The air’s a little cooler, the leaves are turning, and the kids are back in school – fall is definitely here! September was full of hustle and bustle here at Stem and for our clients. Here’s a look at what they’ve been up to over the past month:
- Langley family lawyer Michael Jones of Waterstone Law Group blogged a primer on legal separation, discussing physical separation, intent, parenting decisions, asset and debt separations, and other considerations.
- Family law firm Russell Alexander has been steadily adding new FAQs to their Ontario Divorce Help microsite, offering practical information on separation, divorce, spousal support and related issues in Ontario. Russell recently joined CanLII Connects, where commentary from his Family LLB blog gets a nice boost in exposure.
- Rhode Island elder lawyer Mark Heffner was a presenter in his state’s Alzheimer’s Society education series on “Legal and Financial Considerations of Alzheimer’s Disease.” The firm also wrote about a recent research project in RI hospitals that resulted in major improvements in care transition communications.
- West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Ron Chapman blogged about how to avoid mandatory minimum penalties in federal court, and shared a case where a mother’s convictions for culpable negligence were overturned on appeal.
- Sacramento personal injury firm Cutter Law announced a 46-state settlement has been reached in the Medtronic medical fraud claims case; the firm represented the whistleblower who filed the original complaint. The firm also added website information on blood thinner Xarelto, which has been linked to hemorrhage and internal bleeding.
- BC legal support services pros Dye & Durham blogged about lots of local legal events (Aboriginal lawyers mentorship meet & greet, the Vancouver Bar Association’s craft beer & spirits event, and a Vancouver LMA session on lawyers and marketing initiatives) and shared critical industry news on changes to e-filing in BC. D&D is also putting the final touches on their 140th birthday celebration planning!
- Toronto real estate boutique Frost Law blogged about the city’s record-breaking summer housing market statistics, and about Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow’s proposal to increase the municipal land transfer tax by 1% to fund a school nutrition program.
- Ontario lawyer Craig Robson of subdivision, land development and condo law firm Robson Carpenter shared why his FCCI (Fellow of the Canadian Condominium Institute) designation is so important to him, and the firm (@RC_LLP) tweeted news and articles on condos and construction in Ontario.
- The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (@CCCA_News) tweeted in support of several of its members this month: past Chair Geoff Creighton has been named the first Chair of the In-House Counsel Worldwide and Cory Shangreaux volunteers his time with Winnipeg’s Legal Help Centre. Dates for the CCCA National Conference were announced: April 19-21, 2015.
- Canadian tax law firm Thorsteinssons issued a tax alert on the new Small Business Job Credit and lawyer Thomas McDonnell blogged his thoughts in a post entitled “Canada Revenue Agency Won’t Follow Court of Appeal on Change in Use Rules. Is This Right?“
- Product injury firm Hissey Kientz added info on the recall of the Rejuvenate Modular hip-replacement unit to their Stryker microsite; shared more details on Xarelto/Rivaroxaban; and published news on gynecomastia (male breast growth) on their Risperdal microsite.
- Okanagan law firm Pushor Mitchell announced they’d raised $5761 for the Terry Fox Foundation through their “Fiesta de Mayo” fundraiser. The firm also kicked off their employment law seminar series, “Navigating the Seas of Change”: the first session was on bullying, harassment and mental illness in the workplace; coming up in October is “Peas in a Pod: Effective Hiring Practices for Today’s Employer“.
We’ll be back again next month with more client news to share.