We interrupt the lazy, hazy days of summer to bring you the July 2016 edition of Stem Client Roundup, our monthly compilation of notable client activities and achievements:
- Loom Anayltics was profiled in National Magazine’s “Five Questions, Five Startups” series, and was busy preparing for The Pitch, a legal innovation startup competition hosted by the Canadian Bar Association and LegalX, which takes place next month. Good luck, team Loom!
- Kudos to lawyers David Thompson, David Christian, and Terry Barnett of Canadian tax law firm Thorsteinssons, who were recognized for being among the most prolific volunteer contributors to CLE BC over the last 20 years.
- Congratulations also to Mark Heffner, our Warwick, RI eldercare lawyer client, on winning his state bar association’s annual writing award for his history of Rhode Island guardianship laws!
- Canadian trade law firm Woods LaFortune shared details of the submission they made to the review of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) — the firm believes that proposed amendments would unnecessarily harm certain Canadian stakeholders without providing any actual additional protection to domestic producers.
- Arizona criminal defense lawyer Lawrence Koplow spoke at the National College for DUI Defense‘s summer session CLE event, co-presenting a session on using technology to win your case.
- Ontario divorce lawyer Russell Alexander thanked readers for nominating his blog for the ABA’s Blawg 100 Amici list, and wrote a pair of posts discussing how far parents must go to ensure their kids comply with custody or access orders.
- BC Interior law firm Pushor Mitchell welcomed new associate counsel Keith Inman, and shared two big developments in BC: the introduction of a residential real estate tax for foreign buyers, and a bill to protect transgendered people’s rights under the BC Human Rights Code.
- Fraser Valley firm Waterstone Law Group welcomed new associate Katelynn Denny, who joins the Chilliwack office’s litigation team; David Sliman blogged about distracted driving penalties in BC.
- Dangerous drug and medical device law firm Hissey Kientz notes that new research links proton pump inhibitors to low magnesium in dialysis patients, and discuss how FLQs like Cipro, Levaquin and Avelox made Washington Post‘s list of common medications with scary side effects.
- On his Alcohol & Advocacy blog, Owen Bird lawyer Dan Coles blogged about how one night club lost its liquor license for 15 days and explored the saga of liquor law modernization attempts in BC.
- Ontario personal injury firm Van Dyke Law Office blogged about what lessons can be learned from the tragedy of fatal bike accidents, and the SCC’s refusal to allow an appeal in a case that found Ontario workers can’t waive their rights to sue their employers.
We’ll be back next month!