Everything seems to really kick into high gear around this time of the year – work gets busy as we try to clear our plates a little before the holidays, and our family and social calendars are quickly filling up with engagements. Here at Stem we’ve been preparing for one of our favourite times of the year: the Clawbies, which kick off tomorrow morning. Our clients have been busy as well; here’s a look at what November held for them:
- Craig Robson of Ontario condo law boutique Robson Carpenter was a pre-conference workshop leader at the Canadian Institute’s Seniors Housing Summit, and was named Associate Member of the Year in the Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association Sales & Marketing Awards of Distinction.
- Kelowna law firm Pushor Mitchell shared news of Brent Coyne‘s win in a leaky condo case at the BC Court of Appeal, and announced an upcoming lunchtime seminar: Festivus for the Rest of Us?: Celebrating the Holidays in a Multicultural Workplace.
- Ontario divorce firm Russell Alexander Family Lawyers was proud to announce that associate Nafisa Nazarali has completed level II of her Collaborative Practice Training.
- Michael Woods of international trade law firm Woods LaFortune LLP attended the Canadian Council of International Law (CCIL) Annual Conference, and blogged about the TPP and Canada’s trade policy.
- Product injury law firm Hissey Kientz shared news via their various microsites on Xarelto (a blood thinner linked to liver problems), Zofran (an anti-nausea drug linked to birth defects), and Risperdal (an anti-psychotic linked to gynecomastia).
- Fraser Valley law firm Waterstone Law Group is seeking a junior litigation assistant to work primary with their family law group in the firm’s Langley office.
- Rhode Island elder law attorney Mark Heffner linked out to an NPR piece on planning for “driving retirement” – a difficult proposition for many seniors and their families.
- At Canadian tax law firm Thorsteinssons, Vancouver associate Ken Jiang blogged about new provisions of the Income Tax Act that “will have a catastrophic and devastating effect on many estate plans involving alter ego trusts, joint spousal and common-law partner trusts, and spousal and common-law partner trusts.”
- Ottawa personal injury firm Van Dyke Law Office blogged about recourse for injuries caused by uninsured, unidentified, or underinsured drivers, and marked Canada’s National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims.
Sacramento personal injury firm Cutter Law described how patients aren’t the only parties affected by faulty metal-on-metal hip replacements, discussing a lawsuit filed by an orthopedic surgeon who claimed damages to his business related to Stryker’s Rejuvenate and AGB II hip implants.
We’ll be back next month to wrap up the year with a final installment of client news for 2015.