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Designing a Billboard to Go Viral

This lawyer’s billboard was cleverly designed to go viral but is also well designed with a simple message and not much text on the Billboard so it’s easily read and understood while driving by in three seconds. The billboard, for a divorce lawyer in Albany, NY, shows the wedding ring finger extended but made to […]

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The New Trend of Rebranding Law Firms with Trade Names

With the recognition that a brand name or trade name is important for business, there is a trend among large prestigious law firms and even some smaller law firms to rebrand their law firm name to one that is good for branding. What’s good for branding? A simple one-word tradename, preferably one that stands out.A Hence, […]

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A Blackberry BublA(c) Please

The top Super Bowl commercials are rated by the public for entertainment but which commercial is the best to sell the product? It’sA the MichaelA BublA(c) BublyaC/ commercial by Goodby Silverstein & Partners. Why is the MichaelA BublA(c) BublyaC/ Super Bowl TV commercial my winner? It’s not analytics. SPARK NeuroA is an interesting company offering neuroanalytics to optimize advertising. […]

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How to Find the Ideal Phone Number for Your Law Firm

Most lawyers know by now that they need a custom vanity phone number to compete with a and stand out from a other attorneys in their field. However, the next question can be more complicated. How do you choose the ideal phone number for your law firm? On the surface, it might seem easya| find […]

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Recognizing the Value of Billboards, Lawyer Runs into a Roadblock

A lawyer who recognized the value of billboards ran into a roadblock when he purchased five buildings for the purpose of advertising his law firm on billboards. In an effort to reduce the number of billboards, New York City’s permit requirements for outdoor advertising now only allow a billboard when the building is occupied by […]

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Is Your Vanity Phone Number or Slogan Protected?

Does your law office advertise a slogan or vanity phone number on your website or advertising? If you haven’t trademarked it, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise. I once put “No Fee Guarantee” on my law firm website. Sometime later, I received a letter advising that it was trademarked and that I would […]

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Will Google Warn Visitors Away From Your Website?

Beginning in October, if your law firm website doesn’t use SSL, Google will warn visitors who use your contact form that it is aNot Securea. Potential clients will likely go to another lawyer’s website when they see the warning. This is what a website without SSL looks like in the address bar of Chrome This […]

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Are Vanity Phone Numbers Still Relevant?

With the importance of Internet advertising for lawyers, some attorneys have the misconception that the internet makes 1-800 vanity phone numbers less important then they used to be. In the Internet Age, Vanity Phone Numbers Are More Relevant According to a study of US customers by research agency eConsultancy, phone calls were the most preferred […]

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Can You Afford to Drop the Yellow Pages?

Kirkpatrick Creative, an advertising agency representing law firms, says probably not. Not surprisingly, it seems that print yellow page phone books still work. Usually, when a new form of media arrives on the scene, it doesn’t replace another form of media but just adds another dimension. One caveat is that I’m not sure how long […]

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Does Your Customer Service Kill?

Is your law firm really going to extremes when providing customer service to your clients? This lawsuit funding company does. In fact, they’ll go so far as to kill someone for you! Maybe the defendant. This video shows a testimonial on a TV commercial from Oasis Legal, a company providing lawsuit funding to personal injury […]

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Buying Silence With a Bluff: How NDAs Exploit Litigants, With and Without Counsel

The ever-growing use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) prevents those who sign from being able to adisclosea their experiences of reprehensible workplace discrimination. NDAs routinely silence the victims of sexual harassment, racism, bullying, and discrimination (among many other examples: for being pregnant, or requiring mental health leave, etc.).

Of questionable legality, NDAs are routinely demanded by defence lawyers in settlement negotiations. A gag on the victim is an obvious, albeit immoral, aaska for legal representatives of alleged or actual perpetrators. They donat want their reputation as a racist or a sexual harasser or a bully following them around, do they?

If . . . [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. Hawkes v. Max Aicher (North America) Limited, 2021 ONSC 4290 (CanLII)

[17] In this case, we are concerned exclusively with statutory construction. Matters of statutory interpretation, like other questions of law, are evaluated on a reasonableness standard. As a reviewing court, in accordance with the guidance of Vavilov on the application of the reasonableness standard, we do not undertake a de novo . . . [more]

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Determining Judicial Ethical Conduct: Not So Straightforward? Part I

INTRODUCTION

Time was the community or advocacy activity of lawyers with judicial aspirations centred around fundraising and other activities related to participation in our major political parties. Eventually, some of these lawyers found themselves rewarded with a judicial appointment. They cut their ties, as far as anyone knew, with their favoured party. It was not difficult to end their pre-judicial activity and remove themselves from community involvement. More recently, however, with the net for potential judges cast far wider in order to increase diversity on the bench, the community work aspirants engage in may be quite different. And so we . . . [more]

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PRIDE in the Courts: Judge Deborah A. Batts


Marcelo Rodriguez and Judge Deborah Batts at an event in the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse in New York, NY, June 2019.

Let me tell you about someone I met a couple of years ago. Her name was Judge Deborah A. Batts. In 1994, the Honorable Judge Batts became the first openly gay person to be appointed as an Article III federal judge in the United States. She held this position for over 25 years in the Southern District of New York. As part of the library team in my previous position, we commemorated her 25 years of service with a candid . . . [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

Of Apostrophe Catastrophes There Is No End
Neil Guthrie

The work of a language nerd is never done. Possessive problems: In a recent LinkedIn posting, a fundraising person at an educational institution I attended referred to itsa proud history. … . . . [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 Legal Writers Collective 2.A Jumping off the Ivory Tower Podcast 3. Lawyered Podcast 4. The Trauma-Informed Lawyer 5. Family Health Law Blog

Legal Writers Collective
R v Campbell, 2020 ONCA 573

Facts: On November 2, 2018, Andrew Campbell (the appellant) was convicted of kidnapping, pointing a . . . [more]

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Representation Orders in Small Claims

In Ontario, Small Claims Court’s monetary jurisdiction increased from $25,000 to $35,000 on Jan. 1, 2020. This has allows far more claims to be heard in this venue, with its streamlined processes and less procedural delays. Even prior to the pandemic, the Small Claims Court handled more than half of all of Ontario’s civil disputes.

Wrongful dismissal claims in particular have been effectively advanced in this venue, especially during the pandemic, and for those looking to avoid the cost consequences of improperly advancing a claim in Superior Court. However, in order for these proceedings to be heard effectively, the courts . . . [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 May 27 a June 17, 2021 inclusive.

Appeals

Civil Procedure: Court Record Access
MediaQMI inc. v. Kamel, 2019 QCCA 814; 2021 SCC 23 (38755)

In QuA(c)bec, the Code of Civil Procedure gives members of the public the right to have access to court records: art. . . . [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 : La requA(c)rante a dA(c)montrA(c) que la juge autorisatrice avait A(c)tA(c) induite en erreur et que, si l’enquAateuse dA(c)nonciatrice lui avait fait un portrait complet de la situation, elle n’aurait pas lancA(c) un mandat de perquisition visant son tA(c)lA(c)phone cellulaire.

IntitulA(c) :A R. c. Plamondon, 2021 QCCQ 4192
Juridiction . . . [more]

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Arbitration and the Death of the Common Law

A couple of years ago, in the Before Times, I chaired a panel discussion on the arbitration of family law disputes at a wonderful program hosted by the Legal Education Society of Alberta in Lake Louise. The purposes of the panel were, firstly, to encourage a critical and creative approach to the design of arbitration processes and, secondly, to promote the arbitration of family law disputes in those parts of the province where it has yet to achieve the profile it rightly enjoys in Calgary.

The panel was a success a and with experienced arbitrators including Justice Sherry Kachur, Doug . . . [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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Ten Coaching Questions on the Path From Languishing to Flourishing

Languishing.

Thanks to Adam Grant’sA May 2020 articleA in the New York Times, we now have a word to describe this malaise many of us are experiencing:

“Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It feels as if you’re muddling through your days, looking at your life through a foggy windshield. And it might be the dominant emotion of 2021.”

The opposite of languishing is flourishing.

Martin Seligman, a founding father of the School of Positive Psychology, writes in his book Flourishing that five factors together contribute to flourishing.

There is also a . . . [more]

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Small Talk Is Coming Back

Over the past year, have you noticed your ability to chit chat has changed? Those conversations you have with someone in a store, with a server at a restaurant, or at a dinner party have all but gone away. Small talk is an important workplace skill that has many benefits. Yes, we are connecting with people virtually, but those conversations are different than when we are in person.

There have been many studies on the effects that the pandemic has had on peopleas social skills. From a business development perspective, our ability to connect with clients and prospects is a . . . [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. Working Families Ontario v. Ontario, 2021 ONSC 4076 (CanLII)

[63] It is with the minimal impairment portion of the Oakes test that the rubber of Bill 254 hits the slippery road of justification, causing the EFA vehicle to skid off course.

[64] The governmentas own evidence demonstrates that less impairing measures were available to it than those contained in the Impugned Sections. . . . [more]

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Critical Race Theory in Legal Education

Canada has a long history of (mostly) productive tension between the profession and law schools about the preferred content and mode of legal education, but occasionally, this productive tension deteriorates into stereotyping. In those low moments, the practicing bar is accused of narrow-mindedly favouring black-letter law and practical skills training, while the legal academy is off on some buzzword-heavy frolic of its own. In this parallel and distinctly two-dimensional universe, lawyers in the process of hiring articling students or associates are readily able to spot problems with legal education from student transcripts without any detour through actual law classes or . . . [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

Keep Track of Your Browsing History With Lexbox
Alex Tsang

Lexbox is a supplementary tool on CanLII that can help you keep track of your legal research online by allowing you to view your browsing history, save cases, create and organize folders, and set up alerts. … . . . [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. Inter Alia Law Blog 2.A Reconciliation Syllabus 3.A The Factum 4. RT Blog 5. BC Injury Law Blog

Inter Alia Law Blog
Top Tips for NDAs: Part 3

In Part 1 of this post, we suggested starting with a mutual NDA to reduce markups and negotiations. We . . . [more]

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Rainbow Cupcakes at the Office for Pride: Thatas So Sweet a and Sort of Strange?

This submission comes from WeirFoulds LLP Law Library Manager Nairne Holtz, who is a member of the firm’s EDI (equality, diversity, inclusion) committee. When Nairne was asked to write a piece in support of legal history and Pride month in Ontario, the end product turned out to be more of a personal account. In the spirit of Canadian legal storytelling, and in support of Pride, Slaw is happy to be able to share Nairne’s story.

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I met my wife at work, a Bay Street law firm, in 1996.A You could say we met cute. I was working in the . . . [more]

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Notwithstanding in Ontario, Yet Again

Nearly three years ago, I wrote here that the use of s. 33 in Ontario constituted “UnChartered waters.”

Given the successful appeal in that case, the use of the clause ultimately wasn’t necessary. However, I was fortunate to appear as an intervener before the Court to note that the potential use of the notwithstanding clause would presumably emerge in circumstances that were clearly pressing and substantial, and asked the Court to carefully scrutinize any such rationale as a result. That decision is still pending.

Perhaps because the case involved the elections of a single city (albeit the largest in Canada, . . . [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.

TRANSPORT ET AFFRATEMENTA : Le jugement ayant retenu la responsabilitA(c) contractuelle d’Air Canada en raison de sa politique tarifaire discriminatoire A l’A(c)gard des personnes handicapA(c)es ou obA"ses qui ont dA>> payer des frais d’embarquement pour un accompagnateur ou pour un siA"ge supplA(c)mentaire A bord d’un vol intA(c)rieur est maintenu.

IntitulA(c) . . . [more]

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