Another busy month has come and gone – here is a brief recap of some notable activities that our clients were involved with during October:
Vancouver-based securities lawyer Penny Green recently was named one of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs in the 14th annual Top W100 ranking, produced by Profit Magazine and Chateline. It was a busy month for Penny, who was also named as a finalist for the 2012 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.
Surrey-based law firm McQuarrie Hunter LLP recently sponsored the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce Platinum Awards, which celebrate business, community, and individual excellence in the city.
Feldstein Family Law Group welcomed a new lawyer to their roster this month. Anna Troichanski joins the firm following time spent at a boutique Newmarket family law firm and Pinkofsky’s Criminal Trial and Appeal Lawyers, where she honed her skills as a litigator.
Congratulations to The University of Victoria, which recently ranked among the top one percent of universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education’s annual World University Rankings.
Vancouver-based multi-practice firm Watson Goepel added a new associate, Sophie Liang, to their firm’s Corporate Commercial Group. Sophie has a diverse background that includes time spent practicing law in China and five years working as an associate judge at the Court of Appeal in Guangxi. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.
Canada West Veterinary Specialists held their annual symposium on October 28th. The complimentary event is designed to share Canada West’s expertise with the broader veterinary community in British Columbia, and provides continuing education credit for veterinarians. Over 200 vets and veterinary technicians attended the event. Interested vets can view the papers highlighted at the symposium online.
The Vancouver family law law firm Henderson Heinrichs recently launched their Twitter Account and are tweeting up a storm. Their tweets cover various issues from the BC Family Law Act to interesting cases and developments in family law.
The Fraser Valley full service firm Campbell Burton McMullan LLP has added a new Associate, Murray Ross, to their firm. Murray has experience practicing in personal injury law, insurance defense, general civil litigation, and criminal defense. His practice at Campbell Burton McMullen primarily focuses on Plaintiff personal injury matters.
Vancouver-based personal injury firm Murphy Battista LLP held an Open House to officially open the Personal Injury Resource Centre. The Resource Centre is sponsored by the firm and is designed to help personal injury victims get their life back on track following an accident.
And now that halloween is wrapped up and the Christmas decorations are already popping up everywhere, we look forward to the flurry of activity that the end-of-year push reliably delivers. More on that next month. . .
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For most in the legal profession, being a lawyer isn’t just what you do; It is a part of who you are. It becomes a lifelong part of your personal identity, regardless of how long you practice. As such, law school – the place where that new identity is first forged – acts as an important marker for that defining transition in your life.
One of the distinguishing characteristics of our agency is that three of us here at Skunkworks have “walked the walk” of our law firm clients, having worked as lawyers ourselves. That, of course, entails having gone to law school somewhere along the way. For both myself and our Client Services Director Marni MacLeod, that law school was the University of Victoria. Both of us hold fond memories of our years at UVIC, and as such we are very excited to have recently welcomed the law school as an agency client. UVIC Law Dean Donna Greschner has made strengthening the communication channels between the law school and its alumni a priority. To that end we began working late last year with the school on the launch of a LinkedIn Alumni group which now includes over 500 members and continues to grow quickly, providing a convenient way for UVIC Law grads to stay abreast of faculty news.
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Deborah Lovett, QC and Angela Westmacott have been practicing public and administrative law from their Victoria offices since 1997. It’s daunting to write about them because their accomplishments on behalf of their clients and the public at large would fill pages. But I’ll try. Before establishing their own firm, Deb and Angie worked as litigators for many years in the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Administrative and Constitutional Law and the Civil Litigation Sections. After launching Lovett & Westmacott they have built solid reputations as creative, results-driven legal advisors to a diverse cross section of government, institutional, professional and public law clients. In addition, they have the tribunal, trial and appellate experience to back up their clients. Further, they have been directly involved as investigators and report authors for the Attorney General of BC, the Information and Privacy Commissioner, as well as filling neutral investigation, reporting and decision making roles in work place disputes and human rights disputes. And that’s leaving aside the publications and considerable professional development work they do for the Law Society of British Columbia.
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The British Columbia Land Title Survey Authority has recently announced new rules that will require electronic filing of various Land Title Forms in the Land Title Office. It’s a major change, and as such, requirements to file electronically are being phased in, with the first taking effect July 1, 2011, and several more commencing in January, 2012.
These requirements will affect the many BC lawyers and notaries that have a real estate component to their practice. Skunkworks client Dye & Durham has just released a white paper on the impacts of these new requirements for the BC legal community. You can access the white paper by clicking on the banner image below.
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