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Three most outstanding Canadian law blogs of 2012

On December 3, 2012, the 7th annual Canadian Law Blog Awards (a.k.a. the Clawbies) started receiving nominations for the best outstanding Canadian law blogs for 2012. Closing date to submit your choices is Thursday December 27th, with the winners being announced on New Year’s Eve here.

You should be endorsing up to three law blogs you follow, read and find deserving of a nomination… this said, a list of law blogs can be found at We at First Reference Talks are honoured to be part of that list.

Last year, First Reference Talks was proud to make the Clawbies finalists short list and we thank you, our peers and our readers.

What can I say… there are many good law blogs out there and more are being developed every year that up the ante. Many are deserving of a nomination for one reason or another, but unfortunatly we can only nominate three of them. The competition for Clawbies will be especially tough this year.

Thus, our three nominations for the 2012 Clawbies are:

  • Stringer HR Blog: Focused on employment and labour law in Ontario, their plain language, well-written, and thoughtful blog posts are timely and relevant. The blog provides comprehensive content that help ordinary people as well as their clients keep up-to-date and understand the main legal principles (stemming from the courts, tribunals and legislative developments) they need to apply to their daily HR tasks to avoid liabilities and be good managers.
  • Human Resources Legislative Update: Human Resources Legislative Update is a blog published by Hicks Morley for their clients. It is timely, consistently updated, and covers legislative developments in employment and labour law in Ontario and the federally regulated jurisdiction. The posts are easy to read and understand and link to the resources for further research.
  • SOQUIJ | Le Blogue: this law blog helps me keep up-to-date with what is happening in the legal realm in Quebec. Their writers understand how the legal and legislative process works and can distill the significance of a legal principle and/or a legislative change.

All the bloggers mentioned above provide real services to the legal, HR and business community.

Good luck to all who are nominated

Yosie Saint-Cyr
First Reference Human Resources and Compliance Managing Editor

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B. Managing Editor

Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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