November is just about over, and it was another month of honours, achievements, and attention-grabbing blog posts from Stem clients east to west.
- New Jersey criminal defense attorney John Marshall got a fun phone call the other day, from a writer/researcher from the popular Fox medical drama House! While we won’t go into detail here about what exactly the researcher was seeking an expert opinion on – you can read about at John’s New Jersey Criminal and DWI Defense Blog (feed) – this lends more credence to the idea that blogging lawyers are apt to get more calls from media, clients, and evidently, TV show writers!
- Products injury firm Hissey Kientz LLP introduced two new practice areas: one for the October 9, 2008 FDA recall of the ReliOn insulin syringe, and another for the diet drug fen-phen and its link to PPH (primary pulmonary hypertension).
- Between speaking at CLEs, giving presentations, and being quoted in the news, lawyers at Canadian firm Clark Wilson have been a busy lot this month. They’ve also been adding to their collection of accolades: Lyall Knott was named an inaugural member of Royal Roads University’s Fellows Council. The 20 RRU Fellows were chosen as business and industry leaders, and will be “stewards of good leadership, entrepreneurship, community and corporate responsibility.”
- Are you being punished twice for the same time if you’re held in jail after a DUI arrest/booking and subsequently are prosecuted? West Palm beach attorney Ron Chapman posts on the subject of DUI and double jeopardy in response to a question from a Huffington Post correspondent, on his West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog (feed). He’s also written extensively on Florida criminal records, and his latest post in that regard looks at how to expunge a juvenile’s criminal history record in Florida.
- Legal document sharing site JD Supra has announced (yet) another great offering: their new Facebook application. In a few quick, easy steps, you can have your latest documents appear on your Facebook profile. This is a great way to effortlessly extend the reach of articles, precedents, court filings, and other legal documents that you produce. All you need is a JD Supra account and a Facebook account, and you’ll be good to go. (See screenshots of the Facebook app in action here.)
- Themis Solutions, the company behind legal practice management SaaS tool Clio, recently wrapped up their three-part series on data accessibility, security, and privacy on their official Clio Blog (feed). They’ve also introduced a series of case studies profiling firms that have signed on to Clio service, with details on why they chose Clio and what they like about it.
- On his Arizona Criminal Lawyer Blog (feed), Lawrence Koplow delves into the mathematical world of determining sentence length for crimes in Arizona. Using the Arizona Criminal Sentencing chart, he outlines how judges decide jail terms and what effect aggravating or mitigating factors have on the term length. Over at his other blog, Arizona DUI Defense Blog (feed), Lawrence has a post up about Arizona’s new, more severe penalties for extreme DUI.
We’re grateful to be working with so many wonderful clients in both Canada and the US, and today we’d like to wish our American friends a very happy Thanksgiving!