February 03, 2014 InForum Issue

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Society news

The Society is continuing with its work to consider all aspects of the regulatory model used in Nova Scotia. To assist the Society and to solicit the views of members of the profession, a brief summary of the issues and a questionnaire have been developed. 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

For details about matters discussed at Council's meeting on Friday, January 24, please see the Council Highlights and Documents, available on the Council materials page of the Society's website: 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: Leah Jane Kutcher Reginald Mark Lea Ryer The following members have changed to Non-Practising status:  Read More
Professional development

CIVIL PROCEDURE ZUCKERMAN ON CIVIL PROCEDURE: PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICE / Zuckerman, Adrian -- 3d ed. -- London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2013. [KB 190 Z94 2013] -------------------------------------------------------------------- Read More

Effective January 24, 2014, the NSBS CPD Requirement is amended to require practising lawyers to complete a total of two hours of education in the areas of Risk & Practice Management (RPM) and/or Professionalism. Read More
Tips from LIANS

Register today to learn and network with legal technology experts from March 27-29, 2014 at the Hilton Chicago, bringing you the latest legal technology news and emerging technologies. Read More

For a lawyer, time is money so here are some ways to help you save time and improve your productivity: Read More

We have received reports from several lawyers who received the following scam attempt from “Shengzhou Reaching”. The message appears as below:      From: Shengzhou Reaching Textile Co.Ltd <> Read More

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

Please note that important amendments have been made to the January 2014 LIANSwers article entitled "Change in Notification Policy for the Removal of Servient and Dominant Tenement PIDs". You may read the updated version here (third from top):  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 31, 2014 Read More

In order to provide services for families that better match their situations and levels of conflict, the Nova Scotia Department of Justice is now offering a High Conflict Information Program (HCIP) on a pilot basis. Read More

The Society congratulates the following 14 lawyers – including two members of Council – on their new Queen's Counsel designations, announced January 29 by the Hon. Lena Diab, Minister of Justice and Attorney General: Read More

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

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
Other news

The new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFP Act) presents a more modern, flexible and relevant legal framework for federally-incorporated not-for-profit corporations. The transition deadline of October 17, 2014 may seem far off, but corporations should be taking action now in order to meet the transition date. Read More

The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) has asked the Society to remind lawyers of the following: If you have a trust account at a bank or trust company in Canada that is a member of the CDIC, the bank or trust company will be sending you a reminder during the month of April about certain disclosure requirements you must meet under the CDIC Joint and Trust Account Disclosure By-law Read More

MacKinnon Buckle Stevenson is pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2014, Nancy G. Rideout has joined their firm as a partner. Read More

CIAJ is delighted to announce that Associate Professor Elaine Gibson from the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, is the recipient of the Charles D. Gonthier Fellowship. 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

(January 31, 2014) – BOYNECLARKE LLP, one of Atlantic Canada's largest law firms, is pleased to announce the January 28, 2014, appointment of Tim Hill as Queen’s Counsel. This prestigious designation is an honour presented to a select group of lawyers in recognition of leadership in the practice of law and in our community. Read More

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

Seeking articles in Halifax, Nova Scotia Comfortable working in firm setting or with sole practitioner Read More

The Breton Law Group is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant. Candidates will be required to provide a full range of secretarial and administrative support services. Duties will include: Read More

Department of JusticeLegal Services Division - Halifax Solicitor I-IIICompetition #TR-1215AL-CB Read More

I am seeking employment in the Legal Assistant/Paralegal and/or Human Resources/Administration field. I have 20+ years of experience in most areas of law plus the above noted areas as well including Accounts Receivable. Read More

Our Halifax office is seeking a self-motivated and highly competent Legal Assistant to join our fast paced and dynamic team.  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

Harris Newton Law is offering an exciting opportunity for an associate lawyer who is interested in building/continuing a successful and profitable practice. Located in the rapidly expanding Larry Uteck development area, at Nine Mile Circle, this opportunity offers an associate at any stage of their career new growth opportunity, particularly in the areas of: Read More

Personable, energetic, highly motivated and experienced Romanian lawyer now living in HRM seeks an opportunity to work as an entry level assistant or administrative assistant with a law firm in the HRM area. Read More
Upcoming Events
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: 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
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: 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: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:00
Business Ethics Training Practices in Canadian Businesses Highlights from a CCEPA-sponsored research study of efforts by Canadian firms to educate employees about ethical issues in the workplace. Thursday, February 6, 2014, 12pm – 1pm Read More
Event Date: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 17:30
Monday, February 24, 5:30 - 7:00 pm** to be followed by the Third Annual Criminal Law Mixer, light refreshments provided Room 104, Weldon Law Building 6061 University Ave, Halifax Read More
Event Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014 (All day)
Sharpen your skills, fine-tune your strengths and build your professional confidence at CCCA’s 2014 Spring Training Camp. This program, specifically designed for those having been in-house for 5 years or less, will cover topics such as: Ethics, Corporate Governance, Privacy, Contract Drafting, and Employment.  Read More
Event Date: Friday, May 30, 2014 - 16:15
Self-Represented and Unrepresented Parties:  Responding to the New Normal - when nothing seems normal anymore   Friday, MAY 30, 2014 The Sheraton Four Points Hotel, Gatineau, Quebec    Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 09:00
  The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is seeking input from the legal profession and the public on its consideration of Trinity Western University’s application to open a law school in British Columbia. Input may be provided in writing and in person. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 19:00
with Professor Geoffrey Loomer Read More
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