August 06, 2013 InForum Issue

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Society news

In case you missed them in the Spring 2013 edition of the Society Record, the Canadian Bar Association has reprinted the following articles from the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. They appear online in the CBA Practice Link – July edition of the Solo and Small Firm Bulletin. Read More

While major revisions to the Society’s Trust Account Regulations came into effect in January, another significant change was recently approved in May and it has implications for you if you are acting in a “Representative Capacity”. Acting in a Representative Capacity has been defined to mean that a lawyer is: Read More
Professional development

The Barristers’ Library in Halifax has reopened in its regular location on the seventh floor of The Law Courts on Upper Water Street. Reference services and materials for loan and in-library use are available. Read More
Access to Justice

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) requests nominations for its annual Lorne Clarke, QC Access to Justice Award. Nomination forms are due no later than September 16, 2013, and the award will be presented this fall during the official launch of the new Access Legal Help NS service. Read More

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
Tips from LIANS

The fifth annual LIANS Risk and Practice Management Conference will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:15 pm at the Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax. Read More

Benjamin Franklin once said that time is money, and nothing could be truer when it comes to the practice of law. Here are some technology tips and apps to help you keep your time on track: 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. Good writing skills are essential to communicating messages in a clear and persuasive manner. The following guidelines can help improve any written communication – letters, memos, email, etc. Read More

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal is sitting at Summit Place for the next eight months to a year. It is part of the next phase of renovations currently underway at the Law Courts on Upper Water Street in Halifax. Location of the temporary courtroom Summit Place, Fifth Floor 1601 Lower Water Street Halifax, Nova Scotia 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 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. August 2, 2013 Read More

An audio/visual summary presentation is now available for the province’s new Contaminated Sites Regulations and Ministerial Protocols, which came into effect on July 6. The presentation can be viewed on our website using the following link: 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 following 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

Halifax lawyer Wayne MacKay QC made the final cut in the annual Canadian Lawyer Top 25 Most Influential list from the justice system and legal profession in Canada. Read More

The Annual Report 2013-2013 for the Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia is now available on the Commission’s website: The Law Reform Commission is also still seeking feedback from legal professionals and the public on its survey on Dividing Family Property. Find the links on the Commission’s homepage.   Read More

AULD ALLEN, a law firm located in downtown Halifax, is seeking an experienced paralegal to provide either full time or part-time support in the areas of corporate law, property law and wills and estates. Read More

As a recent graduate from the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Law, I am looking for an articling position commencing as soon as possible. While I am originally from Cape Breton, I would be willing to relocate to any part of the province.  Read More

Crowe Dillon Robinson The firm of Crowe Dillon Robinson is seeking two experienced legal assistants for a senior practitioner joining our firm.   One candidate will have strong skills in real estate transactions and working in the Land Registration System, including subdivision work.    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

Position: One year contract Staff Lawyer position in Halifax, Nova Scotia practicing Poverty and Family Law (50%-50%); with a possibility of an extension. Read More

Position : Chief Operating Officer Reports to: Board of DirectorsLocation: Fredericton,  NB 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. 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

20 years experience in the legal community proficient in MS Word, MS Outlook, spreadsheet applications and conducting research on the internet proven performer in accurately preparing court documents and correspondence excellent organizational and communication skills ability to work both independently and as a team player Read More
Upcoming Events
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: 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: 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: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 09:00
Pre-Conference Workshops - Monday, October 28, 2013 Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 (All day)
Day One - Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Economic Update: Are we out of the woods? A Tightening Noose? Legislative restrictions on bargaining Climate Change: Bargaining under the heat of political pressure Winning Hearts and Minds: Managing media and membership campaigns during negotiations Read More
Event Date: Monday, December 9, 2013 (All day)
Crunching the Numbers: Costing, ability to pay, and total compensation Getting to Yes, Dealing with No: Negotiation strategies in an interest arbitration world Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013 (All day)
Dealing with Difficult People: Surviving bullying bosses, coping with cranky co-workers and creating a respectful workplace What Arbitrators Really Want: Smart approaches to presenting cases Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 (All day)
Day One - Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Current Decisions, Upcoming Issues: Major caselaw and legislative roundup Damages Beyond the Norm: Measuring losses in exceptional cases Hired Guns or Impartial Guides? Expert medical evidence at arbitration  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: 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: 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, 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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