We’ve been a little busy with the 2010 Clawbies over the past couple days here at Stem – which is our excuse for doing our client roundup a day late. Nonetheless, we did gather some great client achievements, accolades, and activities from over the past month:
- Our newest client, Kelowna, BC law firm Pushor Mitchell was named the best law Firm in the Central Okanagan for 2010 by readers of Okanagan Life in its 16th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
- The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, the national forum for in-house legal counsel in Canada, announced a Spring Training Camp to coincide with the forthcoming 2011 National Spring Conference, entitled Delivering Solutions, Driving Success. The training camp will have streams for both In-house Counsel or Legal Department Managers.
- The lawyers at Hissey Kientz have been keeping their website and practice area sites updated with several new posts, including a news item about restrictions announced by Health Canada on the diabetes drug Avandia, and a Paxil lawsuit filed by the parents of a woman who committed suicide while taking the antidepressant.
- McClanahan Myers Espey partner Michael Myers recently received a rating of 10, or “superb” from the legal professionals ranking firm Avvo. The rating was supported by client reviews and and endorsements.
- BC legal support services provider Dye & Durham continued to keep BC lawyers current, both via frequent posts to BC Law Watch Blog and with ongoing industry news updates. D&D also enhanced its ETRAY service with the addition of a “Filename” field, thus simplifying integration of cost recovery and accounting.
- West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Ron Chapman posted a series clarifying the law of conspiracy, including discussions of whether a conspiracy can exist if one of the participants is a law enforcement agent and of the requirement that the conspirators must agree to commit the same crime.
- Law Practice Management software Clio recently joined with other recognized leaders in legal cloud computing to form the Legal Cloud Computing Association (LCCA), “an organization whose purpose is to facilitate the rapid adoption of cloud computing technology within the legal profession, consistent with the highest standards of professionalism and ethical compliance.”
- This month Clio also announced the implementation of the Clio Educational Use Program, giving law students the opportunity to develop real-world, practical legal technology skills by providing Clio at no charge for educational use in law schools across North America.
- Tina Woodside, a partner in the Corporate Finance and M&A Group at Canadian law firm Gowlings has joined the OSC Advisory Committee for a three-year term.
- Also at Gowlings, which has had a Russia office for nearly 20 years, was named 2010 Russian IP Firm of the Year by the long-established ACQ Magazine. The Moscow office was also recognized by World Finance’s 2010 Legal Awards as the Best Intellectual Property Team in Russia.
- Arizona criminal defense lawyer Lawrence Koplow has been busy maintaining his various websites, including new posts on the Arizona Criminal Defense Blog, the Arizona DUI Center, and the Arizona Sex Crimes FAQ site.
- Strellis & Field elder law attorney Jonathan Rosenfeld posted several new entries to his Nursing Homes Abuse Blog, including his roundup of 50 essential websites for families with loved ones in nursing homes, categorized by topic.
- The lawyers at Arizona family firm Nirenstein Garnice Soderquist PLC continued to use social media to interact with their clients and others, with activity on their corporate LinkedIn profile, several entries for followers of their Arizona family law Twitter account, and information on their firm Facebook page.
- New Jersey criminal lawyer John Marshall posted many new entries on his New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog, including some on drug use and DUI. One article discusses the enforcement in New Jersey of marijuana DUI incidents, and another discusses prescription drugs DUI in New Jersey.
- And the personal injury lawyers at Waterstone Law have continued to be active with the new BC Injury Lawyers Blog, with posts including a profound discussion and video on the consequences of drinking and driving, and a discussion of a recent case involving non-compliance with new BC court rules on expert reports.
We’ll report more news and highlights from Stem clients in a month’s time. Till then, have a restful holiday and a great start to 2011!