Happy Halloween! Fall is now is full swing, and in this month’s roundup you’ll see that our clients have been busy with speaking engagements, fundraising, blogging and growing new practice areas. Read on for all the details…
- Lawyers and staff at Ontario family law firm Russell Alexander were proud to participate in the CIBC Run for the Cure at the Toronto Zoo. The team raised $1200 to help fight breast cancer. Nicely done!
- In a piece on Slaw.ca, Loom Analytics founder Mona Datt tackled the issue of whether “big data” is necessary for legal analytics. Datt also participated in a very well-received panel discussion on cognitive computing and the law.
- BC liquor law lawyer Dan Coles of Vancouver firm Owen Bird announced he’d be speaking at the first-ever food law & policy conference coming up in Halifax later this week. He’ll be part of a panel on legal issues in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. He also blogged about how internet alcohol sales are now permitted in BC.
- Southern Ontario personal injury law firm Van Dyke Law Office shared a news story that illustrates the unfortunate consequences of recent auto insurance rule changes on compensation for accident victims.
- Certified elder law attorney Mark Heffner shared a comprehensive new report that describes how seniors’ health in Rhode Island fares compared to the rest of the US. It’s hoped that the Tufts Health Plan-funded report will be effective in persuading policy makers to invest more money in seniors’ health care.
- Product injury firm Hissey Kientz expanded their talcum power/cancer practice. Talc products such as Johnson’s Baby Powder have been linked to ovarian cancer, and more than 1000 lawsuits have been filed.
- Gord LaFortune of international trade law firm Woods, LaFortune LLP wrote about positive developments for Canadian gypsum board users and consumers, prompted by an anti-dumping inquiry. Interested parties can make their views on gypsum board imported from the US known to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal over the next couple weeks.
- Lawyers at interior BC law firm Pushor Mitchell LLP blogged on a wide variety of topics that matter to their clients: new franchise legislation coming in February 2017, the recent changes to mortgage rules, important terms in ICBC auto insurance policies, and common misconceptions about child support.
- Canadian tax lawyers at Thorsteinssons shared tips on managing the audit of real estate transactions and described a seemingly small change to real estate reporting rules that will have a big impact on homeowner audits.
Check back next month, when we’ll share another installment of client new and notables.