It’s official: only 21 days of summer left. As I pondered that great mystery (how is it that summer goes by so much more quickly than the other seasons?), I compiled this month’s client roundup. As always, it’s neat to see what sorts of community events our clients are involved with, and what topics they’re writing on. Here’s a look at what I found.
- Huge congratulations to Loom Analytics, who took home the People’s Choice Award at the Canadian Bar Association’s The Pitch event! Check out the illoominate blog for a behind-the-scenes look at Loom’s participation in the legal startup competition.
- BC interior law firm Pushor Mitchell participated in the Central Okanagan Food Bank’s One Bag Challenge, initiated by Kelowna’s mayor and raised over $3,700 for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s new BC Integrated Youth Services Initiative. And for the 11th year, the firm was the title sponsor of the Apple Triathlon, which held its 34th edition August 20th and 2st.
- Ontario family law firm Russell Alexander was pleased to announce that law student Amelia Rodin won the firm’s Client Service Award, and blogged about the recent decision in Jackson v Mayerle, resulting from a 36-day child custody trial, and what the trial circumstances say about the parents.
- Vancouver law firm Owen Bird‘s corporate services paralegal and supervisor, Christine Hall, is chairing an upcoming CLE course, BC’s New Societies Act for Legal Support Staff. Colleague Dan Coles blogged a 2-part piece on liquor law appeals, focusing on judicial reviews and their role in a pair of recent cases involving pubs on Vancouver Island.
- Ontario personal injury firm Van Dyke Law Office blogged about Ontario’s new one-meter passing rule and whether it is actually protecting cyclists as it was designed to do, and what it looks like when a driver plays Pokemon Go behind the wheel (along with some tips on recognizing distracted and impaired drivers).
- Rhode Island elder law attorney Mark Heffner shared news on three legislative changes that make life better for seniors in his state – facilitating multi-generational living, telemedicine, and tax breaks for retirees on pensions and annuities.
- Dangerous drugs law firm Hissey Kientz noted that Johnson & Johnson once offered a plaintiff more than million dollars to drop her baby powder/ovarian cancer lawsuit; described a study that identifies a potential link between PPIs and dementia; and shared details of the FDA’s long-overdue update to fluoroquinolone (FLQ) warning labels.
- Canadian tax law firm Thorsteinssons issued a number of tax alerts, covering the CRA’s updated portfolio on disability tax credits, OTIP statistics, clearance certificates for partial estate distributions, and the requirement of supporting documents for claims of US foreign tax credits.
See you next month!