In this issue - #161 July 31, 2012

  1. Monthly Lawyer Profile – Alf Kempf 
  2. Send Us Your Feedback 
  3. Some Questions To Get You Thinking About Your Estate Plan… 
  4. Bill 14 - The B.C. Government’s Response To Workplace Bullying 
  5. Structured Settlements 101 
  6. Directors’ Liability For Corporate Tax Obligations 
  7. Media Workshop For Journalists On Legal Reporting; Video Of Course Now Available 
  8. The Good Lawsuit 
  9. Ask A Lawyer - Protecting A Vulnerable Parent From Financial Abuse 
  10. Interesting Transactions - From Our First Nations Law Group 
  11. In The Community – Come Race With Us At The Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon 
  12. Legal Lite - Judge Hates Saggy Pants, Sends Man To Jail For 3 Days 

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1. Monthly Lawyer Profile – Alf Kempf

Why did you become a lawyer?

As I kid I loved watching Perry Mason.  From a young age thought it would be a great career.  So far so good!

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2. Send Us Your Feedback

We are listening. Your feedback is very important to us. We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes of your time to complete our client survey. Thank you!

http://www.pushormitchell.com/client-experience

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3. Some Questions To Get You Thinking About Your Estate Plan… - by Vanessa DeDominicis

If you don’t already have a Will in place, or if you haven’t looked at your Will for a while, take five minutes to answer a few of these simple questions.  You may be surprised how many of them apply to you……

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4. Bill 14 - The B.C. Government’s Response To Workplace Bullying - by Alfred Kempf*

The BC provincial government recently passed into law Bill 14 (the Workers' Compensation Amendment Act, 2011), which amends the mental stress provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act (the “Act”) to address bullying and harassment in the workplace.

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5. Structured Settlements 101 - by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.

This article describes how “structured settlements” are used  in serious personal injury actions. Anyone with a serious injury claim should consider using a structured settlement. This article explains what a structured settlement is, and how they work.

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6. Directors’ Liability For Corporate Tax Obligations

This article focusses on certain tax liabilities of a company imposed under the Income Tax Act (the “ITA”) and the Excise Tax Act (the “ETA”) for which directors of the company can be held personally liable.  The directors of a company manage or supervise the management of the business and affairs of the company.  With this role of director come certain responsibilities and potential liabilities.

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7. Media Workshop For Journalists On Legal Reporting; Video Of Course Now Available

A video is now available of the 2012 Law and the Media Workshop, Get the story, avoid the legal traps.

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8. The Good Lawsuit - by Keri Grenier

Would the world be a better place without lawsuits?  Your initial thought is probably, “YES!”  The words “good” and “lawsuit” do not go hand in hand, or so it seems.

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9. Ask A Lawyer - Protecting A Vulnerable Parent From Financial Abuse - by Joni Metherell*

My elderly father seems to be losing his ability to manage his financial affairs. I’m also worried that my step-sister is “borrowing” money from him. Dad doesn’t seem to be keeping records, and he’s always been really careful about keeping things equal between the kids. What can I do to protect Dad, and make sure that he’s not taken advantage of?

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10. Interesting Transactions - From Our First Nations Law Group

From Our First Nations Law Group – Have established Limited Partnerships for First Nations clients to allow a number of First Nations to carry on fisheries businesses cooperatively.

Find out more about our First Nations Law Group: http://www.pushormitchell.com/service/first-nations

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11. In The Community – Come Race With Us At The Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon
  • August 18-19, 2012 in Kelowna, B.C.
  • BC Provincial Championships for Olympic and Junior Elite Races.
  • Races for all ages.
  • Scenic course in and along the warm and clear waters of Lake Okanagan.
  • Please join us as a participant, volunteer or spectator!

http://www.appletriathlon.com

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12. Legal Lite - Judge Hates Saggy Pants, Sends Man To Jail For 3 Days

An Ohio man who tried to help a friend in court was held in contempt for wearing low-sagging pants that revealed his underwear. Durrell Brooks tried to offer proof of insurance for a friend's car accident, but instead was ordered to jail for three days for his saggy attire.

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