July 08, 2013 InForum Issue

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Society news

The Annual Lawyer Report is available. Practising lawyers received an email last month with their unique links for completion. This year, Annual Lawyer Reports must be filed no later than Wednesday, July 31, 2013.  Read More

Council has created an ambitious new Strategic Framework to guide the Society’s activities from 2013 through 2016. There are two main priorities: Read More

At its meeting on June 15, Council amended and approved the Society’s Committees List 2013-2014, which can be accessed on the Committees page of the website: Read More

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

The following are several media reports published since the last edition of InForum: Nova Scotia lawyer disbarred for theft: Repeat offender referred to police CBC News, July 8, 2013 By Paul Withers 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 LIFE MEMBERS category: Helenanne Carey QC Elmer MacIntosh MacKay QC The Society welcomes the following new articled clerk: Read More
Professional development

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT ARBITRATION IN CANADA / Snyder, Ronald M – 5th ed. – Markham, Ont. LexisNexis Canada, 2013. [KB 60.L3 P174 2013] --------------------------------------------------------------------COMPUTER CONTRACTS Read More
Tips from LIANS

Here’s a time-saving technology tip for those of us who create documents in MS Word. To quickly change text from lower to upper case (or vice versa), or to title case, where each word is capitalized, simply highlight the text and press Shift+F3. Read More

We have received reports from several lawyers who received the following scam email from “Matthew Shilton”. The message appears as below: From: Matthew Shilton [nstefans @]Subject: New Case 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. July 5, 2013 Read More

This edition includes: court dockets for July; and two notices from the Supreme Court, including one about amendments to Rules and Practice Memoranda. See the July 5 Hints & Tips from the Prothonotary. Read More

Amendments have been made to the Nova Scotia Civil Procedure Rules June 28, 2013. The text of the online Nova Scotia Annotated Civil Procedure Rules, including the Forms, and PDF versions, in part and whole, has not yet been updated to include these amendments. Read More

The Honourable Judge Alan T. Tufts is the Provincial Court's new Associate Chief Judge (ACJ). He was appointed to the position on Friday, June 28 by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Nova Scotia, the Honourable Ross Landry. Read More

In cases below where no link is present, the decision was not yet available on CanLII at the time of InForum publication. Read More

I am pleased to inform you that the new protocols, forms and checklists for the province’s new Contaminated Sites Regulations that come into effect on Saturday, July 6, 2013, are now available on the Nova Scotia Environment website.  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 House resumed on Friday, July 5, 2013. To keep current, consult the Status of Bills page on the Nova Scotia Legislature website. Read More

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

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent death of the following colleague. We extend our condolences to his friends and family. The Hon. Malachi Cornelius Hubert Jones QC, Halifax – June 27, 2013  See the following coverage: Read More

The Canadian Bar Association’s Legal Aid Liaison Committee is proud to announce Ann Marie MacInnes as a recipient of the Legal Aid Leader Award. Read More

Tepi’ketuek is a Mi’kmaw word that means sharing or distributing what we have. It is a Mi’kmaw tradition of giving and receiving for the collective to flourish. See for an online resource that aims to broadly share the multiple perspectives and concepts of Mi’kmaq humanity. Read More

(July 3, 2013) Articled Clerk Kyle DeYoung has been awarded the 2013 Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society’s Presidents' Leadership Award for his exemplary commitment to volunteerism and leadership. Further demonstrating that commitment, Kyle has also received the 2013 Dalhousie Student Impact Award for Top Dalhousie Student Union Council Member for his outstanding service to his constituents. Read More

BOYNECLARKE LLP is pleased to announce that Ted R. Sawa has joined us as an Associate with a focus on taxation and general business law, and Geoffrey J. Read More

Dartmouth lawyer W. Brian Smith QC recently received the Canadian Ski Patroller award, the highest operational award presented by the Canadian Ski Patrol System. From the citation presented at a ceremony in Toronto:   Brian Smith is one of a very unique group of patrollers, those who bring their paid professional skills to our organization and give them to us, free-of-charge. Read More

The Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, invites applications for two probationary tenure-track or tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence July 1, 2014. These appointments are subject to budgetary approval.  Read More

The Department of Health and Wellness, Continuing Care Branch has posted a tender: Standing Offer for Adult Protection Legal Services. The Tender document has been posted on the Nova Scotia Procurement Services website which is located at:  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 client is seeking a Manager, Real Property Group who will undertake responsibility for managing a broad range of real property services and providing direct supervision to the Firm’s real property paralegals. The Real Property Group provides support to the firm’s lawyers, primarily in the Halifax office. Read More

The Department of Justice wishes to receive applications from practicing members with a minimum of three years at the Bar (in good standing with the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society) in the Halifax Regional Municipality who are interested in an appointment as a Small Claims Court Adjudicator. Applications must be returned to Joanna Forgeron by 4:30 p.m. on Friday July 19th, 2013. Read More

My name is Melissa Schroeder. I graduated from the Schulich School of Law in May of this year. I spent a semester with the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, was engaged with the graduation committee, and completed some pro bono work during my time at Weldon.  Read More

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 19,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. Read More
Upcoming Events
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
Register Now Moderators Read More
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, December 2, 2013 (All day)
Ability Starts Here Conference is taking place December 2nd and 3rd, 2013 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. Sponsored in part by Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, Collaborative Partnership Network, and Disabled Persons Commission, this year marks the 6th year of the conference which commemorates the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013 (All day)
Start by Believing: a conference to address issues of sexualized violence September 26-27, 2013The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, Halifax, Nova Scotia 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: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (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: April 16 to 23, 2014 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
Event Date: Wednesday, November 13, 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: November 13 to November 20, 2013 Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 28, 2013 (All day)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 (All day)
Top Ten Recent Construction Industry Decisions: How will they change your life? New Trends in Decision-Making Procedures: A critical look at changes affecting certification, arbitration and jurisdictional disputes Temporary Foreign Workers: An exchange of views  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 (All day)
Day One - Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Update from the WSIB: Examining policy and rate changes Process Changes, Policy Updates: Important developments, significant changes Psychological Disabilities: Controversial issues of entitlement and compensation  Read More
Event Date: Monday, July 29, 2013 (All day)
Have some downtime this summer? For a limited time, OPD is offering some of our most popular programs from the past few months at a special rate.   Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 (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: July 2 to 9, 2014 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: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 (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: January 22 to 29, 2014 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: Wednesday, September 25, 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: September 25 to October 2, 2013 Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 09:00
Pre-Conference Workshops - Monday, October 28, 2013 Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 (All day)
Major Caselaw and Legislative Round-Up Drawing the Thin Blue Line: The role of the police in labour disputes Managing Industrial Conflict: Difficult calls made by labour boards in strike situations  Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 7, 2013 (All day)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    The experts: John Illingworth, Employer Counsel, Gowlings Troy Winters, Senior Officer, Canadian Union of Public Employees  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013 (All day)
CIAJ's Annual Conference Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 (All day)
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