Fall is definitely here and it is getting busy again. Over the past month, our clients have been very active, both online and off:
- Cloud-based practice management software Clio had its inaugural Clio Cloud Conference on September 23 and 24 and it was very successful! At the Conference, Clio announced its iOS app. It employs an innovative design to make all aspects of a lawyer’s practice conveniently accessible on an iPhone. Designed specifically to give lawyers complete flexibility, the Clio iOS app keeps every important area of a case only a touch away.
- In other big Clio news, former Salesforce Vice President has joined Clio as its new Vice President of Global Sales. Clio has also released two eBooks: Three Technology Tools for Virtual Law Firms and Big Data: Metrics for the Small Law Firm.
- Outsourcing the small stuff was the hot topic in September on Small Firm Innovation, the solo lawyer/small firm blog run by Clio. Lisa Solomon points to contract lawyers as your ace in the hole for projects. Evan Guthrie explains how to outsource drama. Beate Weiss-Krull will make you want to hire virtual assistants so that you, too, can go abroad yet still know that your office is running just fine. In October, Small Firm Innovation will be taking submissions on disaster preparedness and are looking for your stories or tips.
- Ontario family lawyer Russell Alexander presented at the Law Society of Upper Canada on “Opening Your Law Practice: Getting Started, the Business of Law and Marketing” on September 16th in Toronto. He and his associates also blogged prolifically again this month, as Russell wrote on the “Top Three Weird Facts About Ontario Divorce Law” and Cindy Vergara did a video clip post on Ontario Child Support and Parents on Social Assistance.
- Canadian tax boutique firm Thorsteinssons was shortlisted by the International Tax Review for the “Tax Court of Canada Firm of the Year”. Also, Thorsteinssons lawyer Michael McLaren became a member of the CBA /CICA Joint Committee on Taxation. Thorsteinssons’ lawyers blogged on such topics as the Supreme Court Rules on the Envision Credit Union Case, CRA rules favourably on repayment of upstream loans followed by sale of foreign affiliates, and 231.2(1) Requirements and the Protection of Solicitor-Client Privilege,
- Lawrence Koplow, Arizona DUI lawyer, blogged on A reported result versus a complete result on how a DUI result is not complete until the report includes the statistics on the machine taking the breath sample.
- Texas product liability firm Hissey Kientz added more information on Medtronic infuse bone grafts on its website, added further updates to its Biomet hip replacement site and to its Medtronic bone graft site and updated the news on two of its mesothelioma microsites, the Mesothelioma Hotline and the Mesothelioma Lawsuit Blog.
- The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, in conjunction with the Canadian Bar Association, is presenting a webinar on Privilege Issues for In-House Counsel. They are also conducting two surveys at the moment, one called In-House Counsel Barometer Survey and the other called In-House Counsel Compensation and Career Survey.
- Kelowna law firm Pushor Mitchell LLP has once again been active in its community, raising $6,210 for the Kelowna Terry Fox Run. The lawyers have also been active at writing this month with articles such as “No “Rule of Thumb” When Establishing Notice Periods for Fired Employees” by Joni Metherell, “How to Prove your Injury Claim – Part 1: Proving Liability” by Keri Grenier and “Motorcycle Accidents: Distance, Perception and Reaction Times” by Paul Mitchell QC.
- Fraser Valley law firm, Waterstone Law Group is looking to hire a General Litigator for its Langley office, to work directly with clients in the areas of plaintiff personal injury, medical malpractice, family litigation and general civil litigation.
- Ontario condo and subdivision law firm Robson Carpenter have been tweeting this month on topics such as “Ontario Condominium Act Review Stage 2 Solutions Report now Online”, “condos spreading into small Ontario towns”, “will more Canadians be raising their families in condos?” and “condo builders add colour to Toronto skyline.”
- On BC Law Watch Blog, Dye & Durham, BC legal support services provider, blogged about PLTC coming this Friday, the LSBC task force seeks consultation on regulation of legal service providers, BC Law Society AGM coming October 1 and Dye & Durham’s counsel to speak on e-filing at PLTC 2013.
That’s all for now, but we’ll be back around Halloween with more client accolades and achievements.