In Part III of our Lucky 21 for 2021 series, we’ve gathered a selection of blogs, twitter accounts and podcasts that we feel will keep you up-to-date with what’s going on in the legal world, and maybe even entertained!
Launched in 2005, Slaw remains an essential hub for Canadian news and opinion on all legal topics. In addition to daily pieces by contributors from across the legal community, the blog features regular columns, including the Monday Mix (highlights recent posts from award-winning Canadian legal blogs) and Tips Tuesday (on legal research and writing).
2.PracticePro Avoid a Claim
Produced by the malpractice insurance carrier LAWPRO, this blog provides information on risk management, law practice management and claims prevention. While they may be most known for claims prevention (as the name indicates), their blog covers such topics as wills and estates, family law, civil litigation, legal technology, wellness and balance, and more.
3.The CanLII Blog
Not only does this blog contain your traditional blog posts, this CanLII-run resource also features regular columns such as Hot on CanLII — brief summaries of the past week’s most viewed cases (three English and one French-language). Their blog articles cover such topics as research tips, AI and ethics, COVID-19, and more.
This blog (also launched in 2005) is a forum for review and commentary on the work of the Supreme Court of Canada. Written and edited by students of Osgoode Hall Law School, it features in-depth analysis of recent rulings, news of upcoming appeals, annual reviews recapping the Court’s most significant cases and recently, the addition of a judicial biography series.
5.Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Blog
A blog produced by the members of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, an association of lawyers acting for plaintiffs. The posts in these blogs span from editorials, to case summaries, to association news, and cover such topics as accident benefits, insurance, personal injury, new technology, and more.
6.The Law School Show
Created in Ottawa in 2014 to fill a gap in student learning, The Law School Show is a podcast by students, for students. Episodes discuss various topics that law students might not learn in school – from what it means to practice in different areas of law, to matters concerning the recruitment process, the bar exam, and the licensing process. The show often includes guest speakers already working in the legal profession, giving insight on their successes and mistakes.
7.PrecedentJD – Twitter
Last but not least, PrecedentJD is an online magazine for law students, yet another resource that makes available information that law students may not have learned in school. Their twitter account – @PrecedentJD – is an easy way to keep up-to-date on all of the articles relevant to law school students. They often focus on how to ace interviews and dress the part, but also have articles related to mental health and legal culture.
And we couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to feature our own blog as a bonus. Check out Know How for research tips, legislative updates, information on Ontario bill activity, historical fun facts, and more.