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Looking for Canadian law podcasts? Here are 10 of the best.

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Whether Serial was your introduction to the wonderful world of podcasts, or you’ve been listening to them for years, podcasts have officially gone mainstream — some are even calling 2016 “the year of the podcast”. Amidst the hundreds and thousands of podcasts out there on iTunes and otherwise, it can be hard to find the good stuff (the fact that… more »

New Blogs & Podcasts at Lawblogs.ca

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It’s been a while since our last update listing the newest blogs added to lawblogs.ca, and there are quite a few of them to share! Brandon’s Blog (Ira Smith Trustee & Receiver) Canadian ERA Perspectives (McCarthy Tetrault) Criminal Meditations (Luke Merrimen) Eva Chan Epstein & Associates The Exchange: Financial Institutions Litigation Blog (BLG) Jeffrey Miller Municipal Matters (Barriston LLP)more »

New on Lawblogs.ca: Clawbies Winners & More

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We’re due for another “what’s new at lawblogs.ca” post! Since our last update, we’ve added lots of blogs to our directory of Canadian law blogs. This batch includes Clawbies winners, finalists and nominees along with other new (and new-to-us) sites from around the blogosphere: CyberLex (McCarthy Tetrault) Hartman Family Law Blog JFK Law Corporation Blog Library Canuck (Alan more »

Melissa Kluger: Blogging “helped me find my voice”

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This week we’re wrapping up our Original Clawbies Winners Interview Series with these insights from Melissa Kluger. She is the founder, publisher and editor of Precedent magazine, which began as a blog in 2006. Although Kluger herself is no longer blogging, we know our readers will be interested in this behind-the-scenes look at the site’s evolution from a… more »

Who Will You Nominate For the 10th Annual Clawbies?

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You know the feeling. That little jolt of excitement and anticipation when you see a new blog post is available from one of your favourite blogs. Maybe you read it right away, or maybe you save it to read on your bus ride home (or in the bath with a glass of wine?). Either way, you savour the post, maybe… more »

Neil Melliship: Blogging is “a very good and relatively low cost marketing tool”

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This week we bring you a new installment of our Original Clawbies Winners Interview Series with these blogging insights from Neil Melliship. Melliship is an IP lawyer and trade-mark agent at Clark Wilson LLP in Vancouver, BC. He is founding member of the firm’s Canadian Trademark Blog, which launched in 2006. Neil Melliship blogs at the Canadian Trademark… more »

Autumn Additions to Lawblogs.ca

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It’s been a few months since our last update on what’s new at Lawblogs.ca, so here’s a quick look at some of the more recent additions: Employment Law 101 (Philip R. White) Energy Insider  (Aird & Berlis LLP) Entcounsel (Vandana Taxali) McLarty Wolf Blog Murphy Battista Blog Pardon Services Canada Blog Prowse Chowne LLP Blog Startup Source (Aird & more »

David Fraser: “Blogging has helped me become a better lawyer”

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This week’s interview is the 5th in our Original Clawbies Winners Interview Series, and features blogging insights from David T.S. Fraser. Fraser is a privacy lawyer at McInnes Cooper in Halifax, NS. He has been blogging at the Canadian Privacy Law Blog since 2004, and blogged at Slaw.ca from 2008 to 2011. David Fraser blogs at the Canadian Privacy… more »

Allison Wolf: “Blogging about topics important to lawyers is another channel for helping”

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This week we bring you a new installment of our Original Clawbies Winners Interview Series with these blogging insights from Allison Wolf. Wolf is president of lawyer coaching firm Shift Works Strategic Inc. in Vancouver, BC. She blogs at Shift Works’ Lawyer Coach Blog, at Slaw.ca, and at Attorney with a Life, a new collaborative blog… more »

Vincent Gautrais: “Blogging allows you to keep your professional network alive”

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We’re very pleased to present the third installment of our Original Clawbies Winners Interview Series with these blogging insights from Vincent Gautrais. Gautrais is a professor of law at the University of Montreal, began his eponymous blog in 2006. He founded Droitdu.net, a francophone collaborative technology and law blog, in 2013. He was also a contributor at Slaw.camore »

Michael Geist: “Blog posts are often used as a testing ground for new ideas”

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This week we’re presenting the second installment of our Original Clawbies Winners Interview Series with these blogging insights from Michael Geist. Geist  is a law professor at the University of Ottawa and started his eponymous website/blog in 1998. Michael Geist blogs at michaelgeist.ca You’ve been blogging for more than a decade. Do you remember what prompted you to start more »

David Canton: Blogging was “a chance to become my own publisher”

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We’re excited to present the first installment of our Original Clawbies Winners Interview Series with these blogging insights from David Canton. Canton is a trademark and technology lawyer at Harrison Pensa in London, Ontario and started his blog, eLegal, in November 2004. He’s also been blogging regularly at Slaw.ca since 2008. David Canton blogs at eLegal. You’ve been more »

The Original Clawbies Winners 10 Years Later: An Upcoming Interview Series

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Hard to believe that this December will see the announcement of the 10th annual Canadian Law Blog Awards, a.k.a. the Clawbies – but it’s true. Since the inaugural awards in 2006, we’ve had the privilege of highlighting dozens of Canada’s most insightful, committed, and articulate legal bloggers. Legal blogging is so commonplace now that it’s easy to forget how… more »

Newest Additions to Lawblogs.ca

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Did you know that 2015 will mark 10 years since the inaugural Clawbies, a.k.a., the Canadian Law Blog Awards? Although there are always a lot of established blogs that receive well-deserved nomination from their faithful readers, we especially look forward to seeing which new blogs will be nominated — and hopefully become mainstays in the Canadian legal blogosphere. Here’s… more »

Spring Additions to Lawblogs.ca

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Time for another installation of “What’s new at Lawblogs.ca”! Since our last update, we’ve added several new (and new to us) blogs to our directory of Canadian law blogs. Take a look: Campbell, Renaud Trial Lawyers Blog Democracy Law Blog  (Clayton Whitman) Work it Out Mediation (Allan Revich) Condo Adviser (Rod Escayola – Gowlings) National Self-Represented Litigants Project Blogmore »