Stem Client Roundup for September 2011

Fall is definitely here, and everyone's in back-to-work mode… just take a look at what Stem's clients have been up to over the past month: BC legal support services provider Dye & Durham will be part of a pilot project that allows them to file Court of Appeal documents via ETray. Dye & Durham also announced an upcoming webinar on Court of Appeal Procedures & E-Filing, Tools and Rules on October 12th. Product injury law firm Hissey Kientz launched new microsites for lawsuits related to the migraine and epilepsy drug Depakote (neural tube defects) and the antidepressant Zoloft (PPHN,ventricular outflow tract obstruction, and septal defects). The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association has been sharing a steady stream of helpful tweets of interest to in-house counsel, including industry news, practice management tips, and client relations. Thanks to an Affinity Partnership, members of the New York State Bar are eligible for a 10% discount on web-based practice management service Clio, making the subscription $44/month for lawyers and $22/month for support staff. Gowlings announced the winners of its 8th annual Biotech Essay Contest, and Kelley McKinnon, head of the firm's securities litigation group, spoke on BNN about the Ontario Securities Commission's decision to extend its cease trade order on Sino-Forest (see the interview here). Chicago lawyer Jonathan Rosenfeld has expanded the material available on his website. It now includes information on neurological injuries related to Humira, bowel disease related to Accutane, birth defects related to Topomax, and the recall of DuPuy hip replacement systems. Harrison Pensa lawyer David Canton published a piece ion the London Free Press entitled "A Domain Name is Property", which discuses a recent Ontario decision on ownership of internet domains. New Jersey criminal defense lawyer Jonathan Marshall wrote about the key steps in a typical DWI case, what defines impairment in a drunken driving case, and social media sobriety roadblock alerts. In their September newsletter, Pushor Mitchell announced partner Alf Kempf's appointment to the Okanagan College Foundation Board. The firm is also offering a wide range of complimentary legal information sessions. On his Family LLB blog, Oshawa family lawyer Russell Alexander wrote about Ontario's new hybrid family/criminal court, the Integrated Domestic Violence (IDV) Court. He also welcomed new associate Abi Adeusi to the firm's family law practice. We'll be back next month with more news and accomplishments to share.

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