August 19, 2013 InForum Issue

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Society news

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent death of the following colleague. We extend our condolences to his friends and family. Read More
Professional Responsibility

Settlement Agreements – DisbarmentPeter van Feggelen – Disbarment – July 8, 2013 Read More

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. Judicial Appointments Peter Ignatius Chisholm  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

In claim files, we often see allegations arising from ineffective communication. Here are five tips to assist in establishing and improving the lines of communication with your clients: Read More

We have received numerous reports over the last few weeks from lawyers who have received scam emails from the following “potential clients”. Be assured that these are confirmed scams and contact from them may simply be dismissed. If you have any questions on any of the following scam attempts, our contact information is listed at the conclusion of this article. Read More

The following is an article excerpt from Homewood Human Solutions™, your health and wellness provider. Come September, the carefree days of summers are replaced with regimented school days and disciplined evenings spent doing homework. Here are some quick tips – both practical and psychological – to help pave the way for a smoother transition into the new school year. 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 new decisions have been released on the Supreme Court of Canada Judgments website since the last InForum. This notice has been prepared by Society staff in Library & Information Services.  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

Premier's Office (August 12, 2013) – The province has named Murray Segal to review the actions of police and the Public Prosecution Service in the Rehtaeh Parsons case. Mr. Segal has more than 30 years of experience as a lawyer, consultant, mediator and advisor to governments. He is the former deputy attorney general of Ontario and the former chief prosecutor of Ontario. Read More

Department of Justice/Education and Early Childhood Development (August 7, 2013) – Victims of cyberbullying now have more places to turn as Nova Scotia leads the country with new cyber-safety laws. 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

The following proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum: Perpetuities Act, S.N.S. 2011, c. 42, s.7 NS Gaz Pt 2, 08/09/2013  NS Reg 265/2013 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
Other news

The Family, Children & Youth Section of the Department of Justice Canada has produced two new family law public legal education and information documents for parents - Making Plans: A guide to parenting arrangements after separation or divorce and the  Read More

(WHITEHORSE, August 7, 2013) —The Yukon government has announced the appointment of Peter Chisholm as a judge of the Territorial Court of Yukon. Read More

A Technology Entrepreneurship project being conducted through Venture Lab, Stanford University, seeks to determine lawyer interest in a proposed online platform that creates a new law practice revenue stream while improving public access to legal information. Read More

Best Practice Recommendations for Canadian Harm Reduction Programs that Provide Service to People Who Use Drugs and Are at Risk for HIV, HCV and Other Harms: Part 1 Read More

(August 16, 2013) – BOYNECLARKE LLP would like to congratulate 12 of its lawyers who will be included in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 publication by Best Lawyers®, a nationally respected peer review guide for the legal profession. Year of initial recognition in brackets: 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

Recent graduate of accredited paralegal program looking for an entry level position, ideally in the Annapolis Valley, but willing to relocate. Excellent references. Graduated with High Honours. Proficient in legal computer software and office procedures. Contact  Read More

Reference Number: 039-13 EMA Job Title: Manager, Corporate Insurance Business Unit: Emera Legal Location: Halifax Type of Employment: Regular, Full Time Accountabilities: Read More

Family illness requires sale of rural general practice in the Annapolis Valley. Thirty minutes to city. Twenty minutes to Wolfville. Thirty minutes to Chester. Practice has been in existence, in various forms, for 55 years. Current owner has seen 22 years of profitable operation. Ideal work-life balance in a small town with golf course, ski hill and private school. 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: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 12:30
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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: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 12:00
Join us for our lunch time Health Law and Policy Seminar Series.    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, 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: Saturday, November 2, 2013 (All day)
This one-day program will examine how tribunals should apply the Charter and Human Rights Codes? Should they be required to use the traditional analyses employed by the courts, or should tribunals be permitted/expected to develop analyses suited to their particular jurisdiction? 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, 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: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 11:00
  3RD ANNUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE PUBLIC INTEREST FAIR  NOVEMBER 16th, 2013  11:00 - 4:30pm   Kantary Hills Hotel  44 Nimmanhaemin Road, Soi 12, Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai   FREE ENTRY! Donations welcome   ABOUT  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, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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, 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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