Hard to believe, but the year is drawing to an end. Here at Stem, we’re only a couple days away from the 2014 Clawbies kickoff, and our clients have been doing some exciting things themslves over the last few weeks. Read on for more details…
- Congratulations are in order to Okanagan law firm Pushor Mitchell. The firm recently completed their annual client satisfaction survey and the results are impressive:99% of respondents said their expectations were met and 99% said they would recommend Pushor Mitchell’s services to others!
- California products injury firm Cutter Law launched a microsite for their metal-on-metal hip replacement practice. Check out the cool map function! The firm also announced a $4.9 million settlement has been reached in a whistleblower case involving improper kickback payments to doctors made by cardiac device maker Biotronik. Brooks Cutter and his colleague JR Parker represented the whistleblower.
- Rhode Island elder lawyer Mark Heffner shared what he learned from professionals in other fields when he co-presented on a panel discussion about end-of-life decisions, and also announced the launch of the new blog he’s writing with several other eldercare lawyers, the Long Term Care Planning Blog. The blog is part of the Law Professor Blog Network and Mark serves as editor.
- BC legal support services provider Dye & Durham won the Platinum Inclusion Excellence in Business Award from their local Chamber of Commerce, and received commendations from Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson on their 140th birthday. As Dye & Durham prepares for the Christmas season, they remind clients of ongoing birthday promotions on their Court Interest Calculator, incorporation packages, file serve packages and real estate services.
- Cloud-based legal practice management software company Clio shared some early findings from their annual Apple in Law Offices survey; kicked off a series on branding for lawyers; passed along 10 tech mistakes that lawyers make; and announced their revamped support site.
- Canadian international trade lawyers at Woods, LaFortune LLP offered a free webinar on opportunities for US companies investing in Canada, blogged about CETA and its implications for investors and Canadian air transport agreement policy and negotiations.
- Ontario divorce lawyer Russell Alexander was pleased to be interviewed by James Toolbox on his successful client outreach and marketing efforts. He also blogged about how social assistance factors into child support entitlement and revealed 5 little-known facts about the Family Responsibility Office.
- The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association released the Fall 2014 issue of CCCA Magazine. The issue features a profile of Christine Healy and articles on managing risk across borders, empty voting, in-house counsel in the context of the CBA Futures report, and a CASL update.
- Ontario construction law boutique Robson Carpenter (@rc_llp) tweeted news items on Bell’s complaints over lack of condo access, Ontario’s consideration of electronic signatures for real estate deals, Canadian condo market demographics, and Guelph’s condo and apartment project boom.
- On his Arizona DUI Defense Blog, Phoenix criminal attorney Lawrence Koplow writes about the challenges of blood alcohol evidence determined with defective software. Read more at the post, You have a bandwidth problem.
- Congratulations to Thorsteinssons lawyer Michael McLaren, who was named a Rising Star in Lexpert’s list of leading lawyers under 40. On the firm’s tax blog, Ian Gamble wrote about the CRA’s position on LTD payments to US residents; Alexander Demner wrote about “immigrant trust” structures; and Ken Jiang outlined a TTC decision on calculating distance when claiming moving expenses.
That’s it for this month; we’ll be back again with December’s news to wrap up 2014!