Wednesday, March 31, 2010

CPC rejects our primary best option for isotopes. Our health is too expensive, too long-term a priority.
What is the Liberal Party of Canada's Platform? We can certainly do better than this.
So much for "climategate." Scientists vindicated from any allegations of scientific tampering.
Potential Liability For Hyperlinking in Crookes v. Newton (BCCA) need to reform Internet libel law still stands
"Are lawyers like white-collar auto workers?" "no. Autoworkers are better paid."
"Why Québéc Cannot and Should not Ban the Niqab" Written by a couple of good friends.
Ontario will regulate retirement homes. Disclosure of true cost of care, zero tolerance for abuse or neglect.
"Quebec should leave religious paranoia to the French"
Student-to-Faculty Ratio in US Law Schools 7.6:1 in 2038? Teaching less, research more, increase tuition.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Canada's failed asylum seekers will be shown the door"
"Career Alternatives for Attorneys: Private Investigation / Business Intelligence" Sounds like fun.
Bill 94 is insulting, and dismisses women as sub-human.
French Council of State concludes niqab ban would violate Eu Convn of Human Rights. So much for Quebec's example.
How to Take Your Law Firm Paperless: Luigi Benetton gives some tips on how to go paperless at The Lawyers Weekly.

Monday, March 29, 2010

NY Ct puts an end to "lawyer's trick" that treated DNA like any other chemical.
Marcia Ramírez spoke at #uwo today on her suit v Copper Mesa. Interesting in light of Bill C300 #cdnpoli
Quebec's niqab ban could violate Charter. Ya think?
Jazz Air drops suit v Toronto Port Authority and Porter Airlines Inc. Air Canada continues on.
US "officially" wants Canada to say in #Afghanistan. What will #Harper say?
"Quebec's niqab bill is unclear, sloppy and poorly-written" All the better to strike you down with my dear.
Contingency work in US can pay big. $400m big. That's way McKool.
How can a city attract the world’s best and brightest people and still produce only average economic results? Traffic.
Report: Racial profiling alive and well in Montreal.
"Content doesn’t make something viral; people are the primary source of powering social objects"
Could you be charged for _not_ Tweeting?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

#CPC will attempt Senate reform, again. This time with a Senate majority.
Slidecast (with audio) of paper presented recently in Windsor on Afghan war and terrorism:
How Toronto could secede from Ontario. (not sure that's a great idea though)

Friday, March 26, 2010

5 political lessons from healthcare fight Be partisan, a bully, offensive, use muscle, play long (interesting strategy)
Could that Legal Aid case lead to you reaching into your pocket? Quick look at SCC in Cunningham suggests it might...
New model of mentorship is networked Access large number of different people with different skills.
Jane Stewart is speaking to my labour law class this morning at #uwolaw. #lpc #cdnpoli

Thursday, March 25, 2010

“It got done when the lawyers got involved” Why law is a better choice than medicine for helping people.
Canadian police rolling out their Hummer on steroids. Will be used for high-risk situations.
Remind Rush Limbaugh he promised to move to Costa Rica if HCR passed. And that they have national health care too.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Listening to CJ Warren K Winkler of the ONCA speaking at UWO Law.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Here's another war we lost - the "War on Drugs." Report finds increasing levels of drug-market violence.
Ont has suspended MD fast track program. teaching hospitals have no space this year, applicants left hanging
Eu Ct of Justice rules in Google Adwords case with Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH). Both sides think they won.
Job Postings for Canadian Lawyers on LinkedIn Why don't we see more recruiters using this site?

Monday, March 22, 2010

"Paranoid man claims he is being followed on Twitter."
"Is the Law-Firm Model Dying? Not Yet, But It Might Be On The Clock." The trick is to align the financial incentives.
Interest on Disbursements in BC Personal Injury Litigation. MRI costs in Milne v. Clarke
Opening and Closing Statements in Ontario Jury Trials Rules of road set by CA in Fiddler v. Chiavetti.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Social Media on Drugs. Big Pharma deliberates foray into social media with the FDA; risks of astroturfing arise.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Geoengineering techniques to "fix" global warming have their own problems. "we are not the masters of nature"
UVic Law Student Technology Survey 97% of students own laptops
"Cash is a great fertilizer for political movements." On limits to new Alberta Party.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Law students should think twice about acting as a student prop for #Harper. #cpc #cdnpoli
Professor Neil Walker is speaking on his paper, "Beyond the Holistic Constitution" to my class at #uwo law
Pew: Prison pop drops in US states for 1st time in 40 yrs. Go #Obama. (it works)
Elissa Goldberg is speaking on the rule of law in fragile states; #Haiti #Afghanistan at #uwolaw
"If there's anyone who would be an expert on biased media, it's Mike Duffy." #cpc #cdnpoli via @jeffjedras
"Bible, not medical texts, guide Harper" via @Antonia_Z

Thursday, March 18, 2010

three burning legal questions and they're kind of funny.
“... Loaded guns, sharp objects and law degrees should be kept out of the reach of children.”
--Magistrate Judge Paul Cleary (via our SLS)
In Windsor, Ont. today presenting a paper at the 3rd Annual Law Student Conference.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Globe sees 13% increase in online readership for 2009. It's an opportunity for media, don't be threatened.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spanish Ruling on Non-Commercial File Sharing
Poll: No gold medal boost for #CPC #cdnpoli

Monday, March 15, 2010

Neocons sidelined, Religious right on decline. New right is libertarian, but Slate thinks it's good news for the left.
The job of your dreams - at minimum wage. Would you take it?
82% will abandon favorite news site if it tries to charge them. via @SCartierLiebel
Go Loonie, Go Loonie, Go! Forget parity, rise even higher than $1.10 predicted.
WikiLeaks considered a threat by US Army. Plans included exposing sources, litigation.
Avvo’s Top Legal Blogs What are the best legal sites on the net?
"Tories ignore results of criminal justice studies" #cpc #cdnpoli
"Banning niqab will only increase women's isolation and inequality"
Two Globe columns today challenge view that social media = democracy. and via @SusanDelacourt
"Survey finds readers don't want to pay for news online" Told ya.

Sunday, March 14, 2010 settles for $9.5m for false advertising. Your peers really aren't looking for you.
Sinister parallels of hatred; affinities between anti-semitism and Islamophobia.
"All too many [Marines are] hard-drinking, brawling, women-chasers whose wild partying was condoned." Semper Fi indeed
"Twitter and TV: How Social Media Is Helping Old Media"

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Iacobucci inquiry terms of reference finally released. Press release: Terms:
GI Jane II. Now maybe you'll talk to real experts about how to deal with this instead of using racial profiling. Maybe.
Glenn Beck finally picks on you. He's calling you a subversive and launches worldwide campaign.
Q: Is it ever okay for a pregnant woman to smoke crack? A: It depends.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Listening to Tim Danson, counsel for Steve Moore, on violence in hockey at #uwolaw.
Median Wealth for Single Black Women: $100, Single Hispanic Women: $120, Single White Women: $41k [Democracy Now]
Special thanks to Moshe Glickman (@mglickman) for the graphic design support.
"Law is in many rooms" - Prof. Doorey on legal pluralism, speaking at #uwolaw

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Criminal Charges in Workplace Fatality testing Bill C-45 @yosie23 joins @slaw_dot_ca
Fullowka suggests taking legal advice a powerful shield against claims of negligence – even when the advice is suspect.
Wildrose stability biggest Tory threat Alberta's conservative movement is now uneasily divided into two factions.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Remember how I predicted that racial profiling would lead to a blonde-haired blue-eyed female terrorist?
@thetrialwarrior: If it ain’t fixed, then break it via today's issue of @CanLawMag
Judge: Black man denied raises due to his race, gender. The job: Helping others address employment discrimination
Twitter introduces new security features. Links will go through a routing system. About time.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

"Tories should take Jaffer lesson to heart, dump minimum sentences: experts" #cpc #lpc #ndp #cdnpoli
Do blondes have more value? Black Barbies sell for less @walmartnews. More for me?
#Harper’s tough-on-crime #CPC accused of being not-so-tough when it comes to one of their own today #cdnpoli
When BigLaw lawyers are accused of crimes, should their firms presumed them innocent until proven guilty? (I say yes)
Sarah Palin use to travel to Canada for healthcare when she was growing up. #GOP
Former #CPC MP Rahim Jaffer due in Ont. court today on cocaine and drunk driving charges. #cdnpoli
Access to justice for Ontario francophones, afraid to ask for services in French or be labeled troublemakers.
Another Mid-East country announces plans to develop nuclear energy. For peaceful purposes, of course.
“Passion” is a powerful word. It can mean the difference between mediocrity and excellence.

Monday, March 8, 2010

"Canada needs to take 'serious look' at Afghan role" Canada needs to “grow up," Parliament is “paralysed."
Job seekers using social media are actually getting results. Here's how.
Step-by-step guide on how _not_ to commit sexual assault in Canada. (carry with your rubber, at all times)
Spring 2010 issue of @PrecedentMag: Don't sleep your way to the bottom. Sound advice. Few will heed, regardless.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Implications of China v. Google Standoff to Canada

Saturday, March 6, 2010

"Canada wanted Afghan prisoners tortured: lawyer" Why does that sound so, so, so wrong?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Some "feminist" probably got to #Harper. It's the only explanation. What was he thinking? groan, these guys are clowns
Shakespeare in Court: A Play with Appeal Shylock gets his day in court, after 411 years.
If a woman consents to sleeping with a man thinking he's really his twin (her bf), is it sexual assault? (1L Crim gold)
Houston lawyer forgets $800 jacket at airport food court; now someone must pay, just not him
via @overlawyered

Thursday, March 4, 2010

"New Life Breathed into Rand Inn" Phi Delta Phi reactivated at #uwolaw
Listening to Chris Bentley MPP and AG-Ont., representing Antonio in the appeal of Shylock's sentence. "Portia is the root of all evil." #olp
#LSUC just changed the dates for the barrister and solicitor exams. Not cool. I have a life to plan here.
Sexual harassment claims doubled in past 20 years - by men. (But women still majority of complaints)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Listening to Philippe Sands speak on "Torture, Lawyers, and Accountability" at #uwolaw.
Should we be getting tough on hate, instead of just tough on crime? Chilling mp3 of 9-11 call in "nip-tipping" case.
Check out @TorysLLP summary of Van Breda decision
Could negative online reviews actually be good for business? Not sure CA vet in case vs Yelp would agree.
U.S. fish oil makers, drugstores sued over PCB levels in supplements. Think I'll skip today's dose.
"In law firms, as in life, breaking up is hard to do." (Loreto v. Little et al, Ont. SCJ)
Boardroom still lacking female directors. Happy Women's Day!
Should a BNP leader be allowed to address schoolchildren?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Remember those pressing and substantial needs in BC Health? "Wage freezes, HST to pay for health care"
The revolution will cost you - $5. Old SC law requires registration of "subversive" groups.
Buying in bulk is _not_ always cheaper.
16 is far too young to start botox and worrying about "becoming haggard." Sorry, it is.
Introducing the @TorysLLP iPhone App Perfect for those parties where you can't remember the lawyer's name.
Millions of tons of water found on moon. Great, now we'll continue to pollute our own, and then start mining the moon.
I've now made it to the finals for every upper-year appellate competition at #uwolaw. Time to hang up my mooting robes.
Drawing the curtain on ISP cooperation with law enforcement