September 16, 2013 InForum Issue

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Society news

The following media report was published since the last edition of InForum: Major review of regulation in Nova Scotia   The Lawyers Weekly, September 20, 2013 issue by donalee Moulton Read More

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent death of the following colleague and Life Member. We extend our condolences to his friends and family.  John J. LeMoine QC, Amherst – September 8, 2013 Obituary Also see: 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: Anthony Joseph Magliaro John Todd Martin  Read More
Professional development

CanLII’s new search interface will be fully launched September 17, following four months of user testing. Read More

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

HeinOnline, an online source for legal journals, is now licensed for use by members in the Barristers’ Libraries in Halifax, and in the two locations where Remote Collections are maintained, Kings County Barristers’ Library in Kentville and Simon J. Khattar Barristers’ Library in Sydney. Read More
Tips from LIANS

The fifth annual LIANS Risk and Practice Management Conference will be held November 8, 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:15 pm at the Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax. Earn 6 hours of CPD with:  Read More

One of the more common ways we communicate with clients is by email, but the number we receive daily can result in becoming inundated with email messages very quickly. Here are a few tips on how to streamline your email routine and become more productive: Read More

We have received reports from several lawyers who received the following scam email from “”. The message appears as below:            Regarding Issue File 0366 - Total Issue Items # 31 Total Issue Amount $40,532.48  Read More

The following article is 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. September 13, 2013 Read More

New decisions from the Courts of Nova Scotia 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

Nova Scotia tenants who are victims of domestic abuse can end leases early without financial penalty, effective beginning September 16. Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act will allow victims to work with the Department of Justice's victim services program to end a year-to-year or fixed-term lease with one month's notice. Read More

The following proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum: Securities Act, S.N.S. 2012, c. 34, s.24 NS Gaz Pt 2, 09/06/2013 NS Reg 283/2013 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 Dartmouth Family Law Office of Nova Scotia Legal Aid has new contact information. Phone: (902) 420 7921 Toll-free (in NS only): 1 855 420 7921 The office remains located at 1210-99 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, B3A 4S5.   Read More

Patterson Law congratulates three lawyers of the firm who are included in the Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 directory: Read More

We’ve moved! Please note, effective since Friday, September 6, 2013, our new address is as follows: 2016 Quinn Street (corner of Quinpool Road and Quinn Street) Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 3E6 Phone, fax and email contacts remain the same, but now we have parking! Read More

I have important information for anyone connected to the Probate Action of the estate of Alain (or Alan) Moloney, deceased December 25, 2000, in Halifax, and his wife (also deceased) Rita. The executor is Ms. Denise Moloney (or Thomas). Please contact: Petty-Officer-First-Class Alan Macdonald (705) 424 7841 (home) or (705) 424 1200, local 2809 (work). 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

Harris Newton Law is offering an exciting opportunity for an assoicate lawyer who is intereseted in building/continuing a successful and profitable practice. Read More

The law office of LaFosse MacLeod in Sydney, Nova Scotia is seeking a lawyer to work in a term position (approx. 4- 6 months) starting immediately. The ideal candidate will have experience in civil and family litigation, including child protection. 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

We are looking for a legal assistant to join our team to do personal injury and criminal law. To be a successful candidate, you will be required to possess strong technical skills along with a professional manner and have obtained a legal assistant or paralegal diploma. Read More

Offering for rent  - professional office space sharing common area with Family Mediator. Read More

POSITION #: 78606786 BUSINESS UNIT: Legal, Insurance and Risk Management Service, Halifax Regional Municipality  DIVISION: Prosecution DATE: September 4, 2013 Read More

Are you seeking an opportunity to build your own practice in a busy, established firm? We are looking for a self-motivated and career-oriented lawyer to join our practice. In business for the last seven years at an excellent location in the Clayton Park West area, we have developed a solid reputation in the community, and attract a consistent stream of new clients. Read More
Upcoming Events
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: Friday, November 8, 2013 (All day)
The 5th annual LIANS Risk and Practice Management Conference will be held November 8, 2013 from 9am to 4:15pm at the Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax. Earn 6 hours of CPD (4 hours RPM; 2 hours Professionalism) with: Read More
Event Date: Monday, September 16, 2013 (All day)
The OPD Webinar Series - Key Issues in Privacy and Information Management Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013 (All day)
The Seventeenth Annual Canadian Information Technology Law Association (“IT.CAN”) Conference will be held in Toronto, October 24-25, 2013. For the full conference brochure including registration details, please visit the website at Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 19:00
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs is hosting the annual Marshall Lecture in Public Philosophy - thought it may be of interest to your contacts. (could not post to your events page) Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 2, 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: Friday, November 1, 2013 - 12:00
November 1, 201312 noon – 4:00 pm (Doors open at 11:30 am; lunch included)Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel Co-presented by CBA-NS and NSBS  Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 15, 2013 (All day)
The Canadian Bar Association Presents an Elder Law Conference "Keeping The Golden Years Golden...And What To Do If They Tarnish" Friday, November 15, 2013 | 9am - 4:30pm World Trade & Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS Topics will include: Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 4, 2013 - 12:00
NEW DATE: October 4 New Provincial Court Rules with Kathryn Pentz, QC. Discussing the Provisions of the new Provincial Court Rules and how they will affect your everyday practice.  Read More
Event Date: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 12:00
Everyday Ethics The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs is pleased to present: Systemic Oppression Of Women, Internalized Sexism And Rape Culture: What Can We Learn from the SMU/UBC Rape Chant Controversy? Read More
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