Archives for December 2011

Stem Client Roundup for December 2011

Posted by Emma Durand-Wood on

As December draws to an end, here’s a brief look at what our clients were up to during the final days of 2011: Gowlings announced that two top restructuring & insolvency lawyers, Derrick Tay and Jennifer Stam, will join the firm in January, and securities lawyer Kelley McKinnon was featured on CBC’s Lang & O’Leary Exchange. BC legal more »

WordPress Wednesdays: Improving your search results page

Posted by Laurel Fulford on

In this WW post, we will explain some tricks and tips to make your WordPress search results friendlier, and more helpful for your users. There are a number of plugins that have built boasting their improvements to WordPress’s out-of-the-box search, but some simple tweaks can be done to refine your results, and improve the search result’s page interface. The below… more »

WordPress Wednesdays: Better Archive Lists in WordPress

Posted by Laurel Fulford on

In this week’s post, we show you how we modified Stem’s blog archives page to segment the monthly listing by year of publication, like on the Strategy Blog’s new archive page. Jump ahead to see the complete code! The eagle-eyed among you have probably noticed small tweaks to the Stem site and Strategy Blog this past week. As we… more »

Mobile-Friendly Law Firm Websites: Ideas & Examples

Posted by Steve Matthews on

I’ve been feeling that the legal industry was on the verge of adopting mobile friendly websites for a few months now, so when a new report from the Law Firm Mobile blog arrived in my inbox yesterday, it was pretty timely. Inspired by LexBlog’s State of the AmLaw Blogosphere, Law Firm Mobile set out to determine which firms, among… more »

WordPress Wednesdays: WordPress 3.3 is out!

Posted by Laurel Fulford on

WordPress 3.3  — aka “Sonny”, after jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt — is now available for download or upgrading your WordPress website! At Stem, a new WordPress version means rolling it out slowly over our internal websites to help sleuth out any conflicts between the upgrade and the plugins we usually use before applying the upgrade to our client sites.… more »

Recap: Stem’s First Corporate Retreat

Posted by Emma Durand-Wood on

This year, while our US clients were celebrating Thanksgiving, the five folks who make up Stem Legal were gathered in Mission, BC for our first ever corporate retreat. It’s taken me a little while to put together, but this post aims to shed a little light on the inner workings of our small but energetic company. We spent our two… more »

WordPress Wednesdays: Schedule Posts More Efficiently with Plugins

Posted by Laurel Fulford on

Welcome to a new feature on the Stem Strategy Blog: WordPress Wednesdays! Every Wednesday, we’ll share a tip, trick, plugin or cautionary tale from our WordPress adventures. For the bloggers in the crowd, you know the magic of scheduling posts in WordPress — it’s a great way to prepare content in advance, and then have it post on your site… more »

Linkable content: the backbone of social media marketing

Posted by Jordan Furlong on

As you probably know, I’m a frequent user of Twitter, both at my own jordan@law21 account and as a contributor to the @CCCA_News stream for Stem client the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association. In both capacities, but especially with the CCCA, I receive emails from law firms telling me about a new article they’ve published. Many of these articles would… more »

It’s Clawbies Season!

Posted by Steve Matthews on

The 2011 Clawbies open for nominations today, and we’re looking for a few good (okay, outstanding) Canadian law blogs to recognize in this year’s Canadian Law Blog Awards! You can head on over to for all the details, but here’s the short and sweet version of how the awards work: Nominate your favourite Canadian law blogs (or US/European ones… more »

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