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It’s that time of year again! End of year blog round up time! #clawbie2018 nomination time! To celebrate the end of the first year of the Moly Law blog, I wanted to shout out some of my own favourite law blogs.

MY TOP 3 LAW BLOGS ABOUT EMPLOYMENT LAW

Monkhouse Law’s blog is prolific. If you’re a lawyer looking for a quick synopsis of that new employment law case you haven’t had a chance to sit down and read yet, Monkhouse Law’s your place. I mean, read the cases before you put them in a factum- but this is a great start. Updated weekly, Monkhouse rarely misses a beat.

Labour Pains gets into the nitty gritty of employment case law, but “Takeaways for Employees with Labour Pains” and “Takeaways for Employers with Labour Pains” conclusions at the end of each post make it easy to understand and apply. As Sean’s commentary shows, he knows the law.

While not strictly an employment law blog, I like SGR’s blog particularly for the insight it provides into mediation practice. Its posts on the value of mediation, different approaches to getting a deal, and issues that arise in settlement are valuable to all lawyers – but especially employment lawyers. Their recent post on the costs of refusing to mediate is a handy one, for example.

NON-EMPLOYMENT LAW BLOG HONORARY MENTIONS

Alcohol and Advocacy: Bringing you Laws You Never Thought About

Alcohol and Advocacy by my former debate teammate Dan Coles is a good reminder that law touches everything. If you’re a lawyer who thinks happy hour is an escape from your life of laws, Dan is here to remind you that bars, liquor stores, breweries and even social events are part of a highly regulated legal world. And one that produces no end of interesting fact patterns and legal questions. Based in BC, Dan covers alcohol-related legal issues from across the country.

Employment Lawyers Blogging About Things Other Than Laws

I can’t fail to mention a couple cool folks doing workplace law as their day jobs, but blogging about things other than cases and statutes.

I love Jennifer Taylor Chan’s blog . In fact, it’s the only blog newsletter I enjoy (my inbox is full!). Jennifer writes about finance, from a progressive perspective. She’s honest where other personal finance bloggers are vague – on things like what her income actually is, what cutting back looked like in terms of numbers, and what her debt actually was. She’s critical of consumerism, but not shame-y about wanting things. It’s a great read for lawyers tackling seemingly insurmountable student debt.

When Elsa Writes is a blog by another licensing candidate (Elsa Ascencio). In her blog Elsa speaks honestly about diversity, inclusion, feminism and mental health in law school and lawyer life. It takes guts to be this upfront and public about these issues in our conservative profession. I highly recommend reading if you’re a law student who’s feeling like law doesn’t have a place for you (it does!).

In the same vein, Yale and Harvard educated American lawyer turned life coach Kara Loewentheil’s Podcast (and corresponding blog) UnF*ck Your Brain started as the Lawyer Stress Solution. She’s smart, she’s feminist, she’s funny. If you’re struggling to balance lawyering, particularly a social justice practice, with a life, I recommend a listen.

CLAWBIE NOMINATION PROCESS

You can check out the Clawbie nomination process here here if you’d like to second any of these nominations or make a nomination of your own. And if you’re reading anything good in the blawg world lately, let me know in the comments or @ me on Twitter!

In the meantime, you may be interested in some of my other blog posts:

OPEN FOR BUSINESS? SAY NO TO BILL 47

#METOO , NOW WHAT?: RESPONDING TO WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

He Said, She said: Is it Legal to Record Your Boss? Your Harasser?

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