December 09, 2013 InForum Issue

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Society news

What do a Mi’kmaq elder, a renowned environmentalist and a fisherman have in common with a former Cape Breton mayor and a woman who helped get the East Coast Music Awards off the ground? 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

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: John Joseph Pius Ashley Hayley Victoria Smith David Raymond Thomas The Society welcomes the following new articled clerks:  Read More
Professional development

The Library of Parliament, in collaboration with, now provides access to the Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada, a free searchable database of digitized versions of the debates of the Senate and the House of Commons. Read More

BANKING LAW BANK AND CUSTOMER LAW IN CANADA / Ogilvie, M.H -- 2d ed. -- Toronto: Irwin Law, 2013. [KB 117 O34B 2013] -------------------------------------------------------------------- Read More
Access to Justice

Tuesday, December 3, marked the official launch of the Access Legal Help NS project, which offers pro bono summary advice to Nova Scotians in need. The launch event was hosted by McInnes Cooper in Halifax, with the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS).  Mission 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

We have received reports from several lawyers who received the following scam email from “Tina Walton”. The message appears as below:         Read More

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

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

In May 2012, both a joint and independent review of the policies and procedures followed by the East Coast Forensic Hospital was conducted. The joint review was conducted by the Department of Health and Wellness, Department of Justice, and Capital District Health Authority.  Read More

We wish to advise that several forms and checklists have been updated as of November 8, 2013. The changes made relate to the following three documents: 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

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

The House resumed on November 28, 2013, and adjourned on December 6, resuming Monday, December 9 at 4:00 pm. To keep current, consult the Status of Bills on the Nova Scotia Legislature website and follow the Legislature on Twitter.  Read More

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

Halifax, NS (December 1, 2013) -- Cox & Palmer is pleased to announce that it has become a member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN). LFDIN is a group of 21 Canadian law firms that have agreed to work together to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion within their firms and the broader legal profession.  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

Regarding the Estate of Martin Robert Miller, late, of the City of Halifax Date of death: November 20, 2008 Last known address: 132 Old Sambro Road, Halifax Approximate date of birth: December 25, 1917 Read More

Lawyers with any information on the location of the original Last Will and Testament of Andrea Vassallo-Blake are asked to please call either of these two contacts as soon as possible: Read More

Nova Scotia’s “Putting a new face on justice” team wrapped up another successful Movember effort at the Halifax Law Courts on November 29. Participants in Cape Breton connected via teleconference from the Sydney Justice Centre.  Read More

As the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) enters its 29th year, we realize this milestone was made possible by the support of friends like you. We offer our thanks. Read More

McKiggan Hebert Lawyers Read More

Department of JusticeLegal Services Division - HalifaxSolicitor I-III 50% position(2 Year Term assignment)Competition #TR 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.  The proposed arrangement is on a fee-splitting basis, preferably in the areas of family law and civil litigation. Other areas may be considered as well. Read More
Upcoming Events
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
Event Date: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 12:00
Competency - Taking Instructions-Assessing our Client and Ourselves  Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia   Speakers: Jeanne Desveaux & Aileen McGinty    Read More
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