June 10, 2013 InForum Issue

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Society news

Lawyers and members are reminded that Annual Fees are due on or before June 30, 2013 – which this year, means July 2, 2013. The Society sent out the invoices in early May. Members can pay by cheque or via online banking. Read More

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is pleased to announce Allison Smith is the recipient of the 2013 Race and the Law Essay Prize. Ms. Smith is going into her third year of studies at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. Read More

Kyle DeYoung is the recipient of this year’s NSBS Presidents’ Leadership Award. It was presented just prior to his graduation ceremony at Schulich School of Law on May 24, at the Dean’s Convocation Reception. Read More

The Canadian Society of Corporate Secreteries (CSCS) has nominated the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society for a national award. Read More

Lawyer uses own depression battle to help colleagues: Bar society president sharing story in bid to urge others to get help Chronicle Herald | June 5, 2013 By Sherri Borden Colley Read More

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

Fifty-eight new lawyers joined Nova Scotia’s legal profession in a Bar Admission Ceremony on Friday, June 7 at Pier 21 in Halifax. Read More

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The Society welcomes the following lawyers, called to the Nova Scotia Bar since May 27:  Read More
Professional development

See Steven Matthews’ post on Slaw regarding the redesign and relaunch of Catherine Best’s highly regarded legal research website, “Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research”. Read More
Tips from LIANS

LIANS' standard policy is a "claims-made-and-reported" policy. The focus is on when the claim is made and reported, not on the year in which services are provided and the alleged error is said to have occurred. For example, if a claim is made against a member in 2013 for services that were provided in 2010, it is your coverage for the 2013 policy year that responds. Read More

Ledgehill Treatment and Recovery Centre has received a generous donation to be used toward any one of the residential addiction treatment programs at their facility. The donation is to go directly for addictions treatment and accommodations of a male or female working in the legal profession. The Centre has only one opportunity to accommodate the request and will accept applicants on a first co Read More

Smartphone technology has made practice much easier and far more mobile, but are you getting the most from your iPhone? Here are a few tips that will help ensure your iPhone is working for you: Read More

We have received reports from several lawyers who received the following scam email from “Kazuhiko Okuda”. The message appears as below: Read More

The following is an article excerpt from Homewood Human Solutions™, your health and wellness provider. Your self-talk can increase or decrease your fear of expressing yourself. 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. June 7, 2013 Read More

In cases below where no link is present, the decision was not yet available on CanLII at the time of InForum publication. Consult the Courts of Nova Scotia Twitter feeds or Decisions Database. Read More

No proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum. Read More

The following news releases from the provincial government are available at this link, and are searchable by department and date: The following are some announcements since the last edition of InForum:   Read More

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

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

Four times a year, the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS – pronounced like "listens") creates a newsletter around a theme of legal information. For example, we have produced newsletters about family law, privacy online, etc. Read More

(June 2, 2013) Dalhousie University offers Canada’s first ESS (Environment, Sustainability and Society) program, which encourages students to focus their learning on global sustainability issues. Read More

Legal Aid Saskatchewan has an opportunity available in its Meadow Lake Area Office for an individual seeking a position as a lawyer for a one-year term commencing July 1, 2013.  Under the direction of the Legal Director, this individual can expect to practise in the areas of adult and youth criminal law with a small element of family law. Read More

The Advisory Committee on Provincial Judicial Appointments (the “Committee”) evaluates candidates for appointment to the Provincial and Family Courts using the criteria set out in the Guidelines to Ensure Appointments Based on Merit (the “Guidelines”). Revised Guidelines were approved by the Executive Council on March 26, 2009, and are available at the Department of Justice website at: Read More

Atlantica Law Group (“ALG”) is a rapidly growing law firm that services clients across Nova Scotia. ALG is looking for an associate to join its office located in Kentville, in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. Read More

Our Halifax office is seeking an Associate Tax Lawyer to join our team. The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial track record and ideally be experienced in both business taxation and estate planning & taxation.    Read More

I am a 2013 graduate of the Schulich School of Law currently seeking articles in Nova Scotia. I am looking for a broad-based articling experience, with a preference for commercial, business, and real estate law. Read More

Heritage House Law Office is presently seeking a Property Assistant to work in our Property Department. This position requires experience in all real estate related transactions including new construction, purchases, sales and refinances. A minimum of 2 years experience is required to work in this busy department. Read More

Legal Aid Saskatchewan has an opportunity available in its Prince Albert Area Office for an individual seeking a position as a lawyer for a one-year term commencing July 1, 2013.  Under the direction of the Legal Director, this individual can expect to practise in the areas of adult and youth criminal law. 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

Dalhousie is a leading, research-intensive Canadian university offering a wealth of programs through diverse faculties. With campuses located in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, as well as a Medical School site in Saint John, New Brunswick, Dalhousie has more than 6,000 faculty and staff who make up the university’s energetic academic community. Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

Many organizations recognize that mentoring is key to maintaining and enhancing professionalism and lawyering skills. Mentoring can help improve relationships among lawyers, promote camaraderie and help address issues of stress and isolation faced by many lawyers. Read More

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia is celebrating 30 years of helping Nova Scotians access information about the law so they are better prepared to deal with their legal issues and questions. Read More

reachAbility’s Legal Referral Service is a community-based service that bridges the gap between existing local resources and public need. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 12:30
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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: 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: 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 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, 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: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 17:00
Notice of Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia's Annual General Meeting. 5:00PM on June 19th at the NSBS offices at 2000 Barrington St (Suite 800) Please call 454 - 2198 or email: if you plan on attending  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: 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: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 12:30
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Event Date: Monday, July 8, 2013 (All day)
July 8 - 12, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 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: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 16:30
You are cordially invited to celebrate with us at the 11th Annual Pride Reception, co-hosted by the SOGI (Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity) Section of the Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 12, 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: 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, October 10, 2013 (All day)
CIAJ's Annual Conference 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
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