While February is only a couple days shorter than most months, that missing handful of days is acutely felt right around now! Nevertheless, our clients managed to fit in lots of blogging, speaking, sponsoring and teaching this month. Here’s a look at what they’ve been up to:
- After Trudeau and Trump met in Washington earlier this month, Gord LaFortune of Ottawa-based international trade law firm Woods, LaFortune examined how “tweaking” NAFTA could impact importers and exporters. Also, Jean-Marc Clément and Michael Woods spoke at a forum on U.S. export and re-export compliance for Canadian operations, and Clément explored the sweeping proposed changes to Canadian food safety regulations.
- Pushor Mitchell, a law firm serving BC’s Interior, announced that registration is open for the Okanagan Symposium on Brain Injury (the firm is the title sponsor). Paul Mitchell has been involved with Brain Trust Canada for more than 30 years and this event is an interactive learning experience for professionals, family caregivers and persons living with brain injury.
- Loom Analytics hosted a webinar designed to show legal researchers how to use analytics from Loom in their practice, which included tips and tricks, an overview of reports, new features for 2017, and more. On their illoominate blog, Loom also shared what has folks talking around their water cooler.
- Vancouver-based Owen Bird hospitality and liquor industry lawyer Dan Coles wrote about common issues related to liquor law enforcement in resort communities and shared news about a consumer who has launched a class action against Wal-Mart’s line of craft beer.
- Warwick, RI elder care lawyer Mark Heffner shared some information on cuts to Rhode Island’s bus card program for low-income seniors; the program has been scaled back but there is some relief available for older Rhode Islanders who rely RIPTA for mobility.
- Ontario personal injury firm Van Dyke Law Office blogged about a Swedish road safety initiative, Vision Zero, that’s being embraced by cities around the world. The post looks at what Vision Zero is all about and how it is proven to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries.
- On his FamilyLLB blog, Ontario divorce lawyer Russell Alexander blogged about some interesting and recent family law cases that explore whether judges actually need to give reasons for their decisions and whether they can go “off the map” when making a ruling.
- Canadian tax firm Thorsteinssons held its annual Tax Update seminar in Vancouver and Toronto, and partner David Christian chaired and presented at a PBLI CLE event, Taxation of Common Business Structures, alongside associate Asif Abdulla.
We’ll be back in another few weeks with more news to share.