Sunday, February 28, 2010

Completing the Circle of Blood for Future [Minority] Law Students Article from BLSAC Magazine.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Will the Citizens United Ruling Prove Harmful to Capitalism?
Why Liberals and Atheists Are More Intelligent
The race to replace Stephen Harper Rare fractures in Conservative group-think appeared recently around environment.
Tsunami warning for BC coast. Waves will hit this afternoon.

Friday, February 26, 2010

FB News Feed has a patent. Prob a good idea after Buzz and knock-offs to come.
Mike Layton, son of Jack, running for city council. #VoteTO
Is there a Charter right to wear black armbands?
The future of law schools. Competency requirements may affect social justice programs.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Domain Name Issues for Law Firms:
Western Law student new head of Black law Students' Association
Immigrant professionals still drive taxis in Canada. Lawyers worst off out of any profession.
Low carb, Atkins diet increases LDL. So choose, skinny or healthy. Lock your votes now.
David Peterson joins Cassels. That makes two ex-Premiers.
Salmon farm expansions drawing lawsuits. Claim inadequate environmental assessments.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Halifax mayor says sorry for Africville. $3m settlement.
Plaintiff-Side Work Opportunities for Big Law?
Michael Geist reacts to Italian conviction of Google execs Canadian law needs to spell out liability protection
PR schools now teaching online reputation management.
Most Canadians think PMO's office needs more reform than the Senate does. #Harper too powerful. #CPC #LPC #NDP #cdnpoli
Strip club refused searches in homicide case. And strip searches, entirely out of the question.
Potential class-action for aluminum bottles lined with BPA material.
"Human rights not our concern, CSIS agents say"
Twitter and FB make us more productive. (Take that!)
"Aging population spurring regulation of Ontario retirement homes" #LPO will introduce new legislation

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Life expectancy gap is closing due to labour, health changes. FTW!
Cocaine and drunk-driving charges against former Alb #CPC MP Rahim Jaffer likely resolved through plea-bargain by Mar
What does integration in Quebec mean? Turning healthy immigrant effect into adopting our unhealthy habits like smoking
Cross burned on Nova Scotia multiracial couple's lawn, yelling racial slogans. [Not a throw-back from the 60's]

Monday, February 22, 2010

Money makes you less happy. Thinking about money does the same. New study on hedonic adaptation.
Upside of global warming is maybe it won't take 9 hrs to go from Montreal to London, Ont. By air.
Upside of global warming is maybe it won't take 9 hrs to go from Toronto to Montreal. By air.
Leaving Montreal for London, Ont. Au revoir!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Q: Who built the ark? A: Atram-Hasis, not Noah. And it wasn't even a boat.
The 5 "facts" about WWII that simply aint true.
An apology for ruining someone's life, and violating their rights? Why not?
Social Media Use Could Affect Insurance Premiums

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Discrimination among pilots? Not so much at NASA, where Obama is looking to do more outreach.
Discrimination among pilots? Not so much at NASA, where Obama is looking to do more outreach.
Interview with Ric Skinner, editor of new book released later this year, where I'm the contributor of a chapter.
Listening this morning to Danial Albahary on his film, Why Copyright? Canadian Voices on Copyright Law [vid]

Friday, February 19, 2010

Just heard Peter Hogg speak on the Constitutionality of National Class-Actions at McGill Law.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

J'arrive a Montreal.
BLG poaches top Rx litigation team from Gowlings.
The way to _not_ celebrate Black History Month is by hosting a "ghetto-themed Compton cookout." [FAIL]
Swiss public health initiative - training prostitutes to use defibrillators to save their clients. Extra fees for that?
Try talking to people instead of waging war? Imagine.
en route to Montreal.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Translating a Legal Document with Goggles Developing cross-cultural legal competency with #Google.
"#Google’s Diplomatic Alliance With U.S. Carries Risks"
The newest threat to airplanes? Body odour. You knew this was coming...
Great summary of Van Berda by Sona Dhawan over at The Court.
WSJ: Poll shows 80% bipartisan Americans oppose SCOTUS decision in Citizens United.
Why on Earth is DoJ in Ottawa Googling my name? Yeah, I stalk you right back suckas!
Class-action suit launched against NS school for the deaf for sexual, psychological and physical abuse.
30th ratification of Convention on Cluster Munitions means it goes into effect Aug. 1 2010. Some still not signing.
Working against legislation of U.K. government disbars you from becoming member of SIS. Legal reform is suspicious now?
"A just or justice system would allow all people equal access to courts and qualified representation"
OHRT fines employer for using racist language. "Employees don't have to put up with this behaviour"
U.S. asked to ignore Khadr reports Move would comply with recent SCC ruling on s. 7 breach.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"It's quiet on Bay St. Too quiet." Sr lawyers acknowledge big corporate deals supposed to resume nowhere to be found.
Reformulating a Real and Substantial Connection (Stephen Pitel via via @thetrialwarrior
#Harper: An attack on #Israel is an attack on Canada Not sure I want to be that same target. #cpc #cdnpoli #lpc #ndp
Leaving a spatula inside a pt during gyno surgery will hurt. Even after the lawsuit, pt prob won't feel great either.
Strategists still prefer bonds over stocks, and call the rest of us "dumb money."
Iraq is the country most at risk from terrorist attacks for the 2nd straight year Before illegal invasion? Near bottom.
The 1867 U.S. purchase of Alaska from Russian Empire for $7.2m could've added $5b to the Canadian economy instead.
Social Media Optimization: SMO is the New SEO
wireless data traffic has exploded and is threatening to saturate network capacity; capacity crunch approaching fast
Listening to lawyers from Baker McKenzie speaking about international law careers. #uwolaw #lawschool
Small law firms much better positioned to weather recession; easier to chase existing work and specialize
"The problem is never the problem, the response to the problem is always the real problem." - Tom Peters. via @edlee
Best way to raise racist kids is to pretend that racism doesn't exist.
"Dark-skinned immigrants urged to take vitamin D" Or, just do as dark-skinned 1st Nations did - eat fish!
Criminal Procedure in R. v. Dudley
"U.S. rules terrorizing travellers" Yes, that could include you.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Social media provides big opportunities - for women! now is not the time to be timid
The Apology Act may actually assist insurers. Room for pr/communication professionals to get in here too. #crisiscom

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Could Buzz become bigger than Twitter?
It already is.
The Business of Law: Hot Topics and Emerging Trends Must-read for managing partners and associates considering strategy
SCC says RIP to fundamental breach in CL k in Tercon v British Columbia.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Law Buzz Slowed to a Dim Hum My thoughts on the @AdviceScene litigation against LawBuzz.
Draft of new DSM- V available online.
SCC: BC broke its own contract; upheld $33m damages.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Invisible History of Slavery in Canada The underground railroad also led _out_ of Canada.
Larry Solum of the Legal Theory Blog is speaking at #uwolaw.
Football Association must deduct points for racist behaviour of fans or risk further erosion of "moral authority"
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) updated guidelines restricts brokers from Tweeting, FB'ing things construed as advice.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Class-actions on the horizon. Against _law firms_! 3 Ont cases with TO law firm defendants.
via @Joel_Welch Photo of Peter Hogg speaking at Foremost constitutional #law expert in Canada. #uwo #uwolaw
Peter Hogg is speaking today on "Prorogation and the Power of the Governor General" at #uwolaw.
Meeting Peter Hogg today @ #uwolaw #lawschool.
Alliance Defense Fund accuses plaintiffs in Proposition 8 of unfairly attacking religion.
Google Buzz has some serious privacy flaws.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Prognostication: Future of lawyers are two groups, those well-informed, those not Lock in your choice now
Best predictor of heart disease, after smoking, is low intelligence. FTW!
Are tenured law profs "lazy?" Better to find meaningful work than rid the deadwood.
Free app for free (US) caselaw for iPhones.
Vacationing Swede in Thailand forgot to pay for condom, given 5 yrs for shoplifting. Phuket.
Newest way to get clean water? Add germs.
Newest way to get clean water? Add germs.
Canada used to spy on the father of our Medicare. But CSIS still doesn't want you to find out about it.
Tell ‘em They’re Your 1st Choice (Even if They’re Not) on OCIs, by Mandrew Black of Windsor Law
Protester becomes lawyer, turns tables on police Richard Charney arrested 15 times as a student activist.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dealing with negative work references with a cease and desist letter.
Dealing with negative work references with a cease and desist letter.
#Protip: If purchasing crack cocaine, they probably won't accept your credit card.
Using FB to map sub-cultures across the US. G_D ranks low in Stayathomia; beer high.
Western Canada will be hit worst by #Harper's decision not to replace Canadian isotopes #irony #cdnpoli #cpc #lpc #ndp
Should inviolability of religious sanctuaries for refugee claimants be maintained in Canada?
#CPC suppression of debate over #Israel could result in public backlash. Bushisms are never the solution.
Palin caught cheating!!! #GOP
@michaluk_live is giving a webinar this morning on privacy issues in litigation. (I'm not attending - class)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Waterboarding, aka “tormenta de toca” from the Spanish Inquisition. My, how we've progressed.
The _other_ #Google ad, and Florida Divorce Attorneys (almost).
Blawg Review 250: The Way of Bushido. via @thetrialwarrior
Everything you need to know about a legal researcher you learn on the job. Not in #lawschool where you pay big bucks.
The customer may not always be right. Paramedic banned from Tim Hortons after complaining about burnt coffee.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Women are 60% of intake at big UK firms, but only 20% of new partners. One of biggest issues in the business.
Is the material contribution test dead in Canada?
Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants – Redux
Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants – Redux p://
#Google Social Search could make or break your brand. Word of mouth marketing affected by social media #SEO. #repmgt
Will be presenting Afghan paper at the 3rd Annual Canadian Law Student Conference in Windsor.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Hate crimes prove that racism is still alive in Canada. NP on "nipper tipping."

Friday, February 5, 2010

#Protip: Operating on your own dog can result in charges of animal cruelty. Even if you can't afford a vet.
Is the English solicitor poised to become an endangered species? (James Dunning) via @jordan_law21
Poll finds 2/3 of Canadians think Stephen #Harper is a hypocrite #pmharper #CPC #HoC #LPC #NDP via @CTokarek
"Two-tier health benefits only the rich." And even if I was rich, I'd still have a conscience.
Smoking can cause cancer. It can also explode, destroying your teeth, if you live in Indonesia.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Are you ready for Haiti's _next_ earthquake? Seismologist predicted the last one based on calculations.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Naguib Mahfouz: "Nothing records the effects of a sad life so graphically as the human body.” #quote
Dr. Gabor Maté of Insite speaking on addiction. Excellent talk!
YouTube is the channel of choice for executives. More using it to communicate with public.
Study: Cell phone laws do not actually lower collision rates.
ICC reverses Bashir finding on genocide; no add'n warrant yet. See my backgrounder here:
Q: "Is Your Professor an Islamophobe?" A: Sure looks like it. via @huffingtonpost @elabdul
Welcome to the Valley of Slaughter. [pic] Lets stop nuclear war, now.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Coming out of the closet isn't always a sexuality thing. Texas girl forced to live in closet for a year.
Anybody who ever built an empire, or changed the world, sat where you are now. And it's because they sat there that they were able to do it.
Study: Abstinence programs for teens work. But you have to take the religion out of it.
"These soldiers are answerable to no-one. They're loyal to nothing but a paycheck. It's the Muslim-terror gold rush." - State of Play (2009)
#ProTip: Don't add the cops if you're a criminal. "Use of Twitter, Facebook rising among gang members"
5 free places to find pictures for your blogs.
Typos in blog posts are one thing. With tattoos, they're something entirely different. on @haydenpanett's regrets.
4 Ways to Get a Politician’s Attention: 1. Get personal 2. Be civil 3. Don’t underestimate e-mail 4. Follow up
Depression in the legal profession. And drinking problems. And it all starts in #lawschool.
Moshe Arens: Israel created in spite of Holocaust, not because of it. Extermination in Europe almost killed that dream.
#Harper talked about Senate reform, but only thing he achieved was packing it with #CPC supporters.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Blawg Review #249 is live on @slaw_dot_ca Black History Month, National Freedom Day, National Slavery Prevention Month
After 3 months, only 35 subscriptions to Newsday's site. Dear media, is this the way you really want to go?