October 28, 2013 InForum Issue

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Society news

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is seeking input from lawyers in the province for a study in collaboration with researchers from the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University. Read More

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: 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

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

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The Society welcomes the following lawyers, called to the Nova Scotia Bar since October 15 Read More
Access to Justice

In 2012, the Nova Scotia Department of Justice and Justice Canada entered into a project funding agreement to improve access to family justice online and to evaluate the implementation of the website during the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Read More

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
Tips from LIANS

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

We often use email to send requests; it’s quick and documents what’s been requested. However, without a procedure in place to follow up, sometimes the request can slip between the cracks. Follow these steps to save an additional copy of the email in a designated email folder to make sure no request is overlooked: Read More

We have received reports from several lawyers who received the following scam email from domain “”. The message appears as below: Please see the attached Iolta report for 1472-6000. Read More

The following article is from Homewood Human Solutions™, your health and wellness provider. Does your message convey respect and consideration? 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 25, 2013 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

Please note, the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia has posted a Notice to the Profession. Halifax Provincial Court sets courtroom #6 long trial intake dates for 2014. To read/print the schedule, visit the Notices to the Bar webpage on the Courts of Nova Scotia website: 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

No proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum. Read More
Other news

An agreement that allows Canadian lawyers easier mobility across all provincial jurisdictions, regardless of whether they are trained in the Canadian common law or civil law tradition, has been signed by all provincial law societies. Read More

News releases from the federal Department of Justice are available at this link: The following announcements were released recently: Read More

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent death of the following colleague. We extend our condolences to his friends and family. Kenneth Gerard “KG” Wilson QC, Halifax – October 20, 2013Obituary  Read More

Message from Chief Jean-Michel Blais October 17, 2013 Read More

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

One year Contract Staff Lawyer position in Sydney, Nova Scotia. This position will be in our Conflict Office with a mixed Criminal and Family Law practice. Read More

Kennedy Schofield is a general practice law firm located in beautiful St. Margarets Bay. We like to think we practice law differently. Our approach is based on building relationships with our clients. Read More

Atlantica Law Group (“ALG”) is a full service firm with offices throughout Nova Scotia. Our firm operates in a collegial atmosphere in all its offices. ALG is seeking an associate with two to five years experience to join the firm’s team of lawyers. The successful candidate will work primarily at the Kentville office but time will also be spent at the Bedford and Windsor offices. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 16:00
October 29 2013 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Cost: Free   Guests include: ROGER MERRICK, head of Nova Scotia's cyberSCAN unit GLENN ANDERSON, QC, Nova Scotia Dept of Justice CYNTHIA L CHEWTER, Presiding Justice of the Peace  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 12:00
Everyday Ethics The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs is pleased to present: How Ought we Give? The Ethics of Charitable Giving in a time of Crowdsourcing Exploring the ways we give and whether they support or detract from social equality. 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: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 13:00
Members of the Nova Scotia justice community will be kicking off their 2013 Movember fundraising campaign on Thursday, October 31 at 1:00 PM. Two events will take place, simultaneously, in Sydney and Halifax - connected via video link. 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 - 14:30
Sponsored by the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Program in Legislative Drafting at Athabasca University Friday, November 15, 2013 from 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM 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, 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: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 16:00
The legal community is cordially invited to attend Domestic Application of International Law: What Lawyers Need to Know – the first CPD session offered by The Philippe Kirsch Institute. Read More
Event Date: Monday, December 2, 2013 (All day)
Registration: 10:00amProgram: 10:30am - 4:30pm RELANS presents Your Annual Dose of RELANS on Monday, December 2nd at the Westin Nova Scotia. The program represents Five (5) Hours of Continuing Professional Development, and contributes Five (5) Hours to your annual MCPD requirement. 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
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