On December 1, 2013, the 8th annual Canadian Law Blog Awards (a.k.a. the Clawbies/#clawbies2013) started receiving nominations for the best outstanding Canadian law blogs for 2013. Closing date to submit your choices is Friday, 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 Lawblogs.ca. We at First Reference Talks are honoured to be part of that list. Last year, First Reference Talks was proud to win one of the Canadian Law Blog Awards: Legal Culture Award.
Again, 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. I have my usual favourites: @StringerLLP, @managementlaw, @lisastam, @HicksMorley, @TheLawofWork, @slaw_dot_ca, @McCarthy_ca, @CanadianHRLaw, @danmichaluk, @MinkenLaw and @donna_seale among others; however, our three nominations for #clawbies2013 are:
A Bon Droit: Created and written by Karim Renno @Reenthelawman . This law blog helps me keep up-to-date with what is happening in the legal realm in Quebec under various fields of law. Karim understand how the legal and legislative process works and can summarize for lawyers and the public the significance of a legal principle and/or a legislative change effortlessly.
Dot Indicia: Created and written by @eMichaelPower. A truly valuable blog that makes the understanding of information, privacy and security laws and jurisprudence clear and more accessible to the public as well as to the legal profession.
SOQUIJ | Le Blogue: Another law blog that helps me keep up-to-date with what is happening in the legal realm in Quebec. Their writers consistently contribute quality blog posts on a variety of topics. Their case commentaries are well written, to the point and help greatly with legal research and understanding of a subject matter.
All the bloggers mentioned above provide real services to the legal, HR and business community. Good luck to all who are nominated this year.
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