Blawg Review

It's not just a blog carnival; it's the law! ~ a fool in the forest

London Rocks Canada

Blawg Review #166 is up at GeekLawyer's blog; a day late and a pound short in this editor's view. As expected by many, it's a "wild-card review full of inappropriate vulgarity, drunken foul mouthed ranting and incendiary content: i.e. a normal Geeklawyer posting." Geeklawyer fans everywhere will love it.

Canadian lawyers may be disappointed that this blogging barrister, in his preoccupation with the upcoming Independence Day on the 4th of July, has nary a word today about Canada Day, even as his fellow Londoners are partying in Trafalgar Square in celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada on July 1st.
One of London’s most exciting free public events has this year been extended to a 2-day spectacular. Canada Day 2008, in association with Alberta… a Canadian Affair, hosts a free live concert in Trafalgar Square on the evening of June 30th and events throughout the day on July 1st.

The atmosphere will be electric on the evening of June 30th as Canada Rocks Trafalgar Square.
Canadians expected more, GeekLawyer!

So, this addendum is by way of apology to the many Canadian barristers and solicitors who follow Blawg Review hoping, nay praying, for some passing references this Canada Day (Moving Day by law for many) and some well-deserved link love from a popular law blog host.

Simon Fodden reports that Lord Black has lost his appeal. Some might say he never had any.

Professor Michael Geist, who's been doing a yeoman's job blogging about the legal and practical implications of proposed changes to Canada's copyright legislation, has created a Google map of media coverage of Bill C-61.

David Fraser at the Canadian Privacy Law Blog asks, "Should only those who can afford privacy have access to it?"

Jordan Furlong, a lawyer and journalist with more than ten years’ experience tracking trends and developments in the legal profession and who is currently Editor-in-Chief of National magazine at the Canadian Bar Association, which is not associated with his personal blog, Law21, recommends lawyers "be your own platform."

Michael Fitzgibbon, on Thoughts from a Management Lawyer, asks and answers in successive thoughtful posts, "What does the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Keays v. Honda Canada mean?"

The Financial Post's FP Legal Post reports on a lawsuit brought by a Montreal-based security company. "The case involves a wrongful dismissal suit brought by a former executive from California. We'll let Garda's own colourful words capture the company's take on the merits of the plaintiff's claim," writes Drew Hasselback.

The Precedent Blog, which covers news, gossip, comments, and amusement, has all of that and more in a post titled "Convocation roundup: money, money, money".

A first year call sets out to set up his own criminal law practice in Ontario. Learn from his successes and his mistakes. First order of business for this newly minted lawyer; designing his own logo.

Garry Wise at the Wise Law Blog concludes his extensive coverage -- 'Free at Last:' Canadian Human Rights Commission Dismisses Complaints Against Mark Steyn, Macleans Magazine.

Stan Rule reports on Rule of Law -- Bill 28, Wills, Estates and Succession Act Dies on the Order Paper.

Sean Graham at the Toronto Estate Law Blog writes in a post titled "Polygamy and Estate Planning" that an "allegedly polygamist community in British Columbia and increased concerns about the possibility of polygamy elsewhere in all but name in other regions of the country raise any number of issues, not only of policy, but also estate planning."

Dear readers, lest the British coming to this post via GeekLawyer's hilarious Blawg Review #166 think this editor lacks humour, our Canada Day addendum ends with this YouTube video: