INFORUM

September 30, 2013 InForum Issue

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Council

For details about matters discussed at Council's meeting on Friday, September 27, please see the Council Highlights and Documents, available on the Council materials page of the Society's website: http://nsbs.org/council-materials. Read More
Credentials

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: Read More
Access to Justice

Please note, all law societies across Canada are distributing this confidential survey request to lawyers through the participation of the Law Societies Equity Network, at the request of Queen's University and the SOGIC section of the CBA.  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 (4 hours RPM; 2 hours Professionalism) with: Read More

Client files can be complex and uncertain and we have a finite amount of time in our day to work on them.  Here are some tips on controlling your files and ultimately managing your time: Read More

Inheritance or beneficiary email scams involve lawyers receiving ‘requests’ where their own names are incorporated into the subject or message itself. These scams refer to a deceased individual who shares the last name of the lawyer being targeted. The latest example purports to be from “Accountant Richard Samson”. Read More

The following article is from Homewood Human Solutions™, your health and wellness provider. Read More
Courts

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. Read More
Province

The province and Capital District Health Authority have completed 17 of 18 actions to protect public safety and strengthen patient rehabilitation at the East Coast Forensic Hospital. Read More

As you are aware, the Government of Nova Scotia implemented contaminated sites regulations on July 6th, 2013. These regulations and supporting protocols are available on the Nova Scotia Environment website at www.gov.ns.ca/nse/contaminatedsites/. Thank you for your input in helping to develop the seven Read More

News releases from the provincial government are available at this link, and are searchable by department and date: http://novascotia.ca/news/ 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: Statute Amendments (2013) Act, S.N.S. 2013, c. 10, s.18(2) NS Gaz Pt 2, 09/20/2013 NS Reg 294/2013 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 Richmond County Land Registration Office. Read More
Other news

Three Halifax lawyers recently received 2013 Lexpert Zenith Awards, which celebrate women leaders in the legal profession across Canada: Michelle Awad QC, Lydia Bugden and Christene H. Hirschfeld QC. Read More

The law firm of Beveridge, MacPherson & Buckle has changed its name to MacKinnon Buckle Stevenson. Change of name is effective September 15, 2013. Address, telephone numbers and emails of lawyers and staff remain the same. The website has changed to www.lawmbs.ca.  Read More

John  Eric Pöllabauer is pleased to announce he has rejoined the Moncton, New Brunswick firm BINGHAM  LAW ♦ DROIT  to continue his practice with their Business Law Group effective as of Monday, September 23, 2013.  Read More

The Public Prosecution Service has appointed Carla Ball and Sean McCarroll as Crown attorneys in the Halifax office. Read More
Careers

The Law firm of Russell Piggott Jones, located in downtown Dartmouth, is looking for a property paralegal to start work immediately. Interested candidates should have post-secondary legal secretarial/paralegal course, with at least 3 years previous experience working as a property paralegal, specifically working with purchases, sales, mortgages and title migrations. Read More

I am a Nova Scotia lawyer offering high quality, fast legal research and drafting at very reasonable rates. I work on a freelance basis and have 15+ years experience researching and writing for litigators in all areas of law. If you need added litigation support on one or more of your files but aren't in a position to hire a full time associate, I can fill your short term needs. 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

Stewart McKelvey proudly celebrates over twenty years of innovative leadership as Atlantic Canada’s first and largest regional law firm.  Stewart McKelvey has established an international reputation. With more than 200 lawyers and 300 staff in our six locations, we have a single objective- the best results for our clients. Read More

The Medical Society of Prince Edward Island is the governing body representing the interests of over 400 physicians, medical students and residents across PEI. The mission of the Society is clear:             To provide leadership and representation for physicians, and to promote high standards of health and health care for all Islanders. Read More

Annapolis Valley Law Office looking for articling clerk. Focus on ADR, Family Law, Real Estate, Will Estate Panning and Human Rights. Send Resumes and Cover Letter via email  marion.hill@ns.aliantzinc.ca. Thank you.  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

Health Association Nova Scotia is a member-driven association representing health and community services organizations spanning the entire health continuum in Nova Scotia. We make a positive contribution to the health system of Nova Scotia by working collaboratively to promote health system improvements and by providing our members with responsive, value-added programs and services. Read More

Bacchus & Associates Law Firm is a small firm that has been providing professional legal services since 2001. We are seeking an Associate Lawyer who is self motivated and preferably has an existing clientele.  Compensation will be based upon a fee splitting arrangement or office usage/rental arrangement.  Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 08:00
DRI’s Construction Law Seminar is designed to enhance the practice of all construction industry professionals — from experienced defense attorneys, to risk managers, to construction executives, and even to those who are new to construction litigation. 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: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 12:00
Wednesday October 2, 12pm - 1:30pm Researching Genetic Disease in the Bedouin Community: Ethical and Social Issues Rivka Carmi  President, Ben-Gurion University and Former Director, Genetics Institute, Soroka University Medical Center  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 19:00
The Canadian Centre for Public Affairs (CCEPA) is pleased to join with the Situating Science Knowledge Cluster and several other groups to support: Can We Sustain Democracy and the Planet Too?:  Examining Scientific Expertise in Public Life Dr. Philip Kitcher - Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University 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 lawdean@dal.ca for a registration form) 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. http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_ONL_0913A  Read More
Event Date: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 12:45
Workplace Culture Diversity Series Workshops   Workplace Culture Diversity Series Workshops are 60 and 90 minute themed, facilitated, and collaborative workshops dealing with a range of topics. Each session will be offered twice (daytime and evening) during the month. All sessions will be held at ISIS.    Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 01:00
Building Cultural Competence is an introductory half day workshop identifying aspects of cultural competence and developing awareness and skills. This interactive workshop is open to organizations, businesses and members of the community and is held monthly at ISIS. The workshop may also be delivered to organizations at their sites if applicable.    Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 (All day)
The Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Conference at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from October 16-19, 2013.    Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 12:30
Workplace Culture Diversity Series Workshops   Workplace Culture Diversity Series Workshops are 60 and 90 minute themed, facilitated, and collaborative workshops dealing with a range of topics. Each session will be offered twice (daytime and evening) during the month. All sessions will be held at ISIS.    Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 18:30
Workplace Culture Diversity Series Workshops   Workplace Culture Diversity Series Workshops are 60 and 90 minute themed, facilitated, and collaborative workshops dealing with a range of topics. Each session will be offered twice (daytime and evening) during the month. All sessions will be held at ISIS.    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 www.it-can.ca. 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: Monday, November 4, 2013 - 14:00
November 4th from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm    Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 13:00
  Workplace Culture Diversity Series Workshops   Workplace Culture Diversity Series Workshops are 60 and 90 minute themed, facilitated, and collaborative workshops dealing with a range of topics. Each session will be offered twice (daytime and evening) during the month. All sessions will be held at ISIS.    Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 12:00
Friday November 15, 12pm - 1:30pm Human Rights Education in the Health Professions: Eastern Europe and Central Asia  Joanna Erdman, Schulich School of Law Tamar Ezer, Law and Health Initiative, Open Society Public Health Program 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: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 12:30
Building Cultural Competence is an introductory half day workshop identifying aspects of cultural competence and developing awareness and skills. This interactive workshop is open to organizations, businesses and members of the community and is held monthly at ISIS. The workshop may also be delivered to organizations at their sites if applicable.    Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 18:30
Workplace Culture Diversity Series Workshops   Workplace Culture Diversity Series Workshops are 60 and 90 minute themed, facilitated, and collaborative workshops dealing with a range of topics. Each session will be offered twice (daytime and evening) during the month. All sessions will be held at ISIS.    Read More
Event Date: Friday, March 21, 2014 - 12:00
Friday March 21, 12pm -1:30pm A Global Review of the Litigation of Health Human Rights Colleen Flood, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto www.dal.ca/faculty/law/hli/seminar-series.html Read More
Event Date: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 14:00
Friday January 10, 12pm - 1:30pm The Deserving and Undeserving Sick: Withholding Public Health Care from Refugees Audrey Macklin, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 14:00
Friday February 28, 12pm - 1:30pm An Atypical Suicide: Psychiatric Research Abuse at the University of Minnesota Carl Elliott, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 1, 2013 - 12:00
Friday November 1, 12pm - 1:30pm Prisons: The Modern-Day Asylums Kim Pate, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies www.dal.ca/faculty/law/hli/seminar-series.html Read More
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