In This Issue - #178 December 20, 2013

  1. Season's Greetings From The Staff And Lawyers At Pushor Mitchell LLP 
  2. Lisa Holmes Wyatt Appointed As A Judge Of The Provincial Court Of B.C. 
  3. Monthly Lawyer Profile - Sandra Hakanson 
  4. Another Great Reason To Choose Pushor Mitchell – Jeremy Burgess 
  5. Residual Effects Of Sleep Medication On Driving Ability 
  6. Suing For Everything But The Kitchen Sink 
  7. Seasonal Employees And The Wine Industry 
  8. Recall Notice: Mountain Bike Front Forks 
  9. Immigration Talk: Sponsoring A Parent Or Grandparent Into Canada, The New Reality 
  10. Interesting Transactions – From Our Personal Injury Group 
  11. Legal Lite - Christmas Cheer 

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1. Season's Greetings From The Staff And Lawyers At Pushor Mitchell LLP

As Pushor Mitchell celebrates our 40th year of business, we wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and all the best in 2014.

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2. Lisa Holmes Wyatt Appointed As A Judge Of The Provincial Court Of B.C.

We are pleased to announce that Lisa Holmes Wyatt has been appointed as a judge of the Provincial Court of British Columbia.

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3. Monthly Lawyer Profile - Sandra Hakanson

Why did you become a lawyer?

I enjoy problem solving and working with clients to find the best resolution for their situation. I selected to practice immigration law because it is an amazing area of law. I am happy to play a role in assisting people in their relocation to live in Canada.  

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4. Another Great Reason To Choose Pushor Mitchell – Jeremy Burgess

Pushor Mitchell is pleased to welcome Jeremy Burgess to the firm as an Associate Lawyer.

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5. Residual Effects Of Sleep Medication On Driving Ability - by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.

Most people are aware that sleep deprivation can have a dangerous effect on driving ability. In some cases sleep deprivation can impair your abilities as much as alcohol. Many people are not aware of the residual effects of sleep medications on driving ability the next day.

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6. Suing For Everything But The Kitchen Sink - by Alfred Kempf*

Emotions can run high in any civil dispute. The parties in their anger will speak poorly of the other, they may treat each other with disdain or disrespect in the process. Feelings will inevitably be hurt and often psychological injury -- temporary or permanent - may result.

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7. Seasonal Employees And The Wine Industry - by Greg Pratch

For employers in the wine industry, it is not uncommon for seasonal workers to make up a significant portion of the total workforce. It is important, therefore, to understand that seasonal workers can give rise to unique legal issues, including issues surrounding severance obligations in the event a seasonal employee is terminated without cause.
 

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8. Recall Notice: Mountain Bike Front Forks - by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.

A mountain bike suspension front fork used on many popular mountain bikes has been recalled as a result of potential failure issues, which could cause serious injury.
 

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9. Immigration Talk: Sponsoring A Parent Or Grandparent Into Canada, The New Reality - by Sandra Hakanson

As you may be aware, Canada has one of the most generous family reunification programs in the world; however, due to growing backlog issues the program of sponsoring a parent could take up to eight or more years to finalize.

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10. Interesting Transactions – From Our Personal Injury Group

From Our Personal Injury Group - Paul Mitchell Q.C. has extensive experience with product liability and manufacturer’s liability claims including:

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11. Legal Lite - Christmas Cheer Read More
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