The American newspaper columnist Doug Larson said, “Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” That pretty accurately sums up this awkward in-between time of year, though we hope there’s more whistling than slush in your life these days. As March gives way to April, let’s have a look at what our clients were up to this past month:
- Okanagan law firm Pushor Mitchell was excited to announce its new video series, available on their website and YouTube channel. Topics addressed so far include gifting schemes in tax law, charitable donations, and why immigration applications fail.
- Thorsteinssons tax lawyer Brandon Wiener spoke at the 2015 RBC Wealth Management Services Conference, and Rosemary Anderson and Noah Sarna wrote about BC’s expanded PST registration and collection requirements.
- Michael Woods of Canadian trade law firm Woods, LaFortune was invited to speak to law students at the University of Ottawa on his career experiences as an international trade lawyer. The firm also worked with Allam Advisory Group to host a #CanadaBizGoGlobal Seminar on doing business in Turkey.
- Cloud-based practice management gurus Clio announced a new (free) webinar, “Cybersecurity for Law Firms”, coming up on April 14th (sign up here). They also offered a peek into the Clio meetups they regularly host across North America, and hosted meetups in Portland and Columbus.
- On his Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog, Phoenix attorney Lawrence Koplow wrote about the growing problem of “eve of trial evidence“, noting, “You can’t get a fair trial when you find out about exculpatory evidence on the eve of trial.”
- The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association is busy gearing up for its annual National Conference (#CCCA15), which takes place in Toronto in just a couple weeks. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Business of Law: Black Letter and Beyond”. Learn more about the keynotes, workshops, and other conference events in the program.
- Ontario divorce lawyer Russell Alexander wrote about a new federal program to help families going through divorce or separation and blogged on cases that looked at whether the court should stop a parent from posting photos of his child on Facebook, and what happens to spousal support obligations when a supported spouse remarries?
- On the Ontario Condo Development Blog, Robson Carpenter lawyer William Thompson wrote about “a regulation with respect to billing tenants for electricity consumption that every rental property owner or developer needs to know”.
- Sacramento firm Cutter Law, which represents consumers hurt by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices, has been developing their Zofran practice. The anti-nausea drug has been linked to birth defects after off-label prescription use during pregnancy.
- Always looking for ways to team-build and support the community, BC legal support services provider Dye & Durham participated in Get Pink’d, a fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and hosted their annual St. Patrick’s Day employee breakfast. Until May 31st, if you review Dye & Durham on Google+, you’ll be entered to win $125!
- Rhode Island elder attorney Mark Heffner spoke at the Caregiver’s Journey Conference, a special event for those who support people with Alzheimer’s Disease, and posted about Rhode Island’s plan to reinvent Medicaid.
- Products injury firm Hissey Kientz has had a busy month within their Xarelto, Viagra, and metal-on-metal hip replacement (Stryker, Biomet, DePuy) practices.
We’ll be back next month with more client news to share. (And with any luck, the slush will be completely gone by then!)