With September at an end, it is officially fall now: a time for sticking to routines and being a little more disciplined. We hope the transition from laid-back summer to buckle-down fall hasn’t been too painful! Here’s a look at what our clients have been up to over the past few weeks:
- Ontario personal injury firm Van Dyke Law Office was proud to sponsor the inaugural Drivers Against Distraction (DAD) Ride for Motorcycle Awareness. The firm also blogged about Ottawa’s cyclist safety crisis and shared some reminders for road safety during the back-to-school season.
- Rhode Island elder lawyer Mark Heffner‘s office sponsored the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Providence, and highlighted the innovative CAPABLE program underway at Johns Hopkins University, which finds simple and inexpensive ways to keep seniors safe and in their own homes.
- Congratulations to Vancouver law firm Owen Bird on their new website, designed by Ballistic Arts. Associate Dan Coles continued to write at his Alcohol & Advocacy blog, with a post this month on how Yukon territory has modernized its liquor laws.
- Gord LaFortune, a Canadian trade lawyer with Woods, LaFortune LLP, commented on Alberta’s new beer tax to the Financial Post.
- Loom Analytics was cited in Dan Pinnington’s extensive article on artificial intelligence in law. Watch for Loom co-founder Mona Datt speaking on a cognitive computing and the law panel featuring Mitch Kowalski in October!
- BC Interior law firm Pushor Mitchell blogged about new developments in the law of property division, motorcycle licensing, and disclosure requirements for real estate development in BC.
- Lawyers at Ontario construction and condo law firm Robson Carpenter kept up with developments in other parts of the country, with Adam Zasada pointing readers to the world’s tallest wood structure building, an 18-storey timber residence that was just completed at his alma mater, UBC.
- Ontario divorce lawyer Russell Alexander blogged extensively on a wide variety of family law topics, setting out the factors that influence lump-sum spousal support awards, what happens when a judge “breaks up” with a couple who can’t stop fighting, and sharing a new case from the Court of Appeal on the privacy of text messages in Ontario.
- Canadian tax law firm Thorsteinssons shared the latest tax news and rulings affecting their clients, focusing on a number of new income tax folios on qualified investments, prohibited investments, and reporting currency, along with proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act relating to the capital dividend account definition and disposing of an interest in a life insurance policy.
See you next month with more new & notables.