There is a “Friend of the North” category for the “CLawBies,” devoted to blogs from the U.S. or Europe with a Canadian nexus. The winner was the excellent 3 Geeks and a Law blog.
There are three reasons why this is very gratifying, beyond the fact that the Wired GC HQ is only about 20 miles from the border of U.S. and Canada:
1. I was GC for a JV that was owned by a major Canadian company. I worked alongside many fine lawyers based in Toronto and Calgary. Most were adept at talking less and accomplishing more. They are thus well-positioned as our industry leaves time-sheets behind.
2. I have often said to family and friends that “If X wins the next election, I’m moving to Canada.”
3. I know that the line “Born and raised in South Detroit” in Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” literally refers to Windsor, Ontario.
Congratulations to all the winners, and a special “Thank You” to Stem Legal, the organizers of the CLawBies. They really get how lawyers should use the Internet.
And no, that is not a line from a Rush song…