In this issue - #151 September 30, 2011

  1. Pushor Mitchell Lawyers Recommended by 98.4% in 2011 Client Survey 
  2. Pushor Mitchell Partner Alf Kempf Appointed To Okanagan College Foundation Board 
  3. Another Great Reason To Choose Pushor Mitchell - Brian Anslow 
  4. Now Available – Thirty Pushor Mitchell Lawyer Seminars 
  5. Family Law Group At Pushor Mitchell 
  6. Estate Planning Considerations: Providing For Your Disabled Loved Ones 
  7. Wills Checklist – Do you have a will? Have you reviewed it recently? 
  8. Medical Malpractice 101, The Top 7 Things You Need To Know About BC Medical Malpractice Cases - #6 
  9. Motorcyle Rider Outruns Cops, Gets Arrested After Facebook Bragging 
  10. The .XXX Domain Extension 
  11. The Pitfalls Of Owning US Property In Joint Tenancy 
  12. Legal Lite 

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1. Pushor Mitchell Lawyers Recommended by 98.4% in 2011 Client Survey

Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual client survey. We really appreciate the time spent giving us feedback and the thoughtfulness of the written comments.

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2. Pushor Mitchell Partner Alf Kempf Appointed To Okanagan College Foundation Board

Pushor Mitchell Partner Alf Kempf has been recently appointed to the  Board of the Okanagan College Foundation.

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3. Another Great Reason To Choose Pushor Mitchell - Brian Anslow

Pushor Mitchell is pleased to welcome Brian Anslow to the firm and to Kelowna. Brian practices exclusively in the area of civil litigation with a focus on Family Law. He has helped clients resolve a wide range of matters involved in family law including issues regarding children, support and property. Brian is a member of the B.C. Law Society and the Alberta Law society and is qualified to practice in both jurisdictions.

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4. Now Available – Thirty Pushor Mitchell Lawyer Seminars

Pushor Mitchell has available on request the following seminars which range in length from twenty to forty five minutes.

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5. Family Law Group At Pushor Mitchell

Our family lawyers understand the complex legal issues involved in married and common law relationships and that helping clients successfully resolve these issues requires more than knowledge of the law. We know that clients are trusting us during a difficult time and that they need a family lawyer that listens and understands their situation.

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6. Estate Planning Considerations: Providing For Your Disabled Loved Ones - by Melodie Lind

Everyone should have an estate plan, including a Will. Your estate plan disposes of all of your worldly possessions and is your last means of providing for your loved ones. Having a good, well thought-out estate plan becomes even more important when one of your beneficiaries is living with a disability.
 

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7. Wills Checklist – Do you have a will? Have you reviewed it recently?

A will is one of the most important legal documents that you will ever sign. If you die without a will, your assets may be administered by the public Trustee and distributed in a manner contrary to your wishes.

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8. Medical Malpractice 101, The Top 7 Things You Need To Know About BC Medical Malpractice Cases - #6 - by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.

Medical malpractice cases are very complex.

This series of articles by BC personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer Paul Mitchell, Q.C., will explain the Top 7 things you need to know about  medical malpractice cases, including when a medical malpractice case should be commenced, the legal and medical issues involved, and why they are so hard to win.

Paul Mitchell Q.C has successfully concluded BC medical malpractice cases for amounts up to 3.5 million in individual cases.

Find out what is involved in these difficult cases.

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9. Motorcyle Rider Outruns Cops, Gets Arrested After Facebook Bragging

If 19-year-old Justin West of Yakima County, Washington learned anything over the weekend, it's that a little bit of Facebook bragging can lead to a lot of trouble.

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10. The .XXX Domain Extension - by Vanessa DeDominicis

This particularly “risky” domain is, you guessed it, the adult entertainment sponsored top level domain. This domain has finally been approved by ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).

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11. The Pitfalls Of Owning US Property In Joint Tenancy - by Melodie Lind

In Canada, a common way of owning property is in joint tenancy. Frequently, a husband and wife will own real estate, such as a home, in joint tenancy. In the right circumstances, such ownership can be an excellent estate planning strategy: on the death of the first spouse, the property transfers automatically to the second spouse without triggering any income tax, property transfer tax or probate fees. However, if the property is located in the United States, ownership in joint tenancy can result in significantly higher taxes becoming payable.

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12. Legal Lite
In Michigan, married couples must live together or be imprisoned.
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