In This Issue - #187 September 30, 2014

  1. Brad Cronquist On Provincial UDI Committee
  2. Employers’ Presentation Series: Effective Hiring Practices
  3. Is This A Fair Offer From ICBC?
  4. 6 Questions On Immigrating To Canada Through Family Sponsorship
  5. Why Use A Trade-mark Agent To Assist You With Your Trade-mark Registration?
  6. Family Law Checklist: What Should I Bring to the First Meeting with My Lawyer?
  7. Real Estate Development Marketing Act – New Regulations
  8. In The Community – PM Raises $5,761 for Terry Fox Foundation
  9. Legal Lite: Wanted Parolee Busted By Ice Bucket Challenge Video On Facebook

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1. Brad Cronquist On Provincial UDI Committee

Pushor Mitchell Partner Brad Cronquist has been active on an Urban Development Institute provincial committee that provided input to the Province on the changes required to the laws surrounding real estate development marketing in British Columbia under the Real Estate Development Marketing Act (REDMA) and its associated policy statements and regulations.

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2. Employers’ Presentation Series: Effective Hiring Practices - by Joni Metherell*

Pushor Mitchell is pleased to announce Peas in a Pod: Effective Hiring Practices for Today’s Employer, the second in our new employment law series, Navigating the Seas of Change.

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3. Is This A Fair Offer From ICBC? - by Keri Grenier

“Is this a fair offer from ICBC?”…. “How much should I settle for?”… “What is my claim worth?” These are just some of the questions I regularly get asked.

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4. 6 Questions On Immigrating To Canada Through Family Sponsorship - by David Brown

Family sponsorship continues to be one of the most popular avenues for immigration to Canada, with approximately 65,000 people obtaining permanent residency through this class every year. This program is based on one of the founding objectives of Canada’s immigration program: to see that families are reunited in Canada.

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5. Why Use A Trade-mark Agent To Assist You With Your Trade-mark Registration? - by Vanessa DeDominicis

Trade-mark Agents offer professional services relating to the registration, maintenance and protection of trade-marks, i.e. a word, design, number, two dimensional or three-dimensional form, sound or colour, or a combination of two or more of these elements which a trader uses to distinguish his/her products or services from those of his/her competitors and serves to establish goodwill with the consumer.

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6. Family Law Checklist: What Should I Bring to the First Meeting with My Lawyer? - by Monica McParland

Let’s face it: booking your first appointment with a family law lawyer can be a bit daunting. If you are going through a Separation or Divorce you are likely experiencing a period of significant change in your personal life and you may be feeling stressed or anxious. In order to reduce some of the stress my clients experience, I have created a checklist of information and document my clients will need to assemble in advance.

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7. Real Estate Development Marketing Act – New Regulations - by Bradley Cronquist

The Province introduced changes to the laws governing marketing of real estate development this year with changes to the Real Estate Development Marketing Act (REDMA”) in March and new policy statements which will become effective on October 1.

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8. In The Community – PM Raises $5,761 for Terry Fox Foundation

This year, in support of the Terry Fox Foundation, we held a Fiesta de Mayo fundraiser in honour of all those battling cancer, and in memory of those close to our hearts, including our good friend and co-worker, Laura Davis.

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9. Legal Lite: Wanted Parolee Busted By Ice Bucket Challenge Video On Facebook

A wanted parolee's Ice Bucket Challenge video on Facebook didn't inspire donations -- it inspired a tipster to call the cops.

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