It’s hard to believe it’s May already. Time just flies when you’re working hard, like our clients have been over the last month. Here’s a quick look at what they’ve been up to:
- London, Ontario law firm Harrison Pensa announced it would be representing Canadian members of a class action who have developed IBD or Stevens Johnson Syndrome as a result of taking Accutane. The firm also rescheduled its Claude & Elaine Pensa Lecture in Human Rights featuring Senator Roméo Dallaire – the new date is November 23, 2012.
- Kelowna, BC law firm Pushor Mitchell raised more than $3000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Okanagan at a recent charity event; Paul Mitchell shared another mild brain injury myth, and profiled personal injury lawyer Keri Grenier in their latest newsletter.
- West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Ron Chapman blogged about a number of recent Florida cases dealing with DUI and the corpus delecti rule; computer searches by police; and whether George Zimmerman will actually stand trial for killing Trayvon Martin.
- Canadian tax law firm Thorsteinssons was ranked in Canadian Lawyer Magazine‘s recent Top 5 Tax Boutiques – congratulations! The firm also issued a tax alert on the recent landmark trust residence decision in Fundy Settlement v. Canada.
- Cloud-based law practice management software Clio shared another couple of #goneclio clients, Rahaman Law Firm and the Scott Law Firm; attended the ALA Expo in Hawaii, and rounded up a bunch of helpful Clio training tips.
- Hissey Kientz continued to add content to various practice group microsites: Actos & the link to bladder cancer; the dangers of metal-on-metal in DePuy hip replacements ; railroad work and Ohio asbestos jobsites and how they relate to mesothelioma; the history of Yaz litigation and info on side effects such as blood clots and strokes; and birth defects related to Zoloft, including ventricular septal and atrial septal defects.
- Fraser Valley law firm Waterstone Law Group was pleased to sponsor the Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association Gala, and firm lawyer Daniel Sorensen was named chair of the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley.
- New Jersey criminal lawyer Jonathan Marshall blogged about how breath-tests can be a double-edged sword in DWI cases and what physical factors can affect blood alcohol content readings.
- The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association named Robert Patzelt, Q.C. the 2012 winner of the Robert V.A. Jones Award, which recognizes leaders in corporate counsel practice. The CCCA also hosted a successful Spring Conference and World Summit, and members are looking forward to the annual conference in August.
- On his FamilyLLB blog this month, Oshawa family lawyer Russell Alexander focused on mobility and custody issues, covering when a non-parent wants custody (follow-up here) and whether a parent has the right to move with a child (see more discussion here).
- Chicago-based Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers negotiated settlements for injured clients; on the Child Injury Laws blog, Jonathan Rosenfeld discussed an unprecedented, $144 million settlement awarded to a family whose child developed cerebral palsy as a result of a trauma suffered at birth.
- BC legal support services provider Dye & Durham alerted its clients to legislative changes, orders in council and BC Registry Services outages.
We’ll be back next month with more notable news to share!