The joke was on me this April Fool’s, as I thought there was one more day left in March for me to get this roundup completed! At any rate, better late than never. Here’s a quick look at some of the great things our clients have been up to over the past month:
- Southern Ontario injury firm Van Dyke Law Office launched a new website for their Ottawa office at www.injurylawyerottawa.com, and blogged about the punitive damages a BC judge awarded against the province’s public auto insurer for maliciously prosecuting an insured (the top post on CanLII Connects the week it was published!).
- Over on his Alcohol & Advocacy blog, Dan Coles of Vancouver law firm Owen Bird wrote about the importance of cooperating with police and liquor inspectors, and Craft Beer Market’s Community Brew program in support of the Vancouver Street Soccer League, a volunteer-run organization that uses soccer to engage with marginalized communities in Vancouver.
- BC law firm Pushor Mitchell is once again the title sponsor for the annual Okanagan Symposium on Brain Health, Brain Trust Canada’s leading education event for professionals, caregivers and people living with brain injury. The firm is a dedicated supporter of Brain Trust Canada; Paul Mitchell, QC is a founding director and served on their board for 25 years.
- “Moneyball for lawyers” is how our client Loom Analytics describes itself in the CBA’s National magazine profile in March. Check out Loom’s free 20-minute webinar, “What are your odds of winning that motion?” to learn more about what this innovative start-up is all about.
- Online legal research organization tool Lexbox gives students a great way to cope with final paper frenzy, describing how users can generate a properly formatted list of authorities with a single click (seriously!).
- Elder law attorney Mark Heffner explored the many Rhode Island support groups specifically designed for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s.
- Dangerous drug law firm Hissey Kientz has launched a practice around the cancer drug Texotere (docetaxel), which has been linked to permanent hair loss rather than the expected temporary hair loss associated with chemotherapy.
- On their FamilyLLB blog, Ontario divorce law firm Russell Alexander shared some helpful videos exploring whether the age of the child affects child support payments, collaborative practice (divorce without courts), and who pays child support in Ontario.
- Canadian tax law firm Thorsteinssons shared tax alerts on the CRA’s updated clearance certificates info circular and a federal court appeal decision that found in favour of the taxpayer on the matter of interest deductibility where funds were borrowed to acquire common shares.
That’s it for March – we’re keen to see what April holds!