Here we are, the very last day of 2016. It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it! The winners of the 2016 Clawbies were announced bright and early this morning, so you know what we’ve been up to this past month—read on to see what what our clients have been busy with.
- Vancouver law firm Owen Bird was pleased to announce appointments and achievements for many of their lawyers via their blog. Special congratulations go to Josephine Nadel, who was granted the QC designation on December 16th!
- Loom Analytics founder Mona Datt presented at Stanford Law’s CodeX weekly meeting earlier this month, and was interviewed for CodeX’s Startup Snapshot feature. CodeX is Stanford’s Center for Legal Informatics and is a partnership between the university’s law school and Department of Computer Science.
- Ontario family law firm Russell Alexander made another generous gift through their Russell I. Alexander Giving Fund: a $2500 donation to Luke’s Place Support & Resource Centre for Women & Children, which served 528 abused women with children last year.
- Warwick, RI eldercare lawyer Mark Heffner wrote about a new program in Rhode Island that empowers seniors to help prevent opioid addiction by keeping their prescription meds safe and secure, especially over the holidays.
- Waterstone Law Group partner David Sliman organized a presentation on the hazards of distracted driving for the Chilliwack Mt. Cheam Rotary Club.
- Jean-Marc Clement of international trade law firm Woods LaFortune LLP explored free trade agreements and the potential interplay between Canada, the US, and the EU. The firm also shared slides from Michael Woods‘ recent presentations at the Global Tribal Trade Symposium.
- Pushor Mitchell LLP, which serves clients throughout the Okanagan and BC interior, continued to blog on a wide range of topics. Learn what their five most popular articles of 2016 were, along with tips on estate planning for pets, and what to consider before taking your company public.
- Several members of Canadian tax law firm Thorsteinssons were recognized as leading lawyers by Lexpert: Warren Mitchell, Q.C., Matthew Williams and Tom Boddez for their litigation skills, generally and specifically in cross-border litigation. Congratulations!
- Ontario injury law firm Van Dyke Law Office blogged about the importance of purchasing optional additional auto insurance coverage in the wake of reductions in mandatory minimum benefits, and explored the disproportionately small consequences for drivers responsible for cause fatal pedestrian accidents.
From all of us at Stem, a happy, healthy and successful 2017 to all!