INFORUM

April 14, 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 Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society continues to seek input from lawyers across the province for a study in collaboration with researchers from the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University. Read More

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: Lawyers challenge B.C. approval of Trinity Western law school The Globe and Mail | Apr. 14 2014 JAMES BRADSHAW Read More

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

The next application for disposal of undistributed trust funds will be made in May 2014. Submissions should be received at the Society's offices no later than May 9, 2014. 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
Credentials

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The following former member has received a judicial appointment since March 31: Lee Anne MacLeod-Archer QC The following members have changed to the Practising Lawyer category: Read More
Professional development

Barristers’ Libraries are making the switch to WestlawNext Canada. Library & Information Services licenses Westlaw Canada, a comprehensive online legal research product, for lawyers’ use in Barristers’ Libraries in Halifax, Kentville and Sydney. Read More

COMMERCIAL TENANCIES COMMERCIAL TENANCIES: SECTION 17 OF THE LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT AND SECTION 93 OF THE REAL PROPERTY ACT / Manitoba. Law Reform Commission -- Winnipeg, Man. The Commission, 2013. [KB 175 M266C 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
Access to Justice

Are you interested in doing pro bono work? Access Legal Help NS can help! Read More

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2014, there is no membership fee to join LISNS’ Lawyer Referral Service. Read More
Tips from LIANS

Earn CPD hours from the “RPM” category with any of the following four sessions available this May: (Note: You must register for each desired session separately) Read More

The 6th annual LIANS Risk and Practice Management Conference will be held November 28, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:15 pm at the Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax. Earn CPD hours with sessions including: “Let’s Talk About Tax” with Daren Baxter QC, and a motivational session with two-time kayaking World Champion and two-time Olympian Karen Furneaux.  Read More

Email is one of the preferred methods of communication with our clients – it’s fast, efficient, and we can enable delivery and read receipts to ensure our correspondence has been received by our clients. On Monday, April 7, it was revealed that there was a security flaw with open-source encryption software called OpenSSL: the most widely used encryption software used in the world. Read More

Office supplies ordering scam     Read More

The following contains, in part, an article excerpt from Homewood Human Solutions™, your health and wellness provider. Communication skills that will last a lifetime Read More
Courts

OTTAWA, April 11, 2014 – The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., QC, MP for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the following appointment: Read More

The hours of operation at the Family Law Information Program Centre in the Halifax Supreme Court Family Division courthouse on Devonshire are being extended. 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. April 11, 2014 Read More
Province

The following proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum: Electricity Reform (2013) Act, S.N.S. 2013, c. 34, s. 6 NS Gaz Pt 2, 04/14/2014 NS Reg 43/2014 This notice has been prepared by Society staff in Library & Information Services.  Read More

Grandparents seeking access to their grandchildren will have a simpler court process under legislation introduced April 7. Read More

Legislative changes introduced April 9 will help bring faster closure for families handling an estate after the loss of a loved one. Read More

Trained "interrupters" will work in communities to prevent gun violence before it happens, under a new program launched April 11 in Halifax Regional Municipality. The CeaseFire program, created by the University of Illinois School of Public Health, brings outreach workers, community and faith leaders, police and public agencies together to reduce gun violence. Read More

News releases from the provincial government are available at this link, and are searchable by department and date: http://novascotia.ca/news/ The following are some announcements since the last edition of InForum:    Read More
Other news

The Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia has released a Discussion Paper on the Powers of Attorney Act. The paper proposes a series of reforms to the Act, and poses a number of questions for discussion. The paper is available online. Read More

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent death of the following colleague. We extend our condolences to his friends and family. Eric LeDrew, Allison, New Brunswick – March 28, 2014 Obituary  Read More

(Le 4 avril 2014) -- L’Association des juristes d’expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse (AJEFNE) est heureuse de vous annoncer l’arrivée de madame Brenda Christie au poste de coordonnatrice (information@ajefne.ns.ca). Read More

L'Association des juristes d'expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse (AJEFNE) est ravie de vous annoncer que monsieur Daniel Cunningham se mérite la bourse d'études 2014 dont le but est d’encourager les jeunes étudiants francophones à choisir des carrières  dans des domaines  reliés à la justice. Read More

Please see the following request for donations towards a community-based scholarship meant to honour Loretta Saunders’ work and life. Who: Read More

News releases from the federal Department of Justice are available at this link: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/news-nouv/index.asp The following announcements were released since the last edition of InForum: Read More
Careers

Our client is an award-winning national hospitality management company based in the Halifax area. In business since 1997, they have long-standing and profitable relationships with partners and clients throughout North America. Read More

About MD – Owned by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), for more than 40 years MD has leveraged its unrivalled understanding of physicians' unique needs, to help clients build wealth and capitalize on opportunities that ensure they meet their personal and professional goals. Read More

Legal Aid Saskatchewan has an opportunity available in its Battlefords Area Office [located in North Battleford] for an individual seeking a position as a lawyer for a term concluding December 31, 2014. Read More

Timothy Daley Barrister & Solicitor in New Glasgow, NS is seeking a Legal Assistant. The successful candidate will require: Read More

Wickwire Holm, an established law firm in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant and Legal Float Assistant. These positions are permanent, full-time positions starting in May 2014 with the hours of work from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Read More

Postion: One Year Contract Staff Lawyer positon in Bridgewater, NS practicing criminal and family law. Read More

Waterbury Newton is hiring for two positions: an Accounting Clerk and Operations Manager to work in its Kentville Office. To review the job postings and read information about how to apply, please visit the Waterbury Newton website at http://wnns.ca/careers/staff/.  Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 17:30
Seminar DetailsDate: Wednesday, April 16, 2014Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Location: Library Square Conference Centre (350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC) Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:00
Representing First Time Home Buyers Presented by: Ian MacLean, QC MacLean & MacDonald To register, contact Jill Thomson at the CBANS office at:cbainfo@cbans.ca or 902-422-1905 Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:00
Choice of Private Foundation Structure – Corporate or Trust? Presented by: Richard Niedermayer, Stewart McKelvey http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_CHA_0414  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:00
April 17, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT/ESTWebcasting Requirements Originally held on January 24, 2014, the online replay is scheduled for April 17, 2014 and comes complete with a link to downloadable materials. Read More
Event Date: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 10:00
April 21, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT/ESTWebcasting Requirements Originally held on January 29, 2014, the online replay is scheduled for April 21, 2014 and comes complete with a link to downloadable materials. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:00
CBA-NS Wills, Estates & Trusts Section presentsPowers of Attorney - How These Are and Should be Treated at the Banks Speakers: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (All day)
Library & Information Services licenses Westlaw Canada, a comprehensive online legal research product, for lawyers’ use in Barristers’ Libraries in Halifax, Kentville and Sydney.  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:00
April 23, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. EDT/ESTWebcasting Requirements Originally held on February 11, 2014, the online replay is scheduled for April 23, 2014 and comes complete with a link to downloadable materials. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:30
Topic: The Domestic Violence Intervention Act   Speakers: Cynthia L. Chewter, Presiding Justice of the Peace Richard Bureau, Founding partner of Morris Bureau Barristers and Solicitors Krista Forbes, Lawyer, Nova Scotia Legal Aid  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014 (All day)
Class actions are still booming, with a seemingly never-ending list of new cases attracting media attention. Despite the increased focus on class action litigation, the perennial problems and questions persist surrounding managing national class actions, certification wars, funding, dividing up the pie and ethics. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 07:30
Breakfast With The Bench   What's It Like To Be A Female Judge: The Process, The Reality and The Insight   Guests: Justice Deborah Gass - Supreme Court, Family Division Justice Cindy A. Bourgeois - Supreme Court  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014 (All day)
This dynamic program will feature experienced members of the bench and bar sharing practical strategies and tips for handling difficult witnesses, and will allow you to test and refine your advocacy skills in a safe, supportive learning environment. Read More
Event Date: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 10:00
This critical program is designed to help participants prepare for and conduct effective family law motions. Attend and receive the necessary tools, precedents and tips on what to do (and how to do it!) after the Case Conference where a motion is necessary. You will be provided with valuable advice about the do’s and don’ts of a family law motion. Read More
Event Date: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 13:00
April 25, 2014, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT/EST This program is being held via webinar.   Read More
Event Date: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 10:00
April 28, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT/ESTWebcasting Requirements Originally held on February 21, 2014, the online replay is scheduled for April 28, 2014 and comes complete with a link to downloadable materials. Read More
Event Date: Monday, April 28, 2014 (All day)
Whether you are doing deals or resolving confl icts, effective negotiation skills are essential for success as a practising lawyer, business person or other professional. Understanding and developing these skills is even more critical in today’s increasingly complex, fast-paced working environments. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 10:00
This critical program provides a practical guide to trying a civil case from start to finish. All star advocates and judges take you through preparing for and conducting a trial, including creating a great first and last impression, making the most of examination-in-chief and cross-examination, working with experts, and frequent exhibit challenges and evidentiary issues. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 (All day)
Boost your business and financial knowledge and your ability to protect and advocate for your clients' legal interests. In this one day course, you will gain a greater understanding of essential accounting principles and the ability to address complicated financial issues that often arise in business transactions. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 09:30
April 30, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT/ESTWebcasting Requirements Originally held on January 15, 2014, the online replay is scheduled for April 30, 2014 and comes complete with a link to downloadable materials. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 12:00
Topic: “The Commissioner of Competition’s annus horribilis in the Competition Tribunal: a presentation about three recent decisions in the competition law area where the Commissioner alleged abuse of dominance (the Toronto Real Estate Board case), resale price maintenance (the credit cards case) and misleading advertising (the Rogers/Chatr case).”  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 17:30
An Evening with the Labour Board of Nova Scotia Speakers: Douglas Ruck - Chairperson, Mary-Lou Stewart - CEO, plus several Vice Chairs will be in attendance to discuss Board issues with members of the Section. BRING A BUDDY MONTHS! Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 12:00
An Update on the Nova Scotia Nominee Program Speakers: Nadene MacAulay - Manager of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program, Suzanne Ley - Director of Strategic Policy for the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, Frances Wolfe - Senior NSNP Officer BRING A BUDDY MONTHS! Read More
Event Date: Friday, May 2, 2014 (All day)
How has the law developed and evolved since the Supreme Court of Canada’s seminal decisions in essential employment topics? Reinforce your knowledge of these pivotal cases and their impact on employment law today by participating in this timely program. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the core principles and critical issues to help you stay on top of your field. Read More
Event Date: Friday, May 2, 2014 - 10:00
The Advocates’ Society and the American College of Trial Lawyers invites you to attend the 13th annual Spring Symposium, the premier continuing professional development and networking event for civil litigators. This practical and critical program features latest developments, strategies, tools and tips for success in your everyday practice. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:00
To register for any webinar, online registration is available through ‘Events’ in the NSBS Members Login page.  To attend in person in the NSBS classroom (Suite 800-2000 Barrington Street, Halifax), RSVP with Tammy Yule tyule@lians.ca 902 423 1300 x326 Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014 (All day)
Library & Information Services licenses Westlaw Canada, a comprehensive online legal research product, for lawyers’ use in Barristers’ Libraries in Halifax, Kentville and Sydney.  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 12:00
To register for any webinar, online registration is available through ‘Events’ in the NSBS Members Login page Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 (All day)
May 15, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. EDT/EST Distance Learning Available Webcasting Requirements Osgoode Professional Development Centre 1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON Get the best results for your clients. Hear about: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 13:30
Are Testamentary Trusts Dead? Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Venue: Videoconference from/to Stewart McKelvey Offices (Halifax)   Summary:    Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:00
To register for any webinar, online registration is available through ‘Events’ in the NSBS Members Login page. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 (All day)
Library & Information Services licenses Westlaw Canada, a comprehensive online legal research product, for lawyers’ use in Barristers’ Libraries in Halifax, Kentville and Sydney.  Read More
Event Date: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 14:00
Effective practice management can not only help you to avoid malpractice claims, but can help you to achieve success at trial. Attend this session to: Read More
Event Date: Friday, May 23, 2014 (All day)
Five hours of presentations of Maritime law and admiralty practice subjects including: Read More
Event Date: Friday, May 30, 2014 (All day)
The annual Nova Scotia Legal Aid CFSA Day will take place on  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:00
To register for any webinar, online registration is available through ‘Events’ in the NSBS Members Login page: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 10:00
This program explores practical issues related to the use of expert evidence in litigation. Veteran trial lawyers and judges offer tips on how to find, choose, use, work with, prepare, examine, challenge and cross-examine expert witnesses. Read More
Event Date: Friday, May 30, 2014 (All day)
Self-represented litigants, unrepresented litigants, and individuals whose legal problems grow or remain unresolved because they cannot access the legal system - these are among the critical issues identified in recent reports highlighting the current crisis in Access to Justice. Read More
Event Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 10:00
Effective trial preparation can make the difference in the ultimate outcome of your case. Learn the techniques used by successful criminal trial lawyers to prep for bail hearings, make disclosure work, navigate your way through preliminary hearings, and efficiently bring and respond to pre-trial motions. Read More
Event Date: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 08:00
The 16th National Conference will feature more than 50 sought after industry leaders who will discuss the latest trends and developments in wealth management. Established as a must-attend event for domestic and international practitioners and partnering sponsors, this event offers unsurpassed networking and continuing education opportunities.  Read More
Event Date: Monday, September 8, 2014 (All day)
This conference is organized by the CIAJ Legislative Drafting Committee chaired by John Mark Keyes, former Chief Legislative Counsel of Canada. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 (All day)
Technology has changed the nature and amount of information available, with direct effects on personal privacy. There is a pressing need to examine the ways in which these changes are already affecting the criminal law, civil law, the courts, and administrative tribunals, and to begin to chart a principled path forward with respect to these issues. Read More
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