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Friday, August 04, 2023 @ 2:25 PM

Seemed like a bright idea at the time | Marcel Strigberger

Definitely do not try this one at home. A gentleman in China, a Mr. Chen, showed up at the ER of a local hospital in Zhejiang, China, with the screw base of a lightbulb sticking out of this mouth. I suppose y’all want to hear more? ... [read more]

Friday, August 04, 2023 @ 11:26 AM

Ontario Appeal Court denies judge’s creation of ‘family violence’ tort Geoffrey Carpenter, Carpenter Family Law.

An Ontario family lawyer is waiting to see the impact of a trial judge being found wrong in her attempt to create a new tort of “family violence” in a divorce case involving an abusive husband. ... [read more]

Friday, August 04, 2023 @ 11:10 AM

Letter from the Editor: Addition of Law360 Canada Pulse and Access to Justice Newsletter

I am happy to announce some exciting new enhancements to Law360 Canada, all at no additional cost to subscribers. Pulse is a new section for Law360 Canada, focused on the business of law. This section combines all the content from our previous Business of Law, Insider and Legal Innovation sections into one enhanced section. Pulse includes a frequent newsletter, delivered to your inbox multiple times per week, covering industry trends, best practices and exclusive surveys of Canadian legal professionals. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 03, 2023 @ 2:56 PM

B.C. court issues first dismissal of stay of relocation order under new provisions of Divorce Act

In the first British Columbia case examining family relocation issues under the federal Divorce Act, a judge with the province’s Court of Appeal dismissed an application for a stay of a relocation order in K.S.P. v. J.T.P. 2023 BCCA 303, released on July 25. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 03, 2023 @ 9:59 AM

New Brunswick: Shame on you and your policy 713 | Marvin Zuker

New Brunswick’s Department of Education and Early Childhood Development recently released a new version of its policy on sexual orientation and gender identity. Policy 713, which has been in place since August 2020, “sets minimum requirements for school districts and public schools to create a Safe and affirming school environment” for all who identify as (or may be perceived to be) LGBTQ+. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 03, 2023 @ 9:47 AM

Cybersecurity: Importance of Google dorking Dork

Several years ago, I was asked to prepare and deliver a short presentation on Google dorking, a topic about which I knew nothing at all. The librarian in me went into high gear starting the research, learning everything I could, talking with friends and acquaintances in IT. Given the growing importance of cybersecurity and its relationship with information governance, I thought to share what I have learned with you. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 01, 2023 @ 5:15 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, August 02, 2023 @ 10:15 AM

Saskatchewan calls on Trudeau to name jurist from that province to SCC’s western vacancy Saskatchewan Minister of Justice and Attorney General Bronwyn Eyre

Saskatchewan’s government is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to appoint a qualified jurist from there to fill a western vacancy on the Supreme Court of Canada, telling Law360 Canada “clearly it is Saskatchewan’s turn” given that the prairie province has been unrepresented on the highest bench for 50 years. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 01, 2023 @ 1:42 PM

Nairne v. Nairne: Creative solution in family law upheld by Ontario Court of Appeal Hand choosing lightbulb block

The importance of the case of Nairne v. Nairne, [2023] O.J. No. 3083 is not the facts or the legal decisions, but the implication of a creative arrangement about property that impacted spousal support. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 01, 2023 @ 1:09 PM

Bad and worse advice for law firm associates | Murray Gottheil

Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time. — Chinese proverb ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 01, 2023 @ 11:27 AM

Importance of law associations, communities | Ciara Ward

Three years ago I joined a local crossfit gym after my trusty discount gym closed down. I thought it would be a lot more nerve wracking going from spin class and aerobics classes to powerlifting with (for lack of a better term) meatheads. I was not prepared to be so utterly wrong, or to find such a valuable and accepting community. This is not dissimilar to joining a law association — you’re getting so much more than access to discounted CPDs and fancy parties, you’re gaining an entire community. ... [read more]