INFORUM

July 21, 2014 InForum Issue

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Society news

The Society is pleased to announce that Heather Ann McNeill QC will be the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Service Award. Established in 1999, the award is presented to a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society who has made significant contributions to the community, the legal profession and the Society.  Read More

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: OPINION: N.B. law society council gets it right  Amherst News/The citizen Record | July 18, 2014 Frankly Speaking with Frank Likely Read More
Council

For details about matters discussed at Council's meeting on Friday, July 18, please see the Council Highlights and Documents, available on the Council materials page of the Society's website:  Read More
Credentials

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The following member has changed to the Practising Lawyer category: Vanessa Sue Ellen Gallant The Society welcomes the following new articled clerks:  Read More
Professional development

CIVIL RIGHTS THE 2013 ANNOTATED CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ACT / Lavender, T. Stephen; Tolensky, Marni R -- Toronto: Carswell Thomson Reuters, 2013. [KB 24.C65 C551 2013] CRIMINAL LAW Read More
Access to Justice

Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) at Dalhousie is looking for lawyers to supervise projects in the upcoming 2014-2015 academic year. PBSC is a national organization with chapters at 21 Canadian law schools devoted to providing pro bono legal services in the community. We match organizations with our students to work on law-focused volunteer projects. Read More
Tips from LIANS

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

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

With our practices becoming increasingly more reliant on technology, some of us find the constant interruptions from our devices distracting. So what can you do? Read More

Confirmed email scam attempts purportedly from "Air Canada" have been circulating for some time – example here: Read More
Courts

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has amended several Civil Procedure Rules and created two new Forms. Amended Rules: 4, 5, 10, 31, 54, 70, and 82 READ AMENDMENTS >> 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. July 18, 2014 Read More
Province

Dear Member: In the fall of this year the Advisory Committee on Queen’s Counsel Appointments, chaired by the Honourable Justice Peter Bryson, will consider candidates for the next Queen’s Counsel appointments. The criteria for these appointments are: 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:    AGRICULTURE – Government Accepting Proposals to Replace LaPlanche Aboiteau (July 16) Read More

The following proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum: Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications System Reform (2014) Act, S.N.S. 2014, c. 3, s. 27 NS Gaz Pt 2, 07/11/2014 NS Reg 96/2014 Read More
Other news

Pressé Mason is very pleased to announce the appointment of Glenn E. Jones to the position of Partner.  Read More

Pressé Mason is very pleased to welcome a new associate lawyer, Laura Veniot. Laura is a native of Hampton, New Brunswick. She graduated with distinction from St. Thomas University in Fredericton in 2009, having completed a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, English and Political Science. Laura completed her J.D. Read More

BOYNECLARKE LLP, one of Atlantic Canada’s largest law firms, is pleased to announce that Business Law Partner, Robert L. Miedema, has been elected as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Rob joins current Executive Committee members James D. MacNeil, Managing Partner; Terrance G. Sheppard, Partner and Chair of the Family Law Team; and Diane C. Norris, Executive Director. Read More

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent death of the following colleague. We extend our condolences to her friends and family. Dianne Elfreda Thompson-Sheppard QC, Wolfville – July 11, 2014 Obituary  Read More
Careers

I am a recent graduate of the Schulich School of Law and I am seeking an articling position. I am also interested in research work (short- or long-term), and willing to relocate anywhere in the province for articling or other long-term work. Read More

Torys LLP is currently seeking experienced corporate lawyers to join our Legal Services Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a lawyer in our Legal Services Centre (LSC), you will work on national and international matters originating in our Toronto, New York and Calgary offices, to provide the high level of service and quality for which Torys is renowned. Read More

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) is hiring a part-time permanent Legal Information Service Provider. You must show a strong commitment to access to justice, and have an ability to work collaboratively to build on LISNS role as a key legal triage and referral navigator for Nova Scotians. You are the ideal candidate for this position if you: Read More

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

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is the public interest regulator of the legal profession in Nova Scotia. The Society ensures that lawyers are competent, ethical, and practise law in accordance with the standards set by the Society. Read More

I am a newly called lawyer beginning to build a practice with Bland and Associates, Law and Notary Public in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I have a general practice with a focus on Contract Law, Criminal Law, and Family Law. At this time I am looking to obtain contract work for contract drafting, docket appearances, intake meetings, and swearing documents. Read More

You will instruct and facilitate students taking courses in the areas of Paralegal Services, business law, as well as other legal and business subjects as required, to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for employment in today’s business environment. Read More

CIR LAW Inc is centrally located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are a small litigation boutique that takes exceptional pride in offering prompt, personalized legal services, with a focus on civil litigation, family, and immigration law. We have an established relationship with an independent immigration consultancy firm in Dubai, UAE, upon which we are seeking to expand. Read More

Morris Bureau is a busy general practice law firm with strong roots in the north end of Halifax and a newly renovated office in the Young Street Tower. We pride ourselves on providing a supportive environment for our staff and associates and excellent service to our clients using modern technology. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 16:30
  You are cordially invited to celebrate with us at the 12th Annual Pride Reception, co-hosted by the SOGI (Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity) Section of the Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.   Thursday, July 24, 2013 – 4:30 to 6:30 pm  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 17:00
All lawyers are invited to join the Artists' Legal Information Society (ALIS) for our summer social. It doesn't matter what type of law you practice, or how long you have been practicing for, you're invited! Come meet the ALIS board of directors and find out more about what we do, what projects we have planned for the 2014/2015 year and how you can get involved.  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: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 14:00
Global connectedness has rendered Intellectual Property boundless, capable of traveling around the world at the blink of an eye. Trade agreements have sought to rationalize this reality, with the introduction of additional practice considerations as a by-product. Read More
Event Date: Monday, September 22, 2014 (All day)
Understanding Financial Statements: A Litigator’s Guide to Persuading With Numbers  Monday, September 22, 2014 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pmWorld Trade & Convention Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 14:00
Mental health concerns, ranging from anxiety to depression, and encompassing a variety of disorders, addictions and behaviours, constitute a sizeable issue to the legal profession for a plethora of reasons. For instance, depression rates within the legal profession have climbed significantly over the past few decades. Read More
Event Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 13:00
Overview: Criminal Inadmissibility to Canada Under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act will cover a variety of topics as discussed by presenter Peter Edelmann. Topics include: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (All day)
  Day One - Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Danger at Work: Preventing violence, promoting mental health  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 (All day)
  Day One - Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Stress and Distress: Seeking compensation for violence, harassment and trauma in the workplace  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (All day)
Registration is open until the Friday before the Online Land Registration Act training program. The cost for this program is $600 plus HST and registrants have one week to complete the course. Read More
Event Date: Monday, November 17, 2014 (All day)
The ABA Section of International Law invites you to attend the “2014 North America Regional Forum: Doing Business within the Region and Collaborating Abroad” Conference on November 17-18, 2014 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 (All day)
Registration is open until the Friday before the Online Land Registration Act training program. The cost for this program is $600 plus HST and registrants have one week to complete the course. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 (All day)
Registration is open until the Friday before the Online Land Registration Act training program. The cost for this program is $600 plus HST and registrants have one week to complete the course. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 (All day)
Registration is open until the Friday before the Online Land Registration Act training program. The cost for this program is $600 plus HST and registrants have one week to complete the course. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (All day)
Registration is open until the Friday before the Online Land Registration Act training program. The cost for this program is $600 plus HST and registrants have one week to complete the course. Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 28, 2014 (All day)
LIANS’ 6th annual 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. Read More
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