July 22, 2013 InForum Issue

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Society news

Practising lawyers, please be advised that your Annual Lawyer Report must be filed no later than Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Read More

Dramatic changes on the table at the NSBS Read More

For details about matters discussed at Council's meeting on Friday, July 19, 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: Malcolm Shaughan Jeffcock QC Misty Rose Morrison The following members have changed to Non-Practising status:  Read More
Access to Justice

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia is starting pro bono landlord/tenant, wills/estate and family clinics in HRM under the Access Legal Help NS banner. This important access to justice initiative is seeking volunteer lawyers to provide just a small time commitment. In a nutshell: Read More

Le Programme d’appui aux droits linguistiques est fier d’annoncer la publication de son nouvel outil, le Guide du demandeur – Financement d’un mode alternatif de résolution de conflit. Read More
Tips from LIANS

If you are travelling this summer, you may not have regular access to an outlet to charge your mobile device when needed. Here are some tips to help extend the battery life while in transit: Read More

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

The following is an article excerpt from Homewood Human Solutions™, your health and wellness provider. Many survivors of childhood sexual abuse experience personal difficulties related to the abuse when they are adults. Here is some information on the challenges facing the adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Read More

With the appointment of the Honourable Pamela Williams as Chief Judge of the Provincial and Family Courts earlier this year, the office of the Chief Judge of the two courts has moved. It is now at the Provincial Court in Dartmouth: Office of the Chief Judge 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 now been updated to include these amendments. 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

The late Judge John D. Embree presided in Antigonish for more than twenty years until he passed away on March 26, 2012. So it is fitting that his portrait now hangs in the very courtroom where he devoted many hours to serving his community as a Judge of the Provincial Court. 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 19, 2013 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

Correctional Services recently updated its information for lawyers and other professionals who visit provincial correctional facilities for appointments with their clients. Read More

The following proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum: Cosmetology Act,  S.N.S. 2012, c. 39, s.71 NS Gaz Pt 2, 07/12/2013 NS Reg 229/2013 Read More

The House adjourned on Friday, July 5, 2013. To keep current, consult the Status of Bills page on the Nova Scotia Legislature website.  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

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 Cape Breton, Cumberland and Kings County Land Registration Offices. Read More
Other news

BOYNECLARKE LLP would like to advise that Amanda M. Read More

Eating disorders have, over the last 50 years, gone from an obscure and rare disease to an epidemic that affects over half a million Canadians. When my daughter became one of those half a million Canadians four year ago, I was shocked to learn that clinical and peer support services are extremely hard to find, that research continues to be very poorly funded and a national prevention initiative Read More

We want to inform the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society of the launch of the first and only comprehensive bilingual (English and French) online directory bringing together the more than 23,000 attorneys in Quebec: (in French, A first in Canada! Read More
Awards and congratulatory messages

The Society is pleased to announce that Marjorie A. Hickey QC has received the 2013 Distinguished Service Award, at the Society's annual Recognition Reception on Friday, September 27. Read More

Nathanson Seaman Watts is a firm in the metropolis of Kentville. We take pride in our dedication to our community and our clients. We have a broad practice and a place for you! We are within an hour of Halifax and in the immediate vicinity of the Town of Wolfville and all the amenities of Acadia University. Read More

My name is Emilie Robineau. I graduated from the University of Ottawa French Common Law program in June 2011 and was called to the bar of Ontario in September of last year. I have recently moved to Halifax and therefore am looking for employment in the legal community of Nova Scotia. Read More

I am an individual looking to hire a law student or find a lawyer on a volunteer basis or reduced rate who is interested in gender politics and women’s rights – specifically, gender discrimination and harassment against women within male-dominated workplaces.  Read More

MacIntosh, MacDonnell & MacDonald (better known as Mac, Mac & Mac), is a 15 lawyer, regional law firm based in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. We are seeking to add a lawyer in our Litigation Group.  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: 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: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 12:30
Register Now Moderators 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: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 12:30
Register Now Moderators Julie Nichols, Arbitrator/Mediator 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 (All day)
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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: Thursday, October 10, 2013 (All day)
CIAJ's Annual Conference 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: 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 28, 2013 (All day)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Read More
Event Date: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 03:00
Risky Business: How Title Insurance can help  Read More
Event Date: Friday, August 16, 2013 (All day)
The province’s Anti-bullying Leadership Conference features keynote speaker Parry Aftab, one of the world’s leading experts on internet privacy and cyber-abuse, and advisor to MTV, Disney, Microsoft and Facebook. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 09:00
Pre-Conference Workshops - Monday, October 28, 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: 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: 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, 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: 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
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