2011 is officially half over! Here’s a look at what Stem’s clients were up to in June:
- Owen Jones, an insurance lawyer with Gowlings LLP, was interviewed for an article about business losses arising from the recent Vancouver riots.
- Gowlings also welcomed Russia patent lawyer Alexander Sobolev to their Moscow office, which focuses primarily on intellectual property law in Russia & the CIS.
- David Silman, an injury lawyer with the Fraser Valley’s Waterstone Law Group, took issue with the recently upheld decision of Hussack v. Chilliwack School District No. 33, which involved a grass hockey injury and a teacher’s standard of care.
- Federal crimes defense attorney Ron Chapman wrote about why the distinction between a person and an enterprise is so important in RICO prosecutions.
- Clio published a series of training tips for using its web-based legal practice management software. The tips include changing a matter number, synching with Outlook, and seeing when a client has accessed an item within the client portal.
- In an article for the London Free Press, David Canton, a business lawyer with Harrison Pensa LLP, discusses the concept of “privacy by design” but encourages users of technology to be responsible and exercise their own privacy rights.
- Product injury law firm Hissey Kientz launched a microsite, www.zoloftbirthdefectslawyers.com, for its Zoloft birth defects practice group. The site describes the link between the antidepressant and serious birth defects, including heart defects, and has sections on news, lawsuits, and FAQs about taking Zoloft during pregnancy.
- Jonathan Rosenfeld, whose practice focuses on child and elder law, highlighted new legislation that will protect the vulnerable in Illinois and Georgia. (See Rosenfeld’s collection of nursing home laws across the US at www.nursinghomeinjurylaws.com)
- Markham, ON family lawyer Russell Alexander wrote about Ontario’s new pension division and valuation laws in a recent post on his FamilyLLB blog, saying the changes are meant to the family justice system more affordable, faster, simpler and less confrontational.
- Catherine Cummings was named Executive Director of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association.
- New Jersey criminal attorney John Marshall reminds summertime revelers not to let fun result in a criminal record. He cites property crime, traffic violations, noise complaints, fake ID offenses, lewdness and criminal mischief as frequent summer legal issues, and warns that they can all lead to heavy fines and permanent criminal records.
- On a related note, in their newest monthly newsletter, Kelowna, BC law firm Pushor Mitchell includes legal tips on a few other summertime topics: travel medical insurance and pool accidents and safety. Pushor Mitchell also welcomed Injury lawyer Keri Grenier this month.
- Congratulations are also in order to James Patterson of Pushor Mitchell, who was appointed to the Board of Directors of the United Way of the Central and South Okanagan/ Similkameen.
- Legal support services provider Dye & Durham issued a notice regarding updated BC court order interest rates. Clients were advised to update their Dye & Durham Court Order Interest Calculator with the new rates.
That’s all for now… we’ll be back next month with more news and highlights.