INFORUM

August 18, 2014 InForum Issue

View Full Content
Society news

In accordance with Regulation 4.1.3, membership cards are available electronically to those wishing to have one. To download your card from the Society’s website, please follow these instructions: Read More

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: A helping hand in legal aid: Heather McNeill QC, 2014 DSA Recipient  Dal News | August 7, 2014 by Lindsey Hunnewell Read More
Regulation

The Federation of Law Societies of Canada has launched its first public consultation on draft amendments to the Model Code of Professional Conduct. 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 July 12: Daniel Arthur MacRury QC, now a Provincial and Family Court Judge in Halifax. The following members have changed to the Practising Lawyer category: Read More
Professional development

CHARITABLE BEQUESTS CHARITABLE GIVING IN CANADA / Hoffstein, Maria Elena; West, Laura Elizabeth – Toronto: Carswell Thomson Reuters, 2013. [KB 110 H698 2013] 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

The Associations des juristes d’expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse (AJEFNE) is proud to announce that it has received a grant of over $1,000,000 from Justice Canada for the creation of its bilingual access to justice center in Halifax. 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

As of August 23, 2014, residents and business owners in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island will be required to start using the area code + telephone number for all local communications. This means reprogramming telephone function and communication equipment to comply with 10-digit local dialing such as: Read More

Confirmed email scam attempts purportedly from "Jonathan Maxwell" involving a "Mitchell Gates" have been circulating for some time – one of the many reported examples is below: From: JONATHAN MAXWELLSubject: LEGAL ASSISTANCE Read More
Courts

Caroline McInnes, Provincial Prothonotary and Registrar of the Court of Appeal,  has commenced a one-year term of absence starting on Monday, August 18, 2014. Ms. A. E. Anselm has been appointed to serve in Ms. McInnes’ absence. 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

No new decisions have been released on the Supreme Court of Canada Judgments website since the last InForum. This notice has been prepared by Society staff in Library & Information Services.    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:    Read More

No proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum. Read More
Other news

After two years of study, national consultations, original research and the contributions of lawyers from across Canada and diverse practice settings, the Canadian Bar Association’s Legal Futures Initiative is pleased to share its findings and recommendations in its comprehensive report: Read More

The Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia has extended the deadline to respond to its Discussion Paper on the Powers of Attorney Act to October 15, 2014. Read More

Volunteer legal counsel sought to assist Springhill Volunteer Citizens Committee prepare evidence and presentation for hearing before the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. 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. Harold Purdy Crawford QC, Toronto – August 12, 2014 Obituary Also see:  Read More

Now that we have successfully completed the transition of the Journal of Environmental Law & Practice (JELP) to its new editorial team, we are writing to remind the Canadian environmental law and policy community to consider JELP for your environmental law publications. Read More

Starting August 23, business and residential consumers in the 902 region will have to adopt 10-digit dialing – the area code followed by the phone number – for all local communications. Read More

Paul Huber, age 79, Honorary/Adjunct Professor with the Department of Economics at Dalhousie University, recently sustained a serious brain injury. Lawyers with any information on the location or existence of a will or living will for Mr. Huber are asked to please contact:  Urs Frei 802-8707ursandreas@gmail.com  Read More
Awards and congratulatory messages

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
Careers

BOYNECLARKE LLP has an immediate opening for an experienced Commercial Real Estate Lawyer.  Read More

Working to ensure that the public is well served by a legal profession that is honourable, competent and independent, the Law Society of Manitoba is a self-governing body for lawyers in the province of Manitoba. Read More

The Law Firm of Taylor MacLellan Cochrane has deep roots in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia dating back to 1835. The Firm, in its modern incarnation, was formed and developed in 1965 when a partnership was entered among K. LeRoy Taylor, J.A. MacLellan, and John Cochrane. Read More

The Law firm of Russell Piggott Jones, located in downtown Dartmouth, is looking for a property paralegal. Interested candidates should have at least 3 years previous experience working as a property paralegal, specifically working with purchases, sales, mortgages and title migrations. Proficiency in typing, computer systems, file management and property online processes is required. Read More

Office Administrator, Legal Services Centre Torys is seeking a talented and experienced Office Administrator to become part of our innovative Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Halifax. This unique position offers a varied and engaging work experience for someone who thrives in a dynamic and collaborative professional office environment. Read More

McKiggan Hebert Lawyers McKiggan Hebert is currently seeking an experienced Legal Assistant to join our team at our new offices on Spring Garden Road in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is a permanent full time position. The successful candidate will support a practice in personal injury law. Responsibilities will include: Read More

Our reputable and established Dartmouth Law Firm, Newton and Associates, is seeking an associate lawyer to join our firm. One to five years experience in the areas of family law and civil litigation would be considered an asset. Remuneration is negotiable. All resumes and cover letters should be sent to: Read More

Our reputable and established law firm is seeking an associate lawyer to add to our firm. One to five years experience in the areas of family and civil litigation would be considered an asset. Remuneration is negotiable. All resumes and cover letters should be forwarded to the attention of: Patrick K. MacEwen 192 Wyse Road, Suite 5 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 1M9 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 recent graduate from the Schulich School of Law. While attending law school I simultaneously completed a Master's degree. I am an efficient and effective worker with strong research and critical thinking skills. I have experience with project management, policy drafting/review, and public engagement. Read More

Associate Legal Counsel (Term)Office of Legal Counsel and Industry Liaison and Innovation Read More

Legal Counsel - Clearwater Seafoods LP Clearwater is a leader in the seafood industry. The company is recognized for its quality, diversity and reliable delivery of premium wild seafood. Since its founding in 1976, Clearwater has invested in people, science, technology and resource management to sustain and grow its business in North America, Europe and Asia. Read More

How Lawrence White Bowes of Windsor, Nova Scotia, is seeking a paralegal/legal assistant to fill a maternity position to commence in early October. Read More

SOLICITOR  Read More

Advisor, Harassment Prevention/Conflict ManagementHuman Rights, Equity and Harassment Prevention, Office of the President Read More

McKiggan Hebert Lawyers McKiggan Hebert is currently seeking an experienced Legal Assistant to join our team at our new offices on Spring Garden Road in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is a permanent full-time position. Read More
Upcoming Events
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: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 16:00
Tilly Pillay QC, President, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, invites you to attend the 2014 Recognition Reception   September 19, 2014 | 4:00 - 5:30 pm Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, Cogswell Tower – 8th Floor    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, September 27, 2014 - 09:00
Overview: Federal Skilled Worker Class Program will cover a variety of topics as discussed by presenter Ana Rasmusson. Topics include: 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
Event Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 16:30
The Directors College, a joint venture of The Conference Board of Canada and the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, offers participants a Chartered Director (C. Dir.) designation upon completion of the five-module program.  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 16:30
The Directors College, a joint venture of The Conference Board of Canada and the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, offers participants a Chartered Director (C. Dir.) designation upon completion of the five-module program.  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 16:30
The Directors College, a joint venture of The Conference Board of Canada and the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, offers participants a Chartered Director (C. Dir.) designation upon completion of the five-module program.  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 16:30
The Directors College, a joint venture of The Conference Board of Canada and the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, offers participants a Chartered Director (C. Dir.) designation upon completion of the five-module program.  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 16:30
The Directors College, a joint venture of The Conference Board of Canada and the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, offers participants a Chartered Director (C. Dir.) designation upon completion of the five-module program.  Read More
View Full Content