It’s been a fast month since our last client update! Stem clients have once again been very busy, and we want to show them our support with a monthly roundup:
- Widget’s the word over at JD Supra. Have you seen these nifty tools yet? You can customize a widget to display documents from several different practice areas, or by Hot Docs, or law practice articles. Bonus if you’re a contributor: you can even get a widget to syndicate your own contributed documents. Visit their RSS & widget page for instructions on how to get yours.
- And, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention two more fantastic JD Supra initiatives: 1) Adrian Lurssen’s latest additions to the legal twitter list; and 2) Aviva Cuyler’s *growing* aggregation of lawyer analysis regarding the Financial Bailout – both posted to the company’s blog JD Scoop (feed).
- Clio, the legal practice management software-as-a-service tool, had TechnoLawyer readers abuzz: the TechnoRelease announcing the Clio launch was the most popular TechnoRelease during the period of Sept 29 to Oct 12. Clio’s also running a three part report on data accessibility, security, and privacy. Parts 1 and 2 have been published, and we’re watching out for Part 3, set to be released on the Clio Blog (feed) shortly.
- Clark Wilson has had an extremely busy month, as they launched a whole set of new videos on the articling section of their site (we’ll have more on that soon!). They’ve also, as previously mentioned, unveiled Megawatt: The BC Renewable Energy Blog.
- Our Arizona client, Phoenix lawyer Lawrence Koplow has just started up the Arizona Criminal Lawyer Blog (feed), where he’s been writing a mix of informational and resource posts. Some recent topics include “I posted my bail. So why won’t they let me out of jail?” and “Why murder never goes unpunished”. Koplow and his law partner, Angelo Patane, already have successful blogs at Arizona DUI Defense Blog (feed) and Arizona Personal Injury and Insurance Bad Faith Blog (feed).
- Did you know that in Florida, heat of passion is recognized as a legitimate defense to the charge of murder? Ron Chapman, a West Palm Beach attorney, wrote about it recently on his West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog (feed). In addition to violent crimes, Chapman also specializes in Florida DUI and federal crimes.
- Hissey Kientz LLP, a product injury firm based out of Austin, TX, has been developing an excellent array of content portals to support its practice areas. Their release last month of Digitek Recall Help is just the latest example, with more planned for the future.
- COLI, BOLI, STOLI… what do they all mean? Mike Myers, a partner at Houston-based commercial litigation firm McClanahan Myers Espey, recently described STOLI (Stranger-Owned Life Insurance) at the firm’s Contingent Fee Business Litigation Blog (feed). Myers is well-qualified to discuss this particular type of insurance: he testified before the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation on the topic this past summer. Oh, and in case you’re still wondering, COLI is Corporate Owned Life Insurance and BOLI is Bank Owned Life Insurance.
- And finally over on the Stem News blog, we’ve just welcomed our newest client Jonathan Marshall and his New Jersey Criminal lawyer practise.
And that’s it … for October. We’ll be back next month with more client endeavours and achievements!