November 12, 2013 InForum Issue

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Society news

Results from the 2013 Annual Lawyer Reports have been tabulated, and the new Statistical Snapshot is now online. For easy reference anytime, it’s located under About us on the homepage at Read More

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

Join the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society on Twitter @NSBS, for timely updates and current awareness between publications of InForum: Read More

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 Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is undertaking an extensive review of its regulatory and governance model, with a view toward significant transformation ahead. The landscape for legal practice around the world is changing rapidly, which has many implications for regulation of the legal profession in Nova Scotia. 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 following member has changed to the Practising Lawyer category: Andrée Kristine Godbout The Society welcomes the following new articled clerk: Read More
Professional development

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Access to Justice

On October 31, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society hosted a forum to discuss A Roadmap for Change, the report released Oct. 8 by the national Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters. Read More

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
Tips from LIANS

We often talk about the importance of effective communication with your staff, clients and colleagues, but what about the non-verbal signals we could be inadvertently sending out? Here are some tips to ensure your non-verbal communication is also fluent: Read More

We have received reports from several lawyers who received the following scam email from “Manabu Shinomoto” of “Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc”. The message appears as below: Read More

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

In cases below where no link is present, the decision was not yet available on CanLII at the time of InForum publication. 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. November 8, 2013 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

Independent reviewer Murray Segal is recommending that he delay his review of the police and Public Prosecution Service response in the Rehtaeh Parsons case. Mr. Segal met with the Parsons family last week. He concluded that he can complete a more thorough review once the court proceedings against two young men charged in the case are finished. Read More

If you have an interest, we have a committee. The Province of Nova Scotia is seeking energetic and enthusiastic Nova Scotians to serve on its various Adjudicative and Non Adjudicative Agencies, Boards and Commissions (ABCs). 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 Antigonish, Cumberland, Pictou and Richmond County Land Registration Offices. Read More

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

Library & Information Services maintains an internal list of research lawyers in order to provide options to callers, as L&IS does not fulfil in-depth research requests ourselves as of April 30, 2012. We are updating the list and invite lawyers providing research services to contact L&IS if they wish to be added. Read More

It’s nearly halfway through Movember, and things are getting a little hairy in the Nova Scotia justice community. Read More

Peter J. MacKeigan QC is pleased to announce that notwithstanding his category change from Practising Lawyer to Non-Practising status, he is continuing his arbitration and mediation services in his capacity as a Chartered Mediator and a Chartered Arbitrator as designated by the ADR Institute of Canada. Read More

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

Cox & Palmer, a full-service law firm in the Atlantic region, announces that Stewart Hayne, a Partner in the Halifax office, has been honoured as a “Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40” by the national publication Lexpert® Magazine. Stewart was formally recognized on November 4 at the annual Rising Stars Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation in Toronto. Read More

The Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division (CMHANS) is in the second phase of a long-term developmental project entitled Gambling and Peer Support [GAPS] – generously supported by GANS. We are seeking participants for upcoming focus groups who identify as having gambling and mental health challenges – past or present. Read More

Deputy Director (Halifax)Public Prosecution ServiceHalifax Region Please quote Competition #TR-1106PO-CB Read More

Noseworthy Di Costanzo Diab is a well established law firm located in Halifax and has an opening for an associate to join our practice.  We are seeking a lawyer who is self motivated and preferably has an existing client base.  Read More

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia is seeking a coordinator for its Access Legal Help Nova Scotia project. Read More

Kentville, Nova Scotia muttarts law firm is seeking a lawyer with at least three years of demonstrated experience in family law to join its Family Law team. Responsibilities Specific duties will include: Read More

The Director of Admissions is accountable to plan, organize, lead and control all operational aspects of the Admission division to achieve the overall mandate of the Law Society of New Brunswick (LSNB). A key purpose of this divisional manager’s position is to provide leadership to execute all divisional program and service delivery consistent with the standards of the LSNB. Read More

The Students’ Union is the official organization of the student body of Cape Breton University. With a membership of approximately 3,500, the Union advocates for student rights and accessible education while providing valuable services to our members. Read More

The Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University is one of the oldest university-affiliated common law schools in the British Commonwealth. The law school's diverse curriculum, leading specializations, and internationally recognized faculty provide exceptional opportunities in all facets of legal education. Read More
Upcoming Events
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: 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: 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, 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: 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: 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 - 12:30
Issues Anger is a natural, and sometimes even productive, reaction in certain situations. However, sometimes individuals become angry in inappropriate situations or express their anger in inappropriate ways. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013 (All day)
AGENDA Small Claims Court 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Lunch (Included) 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm  Collections 1:15 pm to 5:00 pm  Builders’ Lien 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 15:00
Claims of assault, molestation, and unwelcome sexual conduct against religious institutions, medical providers, schools and universities, and youth organizations continue to dominate headlines worldwide.Among the series of challenges facing such organizations is the prospect of civil liability. Read More
Event Date: Monday, December 16, 2013 (All day)
AGENDA Small Claims Court 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Lunch (Included) 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm  Collections 1:15 pm to 5:00 pm  Builders’ Lien 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 12:30
Issues: On the popular sitcom Seinfeld, the character Frank Costanza created an alternative holiday called "Festivus" in response to the commercialism and pressure that has come to dominate Christmas. In Canada's diverse workplaces, Christmas and other holidays can cause stress for reasons that Frank may not have had in mind. 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: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 (All day)
AGENDA Small Claims Court 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Lunch (Included) 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm  Collections 1:15 pm to 5:00 pm  Builders’ Lien 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm  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: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 16:45
What:   Restorative Adjudications: From Human Rights to Labour Law When:  Thursday, November 14, 2013, 4:45 - 6:15 p.m. Where: Room 104, Weldon Law Building, 6061 University Ave, Halifax 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
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