INFORUM

October 15, 2013 InForum Issue

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Society news

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: The ‘insidious fog’ Law Office ManagementCanadian Lawyer, October 7, 2013 by Luis Millan Read More

The Court of Appeal Liaison Committee next meets on Wednesday, October 30. The Committee welcomes suggestions for agenda items from any lawyer whose practice involves the Court. The Committee's purpose is to discuss issues that will result in improvement to practice before the Court.  Read More
Regulation

The next application for disposal of undistributed trust funds will be made in December 2013. Submissions should be received at the Society's offices no later than November 15, 2013. The Society recently reviewed the application process due to issues regarding disclosure of confidential or privileged client information, which arose in previous applications. Read More
Credentials

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. Judicial appointments Joshua Michael Arnold James Lewis Chipman Robin Catherine Marie Gogan Elizabeth Van Den Eynden The following members have changed to the Practising Lawyer category:  Read More
Professional development

BUSINESS ENTERPRISES START-UP AND GROWTH COMPANIES IN CANADA : A GUIDE TO LEGAL AND BUSINESS PRACTICE / Tingle, Bryce C -- 2d ed. -- Markham, Ont. LexisNexis Canada, 2013. [KB 115 T587 2013] -------------------------------------------------------------------- Read More
Access to Justice

In its report released October 8, the national Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters says there is a serious access to justice problem in Canada, and suggests the needs of the public be placed first in a coordinated effort by all stakeholders to introduce innovation and fundamental change. Read More

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

Copying and pasting a well-written document can be a time saver, provided you do not have to spend the next 30 minutes trying to fix the formatting so it’s consistent with your current document. Here’s how to customize your MS Word options so your formatting between documents remains consistent: Read More

“With one in five workers experiencing mental illness, managers are increasingly expected to be on the front line of mental health in the workplace.” Read More

We have received reports from several lawyers who received the following scam attempt via LinkedIn from “Toshiko Hamayotsu”. The message appears as below:    Dear Counsel,  Read More

Due to overwhelming popularity, we wish to inform you that openings for our November 8th, 2013 RPM conference have hit capacity, and we are no longer accepting registrations. We greatly appreciate your time and interest in this event – keep an eye out for future LIANS continuing professional development sessions throughout the year.  Read More
Courts

The Honourable Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy is pleased to welcome four new Judges to the Court: Justice Elizabeth Van den Eynden, Justice Joshua M. Arnold, Justice James Chipman and Justice Robin Gogan. 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. October 4, 2013 Read More

The Honourable J. Edward (Ted) Scanlan has been appointed to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal after 20 years on the Province's Supreme Court. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal on October 2nd by The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., QC, MP for Central Nova and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. His appointment took effect immediately. Read More

Re: Recording and broadcasting of hearings at the Supreme Court of Canada 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
Province

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: Cyber-safety Act, S.N.S. 2013, c. 2, s.42 NS Gaz Pt 2, 10/04/2013 NS Reg 313/2013 Read More
Other news

L’Association des juristes d’expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse 8 et 9 novembre 2013 Hampton Inn and Suites, 65 avenue Cromarty, Dartmouth, Nouvelle-Écosse   PROGRAMME Vendredi 8 novembre – Salle Shubenacadie Read More
Careers

20 years experience in the legal community proven performer in accurately preparing court documents excellent communication skills developed through interaction with lawyers, clients, court officers and co-workers proficient in MS Word, Outlook, spreadsheet applications and Internet searches  Read More

The Office of the Legislative Counsel seeks a Legislative Assistant. This is a permanent, full-time non-Civil Service position with the Nova Scotia Legislature. 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

Public Intervener, Energy SectorManagement Lawyer 1Legal ServicesFredericton OPEN COMPETITION        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

Locations: Thompson, MB or Winnipeg, MB Advertisement Number: 27875 -Thompson or 27882 - Winnipeg Regular Full-Time Manitoba Justice, Manitoba Prosecutions Service Closing Date: October 15, 2013 Salary Range: $70,394 to $141,999 per year Read More

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society seeks a Library Technician for maternity leave coverage. The Library Technician is part of a small team at the Barristers’ Library maintaining a resource collection and providing basic reference services to practising lawyers and articled clerks, and reference, research and information management services to Society staff. Read More

Experience working with the Crown Prosecutors Office & Department of Justice More then 20 years experience in the legal field I have a BA from St. F. X., paralegal diploma from Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology and a secretarial diploma from Halifax Business Academy  Read More
Upcoming Events
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: Thursday, November 14, 2013 (All day)
Essential leadership attributes and management skills often mean the difference between thriving or failing as a manager. This workshop is designed to help new or existing managers increase their abilities to lead teams. They will gain skills to assess team dynamics and to improve trust and influence with those they are leading. Read More
Event Date: Friday, December 6, 2013 (All day)
Current issues that are key to your practice! Join us for in-depth discussions of the most significant developments in the area of immigration law over the past year, and look ahead to some of the critical issues that are emerging. Practical and relevant—you will gain new ideas and strategies so that you can represent your clients more effectively! Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 16:30
Please join us for the 5th Annual Douglas M. Johnston Lecture on October 30 at 4:30pm in the Weldon Law Building. Reception to follow in the Faculty Lounge. Everyone is welcome. Read More
Event Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 08:45
APTLA is bringing NS and PEI Lawyers a program covering the annual hours of MCPD needed in the areas of:  Risk & Practice Management and Professionalism.  APTLA's Specialty Topics in MCPD Program will include: Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 8, 2013 (All day)
The Second Annual Cape Breton CPD Conference offers something for everyone.  Topics covered include Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 12:00
November 15, Noon (12:00) - 1:15 pm You may be skeptical about how a person with my designation "Certified Divorce Financial Analyst" (CDFA) can help your law practice. 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, October 25, 2013 (All day)
The Canadian Association of Paralegals (CAP) is proud to invite you to its 2013 Atlantic Conference, which will take place on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Prince George Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 7 interesting legal conferences. Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 15, 2013 (All day)
Psychological Injuries bring great challenges to both victims and their counsel. These injuries are often dismissed by the insurance industry as pre-existing, over-stated or unreal. Their existence often stands in the way of both proper care and appropriate compensation.    Read More
Event Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013 (All day)
Saturday, October 19, 2013 Time: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Atlantic Time) Online rebroadcasts: "Last Kick at the Can": Wednesday, December 18, 2013; Time: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Atlantic Time) "Last Kick at the Can": Thursday, December 19, 2013; Time: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Atlantic Time) 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: Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 14:00
Remembering Rocky: Dr. Burnley "Rocky" Jones MemorialOctober 27, 2013, 2pm Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie University Hosted by Walter Borden Musical tributes by: Carson Downey Band Asia & NuGruv The McCready Brothers Special performance by 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, 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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