Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mapping Drug Dealers and other Crowdsourcing #GIS News
Tweeting RIDE check locations 'irresponsible' Sudbury Police Chief doesn't want 'drunks' avoiding check points
New York Law student tries homelessness: Tacky or earnest? l
Politics as a tour of duty, not a career - The Globe and Mail #cdnpoli
A Toronto juror’s story: ‘It was Middle Ages. It really was.’

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Rick Perry: Every barrel of oil out of Canada is a barrel of oil that we don’t have to buy from a foreign source
My 2011 CLawBies Nominations @LeeAkazaki @samtaracollier @blawgreview #clawbies2011
New Years Pro Tip: Don't Walk and Drive either. "walking drunk is one of the most dangerous activities"

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

B.C. tweets for ideas on job creation could this be an effective means for the government to connect?

Monday, December 26, 2011

Tennessee Law School Sues American Bar Association Over Accreditation Decision Flip side of hiring crisis solutions.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Statutory Interpretation in Kusnierz v. The Economical Mutual — Slaw MacPherson J rejects expressio argument.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Giuliani v. Halton (Municipality) Failure to monitor icy conditions not covered by minimum maintenance standards.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Helena Guergis Sues #Harper, #CPC. But also her lawyer, and Cassels Brock. Surprisingly no #bustyhookers #nofuninthat

Thursday, December 22, 2011

SCC will Hear Rasouli Appeal | Canadian Health Law
Class Action Launched Over Actos Drug | Canadian Health Law Diabetes medication may cause bladder cancer.
Chrétien wins $200,000 in sponsorship feud; PMO demands he give it back #cdnpoli This is classic.
LSUC Consultation on Articling : Law is Cool This is your chance to be heard.
Supreme Court Rules Securities Act Not Valid Under Commerce Clause — Slaw

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Can a Facebook user be criminally prosecuted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) for lying when signing up?
Law Firm Partnerships and the Retention of Women Lawyers — Slaw
Stephen Harper linked to Nazi intellectuals and Christian fundamentalists suggests Trevor Harrison's book #cdnpoli
Dr. Behnaz Yazdanfar Suspended for Two Years | Canadian Health Law
RCMP lawsuit may be joined by dozens of women - British Columbia
Nun took a vow of poverty – but is suing for pay -

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New 2024 Health Spending Plan | Canadian Health Law Plan will tie spending to nominal GDP growth.
Aerial Drones May Be Vulnerable to Sabotage Because of #GPS

Monday, December 19, 2011

California politician advocates assassination of Obama and family

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Can't sustain current health transfers: Kenney Any doubt that #CPC would destroy our health system now removed #cdnpoli
Take Control of Your iPad
isang baguhan....
On Wall Street, Some Insiders Express Quiet Outrage #OWS is already occupied from within by upset traders, bankers
Legal Language and N-Grams at SCOTUS h/t @computational

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Roman Empire More Equal than the United States Which if you know anything about the Romans, says a whole lot. #occupy
Doctor Eva Michalak wins £4.5m over discrimination
Don't Let Legal Keep You Out of Social Oh, the irony of me posting this.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Correlation or Causation? - Businessweek
Anonymous donors pay off Kmart layaway accounts

Thursday, December 15, 2011

1984 Peter Kent predicts Man Made Global Warming Disaster - YouTube #cdnpoli
Ultimate Office Party (2011)
VA-The Best Remixes 2011 (December) Vol 29
You know it's a good day when Above the Law @atlblog gives you a shout out to @WCELaw #twtmoot.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New City - December 2011
Suit by Fired Lawyer Claims Law Firm Encouraged Fraud with 3,000-Hour Billable Quota

Monday, December 12, 2011

Teaching Law learning tricks of trade might be impossible for someone who didn't know why it's important to practice
BC Anesthesiologists’ job action could affect elective procedures claiming highest workload and lowest remuneration
Depression and Democracy - "It’s time to start calling the current situation what it is: a depression."
Official Google Blog: Experience the tsunami-affected areas of Japan through Street View
Pro Tip: Unions will _not_ always be on the side of #occupy. protesters to shut down Van port, cost union members' pay
Google Shoot View is the creepiest use of Google Maps ever Ad firm lets you walk the streets with an assault rifle
Hospital apologizes after patient ‘blackmailed’ hospitals threatening elderly patients with $1,800/day to move into LTC
Kindle - Best Books of All Time
A clinic for those with no health insurance current system putting lives at risk
2011 in Review – boutiques and behemoths via @jordan_law21 @gowlings @NortonRoseOR @graememew @jack_newton @goclio
Booming Internet biz threatens small firms Do LegalZoom, Rocket Lawyer, etc. threaten an industry takeover?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Introducing the Twitter Moot — Slaw I've always dreamed of being a tweeting judge. #twtmoot

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Goldman Sachs Anti-Recruitment Session at Princeton University Recruitment session mic-checked by #Occupy Princeton

Friday, December 9, 2011

Occupy meets suit-and-tie Discussions continue into the classrooms. Can anyone say "mission accomplished?"
Mentally disabled Windsor, Ont. man flees Facebook bully
Occupy Calgary protesters leave before court deadline

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Stock Photo
Solidworks 2011 & 2012 Video Tutorials - SolidProfessor
Travelling to Canada? Prepare for more screening -
Endurance athletes may show heart damage - Health - CBC News
The Supreme Court of Canada Copyright Pentalogy
Voltaire - Riding A Black Unicorn

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tune in to CHCH tv channel 11 at 10:30 tonight to see me on Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone on Online Security and Privacy
And now for your daily LOL, please visit RobFord.Ca, which has now been redirected to Toronto Star Website
Slaw Makes ABA Blawg 100 – Vote for Us — Slaw

Monday, December 5, 2011

ONCA affirms ruling in Guy v. Toronto (City) Gross negligence standard applied to laneway used by pedestrians.
UK AG on Blogging, New Media and Contempt — Slaw Commentary on citizen journalists. #repmgt
Innovation in online advertising: Mad Men are watching you | The Economist #repmgt
No proof Ontario's flat-fee model for doctors improves care: auditor #onpoli
Sarnia man with an obsession for spanking women who "misbehaved" has been sentenced to 11 months in jail.
Kepler 22-b: Earth-like planet confirmed Only 600 light years away. Only.
Rural Suicides Follow Medicaid Cuts - Yahoo! News
Ontario Auditor General’s Report on Auto Insurance Regulation — Slaw 2011 Annual Report
Lawyers ‘can be productive anywhere’ Heenan Blaikie left out the library, everything they needed to access was online
Missing Pieces: Administrative bodies and the deliberative secrecy doctrine

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Johnny Cash - At St Quentin (Legacy Edition) (1969)
Hans Theessink - Homecooking (3CD Box Set) (2011)
Hotel Lights - Girl Graffiti (2011)
VA-Beatport Exclusive - Hot Selection Week 48 (2011)
VA Ministry of Sound The Annual 2012 (SA Edition) 3CD 2011
Death Note - Manga
Alexander Fokin MusicKey v1.2.0S60v5 Symbian^1^3 Anna BelleUnSigned Retail by DSPDA
Firehouse - Good Acoustics (1996)
DJ Zone - Best Session 09 (2011)
VA - Dancefloor Megamix Vol.8 (2011)
Don Braden - Gentle Storm (2008)
Omar Ha-Redeye on SunTv explaining the Oakes Test - YouTube This was by far the best one. Check it out...
Ex Parte Injunction Against Domain Operation or Transfer They even removed Google caches... neat! #repmgt
Asia - Anthologia (Japanese Edition) (2CD) (2002)
Account was hacked - fixing it now, sorry.
Quality education for Sulu pushed
Solarsoul - Heart & Soul Of The Earth (2011)
Humanoid robots go on show
VA-The Best Remixes 2011 (December) Vol 16
Church leaders cite Biblical passages - House arrest justified
VA - Winter Chilled House Session (2011)
Obsession: Chilled House Session (2011)
Top 30 Dance Club Play (03.12.2011)
Best of Trance (Mix) (2011 )
VA - The Romantic Sax Collection (3CD) (2008)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Is sleep throwing off your work-life balance? It was, but I'm done with that now. #IGotCalled
Though Canadians feel safe, Conservatives move ahead on crime bill #cdnpoli I'd hope for more than just feelings...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

2011 Clawbies time: Calling all Canadian law bloggers! Problem is that all of us now already know each other so well.
Dealing with comments about Attawapiskat "Here are some of those facts, if you’re interested."
Reading this on Google’s Chrome browser, and not IE? I'm part of a trend! (Yay, I think...)
Fresh off terror list, Abdelrazik blasts Ottawa for abandonment Paul Champ cites McCarthyism and Soviet techniques.
Elimination of Masters’ Registrars positions — Slaw I'm not happy about this either.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Interpreting The Constitution In The Digital Era #GIS GPS & social media posing new challenges to privacy and free speech
Judges out of touch on privacy issues, says Ontario privacy czar

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Big Pharma funds group's push for cancer drugs Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec defends funding from manufacturers.
Worker on sick leave is not legally entitled to paycheque
Chastised Lawyer Lashes Out at Judge Posner Hell hath no fury like an angry bird. #LSUCethics
Is it Religious Discrimination to Force Employee to Wear a “666″ Sticker? | Doorey's Workplace Law Blog
Secure Your Dropbox Data with SecretSync — Slaw
Official Google Blog: A new frontier for Google Maps: mapping the indoors #GIS #privacylaw
Two New Legal Ethics Opinions Suggest Clear Skies Ahead for Cloud Computing #LSUCEthics
Toronto Lawyers Association hosts first-ever 'Diversity Soirée' Did she really not take a single photo of me?
Groupon for Lawyers: Delivers Legal Deals I don't want to be a "coupon lawyer." Just saying.
Jobless Lawyer Starts Occupy Movement in UK Wants to occupy Inns of Court #ows #amusing
700 Club Features Story Of Phony Ex-Terrorist | Right Wing Watch These guys are scarier than any terrorists out there.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Are hospital parking fees a barrier to health care? - The Globe and Mail
Canada to pull out of Kyoto Protocol next month
Are law grads prepared to confront the "real" world?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

How to Succeed at Office Politics -
Use of YouTube for Notice in Class Actions — Slaw
An Originalist Argument for the Unconstitutionality of Sex Discrimination

Friday, November 25, 2011

Trailer: Online Security Privacy Upcoming episode of Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone (with me!)
#G20 policing report to cost $1 million

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Occupy ruling: where individual rights meet the community - The Globe and Mail #occto #occupytoronto
Ultimat Vodka Facebook App Audits Your Social Life Could this tool be used by litigators to investigate? #LSUCEthics

Sunday, November 20, 2011

On access to information, Canada is a developing country
Audio of my interview with Jim Richards of Newstalk 1010 earlier this week is available here:
Occupy Movement Loses Injunctions (in BC) — Slaw And some thoughts about the motion in Toronto.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lobbying firm's memo spells out plan to undermine Occupy Wall Street #occto #occupytoronto
[The Globe] Obituary: ALEXANDRA DODGER, 27, LEGAL ACTIVIST; young woman left a large footprint Quote from me here.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A judge erred in not removing a juror caught tweeting, an Arkansas defense lawyer says - Law Blog - WSJ #LSUCethics
Can occupiers move from squat spat to useful political action? #cdnpoli #occto #occupytoronto

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Occupy Toronto: The Goals - YouTube Short clip from @TheAgenda this week is up. #occupytoronto #occupyto
A mentorship site for new lawyers? « leeakazaki

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Just finished live interview on CHCH 1010 on #occupytoronto can't evict an idea
Just interviewed live on cp24. #occupytoronto
Occupy Wall Street Obtains Injunction — Slaw Read a copy of the injunction here! #occupytoronto #occupywallstreet
Supporting #OccupyToronto | TVO @TheAgenda The video from last night is up.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Not easy for students to bail out on loans But what if a law grad with no articles tried? That would be interesting.
Web time travel with the Wayback Machine [Lawyers Weekly] With no mention of robot.txt files, tsk, tsk...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Introducing LexisNexis PCLaw Practice Suite Practice management software intended for 1-5 lawyers, Ontario only for now

Friday, November 11, 2011

Twitter Ordered to Give Up Wikileaks Data federal judge ordered information on 3 accounts under investigation

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Precedent: Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers conference this weekend Come hear me speak there too!
Why Big Corporations Are Putting the Brakes on Social Media smaller companies emphasize open customer communications

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tort Reform For The Better: Adding Liquidity to Dry Judgements — Slaw Guest post by Erik Magraken, my fav ICBC lawyer.
Can You Start Your Own Law Firm Right Out of Law School? Here's Someone Who's Actually Doing It!
Tune in to The Agenda with Steve Paikin on Monday Nov. 19, 2011 to hear me talk about the occupy movement.
Why Supermom is leaving the firm Most of Bay Street’s biggest law firms are still predominantly managed by men, for men
In case you missed it yesterday, check out my feature on Solo Practice University:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"@SoloPracticeU: New at #SPU Audio: Savvy Solos with Omar Ha-Redeye"

Monday, November 7, 2011

If you build it – they will come – but only if they can find your links — Slaw Yes, people pay me for this info.
Nice guys do finish last Some major problems here with the conclusion for #LSUCethics.
Frozen moment of judicial compassion "Justice Harvey Brownstone presides at a suburban Toronto building..."

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lawsuit seeks citizenship for elderly 'lost' Canadians Bill C-37 still hasn't rectified about 5%.
Drug shortages profit-motivated, experts suggest pharma denies shortages due to market manipulation
Justice Brian Corrin Cleared of Charges — Slaw Winnipeg judge was accused of assaulting his mother.
6 Best Practices For Small Business YouTube Marketing
Can you own a tale? Canadian authors file plagiarism suit
P.E.I. Supreme Court rules plow driver negligent Snow struck and injured a woman by the side of the road.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Who Owns Your LinkedIn Contacts? - Forbes One UK court says it's your employer.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lawsuit targets Ottawa doctor over HIV, hepatitis scare Class action suit filed against Dr. Christiane Farazli
Jaikaran v. Austin Omnibus motion for costs in 99 medical negligence actions by former patients of Dr. Richard Austin
Over 1k ppl already registered for our FREE webcast at the law society on Nov. 21 on ethics and technology Sign up now!
How to Break Up with Employees Bad memories will fade. What remains is a bond from shared experiences.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Crookes v. Newton: Speculations on intermediary liability…. — Slaw Commentary from Tamir Israel of CIPPIC.
Raitt’s 3 Principles for labour relations only run one way #CPC interpreted rule of law flexibly in labour relations.
Reporters are not your “Friends” Can they really publish photos placed on social media networks? Well they're doing it!
Articling Crisis in the Headlines Today's Globe & Mail looks at the articling problem with @UWOLaw grad Meagan Williams

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Move Over Social Media; Here Comes Social Business It's a new era of collaboration, insight sharing and lead generation
Personal Injury Claims Are Not "Measured by the Number of Doctors Seen"
Has social media gone the way of the fax machine? Even if it has, the lawyers are still catching up.
Court says no to live tweets at trial Justice Robert Maranger of Kingston rules electronic devices must not transmit.
Naked and drunk motorist crashes into 17 cars

Monday, October 31, 2011

‘Free massage’ was sexual assault, Ottawa judge concludes Massage salon owner seduced male victim via Facebook.
92-year-old can't prove age, refused booze - Weird News
Copyrighting Costumes Of course the lawyers have to run it. This time it's Power Rangers outfits.
Social media preferable to knowledge management for law firms Has anyone told the law firms out here yet?
Duty to defend: Insurer attempts to discharge its duty by tendering its limits
The look: The fine line between job description and discrimination Great piece as usual by Stuart Rudner.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Google Refused Law Enforcement Request To Pull Police Brutality Video
Yang v. The County of Simcoe Ont SCJ approves amended claim to $25m increase on eve of trial.
Costs Award in Baglow v. Smith — Slaw
Toronto Sun: ‘Generous’ accident benefits? Ontario has the lowest minor injury benefits in the country.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

New Einsteins will be scientists that share Collaboration, not competitiveness, will foster innovation of future

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Role of Tribunals in Fighting Hatred Online My column in The Lawyers Weekly, October 28, 2011.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Trigger-Happy Plaintiff Feels the Blowback for Initiating SLAPP Action Scory v. Krannitz, 2011 BCSC 1344
Crash dummies Women more likely to sustain injuries in a car accident because safety features designed for men
Who Owns Your Identity on the Social Web? #repmgt
A Recent Law Grad’s Fledgling Attempt at Revenge on His Law School
Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin formally welcomes new colleagues to the court
Norton Rose loses 'great leader' over merger
Facebook Facing a $138,000 Fine For Holding Deleted User Data

Thursday, October 20, 2011

RIM could face lawsuits for BlackBerry problems -
Dropbox Will Simplify Your Life - See how the cloud can simplify your bookflow - or your lawflow too.
Lawyers preparing clemency bid for the only Canadian on American death-row
A Little Small Justice How the City of Toronto handles claims under $10,000. Good to know for anyone bringing a claim.
Ontario Hospital Association releases 2011 Strategic Indicators Report

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Private Ontario clinics not regularly inspected until 2010
Meet the Tar Sands PR Wizard Mother Jones takes a look at Ezra Levant's tactics, hailing back to big tobacco.
Update on SLAPPs : Law is Cool
Letter to a Law Student — Slaw
Chinese Commercial Law – in English — Slaw Links to some reviews on books for those interested in Chinese trade law.

Monday, October 17, 2011

How we succeed by failing The truth is, you usually have to fail to succeed.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Meet the Guy Who Snitched on Occupy Wall Street to the FBI and NYPD
Open Court Principle Does Not Apply to EDs Court rules you cannot bring a blogger to your cross examination. Go figure.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

4 Ways to Protect the Reputation of Your Small Business Online
Lawsuit launched to remove politicians in B.C.
English-sounding names hold edge for job seekers in survey Employers “significantly discriminate” against applicants.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bachmann’s Years at Oral Roberts University Her law education involved an unusual experiment.
Time to adapt to social media – or face the consequences
What the Wall Street protests mean in Canada - The Globe and Mail
Bystanders morally obligated to perform CPR on heart attack victims, physicians say But legally, once you start...
IRPP: No National Securities Regulator Needed — Slaw
Canada does not need a national securities commission: study

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Your Social Media Policy May Need Revamping Overbroad may hurt bottom line.
Technology & Marketing Law Blog: Google Defeats Class Certification in Keyword Ad Lawsuit--FPX v. Google

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Don Cherry’s remarks could launch lawsuit: report
Social Media Presence More Important Than Social Media Ads - eMarketer
Waiting for the future of medicine "Genomic researchers may have oversold what they can deliver"
Waitress shames bully customer on Facebook

Monday, October 10, 2011

U.N. report: Internet access is a human right - Los Angeles Times
Feds muzzle scientist over salmon study
Justice minister dismisses lawyers' sentencing resolution - Canada - CBC News

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Precautionary Principle and Judicial Deference Sierra Club Canada v. Ontario (Natural Resources & Transportation)
Appeals court dismisses class-action lawsuit against Inco
ICBC releases Top 10 list of laughable driving cellphone excuses
Finding value of intellectual property is far from patently obvious
Make bike helmets an election issue in B.C.
Why isn't it a car law that all the lights go on? -
Texas woman sues PD for forcing her to listen to Rush Limbaugh
There's a lot to lose by not wearing a bike helmet A catastrophic head injury can take more than your life away

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Legal Ethics in An Age of Technology Check out our video from the talk at #LSUCethics

Friday, October 7, 2011

U.S. lawmakers, advocates split over teen internet privacy
Work-life balance: the impossible dream?
Majority of Canadians underestimate financial burden of divorce: BMO They should watch our show, @FamilyMatters_
Montreal religious order to pay $18M to sex-abuse victims
Judge OKs new evidence in Saudi doctor’s legal fight with University of Ottawa over firing
Renewing the Debate on Anti-SLAPP Legislation in Ontario : Law is Cool
The 2011 Maclean’s Law School Rankings... wait, we don't believe anything they say after they called us rats...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Critics say new B.C. privacy laws put data at risk - British Columbia
Send Us Your Events: TalkLaw/ParLoi on Slaw Great idea, I get pitches all the time.
Confidentiality and Clients (On Greenspan and Black) First post by @ADodek on @Slaw_dot_ca
The Poor Employment Market for Law Grads Predates the Recession It won't necessarily get better when market improves!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

How to be Smart About Divorce – Family Matters Tonight, on @FamilyMatters_
GPS Inventor Urges Supreme Court to Reject ‘Automated,’ Warrantless Surveillance
Beleaguered Canadian judiciary fights back over criticism of 'soft' jail sentences
Macleod Dixon merges with Norton Rose Offices in Caracas and Bogata! Future trend; Really big or really small.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Future of Articling in Ontario — Slaw
Michael Jackson trial judge infuriated by social media

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Edward Greenspan rebuts Conrad Black - The Globe and Mail
Drug sites may spread after ruling

Friday, September 30, 2011

Big celebrations today over the Suprme Court of Canada's decision over the Insite injection clinic.
Drug injection clinic's fate rides on top court ruling Insite ruling expected today.
Law cracks down on digital piracy in Canada
Access to information a democratic right

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Are judges are above politics? Canadian Judicial Council: judges should never have to answer to politicians.
Lawyers exempt from money-laundering laws BCSC strikes down law that would compel lawyers against clients.
Teen wins nearly $184,000 in suit against grandmother -
Ont. dairy farmer vows to fight conviction for selling raw milk
Law Librarian Blog: Thomson Reuters in Turmoil: Danger Alert, It's Time for "Chiefs" to Duck and Cover
Who’s insuring your insurance? Actually this has crossed my mind. And my desk.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Coffee may reduce depression risk - Health - CBC News Thank goodness. And I do mean goodness.
Avoiding a communications breakdown with your client
B.C. mom suing kids for financial support - CTV News
Dealing With an Identity Hijacked on the Online Highway #repmgt
Judge Brownstone Goes Primetime - Interview in The Lawyers Weekly - September 30, 2011 - Page 2-3
Twitter may be best source of timely news on niche subjects for lawyers
Mad Men and Pan Am: television’s revisionist history

Sunday, September 25, 2011

ACCLO Tips and Tricks from the Trade — Slaw
Only Advanced-Degree Holders See Wage Gains Finally, some stats showing the advantages of a law degree.
A rare look at the inner-workings of the Supreme Court of Canada - The Globe and Mail

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Facebook's Timeline will be boon for hackers - Computerworld

Friday, September 23, 2011

McGill law student files complaint over blackface - Montreal - CBC News
Federal Court slaps Zarek Taylor Grossman Hanrahan for publishing Privacy Commissioner finding identifying complainant

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Google Plus: One Network to Rule them All Google+ for everyone, and why you should too.
Foursquare Now Keeps Home Addresses Private
Healthcare Marketing Goes Mobile - eMarketer
Staff, social media policies and managing risk

Monday, September 19, 2011

HEC administrators apologize for students' blackface stunt Filmed by a law student at UofM.
The Lawyers Weekly names me as one of the top dozen social media influencers practicing law in Canada

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Family Law Profiled at Opening of the Ontario Courts — Slaw

Friday, September 16, 2011

How Paul Martin would fix the world - The Globe and Mail
Appeals Court Reinstates $675,000 File Sharing Verdict | Threat Level |
Concussions front and centre as new season begins -
Thoughtful Legal Management David Bilinsky gives me a mention on his site.
Norton Rose (@NortonRoseGroup) and the timely launch of its anticorruption team "It’s just a coincidence."
Defining the ‘Meaningful’ – Collective Bargaining and Freedom of Association Ontario v. Fraser This will be good...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Dark Side of the Placebo Effect: When Intense Belief Kills

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ontario judge hits the airwaves.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Why mandatory minimum sentences cost billions—and don’t reduce crime
Live chat: Jameel Jaffer on civil liberties after 9/11 - The Globe and Mail On Now!
U.K. Law Firms Seek a Different Kind of Diversity Firms try to hire attorneys with more socioeconomic diversity.
Domain names are ‘property’: Ont. CA Co. v. Lojas Renner S.A., [2011] O.J. No. 3576
Libel ruling unleashes bloggers Lawyers Weekly on Baglow v. Smith, [2011] O.J. No. 3886.
World at risk of second financial heart attack Need to give up addiction to debt-fuelled growth.
Why SpongeBob is a bad influence - The Globe and Mail

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Moment of Silence I'm keeping my mouth shut today. There has got to be a better way than war.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

There's no free lunch, judge says Statutory Interpretation of tax exemptions in the Pink Elephant case.
Class-action suit claims Full Tilt Poker kept users' money

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ontario judge’s showmanship leads to TV series The Globe covers our show!
Looking for work? Try Canada
As the U.S. economy collapses, more and more Americans seek jobs north of the border

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Authenticity brings wealth, entrepreneur advises Making money is not the end of all success #wordsofwisdom
Journal Article Proposes Two Tracks in Canadian Defamation Law — Slaw
Leadership is not about having an executive position or holding public office. [video]
Can class actions tackle social wrongs? Interview with me in The Law Times
Publish-or-perish: Peer review and the corruption of science

Monday, September 5, 2011

Ontario Liberal Party Released Platform for 2011 Election
Examination For Discovery Upcoming? Don't Forget to Google Yourself Probably a good idea...
Why doctors hate online reviews - PopRX - #repmgt
In E-Mail Age, Postal Service Struggles to Avoid a Default - And yet we can't serve pleadings via e-mail.
"Twitter Terrorists" Could Get 30 Years in Prison
A legal will is worth the time and money - The Globe and Mail
Why merit — not ideology — should govern SCC appointments
National standards won’t make cookie-cutter law schools: deans

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Online Defamation on Political Blogs in Baglow v. Smith Claim in an ongoing political dispute dismissed on summary j.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Check out the promo video for Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone Coming soon to a station near you

Friday, September 2, 2011

Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone will show on CHCH in the GTA on Tues at 10:30. Tune in starting Sept. 13
Toronto police probe fraud allegations at York University

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Google launches Canadian online movie service You Tube movies opened in Canada yesterday.
WikiLeaks editorial accuses Guardian of exposing unredacted US cables - The Globe and Mail

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

College students stumped by search engines, research finds
Study: LinkedIn top social media site for journalists | Articles
Is Ontario's Legal Establishment Scamming Law Students? Andrew Langille's thoughts on resolving the articling crisis.
The Black Hole of 9/11 Ten things from the last decade that were more important than 9/11 - like the response to it.
Judge allows one G20 class action lawsuit to seek certification, while staying a second one
Canadian companies and social media — Slaw

Monday, August 29, 2011

10 Most Hated Industries In America: Gallup And I've already worked in 3/10 of them.
What is good character for lawyers? A clearer definition is expected in 2012.
The elusive brass ring In 2011, 12.1 per cent of LSUC applicants failed to secure an articling position within 1 year.
Judge blasts kids’ for suing mom over birthday card - Kids represented by father, whose obviously divorced.
Ugly? You May Have a Case - why not offer legal protections to the ugly, as we do with other individuals?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Is a Carjacking an Automobile Accident? Downer v. Personal Ins: Drive-bys not an auto accident, but a carjacking is.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene: Apps for Your iPad, iPhone, iPod of Android to Track Storm - ABC News
Disaster Modelling - Hurricane hits New York Could Irene be the country's worst national disaster? [vid]

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Research In Motion's BlackBerrys To Be Android-Compatible

Monday, August 22, 2011

Next Chapter in Law Buzz Litigation. Tycho Manson starts his own suit to identify anonymous posters.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Bully Goes High Tech: Protecting Students in the Internet Age – Part 2 — Slaw

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Data-Crunching Program Guides Santa Cruz Police Before a Crime -
The Best in Digital Marketing Panel of judges pick the top firms in Canada.
Best study ever: Wasting time online boosts worker productivity -

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Google Backing Of DIY Legal Forms Will Force Lawyers To Lower Fees - Forbes

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Kuwait teachers to get cash for using Twitter and Facebook Incentive used to improve communication with students.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Google’s Mapping Tools Spawn New Breed of Art Projects
Seven Creepy Experiments That Could Teach Us So Much (If They Weren’t So Wrong)
Legal beef: Sara Lee, Kraft escalate wiener war - The Globe and Mail
Lessons law firms learnt from the Great Recession
His First Jury Trial "My career as a trial lawyer began a long time ago somewhat traumatically."
Norway's terror, the world's problem With an unexpected swipe vs. Mr. Ezra Levant (he's getting popular, you know)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Bully at School Goes High Tech – Part 1 — Slaw ABA Panel on US Jurisprudence regarding Cyberbullying.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Canada's poor ranking in access to courts a wake up call: Chief Justice World Justice Institute placed Canada 9/12
Supreme Court chief justice backs protest against immigration minister's comments

Friday, August 12, 2011

Why Facebook and Google's Concept of 'Real Names' Is Revolutionary - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic
How to Build a Business in a Crowded Market | Starting a Business & Succeeding in an Overcrowded Market, Startup Advice
Aggression during G20 rally ‘perpetrated by police,’ judge rules - #g20report #g20
Sewage treatment plant to be named "Ezra Levant" Pretty sure that wasn't intended as a compliment.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Immigrants love UK more than we do Across country, ethnic communities emerged as heroes of the riots

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

In Memorandum: Wendy Babcock 1979-2011 He chided me recently about not practicing human rights law, where I was needed
How Many Clients Do Sleepy Lawyers Hurt? Lawyers need to move to evidence-based law - for practice management.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

London riots underscore the problems of Britain’s young underclass - The Globe and Mail
Family Matters on CHEK Tv News media segment on @familymatterstv
Political Animal - A timeline of events

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Perils of Social Media @LeeBerlik thought about quitting the Internet as a result. But he didn't.
Klout for lawyers: Does it matter? The sophisticated answer: I'll focus on the relationships I build and nurture

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Should Breivik be Released after 21 Years in Prison? — Slaw

Friday, August 5, 2011

How to Become a Social Media Rockstar | Social Media Mafia Still comes down to strategy and tactics, as it always has.
Slides from decision-making session are now up:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

@slaw_dot_ca is live blogging at the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto. 1st post is up: #ABAAnnual
ABA Annual Meeting Gets Under Way in Toronto, Features Prominent Jurists I'm heading there this morning.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

UK Government drops website blocking Legalising non-commercial copying would meet reasonable consumer expectations
Minnesota School Faces Lawsuit Over Racist 'Wigger Day'
Lawyers Weekly: "Family litigants without lawyers" Which is why our tv show is going to be a hit:
Lawyer faces hearing for ‘uncivil’ behaviour -
Wife sues RCMP officers over fatal shooting - The Globe and Mail

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Federal court rules human genes can be patented | The Raw Story

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Winkler on Labour Arbitration and Conflict Resolution — Slaw:

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tune in to CBC Metro Morning on radio or satellite to hear me over the next hour.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Check out CBC Metro Morning tomorrow at 8:23 EST to hear me talk about the Oslo bombings, and how hate speech and social media can be abused
I'm doing some live blogging at the filming of Family Matters with Harvey Brownstone. It will be broadcast on CHEK Victoria.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thanks to @NikiBlack for pointhing this out. Social media can reduce crime risk.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Social media history - the new job hurdle.

Monday, July 18, 2011

I thought the Blawgosphere was a friendly place Does it have to be an angry place?
What Dell can teach your company about social media ROI It's more than just sales, it's about value to the whole org.
Ontario’s sex offenders to wear GPS if Tories elected -
These car insurance apps speed up claims - Blogs
Online storage provider Dropbox sued over data breach

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Are You a Facebook Defector for Google+? [POLL] Me: Yes!
Cooley Law School Sues Bloggers and Lawyers
Bogus Car Insurance Scams Revealed — Slaw We have a shared interest in ensuring this stops.
McDonald's lawsuit over Happy Meal advertising proposed class action seeks to stop advertising toys in California
Ford’s financial numbers don’t add up - The Globe and Mail #topoli
Want to measure your brain waves with a headband? There's an (Android) App for that too.
Party carefully - your boss may see you online #repmgt
Employment Contracts - Some Good News for Employers Courts will enforce even where adverse implications present
Second Conservative MP cited for violating election law

Friday, July 15, 2011

Even BPA-Free Plastic Not Always Safe : Discovery News

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Computer privacy in the news. some Facebook production issues you may not have considered.
World's safest currency.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Google Maps plagues NJ town. When does liability kick in?
Google+ expected to surge past 10m. Likely the fastest web growth ever.
Justice Paul Feinman dismisses Park 51 lawsuit.
Ford's gravy train running on fumes. And KPMG still hasn't found the gravy.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Is Google+ Social Networking’s New Black? (Jack Newton)
I'm having fun so far, but needs better import function.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

You can be my +1 by adding me on Google.
"Lawyers Who Ignore Social Media Equal to Cavemen Who Refuse to Hunt" Those are some strong words.
Caledonia Class-Action Settlement — Slaw

Monday, July 4, 2011

"Motorcyclist crashes in helmet law protest, dies" Dr indicated death could've been prevented - by wearing a helmet
Sexual Activity Tracked By Fitbit Shows Up In Google Search Results Definitely some privacy issues worth exploring!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Video of me on CTV News tonight at Pride Parade. Hint: I'm the Rob Ford with the @CanCivLib
Look for me as Rob Ford on tv today.  Did a few interviews.
Look for me as Rob Ford on tv today. Did a few interviews.

Friday, July 1, 2011

For job-hunting PhDs, the degree was the easy part Toronto Star features plight of my friend Martin Kijazi.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

How Lawyers Can Use LinkedIn to Connect to New Clients I've done it in consulting, but in law? We'll see...
Judge: Google Can Be Sued for Wiretapping in Street View Debacle

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Check out video by @AriKaplan of me talking about reinventing lawyers in the digital marketplace during his TO visit.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Nextpoint Preserves Websites and Social Media for the Record 1/2 all companies in litigation will produce social media
UofO Law Prof. Joanne St. Lewis sues Denis Rancourt for $1m in libel for "house negro" blog post.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Law firms harmed by risk aversion "Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.”

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

This is amusing. My new bio is up on the Journal of Universal Rejection.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tune in to CBC Morning Radio tomorrow to hear me talk about the Vancouver riots.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

My slides from Law Tech Camp are up. Social Media and the Courts #techcamp

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Celebrating my call by immediately giving back time. I want to hear from you on social media and courts this a.m.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lawyers Settle... for Temp Jobs
As clients seek to cut costs, the field of 'contract' attorneys expands

Monday, June 13, 2011

Diversity still a challenge for law firms commitment to diversity cannot be couched in “tokenism” or “window dressing”

Thursday, June 9, 2011

What's that? Does coffee make you hear things?
Maine Judge Rules that Bank Not Responsible for Letting Hackers Steal $300K From Customer
LexisNexis PCLaw Version 11 It even comes in mobile, with sync. Handy!
Conservatives misled Parliament over G8 costs: Auditor General #cdnpoli
Techniquette for Lawyers. Can you think of anyone who needs this, badly? via @danpinnington @lawyerist

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Anti-SLAPP law: Good idea, poor execution Environmental groups suggest higher punitives, shorter timelines.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"if your riding voted Liberal... there is a good chance that you are a visible minority and/or university educated."