Forgive us for being a day late with our month-end client news roundup; the end of February really snuck up! As we remark every year, our clients managed to accomplish quite a bit in this short month. Here’s a look at what they’ve been busy with:
- BC legal support services provider Dye & Durham launched a new BC corporate supplies website, with expanded product lines, easier navigation, and multiple ordering methods.
- Oshawa divorce lawyer Russell Alexander was honoured to be interviewed by Justice Harvey Brownstone for his show, Family Matters TV. Justice Brownstone and Mr. Alexander discussed alternatives to family court litigation, such as Collaborative Practice and mediation.
- Okanagan law firm Pushor Mitchell raised over $5000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation through some fun Valentine’s Day events: a heart-healthy BBQ lunch, a silent re-gifting auction, a casual attire day, and 50/50 ticket sales. And speaking of charity, wills and estates lawyer Vanessa DeDominicis wrote about the many reasons people are motivated to include charitable giving in their estate plans.
- Product injury firm Hissey Kientz had a busy month with their hip replacement injury practice: they unveiled a microsite devoted to the Stryker hip replacement recall, at www.strykerhiprecallhelp.com; have been publishing ongoing coverage of the DePuy hip replacement trial currently underway in the United States; and added information on BioMet hip replacements, which have not yet been recalled but have been the subject of lawsuits from patients who’ve experienced metallosis, hip pain, fretting and corrosion.
- The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA), along with the CBA’s SOGIC, CLGA and Pride at Work Canada, co-hosted Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, a breakfast event and live webcast on February 25. The program highlighted trailblazers in the area of LGBTQ inclusion within the workforce and promote the sharing of strategies and best practices to advance workplace diversity.
- Cloud-based law practice management software Clio‘s CEO and Founder, Jack Newton, co-authored the Microsoft Business Hub ebook, Cloud Computing for Legal. Clio was also honoured to be highly recommended in the ABA’s 2013 Solo and SMall Firm Legal Techonology Guide, and welcomed the Louisiana State Bar into their Affinity Program, which offers discounts to more than 25 bar associations.
- At Small Firm Innovation, which was created and is maintained by Clio, February’s theme was customer service. Some of our favorite posts discussed consistency in customer service; the power of a smile and a handshake; and when saying “no” is the best customer service.
- At his Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog, Lawrence Koplow wrote about Arizona State Hospital v. Klein, the first Arizona decision to cite the federal Daubert standard, which safeguards against junk science in the courtroom (read more about Daubert here).
- Lawyers at Canadian tax law firm Thorsteinssons were busy speakers: Terry Barnett presented to the Mortgage Brokers Association of BC in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, and David Baxter presented on estate plans, trust structures and tax planning at a Pacific Business and Law Institute Conference in Vancouver.
- Family lawyer Janette Kovacs of the Fraser Valley law firm Waterstone Law Group blogged about how BC’s new Family Law Act treats email and social media in the context of family violence.
- Raleigh law firm Wilson Law, PA tracked the progress of a bill to lift North Carolina’s fracking moratorium through the state legislature. The legislation would be favorable to the oil and gas industry, and attorney Kim Wilson urges anyone approached to lease their mineral rights to consult a lawyer before signing anything.
We’ll be back next month with more notable client news.