June 24, 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

As the first phase of renovations to upgrade the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems at The Law Courts on Upper Water Street conclude, the Barristers’ Library will be moving back to its regular quarters on the seventh floor. Read More

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is pleased to introduce its new leadership for the coming year. J. René Gallant of Halifax assumed the position of President for 2013-2014 during the Society’s 2013 Annual Meeting. Read More

The Society is aware that since June 1, 2013, lawyers are not being provided a Notification of E-Submission Receipt when submitting an AFR. The failure to have this document in a lawyer’s file is a breach of the regulations with respect to trust accounts pursuant to the Legal Profession Act.  Read More

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The following members have resigned:   Kevin Daniel Landry Marilyn Deborah MacNair Erroll Gordon Treslan Andrew Watt Kenneth Robert White  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
Professional development

COPYRIGHT COPYRIGHT LEGISLATION AND COMMENTARY / Hughes, Roger T -- 2013 ed. -- Markham, Ont. LexisNexis Canada, 2013. [KB 159 H893C 2013] -------------------------------------------------------------------- Read More

Articles older than 18 months are now freely available to download and print from the Law Society of Upper Canada's CLE collection, powered by the Great Library. The service -- AccessCLE -- had been entirely pay-per-view since its inception in 2007 and contains over 6,000 PDF articles dating back to 2004.  Read More
Access to Justice

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is pleased to join other members of the Partners for Legal Education Group as recipients of the 2013 ISIS Organization/Community Group Award. Read More

Montreal, June 17, 2013 – The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice is proud to announce the appointment of Me Michèle Moreau as Executive Director starting July 1, 2013. 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

Following the Society’s 2013 Annual Meeting on June 15, the Professional Development Program included a session from the LIANS Risk and Practice Management Program on how technology can help you avoid claims. Read More

We have received reports from several lawyers who received the following scam email from “Stefans Nikolajs”. The message appears as below: Dear Counsel, Read More

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

Dear Member: In the fall of this year the Advisory Committee on Queen’s Counsel Appointments, chaired by the Honourable Justice Peter Bryson, will consider candidates for the next Queen’s Counsel appointments. The criteria for these appointments are: Read More

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

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

No proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum. 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 Antigonish, Cape Breton, Halifax and Lunenburg County Land Registration Offices. Read More
Other news

Please note that the Society’s offices will be closed on Monday, July 1 for the Canada Day holiday. The Barristers’ Library at Summit Place in Halifax will be closed on both Friday, June 28 and Monday, July 1, 2013. Regular hours The Society offices are open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Read More

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent death of the following colleague. We extend our condolences to his friends and family. Frank J. Powell QC, Halifax – June 12, 2013 Obituary  Read More

(June 12, 2013) BOYNECLARKE LLP, one of Atlantic Canada's largest law firms, is pleased to announce that the office has expanded. The firm’s Creditor Practice Team, headed by John S. Fitzpatrick QC, now occupies half of the eighth floor at Metropolitan Place, 99 Wyse Road, Dartmouth. Read More

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

Yorke Tutty has been practicing law in Liverpool, Queens County, Nova Scotia for 39 years and as a result of the recent retirement of his law partner, James DiPersio, he is now a sole practitioner. Yorke is seeking an associate lawyer or associate firm that might eventually take over his law practice, and he is open to discuss various business arrangements. Read More

Power, Dempsey, Leefe & Reddy, located in Bridgewater, is one of the longest serving law firms in the South Shore. We are currently seeking an associate with an interest in civil litigation, as well as criminal and family law. Read More

Ritch Durnford is looking for a talented administrative assistant/paralegal. The successful candidate will provide a full range of administrative and support services for a Senior Partner and Associate in their litigation practice. In addition to the requisite technical skills, the candidate should have: Read More

Crown Attorney – LF1-3 (Legal Counsel 1-3) Regular/full-time, two positions (Thompson, Dauphin) Manitoba Justice, Manitoba Prosecutions Service, Regional Prosecutions  Advertisement Number: 27407Salary(s): LF1-3 $68,352.00 - $137,858.00 per yearClosing Date: July 8, 2013 Read More

20 years experience proficient in MS Word, Groupwise, spreadsheet applications and internet searches proven performer in accurately preparing court documents and correspondence excellent communication skills developed through interaction with lawyers, clients, co-workers and court officers  Read More

If you are an ambitious individual looking to practice law in a rural community but in a busy practice with interesting and different types of work, we would like to talk to you. Pickup MacDowell is a well-established law firm in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia seeking an Associate Lawyer. 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

Noseworthy Di Costanzo Diab 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, refinances and title migrations. A working ability in PC Law is essential.   Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 12:30
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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: Monday, July 8, 2013 (All day)
July 8 - 12, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 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: 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: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 08:00
These are challenging and dynamic times in employment and labour relations and both management and labour representatives are eager to ensure they have the latest information and insights in these developing areas of the law, policy and practice. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 12:00
Professor Judy Fudge Innis Christie Visiting Professor Faculty of Law, University of Victoria  Registration Deadline:  Friday, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 (please email for a registration form) Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013 (All day)
CIAJ's Annual Conference Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013 (All day)
Join us for a ‘best ball’ golf tournament in support of Dalhousie Legal Aid on Thursday, September 19. This fundraiser will be held at Lost Creek Golf Club located at 222 Ridge Avenue in Waverly, NS. Read More
Event Date: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 09:00
Description: 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. Read More
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