2012 is almost over, and here at Stem we are gearing up for the 7th annual Clawbies – nominations open on Monday! Stem’s clients seem determined to end the year on a high note, too. Here’s a look at some client news and activities from the month of November:
- Kelowna, BC law firm Pushor Mitchell‘s own Paul Mitchell, Q.C., was awarded the Blythe Eagles Volunteer Leadership Award, part of the UBC Alumni Awards, in honour of his outstanding commitment to community. Paul has held leadership roles in nearly 40 organizations and was instrumental in bringing the UBC Okanagan campus to fruition. Congratulations!
- London, Ontario law firm Harrison Pensa welcomed Senator Roméo Dallaire, this year’s featured speaker in the Claude & Elaine Pensa Lecture on Human Rights and a popular one at that: the lecture hall was “bursting at the seams”. The firm also shared that they raised close to $2000 at their annual pancake breakfast in support of the United Way of London & Middlesex.
- Cloud-based practice management software company Clio published the results of its 3rd annual Apple in Law Firms survey, saw the State Bar of Wisconsin join their Affinity program, and announced a relief program to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.
- Small Firm Innovation, created and maintained by Clio, has been named in the ABA Journal Blawg100 for a second year. Help make it the top “Business of Law” blog by voting now!
- Canadian tax lawyers Michael McLaren and Michael Colborne of Thorsteinssons penned articles for The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Tax and The International Tax Review’s World Tax 2013.
- Writing on Waterstone Law Group‘s Employment Lawyer Blog, lawyer Daniel Sorensen discussed what rights employers have when key employees quit, debunking the myth that in BC, employees can quit on just two weeks’ notice.
- BC legal support services provider Dye & Durham announced a complimentary webinar, Advanced ECORP & Corporate Practice Management Webinar for Legal Support Staff, to be held next month.
- Ontario divorce lawyer Russell Alexander blogged about whether a spouse who refuses to disclose income be permitted to appeal the court’s best-guess estimate, and posted a video that explains 5 things you should know about common law relationships.
- Chicago personal injury lawyer Jonathan Rosenfeld shared a roundup of his social media outposts, and wrote about a groundbreaking decision on Medicare, which will ensure disabled people can get the skilled nursing care they require, regardless of whether their condition is likely to improve.
- Product injury firm Hissey Kientz launched a new microsite for its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte recall practice, posted news items regarding contaminated epidural steroid injections, added FAQs to its Zoloft birth defects microsite, and updated its transvaginal mesh patch site.
- New Jersey DWI lawyer Jonathan Marshall discussed the NJ Supreme Court’s recent decision to maintain Kyleigh’s Law, which requires under-21 drivers with a permit or probationary license to display decals that warn police and other drivers to that effect, and Leandra’s Law, which makes it a felony to drive drunk with minors in the same car.
- The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association revealed the charity of choice for their Spring Conference is Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere. The organization also issued the Fall 2012 issue of CCCA Magazine, featuring articles on proxy fights, diversity in hiring, and an interview with Paul Lippe, CEO of OnRamp Systems.
We’ll be back next month with our final client roundup of the year!