Speaking, teaching, leading, giving… this month’s roundup really showcases how involved our clients are in their professional and broader communities—it’s an inspiration!
- Lawyers and staff at BC Interior law firm Pushor Mitchell celebrated a record year of United Way fundraising—this year they raised $18,177. Pushor Mitchell has a long history of supporting the Central Okanagan United Way through volunteering and fundraising: over the past 10 years they’re raised more than $150,000. Very nicely done!
- Loom Analytics continues to make waves in the legal startup world! Founder Mona Datt was a panelist for the “Big Data/Analytics for Small Firms” session at the Ontario Bar Association’s 2016 TECHxpo. She also participated on a panel with two Ontario justices at the CCLA’s annual civil litigation conference.
- Vancouver law firm Owen Bird was proud to announce that Alan Frydenlund, QC has been appointed Chair of Interlaw’s North America region, and that Dan Coles has been appointed a Director of the Vancouver Bar Association. Congratulations, Alan and Dan!
- International trade law firm Woods LaFortune partner Michael Woods is teaching a course at Algonquin College on the Global Business Environment. Woods also participated as a panelist and panel chair at the second Inter-Tribal Trade Investment Organization Conference at Thompson Rivers University.
- Southern Ontario personal injury firm Van Dyke Law Office launched microsites for their Cornwall and Belleville practices. The firm also called attention to a new WSIB-related complaint submitted to the Ontario Ombudsman, which calls for equal benefits for workers suffering from chronic mental stress and illness.
- Warwick, RI elder lawyer Mark Heffner was mentioned on the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog for his award-winning article on the evolution of guardianship laws in Rhode Island; his firm also shared a tip on how seniors can get help with paying their heating bills.
- Ontario divorce law firm Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers welcomed new associate Amelia Daurio to the practice, and announced the 2016 recipient of its Charitable Giving Fund Grant: the Lindsay Girls Hockey Association. The grant will be used to purchase home jerseys for the association’s rep teams.
- Canadian tax law firm Thorsteinssons welcomed Brian Carr as Of Counsel to their Toronto office—Carr brings 43 years of tax law experience to the firm’s mining tax practice.
That’s it for this month – check back at the end of December for more new & notables.