In This Issue - #176 October 31, 2013

  1. United Way Days Of Caring At Pushor Mitchell LLP – October 23, 2013 
  2. Monthly Lawyer Profile - Sue Connaghan 
  3. How To Prove Your Injury Claim: Part II – Proving Causation 
  4. BC Liquor Law Review 
  5. Tough Economic Times - What Can An Employer Do? 
  6. Assisted Suicide: B.C. Court Of Appeal Case 
  7. Non-Removal And Relocation Orders Under The Family Law Act 
  8. In The Community – Pushor Mitchell Spins For Kids With The YMCA 
  9. Interesting Cases / Transactions - From Our Business Law Group  
  10. Legal Lite - A Few Unusual Canadian Laws 

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1. United Way Days Of Caring At Pushor Mitchell LLP – October 23, 2013

Pushor Mitchell is proud to once again support the United Way Days of Caring Program which connects workplace volunteers with projects in the community.

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2. Monthly Lawyer Profile - Sue Connaghan

Why did you become a lawyer?

I thrive on problem solving and trouble shooting.  As well, this job is never boring; no two days and no two cases are ever the same.

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3. How To Prove Your Injury Claim: Part II – Proving Causation - by Keri Grenier

This column is the second of three, for how to prove your personal injury claim.  I like to think of these columns as an epic PI trilogy – the likes of the epic sci-fi trilogy: Star Wars, only this trilogy is for fighting the insurance empire.

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4. BC Liquor Law Review - by Vanessa DeDominicis

The BC Government's Liquor Policy Review is in its final stages, wrapping up this week. The public has been given ample opportunity to comment on how these laws should be updated.

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5. Tough Economic Times - What Can An Employer Do? - by Alfred Kempf*

With the decline in general economic activity and increasing competition from low wage countries, what can employers do to lower their labour costs?

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6. Assisted Suicide: B.C. Court Of Appeal Case - by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.

This decision is important and involves the right to die, legal ethics, and constitutional law. Anyone who has experienced a loved one die a painful death from a terminal disease has likely grappled with the difficult issues discussed in this case. The case revisits the debate concerning the legality of assisted suicide in Canada, and appears potentially destined for the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). This article includes a link to the full reasons for judgement of the BC Court of Appeal case, so you can learn about the issues the courts are grappling with in this difficult area, and what will be at issue if the case eventually goes to the Supreme Court of Canada.

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7. Non-Removal And Relocation Orders Under The Family Law Act

I. NON-REMOVAL ORDERS

Family Relations Act - Under the Family Relations Act, the Courts had general discretion to prohibit the removal of a child from an area within the province or from the province as a whole, if the Courts considered that this restriction was necessary and reasonable in the best interests of the child:  Section 35 (4). 

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8. In The Community – Pushor Mitchell Spins For Kids With The YMCA

Every fall, YMCA of Okanagan hosts a six hour cycling and family fun event to raise funds for the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.

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9. Interesting Cases / Transactions - From Our Business Law Group

From Our Business Law Group – Acted for large northern BC timber product manufacturer in negotiating and finalizing agreements with an international lumber company.

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10. Legal Lite - A Few Unusual Canadian Laws

A Few Unusual Canadian Laws

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