INFORUM

May 12, 2014 InForum Issue

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Society news

The Spring 2014 edition of the Society Record is now online at http://nsbs.org/society-record. The main feature section examines the Society’s current efforts to transform regulation and governance in the public interest. Read More

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

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

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: Lawyers in Ontario reject TWU approval THE LAWYERS WEEKLY | May 09 2014 issue By Cristin Schmitz Read More
Credentials

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: Read More
Professional development

The Society’s CPD Requirement is now in the home stretch of its second reporting year. For 2013-14, practising lawyers in Nova Scotia are required to complete a total of 12 hours of qualifying CPD, including a minimum of two hours in each of the following: Read More

CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS CHARTER JUSTICE IN CANADIAN CRIMINAL LAW / Stuart, Don -- 6th ed. -- Toronto: Carswell Thomson Reuters, 2014. [KB 24.C65 S93 2014] -------------------------------------------------------------------- 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

PowerPoint is the presentation software used most often by businesses. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you create a presentation with more ease: Read More

We have received reports from several lawyers who received the following scam attempt from “Peter Trowbridge”. The message appears as below: From: account @ onelegal.comSubject: Transfer Confirmation Read More

The following contains, in part, an article excerpt from Homewood Human Solutions™, your health and wellness provider. Read More
Courts

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. Consult the Courts of Nova Scotia Twitter feeds or Decisions Database. Read More
Province

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: Financial Measures (2012) Act, S.N.S. 2012, c. 4, s. 93, Sch. B NS Gaz Pt 2, 05/02/2014 NS Reg 53/2014 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 Federation of Law Societies of Canada expresses its deep concern over suggestions made by the federal government that Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin acted inappropriately by attempting to bring to the attention of the Prime Minister and Minister of Justice issues relating to the eligibility of potential nominees to the Supreme Court of Canada. Read More

The Public Prosecution Service has appointed John Todd Martin as Crown attorney in the Bridgewater office. Read More

The Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia would like to inform NCA applicants that UBC Law has launched a Distance Learning Program. The Program consists of online, graduate-level law courses in Property Law, Canadian Public Law (Foundations of Canadian Law and Canadian Constitutional Law), Business Organizations and Canadian Criminal Law & Procedure.   Read More

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

Valerie Payn, Chair of the Board of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs (CCEPA), is very pleased to announce that Chris Stover has been promoted to the position of Executive Director, effective May 1, 2014.   Read More

We are recruiting for the Board of Directors of the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia! Read More

The Brownlow Business Centre offers affordable office space in the Burnside Business Park, the largest business park east of Montreal and north of Boston. The Park is home to some 1,500 businesses employing an estimated 17,000 people. Read More
Careers

The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society (NSBS) is hiring a part-time Access to Justice Project Manager on a one-year contract at three days per week. Qualifications include academic excellence, demonstrated research skills, project management experience and knowledge of Nova Scotia’s diverse communities and access to justice needs. Term and remuneration: Read More

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is requesting applications to be considered for the Board of Inquiry Panel Member Roster. The Board of Inquiry is an independent administrative tribunal and has full jurisdiction to hear, determine and deal with all complaints of discrimination referred by the Commissioners. Read More

Casey Rodgers Chisholm Penny, primarily a Dartmouth law firm, is seeking an experienced legal assistant to provide part-time support in the area of family law, with the possibility of transitioning to a full-time position in the future.    Qualifications include:   Read More

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is seeking two individuals for the summer. The positions would be of interest to those with Library & Information Management skills. Students enrolled in a Management and Information Systems program and recent graduates of such a program are encouraged to apply. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 12:00
CBANS Securities Law Section Meeting "A Recent Developments Update." Speakers:  Gavin Stuttard - Stewart McKelvey and Chair of the CBANS Securities Law Section Garnet Brooks - Wickwire Holm and Vice-Chair of the CBANS Securities Law Section BRING A BUDDY MONTHS! Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 08:30
Marketing, Managing and Maybe Merging you Solo or Small Firm Practice The Panel: 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: 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: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:00
Constitutional and Human Rights Section Meeting Law in the Political BubbleCanadian Bar Association - Nova Scotia Branch Speaker: Greg Tardi - Senior Parliamentary Counsel (Legal) - Live from Ottawa. 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 - 10:00
In January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will be changing the way that people apply for economic immigration. These changes will help employers by making it easier to find skilled international candidates for positions when they are unable to find qualified Canadians and permanent residents.  The changes will also introduce faster immigration processing times.   Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 12:00
Condominiums - Practice Tips from the Director Speaker: C.A. Mark Coffin - Director of Condominium Registration New this year – if your buddy joins the CBA as a result of your invitation, you win a free registration to a one-day conference (this is worth $252.00 plus HST)! 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 (All day)
Annual Conference for Criminal Defence Lawyers with presentations from Judges, senior counsel and special guests Keynote Speaker: Howard Sapers, Correctional Investigator for Canada   Topics include:   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 - 12:00
Social Media as an Investigative Tool: Relevance and Disclosure Issues Speaker: Michelle Kelly - Cox & Palmer New this year – if your buddy joins the CBA as a result of your invitation, you win a free registration to a one-day conference (this is worth $252.00 plus HST)! Read More
Event Date: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 12:00
Getting In and Out of Partnership Speakers:  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: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 16:30
Tech Tips ... Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 17:30
The 16th Annual Bench and Bar Round Table Dinner Meeting with the Justices of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Family Division and the Judges of the Family Court for the Province of Nova Scotia. Register online  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 12:00
An update on the Operations of the Canada Border Services Agency at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Speakers:  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 29, 2014 - 19:00
Pre-Bar Call Celebration All articled clerks to be called to the Nova Scotia bar in June are invited to The Stubborn Goat (1579 Grafton Street, Halifax) on Thursday, May 29th at 7pm for a Pre-Bar Call Celebration.  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 12:00
Will an Omnibus Monster Swallow the Trade-Mark Act?  Proposed changes to the Act under Bill C-31. Speaker: Robert Aske - Stewart McKelvey BRING A BUDDY MONTHS! 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: Thursday, May 29, 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: Friday, May 30, 2014 (All day)
The annual Nova Scotia Legal Aid CFSA Day will take place on  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 (All day)
Seminar Details:Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PSTLocation: Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel (300 – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC)Seminar Formats: In-Class and Live-Online Overview: 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: Thursday, June 5, 2014 (All day)
MANAGING HIGH CONFLICT DISPUTES A 2 Day event Sponsored by the ADR Atlantic Institute ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP Read More
Event Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 08:30
All members of the Society are invited to attend the 2014 NSBS Annual Meeting and Professional Development Program, which will take place on Saturday, June 14. The Annual General Meeting begins at 8:30 am, followed by keynote speaker Jordan Furlong of Law21, who will address opportunities for innovation in practice. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 19:00
Find out how tech multi-millionaire Zita Cobb's investments in Fogo Island are really making a difference as she speaks at the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia's 3rd annual Inspired Conversatons Series on Philanthropy, Entrepreneurship and the Courage to Lead. Read More
Event Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014 (All day)
Seminar Details:Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PSTLocation: Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel (300 – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC)Seminar Formats In-Class or Live-Online Read More
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