April has come and gone in the blink of an eye, and this month there’s no shortage of news to share. Here’s a peek at what our clients have been up to over the last few weeks:
- Okanagan law firm Pushor Mitchell LLP received the Change Starts Here Award, part of the United Way of Central & South Okanagan/Similkameen’s annual Spirit Awards, which recognize “volunteers and organizations in the community who have put forth an exceptional effort on behalf of United Way during the annual campaign”. Congratulations!
- Arizona DUI attorney Lawrence Koplow is involved in a case that made national headlines this month. The case questions the reliability of blood testing equipment at the Scottsdale Police crime lab, and the results could affect at least 11 DUI verdicts.
- BC legal support services provider Dye & Durham released its May litigation calendar, blogged a roundup of resources to help with BC’s transition back to PST, and shared a pair of recent speeches by BC judges – Chief Justice Bauman on the legal profession, and Justice McEwan in defense of the courts.
- The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association held a very successful Spring National Conference, revealed the winners of the 2013 CCCA Awards, and announced a new certification program for Canadian in-house lawyers, run jointly with the Rotman School of Management.
- Cloud-based practice management software Clio introduced yearly subscriptions, in which users save 10% over monthly plans. They also announced that Rhode Island has joined their Bar Affinity Program, and shared an interesting #GoneClio client profile of private investigator Chuck McLaughlin.
- In keeping with their April monthly theme of “Spring Cleaning“, Small Firm Innovation (the solo lawyer/small firm blog run by Clio) received a fresh new redesign. Be sure to also check out the recent 3-part series on Statistics and the Flat Fee (The Theory; The Numbers; The Control Chart).
- At his New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog, criminal defense lawyer Jonathan Marshall blogged about how even multiple DWI convictions don’t enter felony territory, and discussed in depth how a driver who is not impaired can be legitimately arrested, charged and convicted for drug DUI.
- Janette Kovacs, a family lawyer at Fraser Valley firm Waterstone Law Group, blogged about the ins and outs of passports for children and how things get complicated when their parents are divorced or separated, and offered practical tips for smooth passport applications.
- Product liability firm Hissey Kientz has added a practice area for Byetta injections HK and information for those affected by the fertilizer plant explosion in West, TX; they’ve also updated their Mirena, BioMet, and Transvaginal Mesh microsites.
- Ontario family lawyer Russell Alexander blogged about the Ontario Government’s new website for divorcing couples, yourontariolaw.com, and interviewed fellow family lawyers Brian King and colleague Aleksandra Czyzowska for his ongoing “5 divorce questions” blog series. The firm’s lawyers attended a Collaborative Practice Toronto event, Settlement Tips from the Bench.
- Canadian tax law firm Thorsteinssons was named “Business Tax Law Firm of the Year in Canada” by Corporate Intl Magazine. The firm continued blogging thoughtfully at a remarkable pace, this month on retrospective and retroactive legislation, information leaks and off-shore tax havens, and of course, continued coverage of the 2013 federal budget.
- Rhode Island elder lawyer Mark Heffner gave a presentation through the Rhode Island Alzheimer’s Association on the Legal and Financial Considerations of Alzheimer’s Disease, as part of an education series for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s. Mr. Heffner, who has a busy nursing home asset protection practice, will present the workshop again in May.
- Ontario condo and subdivision law firm Robson Carpenter lawyer Khiam Nong wrote a two-part series on how the bad behaviour of condo board members can result in personal liability. Part 1 explains two recent cases, and Part 2 discusses why it’s critical for condo board members to seek a professional opinion on proposed courses of action.
Don’t forget to check out the latest installment of our company news roundup, Stem Around the Web, over on our News page… we’ll be back in a few weeks with more client accolades and accomplishments.