Here are some highlights of activities and achievements of Stem clients in the first month of the year:
- Kelowna, BC law firm Pushor Mitchell published its first Legal Alert issue for 2011. The January issue includes, among others, articles on constructive dismissal, access rights for grandparents, US foreclosures, and the insanity defense.
- The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, the national forum for in-house legal counsel in Canada, recently undertook a change in its leadership structure. Robert Patzelt, Q.C., the Chair of the new Interim Executive Committee posted a message to the membership about the CCCA’s new mission.
- Also, early bird registration for the CCCA’s National Spring Conference closes in a few weeks on February 18, 2011.
- The lawyers at Hissey Kientz have posted several new entries on their various blogs. Recent updates include a free mesothelioma information packet, an article reviewing the results of a study into a mesothelioma vaccine, and a discussion of birth defects associated with antidepressants other than Paxil.
- BC legal support services provider Dye & Durham implemented new system enhancements to its ETRAY service, including new court level and jurisdiction selection options.
- West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Ron Chapman wrote a set of posts clarifying what constitutes aggravated assault and aggravated battery, respectively. Ron also released new entries on his Florida Criminal Records FAQ website in January.
- Jack Newton of Vancouver-based Law Practice software Clio presented a course on cloud computing at the New York State Bar Association 2011 Annual Meeting.
- And at LegalTech New York, Clio released its new two-factor authentication protocol for improved security for its cloud-based practice management system.
- The Lawyer, a leading U.K publication for commercial lawyers and corporate directors named David Shasha of Canadian law firm Gowlings to its Hot 100. Mr. Shasha is head of the firm’s Energy, Infrastructure and Mining Group for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
- Arizona criminal defense lawyer Lawrence Koplow has been busy maintaining his various websites, including the Arizona Criminal Defense Blog, the Arizona DUI Center, and the Arizona Sex Crimes FAQ site.
- Jonathan Rosenfeld, continuing his Chicago personal injury and elder law practice at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, launched a redesigned Child Injury Laws blog with an updated Facebook presence as well. Mr. Rosenfeld also posted many new entries to his Nursing Homes Abuse Blog, including a discussion of the tragic outcome of a delay in care for one patient.
- Mr. Rosenfeld also continues to maintain his Bed Sore FAQs and Nursing Home Injury Laws sites.
- The lawyers at Arizona family firm Nirenstein Garnice Soderquist PLC continued to offer updates on family law news, including this tweet about the circumstances when bigamy can exist.
- New Jersey criminal lawyer John Marshall posted a series of new entries on his New Jersey Criminal Defense Law Blog dealing with underage activity: underage alcohol possession, possession of fake ID, and underage gambling. Over at his New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog, Mr. Marshall posted a discussion of a recent study showing a high DWI rate among young motorists.
- The personal injury lawyers at British Columbia firm Waterstone Law posted several new entries on their BC Injury Lawyers Blog, including a discussion of third-party liability insurance coverage for a motor vehicle accident, and recommendations for how individuals can prepare for trial.
- Waterstone Law was also pleased to continue its commitment to community involvement by sponsoring the fifth annual Chilliwack, B.C. children’s spelling bee.
We’ll have more news and highlights from Stem clients next month.