May 27, 2013 InForum Issue

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Society news

Lawyers are reminded of Rule 33.09 – Counsel for a Limited Purpose, which provides that a judge may permit a lawyer to act as counsel for a limited purpose on behalf of a party who otherwise acts on their own. The lawyer should advise the Court of the scope of the limited retainer, so Court staff know whether communication should be directed to counsel or to the party. Read More

As part of our refinement of the Society’s library services, phase one of which was implemented last year, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society will cease providing internet service at most County Barristers’ Libraries effective May 30, 2013. The computer equipment and printers will remain in the libraries and become the property of the local Bars. Read More

The Nova Scotia Barrister’ Society is pleased to announce a new Observership Program for legal workplaces and internationally trained lawyers (ITLs). Read More

For details about matters discussed at Council's meeting on Friday, May 24, please see the Council Highlights and Documents, available on the Council materials page of the Society's website: Read More

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The following members have changed to the Practising Lawyer category: Sarah Lynne Patricia Manning Shannon Webb The Society welcomes the following new articled clerk:  Read More
Professional development

Some lawyers are receiving emails from CPD File (, Canada’s comprehensive directory of CPD activities, featuring hundreds of courses from dozens of providers. Read More

If you are a practising lawyer in Nova Scotia, the deadline for reporting your 2012-13 NSBS CPD Requirement in the CPD Log is May 31, 2013. If you haven’t yet completed your required hours, consider these options: Read More

BANKRUPTCY THE 2013 ANNOTATED BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY ACT / Houlden, Lloyd W; Morawetz, Geoffrey B; Sarra, Janis P -- Toronto: Carswell Thomson Reuters, 2013. [KB 113 H838 2013] -------------------------------------------------------------------- Read More
Tips from LIANS

Time is money and this couldn’t more true than when it comes to getting paid for the work you do. In the decision Ross, Barrett & Scott v. Simanic 1997 CarswellNS 347, Justice Moir stated at paragraphs 24: Read More

We have received reports from several lawyers who received the following “litigation case” scam email from “Kazuo Hirai”. The message appears as below: From: Chuko Electric Co Ltd [chukoelectriccoltd @]Sent: May-23-13 7:58 PMSubject: litigation case Read More

The following is an article excerpt from Homewood Human Solutions™, your health and wellness provider. Read More

See the May 27 Hints & Tips from the Prothonotary. This edition includes court dockets for June and July; and two notices from the Court of Appeal regarding certain SCC cases not to be included in Book of Authorities, and Costs on appeal. Read More

ARBITRATION (LABOUR) Highland Community Residential Services v. Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2330, Pic. No. 395459, Stewart, J., April 25, 2013. 2013 NSSC 132 Read More

Please review the following Notices to the Profession, issued by the Honourable Paul S. Crampton, Chief Justice of the Federal Court, which were recently published on the Federal Court’s website. Read More

The following decisions were released on the Supreme Court of Canada Judgments website since the last InForum. The subject headings and summaries have been prepared by the Supreme Court of Canada. This notice has been prepared by Society staff in Library & Information Services. May 24, 2013 Read More

The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is publishing the following for a 60-day comment period:  Read More

The House opened on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 and adjourned on Friday, May 10, 2013. The following bills were PASSED during the spring sitting of 2013: Read More

Dear Stakeholder: The new rules in the Labour Standards Code for employers recruiting and hiring foreign workers to work in Nova Scotia are coming into effect. Beginning May 1, 2013 Read More

A number of new Land Registration Act and Registry Act Error & Omission notices have recently been posted online. Please note the new notices from the Annapolis, Cape Breton, Cumberland and Kings County Land Registration Offices. Read More

The following proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum: An Act to Amend Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1995-96, the Education Act, S.N.S. 2012, c. 56, s.5 NS Gaz Pt 2, 05/17/2013 NS Reg 199/2013 Read More
Other news

While we may like to think that domestic violence ends when relationships end, for many women the reality is quite different. In fact, it may increase. Post-separation is a precarious and sometimes dangerous time, and women and their children often need support and help to ensure their safety. Read More

2nd SEA/ASIA Pro Bono Conference/Workshop 11 & 12 October 2013 Ho Chi Minh City, VIET NAM Read More

The Enfield Office of Blackburn English is seeking a paralegal with a strong background in accounting working with the PC Law program.  Applicants with experience in Corporate law, Commercial leasing, Wills and Estates and Property law will be an asset. Read More

Evans, MacIsaac, MacMillan of Port Hawkesbury is busy and needs a lawyer to help share the workload with six other lawyers. Read More

The Municipality of Kings is one of the fastest growing regions in Nova Scotia. Kings is both urban and rural, offering exceptional life-style opportunities to its residents. The Municipality seeks a Contracts Lawyer for a four month term position. To be eligible for this term, you must be a lawyer registered with the NS Barristers' Society. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Monday, May 27, 2013 (All day)
Benefit from a diverse faculty of experts with "in-the-trenches" experience who will examine the challenges and provide guidance and workable solutions to recurring issues. Unique obligations arise when an employee has mental health issues. Gain practical approaches for: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 15:00
The 2013 Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) conference will be held in the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia from Wednesday, May 29 through Friday, May 31. Read More
Event Date: Monday, June 3, 2013 (All day)
June 3, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. EDT/EST, Distance Learning Available   NSBS Credit Hours: 7.0 Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 (All day)
June 4, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT/EST, Distance Learning Available Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013 (All day)
 This training will be an excellent event for lawyers, mental health practitioners, social workers, youth care workers, educators, criminal justice professionals and others who work with multi-challenged families. Thursday, June 6, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Friday, June 7, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Read More
Event Date: Friday, June 7, 2013 - 10:00
See the Bar Admissions ceremonies webpage for more information.    Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 18:30
You are invited to join us on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 (6:30 PM for 7:00 PM) for an important conversation about how we can protect Nova Scotia from fiscal decline and bring about real change in our social fabric. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 08:30
Toronto Stock Exchange has rules that govern corporate finance transactions, including private placements, acquisitions and prospectus offerings. At this hands-on, half-day workshop Toronto Stock Exchange staff will explore these requirements to provide you with a broad overview of the rules and help ensure your transactions are structured in compliance with the rules. Read More
Event Date: Friday, June 7, 2013 - 12:00
“The Small Claims Court hears claims up to $25,000.00, as well as taxations of legal accounts of any amount. It deals with a wide range of legal issues, many of which (such as consumer sales and protection, purchase and sale of homes, landlord and tenant matters, condominium disputes) never end up in Supreme Court. Read More
Event Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 08:30
See below for registration details Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University 6061 University Ave., Halifax Read More
Event Date: Friday, June 7, 2013 (All day)
The Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission invites family lawyers who engage in the area or are interested in representing parents and dependants in Children and Family Service Act proceedings to a professional development day on June 7, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Waegwoltic Club, 6549 Coburg Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 (All day)
2013's Maritime Access, Privacy, Security and Records Management Workshop Agenda Advisory Committee would like to welcome you to the 2013 event - Maintaining Connections! Our advisory committee is made up of staff from: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 08:15
Are you feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of tackling your organization’s records management challenges? Not sure where to begin? Effectively managing rapidly growing amounts of information requires structured, well thought out strategies. This is particularly true given the rapidly evolving technological landscape that affects how we all create, store, access, and share information. Read More
Event Date: Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 12:00
A lecture series for Canadian lawyers and judges at the University of Cambridge, England.  Visit the website of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies for the program:    Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 (All day)
ACCLE (Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its Fourth Annual Conference at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from October 16-19, 2013.     Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 12:30
Register Now Moderators: Read More
Event Date: Monday, June 17, 2013 (All day)
Everyone encounters difficult people on a regular basis and typically conversations with them leave people feeling frustrated, stressed, angry and tired. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 (All day)
This workshop is designed for managers, human resource professionals, social service providers and anyone seeking a better understanding of the complexities that surround mental illness. While it is not your responsibility to diagnose mental illness, it can be both important and helpful for you to be aware of the signs and symptoms that indicate someone is experiencing a mental illness. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 (All day)
Effective leaders inspire positive growth, change and healthy work relationships. This workshop focuses on providing leaders with a set of tools to bring out the best in the people they lead. It will examine the mindset necessary to lead others through the difficult moments they encounter in their working careers. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 (All day)
This introductory workshop is designed for those new to counselling or those wishing to enhance their general helping skills. The workshop provides an opportunity to acquire basic communication skills and practical strategies to help people. Read More
Event Date: Friday, June 21, 2013 - 11:45
Join your APTLA Colleagues in Moncton for our upcoming MINOR INJURY, SERIOUS IMPAIRMENT & PAIN: PHYSICIANS & LEGAL SPECIALISTS INTERPRET THE LAW Conference. We have arranged presentations from medical experts and senior trial lawyers on the topic of Pain, Impairment, and Disability. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 (All day)
Registration is open until the Friday before the Online Land Registration Act training program. Cost for this program is $600 plus HST and registrants have one week to complete the course. Dates for next LRA course: June 19 to 26, 2013 Register online Read More
Event Date: Monday, July 8, 2013 (All day)
July 8 - 12, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 12:30
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Event Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 12:30
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Event Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 12:30
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Event Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 12:30
Register Now Moderators Julie Nichols, Arbitrator/Mediator Read More
Event Date: Monday, December 2, 2013 (All day)
HRPA Recertification The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) has approved Lancaster House as a Recertification Partner, guaranteeing that participation in our conferences, workshops and audio conferences will be accepted by the HRPA for recertification credit. Day One - Monday, December 2, 2013 Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013 (All day)
CIAJ's Annual Conference Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 11, 2013 (All day)
BABSEA CLE (Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative) & UEL (University of Economics and Law, Viet Nam) are pleased to announce the dates and place of the 2nd Southeast Asia & Asia Pro Bono Conference/Workshop Read More
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