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 support services provider Dye & Durham released its January litigation calendar, which is full of helpful dates and deadlines.
- Warren Mitchell, Q.C. of Thorsteinssons Tax Lawyers was named in the 2011 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.
- In Kelowna law firm Pushor Mitchell’s latest newsletter, Paul Mitchell, Q.C., discussed massage therapy as an ICBC no-fault benefit and Blair Forrest wrote about expanded securities registration rules. Congratulations are also in order to Pushor Mitchell for raising over $11,000 for the United Way!
- The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association released the Winter 2011 issue of CCCA Magazine. Feature stories cover anti-bribery laws and solicitor-client privilege in corporations; there’s also an interview with Jim Landress, GC for the Canadian Wheat Board.
- Ronald Chapman, who practices criminal defense in West Palm Beach FL, published a couple new articles on Florida Criminal Records: one on Florida’s Clemency Law, and a second on the limited discretion Judges have with respect to expunging criminal records.
- Elder abuse lawyer Jonathan Rosenfeld discussed whether nursing home lawsuits are due to isolated incidents or representative of overall poor care. He also compiled a list of tips on making the most of holiday visits to dementia sufferers.
- Product injury law firm Hissey Kientz continued to advise on birth defect cases, adding information on Paxil in the first and third trimesters; newborn heart problems related to Zoloft; and spina bifida and anencephaly related to Depakote.
- Clio, our cloud-based legal practice management client, posted a review of the company’s activities in 2011 – kudos to Clio for their innovative #goneClio podcasts and 2nd annual Apple in Law Firms Survey.
- Fraser Valley law firm Waterstone Law Group welcomed family lawyer Janette Kovacs to its Langley office.
- David Canton of the London, Ontario law firm Harrison Pensa wrote about a new Canadian law regarding mandatory reporting of child pornography by anyone who provides internet access, including those to provide open wi-fi to the public, such as coffee shops and municipalities.
- Oshawa divorce lawyer Russell Alexander announced he’ll be speaking at the 2012 ABA Techshow on the topic of paperless law firms.
- New Jersey criminal attorney Jonathan Marshall discussed cases involving drug DUIs (driving under the influence of prescription or illicit drugs).
Best wishes from Stem Legal for a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!