It’s Halloween, and it’s a treat (sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun) to write about our clients’ activities and achievements from over the last few weeks. Here’s our regular client news roundup for October:
- The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association celebrated the 25th anniversary of its founding! Over the coming year there will be some special events to commemorate this milestone, including new awards and the launch of a CCCA Speakers Bureau.
- Over 100 lawyers and staff from Okanagan law firm Pushor Mitchell volunteered more than 400 hours for the United Way’s Days of Caring Program, through painting, assembling hampers, raking leaves, and building planter boxes for a variety of local organizations. Nicely done! And writing on the Canadian Tax Dispute Blog, Tom Fellhauer discussed problems with shareholder benefits in closely-held private companies.
- Fraser Valley firm Waterstone Law Group was proud to help bring three members of the bronze medal-winning women’s Olympic soccer team to the Chilliwack FC Ultimate Raffle event, and employment lawyer Daniel Sorensen blogged about the risks employers take when they treat employees unfairly.
- Cloud-based practice management software Clio kicked off their 3rd annual Apple in Law Offices Survey which is open until November 7th. Clio will randomly select 3 survey respondents to win iPad minis!
- Chris Thompson, returning articling student at Canadian tax law firm Thorsteinssons, was part of the winning team at this year’s Great Debate on the HST which raised money for the BC Law Institute. The firm was also very pleased to share that counsel Thomas McDonnell, QC has received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Congratulations!
- BC legal support services provider Dye & Durham focused this month on educating clients on the mandatory land titles e-filing procedures that become mandatory on November 1st, through alerts and webinars.
- Articling students at London law firm Harrison Pensa blogged about Ontario’s articling crisis, working weekends, and the benefits of community involvement.
- Products liability law firm Hissey Kientz added new practice areas for recalled dialysis agents GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, as well as epidural steroid injections after a fungal meningitis outbreak occurred because of contaminated injections. The firm also updated its transvaginal mesh microsite.
- New Jersey DWI attorney John Marshall blogged about what’s a stake when professional drivers are charged with drunk driving, and announced new microsites for Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Passaic County, and Bergen County.
- Raleigh law firm Wilson Law PA issued an alert regarding the fungal meningitis-contaminated steroid injections, warning consumers that the contamination has been found in North Carolina.
- Russell Alexander, an Oshawa divorce lawyer, wrote a number of thought-provoking posts on his FamilyLLB blog, discussing whether kids have a legal right to make their own decisions, and if people are too casual about divorce. He also posted a primer on Ontario pre-nups and a video explaining five things you should know about common law relationships.
- Chicago injury lawyer Jonathan Rosenfeld wrote an update on metal-on-metal hip replacement defect cases, discussed what type of SSDI cases win disability benefits, and explored whether medical care is getting safer or fewer people are filing claims.
We’ll be back next month to share more news and accomplishments.