates, but the danger intensified in 2020 and 2021 with a surge of massacres and assassinations of human rights defenders and community leaders. The dire situation in Colombia has drawn the attention of the international coalition for the annual Day of the Endangered Lawyer marked each year on 24 January.

This year, LRWC is working with the Law Society of Ontarioas Human Rights Committee and Human Rights Watch to organize an online event to discuss the situation of lawyers at risk in Colombia. The . . . [more]

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Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on practice, research, writing and technology.

Research & Writing

Neil Guthrie

Commas can be confusing, and one of the most common misuses is this: Join partner, Eleni Papadopoulos for this informative seminar on a| Sometimes another comma will be placed after the personas name as well. … . . . [more]

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Mondayas Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canadaas awardA-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 Combat Sports Law Blog 2.Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 3. BC Provincial Court eNews 4.A Ontario Condo Law Blog 5.Dooreyas Workplace Law Blog

Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog
Study Looks At Boxer and MMA Fighter Brain Health By Weight Class

Adding to . . . [more]

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Seize That Contraband Tobacco

Tobacco is a heavily regulated product. It is regulated under the Tobacco Tax Act to reduce the flow of untaxed products into the contraband market, and this is achieved through requiring a registration certificate for production and sale.

The Applicant in Sobczyk v. Ontario recently asked the Divisional Court to review the decision of the Ontario Ministry of Finance to refuse to issue a registration certificate for the 2021 calendar year. The Application for Judicial Review was dismissed, as the decision was found to be reasonable.

The Applicant is a tobacco farmer who was issued certificates from 2013-2020 on an . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a QuA(c)bec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the QuA(c)bec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in QuA(c)bec.

PANAL (DROIT)A : L’accusA(c), qui a donnA(c) 1A seul coup de poing au visage de la victime lors d’une querelle dans un cinA(c)ma, est acquittA(c) relativement A 1A chef d’accusation d’homicide involontaire coupable; le tribunal a retenu la thA"se de la lA(c)gitime dA(c)fense puisque la victime a A(c)tA(c) l’instigatrice du . . . [more]

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Friday Jobs Roundup

Each Friday, we share the latest job listings from Slaw Jobs, which features employment opportunities from across the country. Find out more about these positions by following the links below, or learn how you can use Slaw Jobs to gain valuable exposure for your job ads, while supporting the great Canadian legal commentary at Slaw.ca.

Current postings on Slaw Jobs:

. . . [more]

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Big New Ideas: The Best Gig for a Legal Marketer

aAny idea can be a great idea if you think differently, dream big and commit to seeing it realized.a
a Richard Branson

I would consider myself an idea person. Itas not a gift. I see it as experience coupled with enthusiasm, curiosity, and most importantly, a complete understanding of how to execute. Surrounding yourself with other idea people and consistently exercising the muscle helps too. Given the nature of the role, legal marketers must be skilled at generating new ideas and supporting other ones across the firm. At Lenczner Slaght, our marketing team is fortunate to have more new ideas . . . [more]

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New Report on Phase 1 of the Family Law Unbundled Legal Services Research Project

My post in January 2021 introduced the Family Law Unbundled Legal Services Research Project funded by the Legal Aid BC / Law Foundation BC Legal Research Fund. In this post I am very pleased to advise that the report on Phase 1 of the project is now available here.

Quoting from the Executive Summary:

The Family Law Unbundled Legal Services Research Project (ULSRP) is an initiative designed to both evaluate the effectiveness of family unbundled legal services and to facilitate access to justice by enhancing the working relationships between the existing community of ULS providers and BC citizens most in

. . . [more]

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Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on practice, research, writing and technology.

Research & Writing

A Bright-Line Test
Neil Guthrie

This phrase is frequently used by judges and lawyers: there are roughly 400 cases in CanLII which employ it. Notable among them is R v Neil, 2002 SCC 70, where Binnie J applies a bright-line test to identify lawyersa conflicts of interest. … . . . [more]

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Hooked on and Quitting Legal Information

Simultaneously and in conjunction, Wolters Kluwer and Thomson Reuters have agreed to sell, in the case of the former, its legal information businesses in France and Spain, and in the latter, its Spanish legal information business, both to Karnov Group. There is change everywhere, as 2022 budget disciplines demand taking out the trash, and little is left in Europe in the hands of the giants.

Conversely, the news that Wolters Kluwer had sold its US academic publishing assets was hardly a surprise. For several years it has been withdrawing from the provision of legal information content. Long gone, in . . . [more]

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Mondayas Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canadaas awardA-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.A Avoid a Claim 2. Global Workplace Insider 3.A Canadian Trade Law Blog 4. Canadian Securities Law 5. Attorney with a Life

Avoid a Claim
Ontario Business Registry (OBR) a MGCS Updates and Responses

The OBA has shared information with respect to the new Ontario Business Registry. aThe . . . [more]

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Settlement of Civil Litigation Is Good

Technology has not been the panacea to delays in the court system. Ontario has announced $72 million to tackle the backlog, but even then it will likely focus on criminal proceedings, while civil cases continue to languish.

In Innocon Inc. v. Daro Flooring Constructions Inc., Justice Myers of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice indicated at para 80 that motions are being scheduled at least 8 months out in late 2021. Those delays are only expected to get longer in 2022.

The only reasonable and client-focused response to this is for counsel to find practical and effective solutions. . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

One Sunday each month we bring you a summary from Supreme Advocacy LLP of recent decisions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Supreme Advocacy LLP offers a weekly electronic newsletter, Supreme Advocacy Letter, to which you may subscribe. Itas a summary of all Appeals, Oral Judgments and Leaves to Appeal granted from November 18 a December 31, 2021 inclusive.

Appeals

Bankruptcy & Insolvency: Compensation/Set-off Between CCAA Debts
MontrA(c)al (City) v. Deloitte Restructuring Inc., 2020 QCCA 438, 2021 SCC 53 (39186)

This appeal raises an issue relating to compensation, or set off in a common law setting, between . . . [more]

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The Fight for Privacy

Streaming Audio Citron-Foundation_AUDIO.mp3Professor Danielle K. Citron, director of UVA Law's new LawTech Center, discusses topics from her forthcoming book, aThe Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age.a Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Citron.


Justice and Legitimacy (A Theory of Justice: 50 Years Later)

Streaming Audio Karsh- Panel-4-AUDIO.mp3Scholars Andrew Lister, Queenas University; Simon May, Florida State University; and Cynthia Stark, University of Utah, participate in the panel discussion aJustice and Legitimacy,a moderated by Blain Neufeld, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Sponsored by UVA LawasA Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the Center for Law & Philosophy, the conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawlsa aA Theory of Justice.a


Education, Labor, and Justice (A Theory of Justice: 50 Years Later)

Streaming Audio Karsh- Panel-3-AUDIO.mp3Scholars Gina Schouten of Harvard University and Sabine Tsuruda of Queenas University discuss aEducation, Labor and Justice,a with Christie Hartley of Georgia State University moderating. This conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawlsa aA Theory of Justice.a Sponsored by UVA LawasA Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the Center for Law & Philosophy, the conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawlsa aA Theory of Justice.a


The Permanent Achievement of aA Theory of Justicea

Streaming Audio Karsh- Keynote-AUDIO.mp3Brown University professor Charles Larmore delivers his keynote lecture, aThe Permanent Achievement of A Theory of Justice.a Sponsored by UVA Lawas Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the Center for Law & Philosophy, the conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawlsa aA Theory of Justice.a


Race, Religion and Ideal Theory (A Theory of Justice: 50 Years Later)

Streaming Audio Karsh- Panel-2-AUDIO.mp3Scholars Larry Krasnoff, College of Charleston; CA(c)cile Laborde, University of Oxford; and Anthony Laden, University of Illinois Chicago, participate in the panel discussion aRace, Religion, and Ideal Theory,a moderated by Lori Watson of Washington University in St. Louis. Sponsored by UVA LawasA Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the Center for Law & Philosophy, the conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawlsa aA Theory of Justice.a


Justice and Democracy (A Theory of Justice: 50 Years Later)

Streaming Audio Karsh-Panel-1-AUDIO.mp3Scholars Simone Chambers, University of California, Irvine; Derrick Darby, Rutgers University; and David Reidy, University of Tennessee, participate in the panel discussion aJustice and Democracy,a moderated by UVA Law professor Micah Schwartzman a05. Sponsored by UVA LawasA Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the Center for Law & Philosophy, the conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawlsa aA Theory of Justice.a


Judge Leo Strine Jr. on Contracts Law

Streaming Audio leo_strines-class-AUDIO.mp3Former Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo E. Strine Jr. recently spoke about the importance of contracts in the practice of law during UVA Law professor Mitu Gulati's 1L Contracts class.


War Powers After Afghanistan

Streaming Audio War-Powers.mp3Experts discuss the future of war powers after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Panelists include Tess Bridgeman, co-editor-in-chief of Just Security; Yale Law School professor Oona Hathaway; and Rutgers Law School professor Adil Haque. UVA Law professor Kristen Eichensehr, director of the National Security Law Center, moderated the event. This event was sponsored by the National Security Law Center; Law, Innovation, Security & Technology; and the National Security Law Forum.


2022 Lile Moot Court Finals

Streaming Audio UVAlaw.mp3Third-year UVA Law students Chris Baldacci and Michael Patton face off against Abigail Burke and Bolton Smith in the final round of UVA Lawas 93rd annual William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. Judge Pierre Bergeron a99 of the Ohio First District Court of Appeals, Judge Britt C. Grant of the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Chief Judge Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided the competitionas winners, Baldacci and Patton.


Political Fragmentation in Democracies Today

Streaming Audio Oxford-Va-Tax-Piles-Schon.mp3Professor Richard Pildes of the New York University School of Law discusses his article aPolitical Fragmentation in Democracies Today.a Professor Wolfgang SchAPn of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance provides commentary. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason, Oxford University professor Tsilly Dagan and other legal scholars also discuss the work. This event was held as part of the aTax Meets Non-Taxa Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs workshop series that builds bridges from tax to other kinds of scholarship.


Formalism Is Back

Streaming Audio Solum-chair.mp3UVA Law professor Lawrence B. Solum, an internationally recognized legal theorist, discusses why legal formalism is back during a lecture honoring his appointment as the William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law.


The Charlottesville Trial: An Overview of Sines v. Kessler

Streaming Audio Sines-v-Kessler-AUDIO.mp3UVA Law professors John C. Jeffries Jr. a73, Leslie Kendrick a06 and Micah J. Schwartzman a05A join UVA history professor James Loeffler to discuss Sines v. Kessler, a federal lawsuit against white supremacists involved in the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville during Aug. 11-12, 2017. The event was sponsored by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the UVA College of Arts & Sciences Jewish Studies Program.


Privacy and Democracy in Technology

Streaming Audio Privacy-and-Democracy-in-Technology-AUDIO.mp3UVA Law professor Danielle Citron; Megan Gray of Gray Matters Law & Policy; and Rachel Levinson-Waldman of the Brennan Center for Justiceas Liberty & National Security Program discuss issues of democracy and technology in privacy. The event was sponsored by the LawTech Center, the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, and Law, Innovation, Security & Technology.A


Military Justice in America

Streaming Audio Miliary-Justice_Judge-Margaret-Ryan.mp3Senior Judge Margaret Ryan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces discusses her experiences and the military justice system, with UVA Law professor Thomas Nachbar serving as moderator. Nachbar is a judge advocate in the U.S. Army Reserve. The event was sponsored by the Federalist Society at UVA Law.


Innocence Project Client Emerson Stevens Shares His Story

Streaming Audio Wrongful-conviction-Emerson-Stevens.mp3Former Innocence Project client Emerson Stevens is joined by Juliet Hatchett a15, associate director of the Innocence Project Clinic, and Deirdre Enright a92, founding director of the Innocence Project at UVA Law, to discuss his experience being wrongfully convicted and his recent exoneration. Stevens served 32 years for a murder he did not commit before he was paroled in 2017, then pardoned in 2021.


The Civil Rights Movement and the Role of Race in the 1971 Virginia Constitution

Streaming Audio Law-Politics-9_30_21.mp3UVA Law professor Daniel Ortiz, Duke Law School professor H. Timothy Lovelace Jr. a06 and moderator Judge Lisa Lorish a08 of the Virginia Court of Appeals examine how the 1971 Virginia Constitution addressed race and responded to the civil rights movement.


The Transformation of International Tax

Streaming Audio Ruth_Mason-Chairlecture.mp3UVA Law professor Ruth Mason explains why the 2008 recession and the subsequent global effort to curb corporate tax dodging transformed international tax. The lecture marked her appointment as Edwin S. Cohen Distinguished Professor of Law and Taxation. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Mason.


Roundup of the 2020 Supreme Court Term

Streaming Audio SCOTUS-roundup-2021.mp3UVA Law professors John C. Jeffries Jr. a73 and Daniel Ortiz are joined by GianCarlo Canaparo of the Heritage Foundation to discuss key decisions in the U.S. Supreme Courtas October 2020 term. The event was hosted by the Federalist Society at UVA Law.


A Career in Public Service

Streaming Audio Public_service_kickoff_Mary-Bauer.mp3Mary Bauer a90, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia, discusses her career path as a public interest lawyer in her keynote for the Public Service Joint Kickoff. This event was hosted by the Public Interest Law Association, the Program in Law and Public Service, and the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Bauer.


Dean Risa Goluboff Welcomes Class of 2024

Streaming Audio Risa-Orientation-audio-FINAL.mp3Dean Risa Goluboff delivers her orientation address to the Class of 2024 in Caplin Auditorium.


Admissions Chief Natalie Blazer a08 Welcomes Class of 2024

Streaming Audio Natalie-orientation-audio.mp3Assistant Dean for Admissions Natalie Blazer a08 welcomes the Class of 2024 to orientation and their legal studies.


White Supremacy on Trial

Streaming Audio White-supremacy-AUDIO.mp3Four years after the deadly attack on the Charlottesville community, a federal lawsuit led by Integrity First for America is proceeding against the white supremacists in court. IFA Executive Director Amy Spitalnick, lead attorneys Karen Dunn and Roberta Kaplan, and Dean Risa Goluboff discuss the suit,A Sines v. Kessler, and the process of holding extremists accountable. UVA Batten School Dean Ian Solomon and UVA Law professor Micah Schwartzman a05 also offer remarks. This event was sponsored by UVA Lawas Karsh Center for Law and Democracy, The Miller Center, and the Jewish Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at UVA.


Building a Law-and-Political-Economy Framework: Beyond the Twentieth-Century Synthesis

Streaming Audio Tax-June-11-beyond-20.mp3Yale Law professors Anne Alstott and Amy Kapczynski discuss the forthcoming Yale Law Journal article aBuilding a Law-and-Political-Economy Framework: Beyond the Twentieth-Century Synthesis," written by Jedediah S. Britton-Purdy, David Singh Grewal, Amy Kapczynski and Sabeel K. Rahman. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason, Oxford University professor Tsilly Dagan and other legal scholars comment on the work. This event was held as part of the aTax Meets Non-Taxa Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs workshop series that builds bridges from tax to other kinds of scholarship.


aCommon Lawa S3 E9: Separate Schools, Separate Worlds

Streaming Audio CommonLaw_S3_Ep9_JimRyan_FINAL.mp3Why are many K-12 schools still struggling with racial inequity and the legacy of segregation almost 70 years after Brown v. Board of Education? UVA President Jim Ryan a92 discusses the role of the Supreme Court, public policy and higher education in addressing the issue.


Commencement Addresses to the Class of 2021

Streaming Audio Goluboff-Janes-Powell-Combined-AUDIO.mp3For the prerecorded portion of Final Exercises for the Class of 2021, Dean Risa Goluboff, former Student Bar Association President Katharine Janes a21 and Supreme Court of Virginia Justice Cleo Powell a82 deliver remarks.A


aCommon Lawa S3 E8: The Goal of Equity in Womenas Soccer

Streaming Audio CommonLaw_S3_Ep8_Sanchez&Zabel_FINAL.mp3Despite dominating in international competition, the U.S. womenas soccer team is paid far less than their male counterparts. UVA Law professor Camilo SA!nchez and law student Jolena Zabel explore what playersa efforts around the world to achieve equity in pay and working conditions teach us.


Charge to the Class of 2021, With Professor Rachel Harmon

Streaming Audio Harmon-Charge-2021-AUDIO.mp3UVA Law professor Rachel Harmon delivers the Charge to the Class of 2021, following an introduction by Dean Risa Goluboff. This annual tradition offers parting words of wisdom to the graduating class.


aCommon Lawa S3 E7: From Trayvon Martin to George Floyd: The Trauma of Injustice

Streaming Audio Common Law S3 Ep 7 Angela Onwuachi-Willig FINAL with Warning.mp3Black communities experience lasting acultural traumaa from the lack of accountability for police and vigilante violence, explains Boston University School of Law Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig.


PLACE and Power: The Environment and Native American Rights

Streaming Audio PLACE-Krakoff-Torres.mp3Professors Sarah Krakoff (University of Colorado) and Gerald Torres (Yale School of the Environment) discuss issues at the intersection of environmental governance and the rights and interests of Native American peoples. UVA Law professors Michael Livermore and Jon Cannon introduced and moderated the event.


Keyword Selected: firms

Judicial Notice of COVID-19

There is often far too much in dispute in litigation. Counsel are often encouraged for this reason to formulate agreed upon facts, narrow the issues, and focus the dispute as much as they can.

Courts also assist with this process. One of the mechanisms for doing so is judicial notice, which was defined by the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. FindA as follows,

48 In this case, the appellant relies heavily on proof by judicial notice. Judicial notice dispenses with the need for proof of facts that are clearly uncontroversial or beyond reasonable dispute. Facts judicially noticed are

. . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a QuA(c)bec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the QuA(c)bec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in QuA(c)bec.

PANAL (DROIT)A : L’appel d’Ugo Fredette A l’encontre de 2A verdicts de meurtre au premier degrA(c) est rejetA(c); suivant les principes A(c)noncA(c)s dansA R. c. ThatcherA (C.S. Can., 1987-05-14), SOQUIJ AZ-87111031, J.E. 87-647, [1987] 1 R.C.S. 652, le jury n’avait pas A Aatre unanime en ce qui concerne les divers . . . [more]

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Friday Jobs Roundup

Each Friday, we share the latest job listings from Slaw Jobs, which features employment opportunities from across the country. Find out more about these positions by following the links below, or learn how you can use Slaw Jobs to gain valuable exposure for your job ads, while supporting the great Canadian legal commentary at Slaw.ca.

Current postings on Slaw Jobs:

. . . [more]

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APECas Indigenous Peoples Economic and Trade Cooperation Arrangement (IPETCA)

On December 10, 2021, New Zealandas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Associate Minister for MAori Development, Nanaia Mahuta, and Minister of Trade and Export Growth, Damien OaConnor, announced the successful conclusion of the Indigenous Peoples Economic and Trade Cooperation Arrangement (IPETCA) and invited other APEC economies to declare their intention to join.[1] Canadaas Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, Mary Ng, announced Canadaas endorsement of IPETCA on the same day.[2]

The IPETCA represents to unique new step for Indigenous participation in the global economy. It is a trade arrangement collaboratively developed by New . . . [more]

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Wednesday: Whatas 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. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov, 2019 SCC 65

[1] This appeal and its companion cases (see Bell Canada v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 66 (CanLII)), provide this Court with an opportunity to re-examine its approach to judicial review of administrative decisions.

[2] In these reasons, we will address two key aspects of the current administrative law . . . [more]

The post Wednesday: Whatas Hot on CanLII appeared first on Slaw.


Open Science? France Has an Impressive Second Plan

Recently, I had the pleasure of joining a half-dozen Canadian and U.S. open science advocates in an online meeting with Senator Laure Darcos of the French Parliament. In advance, we were provided with the Second French Plan for Open Science: Generalizing Open Science in France, 2021-2024, published in July 2021 (with the first French plan launched in 2018). During our meeting, more than one of us commented on how the Plan set a far more advanced and progressive national agenda than anything we could point to in our countries. At the conclusion Senator Darcos expressed surprise at this, saying . . . [more]

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The Divisional Courtas Decision in Ontario Teacher Candidatesa Council

INTRODUCTION

In its December 2021 decision in Ontario Teacher Candidates’ Council v. The Queen, the Divisional Court held that the standardized Mathematics Proficiency Test (aMPTa) the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) had developed and the Ontario government had implemented for prospective teachers was unconstitutional because it disadvantaged Black and Indigenous candidates.

As a remedy, the Court allowed all candidates who had otherwise satisfied teacher qualification requirements to enter the profession.

The Ontario Teacher Candidates’ Council (“the Council”) arose after the Ontario government made the MPT mandatory. (Neither the Divisional Court nor the Council’s webpage identifies who actually formed . . . [more]

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Escalating Threats to Colombian Human Rights Advocates: The Day of the Endangered Lawyer, 24 January 2022

Colombia has long been one of the most dangerous places in the world for human rights advocates, but the danger intensified in 2020 and 2021 with a surge of massacres and assassinations of human rights defenders and community leaders. The dire situation in Colombia has drawn the attention of the international coalition for the annual Day of the Endangered Lawyer marked each year on 24 January.

This year, LRWC is working with the Law Society of Ontarioas Human Rights Committee and Human Rights Watch to organize an online event to discuss the situation of lawyers at risk in Colombia. The . . . [more]

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Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on practice, research, writing and technology.

Research & Writing

Neil Guthrie

Commas can be confusing, and one of the most common misuses is this: Join partner, Eleni Papadopoulos for this informative seminar on a| Sometimes another comma will be placed after the personas name as well. … . . . [more]

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Mondayas Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canadaas awardA-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 Combat Sports Law Blog 2.Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 3. BC Provincial Court eNews 4.A Ontario Condo Law Blog 5.Dooreyas Workplace Law Blog

Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog
Study Looks At Boxer and MMA Fighter Brain Health By Weight Class

Adding to . . . [more]

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Seize That Contraband Tobacco

Tobacco is a heavily regulated product. It is regulated under the Tobacco Tax Act to reduce the flow of untaxed products into the contraband market, and this is achieved through requiring a registration certificate for production and sale.

The Applicant in Sobczyk v. Ontario recently asked the Divisional Court to review the decision of the Ontario Ministry of Finance to refuse to issue a registration certificate for the 2021 calendar year. The Application for Judicial Review was dismissed, as the decision was found to be reasonable.

The Applicant is a tobacco farmer who was issued certificates from 2013-2020 on an . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a QuA(c)bec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the QuA(c)bec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in QuA(c)bec.

PANAL (DROIT)A : L’accusA(c), qui a donnA(c) 1A seul coup de poing au visage de la victime lors d’une querelle dans un cinA(c)ma, est acquittA(c) relativement A 1A chef d’accusation d’homicide involontaire coupable; le tribunal a retenu la thA"se de la lA(c)gitime dA(c)fense puisque la victime a A(c)tA(c) l’instigatrice du . . . [more]

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Friday Jobs Roundup

Each Friday, we share the latest job listings from Slaw Jobs, which features employment opportunities from across the country. Find out more about these positions by following the links below, or learn how you can use Slaw Jobs to gain valuable exposure for your job ads, while supporting the great Canadian legal commentary at Slaw.ca.

Current postings on Slaw Jobs:

. . . [more]

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Big New Ideas: The Best Gig for a Legal Marketer

aAny idea can be a great idea if you think differently, dream big and commit to seeing it realized.a
a Richard Branson

I would consider myself an idea person. Itas not a gift. I see it as experience coupled with enthusiasm, curiosity, and most importantly, a complete understanding of how to execute. Surrounding yourself with other idea people and consistently exercising the muscle helps too. Given the nature of the role, legal marketers must be skilled at generating new ideas and supporting other ones across the firm. At Lenczner Slaght, our marketing team is fortunate to have more new ideas . . . [more]

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New Report on Phase 1 of the Family Law Unbundled Legal Services Research Project

My post in January 2021 introduced the Family Law Unbundled Legal Services Research Project funded by the Legal Aid BC / Law Foundation BC Legal Research Fund. In this post I am very pleased to advise that the report on Phase 1 of the project is now available here.

Quoting from the Executive Summary:

The Family Law Unbundled Legal Services Research Project (ULSRP) is an initiative designed to both evaluate the effectiveness of family unbundled legal services and to facilitate access to justice by enhancing the working relationships between the existing community of ULS providers and BC citizens most in

. . . [more]

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Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on practice, research, writing and technology.

Research & Writing

A Bright-Line Test
Neil Guthrie

This phrase is frequently used by judges and lawyers: there are roughly 400 cases in CanLII which employ it. Notable among them is R v Neil, 2002 SCC 70, where Binnie J applies a bright-line test to identify lawyersa conflicts of interest. … . . . [more]

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Hooked on and Quitting Legal Information

Simultaneously and in conjunction, Wolters Kluwer and Thomson Reuters have agreed to sell, in the case of the former, its legal information businesses in France and Spain, and in the latter, its Spanish legal information business, both to Karnov Group. There is change everywhere, as 2022 budget disciplines demand taking out the trash, and little is left in Europe in the hands of the giants.

Conversely, the news that Wolters Kluwer had sold its US academic publishing assets was hardly a surprise. For several years it has been withdrawing from the provision of legal information content. Long gone, in . . . [more]

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Mondayas Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canadaas awardA-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.A Avoid a Claim 2. Global Workplace Insider 3.A Canadian Trade Law Blog 4. Canadian Securities Law 5. Attorney with a Life

Avoid a Claim
Ontario Business Registry (OBR) a MGCS Updates and Responses

The OBA has shared information with respect to the new Ontario Business Registry. aThe . . . [more]

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Settlement of Civil Litigation Is Good

Technology has not been the panacea to delays in the court system. Ontario has announced $72 million to tackle the backlog, but even then it will likely focus on criminal proceedings, while civil cases continue to languish.

In Innocon Inc. v. Daro Flooring Constructions Inc., Justice Myers of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice indicated at para 80 that motions are being scheduled at least 8 months out in late 2021. Those delays are only expected to get longer in 2022.

The only reasonable and client-focused response to this is for counsel to find practical and effective solutions. . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

One Sunday each month we bring you a summary from Supreme Advocacy LLP of recent decisions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Supreme Advocacy LLP offers a weekly electronic newsletter, Supreme Advocacy Letter, to which you may subscribe. Itas a summary of all Appeals, Oral Judgments and Leaves to Appeal granted from November 18 a December 31, 2021 inclusive.

Appeals

Bankruptcy & Insolvency: Compensation/Set-off Between CCAA Debts
MontrA(c)al (City) v. Deloitte Restructuring Inc., 2020 QCCA 438, 2021 SCC 53 (39186)

This appeal raises an issue relating to compensation, or set off in a common law setting, between . . . [more]

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How Legal Scholarship Can Reveal the Difference Between the Law as Written and the Law as Applied

Is there one piece of legal scholarship which you read years ago that sticks with you? For me it was an article about how a personas right to legal name changes can be hindered by clerks who may misstate the law or a personas options. The article is called Changing Name Changing: Framing Rules and the Future of Marital Names, and it was written by Elizabeth F. Emens and published in the University of Chicago Law Review in 2007.[1] I believe I read it around 2015, and I remember being fascinated by the concept of adesk-clerk law.a In . . . [more]

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Court Orders Trial to Proceed Virtually Over Objections From Counsel

In light of the Omicron variant, in-person civil jury trials have been suspended in Ontario. This has impacted many cases, which were slated for trial in January 2022. One of these cases was Fraser v Persaud. In Fraser v. Persaud, 2021 ONSC 8429, the motor vehicle accident case was at risk of not being heard in 2022 (7 years post-accident). Therefore, plaintiff counsel requested that the matter proceed virtually. Defence counsel objected to this request. They wanted to have the trial in-person. But, this could push the trial from January 2022 to January 2024.

Justice Richetti ordered that . . . [more]

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Patent Proceedings by the Numbers a Part 2

Continuing my review of patent infringement proceedings in Federal Court, I will look at how cases actually move through the court. Focusing on patent infringement cases started in 2017, 2018 and 2019 (but excluding proceedings under the PM(NOC) regulations), for this group of about 140 cases, a statement of defence was only filed in about 75% of cases. In my last column (see How Long to Trial for Patent Proceedings?), my review suggested that about half of the cases were resolved in less than two years, typically by way of settlement or discontinuance.

In the 75% of cases where . . . [more]

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Lawyers and the Self-Represented: Ethical Obligations in the Hearing Room

The role of adjudicators in hearings with self-represented litigants (SRLs) has been discussed in many court decisions and articles. What is less explored is the role of opposing counsel. In this column I will discuss the possibly expanding role of opposing counsel in facilitating access to justice for SRLs. Although the adjudicator has the primary role in managing a hearing and in assisting the self-represented party, opposing counsel can play an important role. It is also important that adjudicators clearly communicate their expectations of the lawyer when a hearing includes an SRL.

The Canadian Judicial Councilas Statement of Principles on . . . [more]

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Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on practice, research, writing and technology.

Research & Writing

Finding the History of a Section of the Canadian Criminal Code
Susannah Tredwell

Unfortunately there is no easy tool that will allow you easily track the changes to a specific section of the Criminal Code over the years, but the following two resources may be helpful: … . . . [more]

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Mondayas Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canadaas awardA-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.A Welcome to the Food Court 2.A BC Provincial Court eNews 3.A Risk Management & Crisis Response 4.A Canadian Appeals Monitor 5. The Lean Law Firm

Welcome to the Food Court
Health Canada Seeks to Modernize the Lists of Permitted Food Additives

As with any other ingredient, . . . [more]

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Careful What You Plead

The pleadings are arguably one of the most important aspects of a civil claim, setting the groundwork for a proceeding in terms of damages, establishing the relevant issues, and informing the likelihood or possibility of settlement.

Sure, there are ways to amend your pleadings. But these typically cost time and money, and the ability to do so is not always guaranteed.

A recent Court of Appeal for Ontario decision McLean v. WolfsonA illustrates some of the problems that can emerge in pleadings.

The self-represented Plaintiff alleged medical negligence during a leg surgery in 1995. Presumably to address the obvious issues . . . [more]

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Friday Jobs Roundup

Each Friday, we share the latest job listings from Slaw Jobs, which features employment opportunities from across the country. Find out more about these positions by following the links below, or learn how you can use Slaw Jobs to gain valuable exposure for your job ads, while supporting the great Canadian legal commentary at Slaw.ca.

Current postings on Slaw Jobs:

. . . [more]

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