Well, it’s a new year. Though the first month of 2017 has not held much of the positive change that so many of us were wishing for, time rolls on and we all try to effect change in our own small ways, whether that’s doing our best at work, being involved in our communities, or pushing back against the status quo. Here’s a look at what our clients have been up to in January:
- Van Dyke Law Office blogged about recent criticism from judges against doctors who work for insurance companies doing so-called “independent medical exams”, and shared some sobering statistics on snowmobile injuries and fatalities along with some safety tips for the popular winter passtime.
- Fraser Valley law firm Waterstone Law Group welcomed a new associate, Kyle Nagy, to their Langley office. Kyle is a Thompson Rivers Law grad who brings a wealth of different interests and experiences to the firm’s corporate commercial and real estate practice groups.
- Ontario divorce lawyer Russell Alexander shared New Year’s resolution ideas for divorced parents, talked about new accreditation standards for collaborative family law practice, and celebrated his Clawbies win.
- Loom Analytics founder Mona Datt showed off her company and mentored other innovators at a Legal Hackers Toronto event called “Find Your Tribe: Matching Talent with Opportunity“.
- The tax lawyers at Thorsteinssons‘ Vancouver office called out the deficiencies in government information related to the new foreign buyers real estate tax, and dissected a recent federal court decision that has a significant impact on the principle of the advisory common interest privilege.
- At Vancouver firm Owen Bird, alcohol lawyer Dan Coles shared some recent BC liquor licensing contravention statistics and what restaurants and other drinking establishments need to know to prevent breaching their license terms and conditions. Insurance lawyer Gregory Tucker shared two recent papers he’s written on the faulty design and workmanship exclusion.
- Okanagan-based firm Pushor Mitchell’s lawyers blogged about the follies of forum shopping, how long the BC probate process takes, the advantages of mediation in family law disputes, and what happens when an adopted child wants to challenge their deceased birth parent’s will.
- Trade lawyer Michael Woods of Woods LaFortune took part in a roundtable panel on Bridging International Human Rights, Trade and Investment Law, sharing his experience in international trade and investment negotiations, investor-state-dispute settlement, indigenous rights and international trade investment law in the context of his work on First Nationals and inter-tribal trade.
- Rhode Island eldercare lawyer Mark Heffner reminded readers that it’s not too late for a flu shot, why they’re important for older people and those who care for others with chronic health conditions or weakened immune systems, and where to get them.
That’s it for this month; we’ll be back again in a few weeks with more news to share.