January 20, 2014 InForum Issue

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Society news

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

Law societies in other provinces are taking a close look at Nova Scotia’s groundbreaking approach to professional responsibility in complaints stemming from mental or physical incapacity. Read More

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

Memo from J. René Gallant, President, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Friday, December 20, 2013 The Federation of Law Societies’ Canadian Common Law Program Approval Committee has completed its work regarding Trinity Western University’s (“TWU”) Proposed School of Law.  Read More

The next regular meeting of Council is scheduled for this Friday, January 24, 2014. The agenda is now available on the Council materials page of the Society's website, and meeting documents will be available there shortly: 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 January 6: Read More
Access to Justice

The Canadian Bar Association’s Alberta Branch Access to Justice Committee has completed a special electronic publication devoted entirely to the topic of Limited Scope Retainers. Read More

At a reception held at Province House on January 16, Nova Scotia’s new Minister of Justice shared inspiring words about the Indigenous Blacks and Mi’kmaq (IB&M) Initiative at Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law.  Read More
Tips from LIANS

Registration is now open to learn and network with legal technology experts, who will bring you the latest legal technology news and emerging technologies from March 27-29, 2014 at the Hilton Chicago. Read More

Have you noticed any suspicious activity on your Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook accounts lately, such as blocking or following? Have any of your followers, connections or friends commented about suspicious-sounding messages from you? Have you received a notification that you have recently changed the email address associated with your account? If so, your account may have been compromised. Read More

We have received reports from several lawyers who received the following scam attempt from “Diplomat John Harry”. The message appears as below:      Attn Dear, 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. January 17, 2014 Read More

A new Land Registration Act and Registry Act Error & Omission notice was recently posted online. Please note the new notice from the Richmond County Land Registration Offices. 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

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Minister’s Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention in the following categories: Individual Youth, age 21 or under Community Group or Organization Policing Media Business Community Criteria for the award: Read More

Bernie Miller has been appointed deputy minister of Planning and Priorities. Mr. Miller has served as CEO and managing partner at McInnes Cooper for the past seven years. He has practised law with McInnes Cooper since 1989, where he specialized in environmental and aboriginal law in the energy and natural resources sector. Read More
Other news

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD) is inviting nominations for the recipient of the 2014 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing. The deadline for nominations is February 14, 2014. Read More

(Dartmouth, 13 janvier 2014) -- L'Association des juristes d'expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse (AJEFNE) est ravie d’annoncer l’appel aux candidatures pour la bourse d'études pour les carrières juridiques. Read More

Experienced forensic photographer, specializing in personal injury and evidentiary photography, is now accepting clients in Nova Scotia. 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 announcement was released since the last edition of InForum: Read More

Craig's Cause is a registered non-profit organization based in Nova Scotia providing information and support to pancreatic cancer patients and their families, raising awareness of this deadly type of cancer and raising funds to support pancreatic cancer research. Read More

Recent graduate of McGill’s joint B.C.L/LL.B program seeking an articling position. I have two summers of criminal law experience and an academic focus in aboriginal legal issues. Strongly interested in both fields, but open to other fields of law as well. Comfortable working for a larger firm or a sole practitioner.  Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014 (All day)
Students, lawyers and judges from across Canada will attend the 23rd Annual Black Law Students Association of Canada (BLSAC) conference at the Halifax Marriot Harbourfront hotel from January 30 to February 2, 2014. 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: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 03:30
Invitation   The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society invites all lawyers across Nova Scotia to this annual event:    February 27, 2014  |  3:30 to 5:30 pm (program begins at 3:45)   Ashburn Golf Club, 3250 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax    Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 14:00
Friday February 28, 12pm - 1:30pm An Atypical Suicide: Psychiatric Research Abuse at the University of Minnesota Carl Elliott, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota Read More
Event Date: Friday, March 21, 2014 (All day)
On the Edge of Now is ALIS’ premiere conference. We're bringing together lawyers and artists for the first conference of its kind.    March 21, 2014 - opening reception March 22, 2014 - all day 8:30am until 5:30pm    Read More
Event Date: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 12:00
Health Law and Policy Seminar: The Federal Government - Leader in Health Care?   Speaker: The Honourable A Anne McLellan, Bennett Jones LLP and Former Federal Minister of Health   January 24 2014 - 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm Rm 104, Weldon Law Bldg, 6061 University Ave, Halifax    Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 07:00
MINI LAW SCHOOL: UNDERSTANDING THE LAW OF NEGLIGENCE with Professor David Blaikie January 22 2014 - 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm Rm 104, Schulich School of Law, Weldon Law Building, 6061 University Avenue, Halifax FREE PUBLIC LECTURE! Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 09:00
Seminar Details: Cost: $180.00 Recorded video available online Available until – February 20, 2014 Accredited By: ICCRC – 6 hours Law Society of BC – 6 hours Law Society of Saskatchewan – 6 hours Law Society of New Brunswick – 6 hours Read More
Event Date: Friday, January 24, 2014 (All day)
All are invited to attend IDEALaw 2014, a two-day conference bringing the legal and non-legal communities together to discuss social justice issues. It is presented by the Social Activist Law Student Association at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University.     Read More
Event Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:00
  The Schulich School of Law cordially invites you to attend James Lisson Expert-in-Residence Lecture: "Shareholder Activism - A Perspective from the Boardroom" with The Honourable A Anne McLellan, PC, OC, AOE (LLB '74) Bennett Jones LLP   January 23 2014 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Read More
Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 06:00
Join us for the 10th annual Legal Who Gala in support of Dalhousie Legal Aid Service. This year's event will feature a buffet dinner in the beautiful Compass Room of Casino Nova Scotia. Reception begins at 5:30 with dinner at 6pm.  Read More
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