November 25, 2013 InForum Issue

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Society news

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is pleased to introduce our new online publication: In the Public Interest. 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

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

For details about matters discussed at Council's meeting on Friday, November 22, please see the Council Highlights and Documents, available on the Council materials page of the Society's website: 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

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: Ashley Dawn Anne Dutcher  Read More
Access to Justice

Effective Monday, November 25, the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission has expanded its services. “Nova Scotia Legal Aid is enhancing the services it offers by expanding its menu of services to include areas of Social Justice,” said Peter Mancini, Service Delivery Director, Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission. These are the four pillars of the Social Justice Initiative: Read More

At the recent swearing-in ceremonies at Nova Scotia Supreme Court, First Vice-President Tilly Pillay QC brought the Society’s customary congratulations and best wishes to the Hon. Justice Joshua Arnold and the Hon. Justice James Chipman. But she also broke with tradition by making a formal request to the newly appointed judges and all their judicial colleagues.   Read More
Tips from LIANS

The Professional Standards (Law Office Management) Committee is seeking input from the membership on two Standards proposed by the Committee: Read More

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We have received reports from several lawyers who received the following scam email from “Denis Blanchard”. The message appears as below:         From: Denis BlanchardSent: Monday, November 18, 2013 6:59 AMSubject: Legal Matter 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 22, 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

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

The following proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum: Proclamation summoning the General Assembly to meet on October 24, 2013 NS Gaz Pt 2, 11/15/2013 NS Reg 322/2013 Read More
Other news

On November 14 in Whitehorse, the federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers responsible for Justice and Public Safety concluded a two-day meeting at which they discussed key justice and public safety issues currently facing Canadians. Read More

(November 15, 2013) – The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is pleased to announce that Marie-Claude Bélanger-Richard QC has been elected President for 2013-2014. Ms. Bélanger-Richard earned her law degree from l'Université de Moncton, and was admitted to the Law Society of New Brunswick in 1986. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2003. Read More

L'Association des juristes d'expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse (AJEFNE) lors de son assemblée générale annuelle, qui se tenait à Dartmouth le 8 novembre dernier, a remis le Prix du juriste de l’année 2013 à l’Honorable juge en chef de la cour provinciale et de la famille, Pamela Williams. Read More

The month of Movember is nearly finished, and a grand finale is planned this Friday at the Halifax Law Courts for the Nova Scotia justice community’s fundraising campaign. When: Friday, November 29 at 1:00 pmWhere: Courtroom #304, Halifax Law Courts Read More

November 15, 2013 – Halifax, Nova Scotia: BOYNECLARKE LLP, one of Atlantic Canada's leading law firms, is pleased to announce that Bryce W. Morrison has been awarded his Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Tax by Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. Read More

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

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

Department of JusticeLegal Services Division - HalifaxSolicitor I-III 50% position(2 Year Term assignment)Competition #TR Read More

The Department of Justice wishes to receive applications from practicing members with a minimum of three years at the Bar (in good standing with the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society) in the Yarmouth and Digby area, who are interested in an appointment as a Small Claims Court Adjudicator.Applications must be returned to Joanna Forgeron by 4:30 p.m. Read More

LF1-3 Legal Counsel Regular/full-time Manitoba Justice Manitoba Prosecutions Service, Regional Prosecutions - Dauphin MB Advertisement Number:  28061 Salary(s): LF1-3 $70,394.00 – $141,999.00 per year 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

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

We are a progressive law firm devoted to maintaining the highest standards in our practice. Our lawyers have built strong reputations through both their professional excellence and community involvement. We are seeking a lawyer who wishes to practice family law. We have new clients calling daily and you will be able to begin your practice immediately. Read More

The Department of Justice wishes to receive applications from practicing members with a minimum of three years at the Bar (in good standing with the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society) in the Bridgewater Area, who are interested in an appointment as a Small Claims Court Adjudicator.Applications must be returned to Joanna Forgeron by 4:30 p.m. Read More

Taylor MacLellan Cochrane is seeking a highly motivated and energetic Legal Assistant/Paralegal to become part of their Mortgage Enforcement Team. Experience would be considered an asset, but not a requirement.  This position offers an exceptional compensation and benefits package. Read More

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia is a charitable organization that has been providing legal information and access to justice since 1982. Our Mission is to enable Nova Scotians to have access to legal information and solve legal problems with informed choices. Our Vision is to ensure Nova Scotians understand and are able to act on their rights and r Read More
Upcoming Events
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: 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
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: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 12:00
December 13, 2013 from 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, February 6, 2014 (All day)
POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: Due to the forecasted storm, the workshop scheduled for January 22 will be postponed to Thursday, February 6, 2014. Please see the new details below.  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: 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: 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: Thursday, February 13, 2014 (All day)
This conference is intended to bring together many of the actors who are responsible for ensuring equitable treatment for young persons with mental health problems who come into contact with the criminal justice system. Read More
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