INFORUM

September 29, 2014 InForum Issue

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Society news

The Society established the Distinguished Service Award to recognize exceptional lawyers in Nova Scotia who reflect the profession’s commitment to excellence and public service. Read More

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: National law conference set to run in October Chronicle Herald | September 24, 2014 Read More
Council

For details about matters discussed at Council's meeting on Friday, September 19, please see the  Read More
Regulation

A Table of Concordance between the Code of Professional Conduct (Code) and the former Legal Ethics Handbook (Handbook) is now available on 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: Dana Marie MacSween The following members have resigned:  Read More
Professional development

CRIMINAL CODE THE PRACTITIONER'S CRIMINAL CODE 2015 / Gold, Alan D – 2015 ed. – Markham, Ont. LexisNexis Canada, 2014. [KB 91 G618 2014] CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION Read More
Access to Justice

Your legal services clients may be interested in handling some aspects of a matter themselves as a cost-saving measure. Or you may wish to refer a member of the public to an agency or legal information service provider best placed to assist. 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 4:00 pm at the Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax.     Read More

We all carry on an internal dialogue with ourselves that continues more or less nonstop throughout our waking hours. But for many of us, much of our internal dialogue is negative, which, in turn, can have negative consequences on our actions (e.g., quitting at tasks instead of persisting, becoming creatures of habit rather than trying new, unexplored things). Read More

A very legitimate-looking email phishing attempt purportedly from "American Express" has recently been circulating – example here: Read More
Courts

Effective October 1, 2014, adult Intake (Arraignment) Court will always be located in the former Courtroom #4. It will now be the Intake (Arraignment) Courtroom. The Judges in Courtrooms 1 to 4 will hold their intake (arraignment) month in the former Courtroom 4.  For example: 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

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. September 26, 2014 Read More
Province

(September 23, 2014) Families outside Halifax and Cape Breton will soon have better access to justice services with rule changes for family court. The changes will expand the role and authority of family court officers so they can offer the same, broader range of services across the province. Read More

Please be aware that the head office of the Department of Justice, located at 5151 Terminal Road in Halifax, is moving to the Joseph Howe Building at 1690 Hollis St, Halifax, NS, B3J 3J9. The move is taking place over a period of several weeks from September 4 to October 17 for the various divisions of the Department of Justice. 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

(Vancouver, BC) – At a meeting on Friday, September 26, the Law Society of British Columbia’s board of governors, known as Benchers, passed a motion regarding Trinity Western University’s proposed law school. Read More

Unfortunately the numbers for Cape Breton Transition House's Sydney shelter for women and children, including their 24/7 Crisis Line, were left out of this year's Telephone Directory White Pages. Read More
Careers

Shared office space available for rent, commencing January 1, 2015 with three independent, experienced lawyers, in the Mumford Professional Centre in the west end of Halifax. Large, furnished corner office with separate paralegal station. All infrastructure in place, including shared conference room, telephone system, fax, computer server, copier, scanner, etc. Read More

I am a recent graduate of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie, and am seeking articles within the maritimes. Having grown up in Nova Scotia, I appreciate the advantages the province has given me and am ready to give back.  Read More

At Patterson Law, we endeavour to maintain the highest standard of service to our clients. This can only be accomplished by employing qualified, educated and motivated staff. We are currently looking for a Paralegal to join our Corporate/Commercial Group in our Halifax office. Read More

Paralegal/Legal Assitant - O’Boyle Law Dartmouth law office requires a paralegal/legal assitant. The practice consists primarily of property, corporate, commercial, will and estate work. Preferred candidates will have completed a recognized Legal Secretary/Paralegal program and have experience working in one or more of these areas.   Read More

Patterson Law is an established Nova Scotia law firm with offices in Halifax and Truro and with clients whose interests range from global to purely local. Our 100 lawyers and staff are dedicated to meeting our clients’ diverse legal needs. Read More

We are a vibrant boutique law firm located in downtown Halifax which premises are owned by the firm. Presently, our firm consists of a senior member of the Bar and an ambitious young associate who is committed to the long term success of the firm. Read More

Do you want a career in a law firm that rewards you for a commitment to an excellent work product? Are you looking for an employer who facilitates a team-working environment? Are you tired of commuting in rush hour traffic to Halifax? Does state-of-the-art Document Management technology interest you? Read More

Legal Researcher / Litigation Support StaffRegular Full Time CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY http://www.cbrm.ns.ca/city-hall/job-opportunities/ Read More

Looking to make a change? Are you undaunted by snow, wind and cold? Are you excited by challenging cases, unique cultural influences, innovative and motivated colleagues? Then we want to talk to you. Read More

Cox & Palmer is seeking a Tax Lawyer to join its Halifax team. The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial track record and ideally be experienced in domestic and cross-border business taxation, with some exposure to estate planning and personal taxation. Read More

BLACKBURN ENGLISH, BEDFORD We are seeking an experienced Legal Assistant for a maternity leave position to start December 2014.  Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 09:00
Leading constitutional scholars and practitioners will bring you up-to-date on essential developments in Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (“Charter”)jurisprudence. Learn about recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions, upcoming cases and developing trends in Charter law, with a particular focus on the areas of criminal law, religious accommodation, and constitut Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 3, 2014 - 09:00
When a child is forced to leave home involuntarily, parents continue to have an obligation to financially support him/her; however, many youth in these circumstances find themselves living on the street either unaware of their rights or experiencing challenges enforcing them. Hear from youth who have experience these challenges and the counsel who represent them. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (All day)
Attendance Management: Reducing absenteeism, accommodating disabilities 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Topics Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (All day)
Investigating Misconduct and Weighing Discipline: How to conduct a fair process and ensure a proportional response 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Topics Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 17:30
Since the Human Rights Code was amended to allow applicants to pursue human rights applications directly with the Human Rights Tribunal, representatives for workers and employers have been confronted with the challenge of how to respond to the growing overlap between WSIB and Human Rights Tribunal cases. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 09:00
Find out how the new summary judgment rules are changing the litigation landscape and what changes you should be making in your practice today. Register now to ensure you have the tools you need to provide the best advice to your clients and to win your case. PROGRAM CHAIR Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 08:45
Labour Law Conference October 1 - 2, 2014 The Westin Nova ScotianWednesday, October 1, 2014  Registration and Hot Breakfast Buffet – 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Introductory remarks by Co-Chairs – 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 12:00
Importance of the Evidence in Proof of Aboriginal Title – Tsilhqot’in Speaker:  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 09:00
Progressive Discipline Policies and Procedures – Understanding the Process and Mastering the Practice of Employee Turnarounds Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 13:00
Workplace Dispute Resolution and Mediation – Current Best Practices Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 12:00
Navigating Anti-Spam for Charities and Not-For-Profits Speaker: David Fraser  McInnes Cooper For more information: http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_JOINT_1014  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 08:30
Legal Ethics in the Business Context – Is Quitting the Best We Can Do? Speaker: Sarah P. Bradley, Associate Professor - Dalhousie Schulich School of Law 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: Friday, October 3, 2014 - 08:00
The Directors Education Program (DEP), jointly developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, is offered nationally at Canada's top business schools. Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:00
You are invited to attend our lunch time Health Law and Policy Seminar Serieswww.dal.ca/hli/seminar-series Community Treatment Orders for Psychiatric Patients: Can We Tell if They Work? John DawsonFaculty of Law, University of Otago, NZ Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:00
Insurance Law Section Meeting“Hollett v. Yeager, 2014 NSSC 207:A Dissussion on Damages”  Speaker:  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 (All day)
Library & Information Services licenses WestlawNext Canada, a comprehensive online legal research product, for lawyers’ use in Barristers’ Libraries in Halifax, Kentville and Sydney.  Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 6, 2014 - 12:00
How can you better protect your clients’ interests and contribute to their success? Take part in this year’s update on the latest hot topics and current issues in the entertainment field. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 16:30
Hot Topics from New(er) Section Members Speakers:  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 12:30
Advances in technology have created a brave new workplace, blurring the boundary between work and home life and heightening the tension between an employee's privacy rights and an employer's legitimate interests in managing the workplace. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:00
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Event Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 09:00
Court orders and settlements in estate litigation can have unplanned tax consequences that may have a significant negative impact on the result you achieve for your client. Find out how to identify the potential pitfalls and gain a complete understanding of the tax implications of the settlements you reach and orders you seek. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 17:00
On May 27, 2013 in a Kenyan courthouse, Judge Makau found in favour of the petitioners, 11 girls between the age of 3 and 17, all victims of rape. The court held that the government had failed to protect the girls, in violation of their constitutional and human rights, when police refused to enforce existing rape laws. Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 10, 2014 (All day)
Effective leaders inspire positive growth, change and healthy work relationships. This workshop focuses on providing leaders with a set of tools to bring out the best in the people they lead. It will examine the mindset necessary to lead others through the difficult moments they encounter in their working careers. Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 10, 2014 - 12:00
Every parent wants their child to be happy and successful at school. Many working parents struggle with knowing how to support their children with school-related activities. This session invites participants to seek a partnership between each child, the school and themselves as parents. 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
Event Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:00
The Upcoming Judicial Review of the Bar Society’s Trinity Western University Decision A Discussion of intervening in a Judicial Review and a foreshadowing of issues at the upcoming Judicial Review. Speaker: Kym Franklin, Counsel, HRC  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:00
Comparative Analysis of Human Rights Decisions between Nova Scotia and Alberta Speaker: Arman Chak, Counsel to the Alberta Human Rights Commission  Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 17, 2014 (All day)
3rd Innis Christie Symposium in Labour and Employment LawRights and Health at Work: A Focus for Restorative Labour Market Regulation Friday, October 17, 2014 Room 105, Weldon Law Building Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:00
Community Treatment Orders for Psychiatric Patients: Can We Tell If They Work Cameron MustardDalla Lana School of Public Health and President, Institute of Work and Health, Toronto Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 18:00
Christene Hirshfeld, partner at Boyne Clarke LLP will discuss the basics about starting and managing a business in the film/television industry. Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 (All day)
The 18th Annual IT.CAN Conference will be held in Montreal, QC on October 20-21, 2014. It is the pre-eminent IT law conference in Canada with an array of IT, IP and related topics. For full conference brochure including registration details, please visit our website at www.it-can.ca.  Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 (All day)
Free training on WestlawNext Canada is available on October 20, 21 & 22 at the Kings County Barristers’ Library in Kentville. Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 - 17:30
Police Investigative Powers: Judicial Scrutiny of Reasonable Suspicion and of Mr. Big ** to be followed by the Third Annual Criminal Law Mixer, snacks and refreshments provided Join us on Monday, October 20 for a panel discussion regarding recent developments in the law relating to police investigative powers.  Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 - 13:30
Tax lawyers face unique professional responsibilities and ethical issues in their practice, particularly in a self-assessment tax system. Attend this program for a discussion of the numerous ethical and professionalism considerations that often arise in your tax practice and receive practical insights and tips from senior practitioners on how to practically manage them. Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 - 17:30
This dynamic program features a respected judicial authority on judicial interim release, as well as a senior Crown Attorney and a senior defence counsel discussing the latest trends in judicial interim release. Bring your questions and join your colleagues for this highly informative program on the latest developments from the perspective of the Bench, the defence and the Crown. Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 - 09:00
Are you relatively new to the world of real estate law? If so, this is a program designed just for you. Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 - 14:00
Intellectual Property rights deliver substantial benefits to holders, and due to their nature, also possess substantial challenges related to misappropriation. This program has been designed to deliver an overview of the Canadian law of Intellectual Property exploitation and enforcement. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (All day)
Panel 1 – Collective Bargaining in Survival Mode: The impact of government restrictions on the right to strike  9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (All day)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Registration and Hot Breakfast Buffet 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Introductory remarks by Co-Chairs 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Panel 1: Breaking New Ground: Will random drug and alcohol testing survive the Supreme Court's decision in Irving? 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 17:30
The duty of the federal and provincial Crown to consult with Aboriginal peoples is well-established in law; the application of this dity in the administrative law context is less clearly developed. Join our panel of experts as they explore the issues, including: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 08:30
e-Discovery Essentials Thursday, October 9, 2014 8:00 am Registration | 8:30 am - 10:00 am Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 13:00
Establish your foundation in labour law with this essential program. Whether you are employer or union counsel, gain the critical knowledge to navigate your next labour file with confidence. Learn from our esteemed faculty of experienced labour lawyers, as they share tried and tested strategies for excellence. Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 - 19:00
CRIMINAL LAW MIXER Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:00 – 8:30 Faculty Lounge, Weldon Law Building Please join us at the Schulich School of Law for our fourth annual "meet and greet" with local criminal law practitioners, Schulich faculty, and interested students.   Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 09:00
Join us for a critical discussion of some of the most current ethics and professionalism issues impacting business lawyers today. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to discuss emerging developments and trends, and their practical application, with leading business law practitioners and academics. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:00
Estate Planning for Disabled Beneficiaries Speaker: Sharon Avery, RBC Dominion Securities  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:00
Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements Speaker: Christine Pound, Stewart McKelvey  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 14:00
Real estate law, which entails the undertaking of a high volume of high dollar figure transactions, is increasingly fraught with challenges posed by unscrupulous individuals, as well as ethical concerns that are mundane in comparison but no less deserving of caution. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 08:15
Armed with a little creativity, a little boldness, and a whole lot of energy, it is a great time to be in the business of law.  The attentive law firm leaders know that the sands are shifting and that the strategies that have made them successful before won’t necessarily continue to work. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 09:00
A significant number of motor vehicle accident cases were heard by the Ontario courts this past year resulting in important developments in motor vehicle tort litigation. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to fully explore the impact of these recent decisions and to ensure you are up to speed on the latest trends and best practices. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:00
PHIA And Health Information Speaker: Catherine Tully, FOIPOP Review  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 14:00
The Labour Code and the Canadian Industrial Relations Board are key facets of Canada’s industrial relations regime, and for practitioners seasoned and new, the ongoing navigation of that regime requires a keen awareness of both legislative and jurisprudential changes. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 17:30
From text messaging to Facebook, and WhatsApp to Twitter, children and youth today communicate predominantly through mobile devices and social media. What is the impact for communication with your young clients? How can you utilize digital methods of communication to fully engage with them? What are the implications for solicitor-client privilege? Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014 (All day)
The tools of the trade are ever evolving. Has your practice kept pace? Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:00
The Test for Aboriginal Title after Tsilhqot’in    Speaker: Alex Cameron, NS Department of Justice   Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 14:00
Concerned as they are with the efficiency and resilience of the Canadian economy, as well as with ensuring a fair and competitive environment for businesses of all sizes, the importance of Canada’s competition laws cannot be overstated. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 17:45
Criminal law practitioners have all been there - that moment your heart sinks because you believe you have stepped into an ethical minefield. What do you do? Who do you call for help? Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 24, 2014 (All day)
The first Northern Nova Scotia CLE Day will be held at Pictou Lodge, Braeshore, Pictou County to run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Speakers will include a Court of Appeal Justice, a trial court Justice, Provincial and Family Court Judges and distinguished members of the private bar. Both categories will be covered for around 8.5 hours of CLE. Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 08:30
We notionally conceive of our system as one of compensation, indemnity and recovery and seldom confront the reality that money is at the heart of personal injury litigation. How is a Plaintiff's loss quantified? How can Defendants compensate Plaintiffs? Who are the experts? How can a client’s costs be recovered in the event of a trial? Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:00
Cloud Security and Cross Border Issues Speaker: David Fraser, McInnes Cooper  Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:00
“What’s in the Pipe? Defending Flood & Other Claims” Municipal Law Section Meeting Speaker: Mr. David Graves, QC  Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:00
The laws applicable to Canadian public procurement and infrastructure development are vast and interesting, and are perhaps only rivaled by the factual scenarios typical of procurement proceedings, which often possess high stakes and a fair degree of complexity. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 08:30
A Young Lawyers Series "Letters to a Young Lawyer"  Speaker: David Fraser, McInnes Cooper Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:30
What do you do when your client’s ability to instruct you is in doubt by virtue of age or disability? What are the warning signs that capacity may be at issue and how can you appropriately represent him/her despite this hurdle? Hear from our panel of experts as they unravel the complexities including: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 13:30
Join us for the second annual Life and Law Series, Women Lawyers: Sharing Success Strategies where women lawyers share their powerful stories of courage, frustration and triumphs, and chronicle their individual choices often made against considerable odds to create full and engaging professional lives.   Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 14:00
App development is located where rapid change meets intellectual property, new forms of exchange and perhaps a touch of the wild west. With apps changing the way people interact with the world around them, current laws continue to play catch-up, and in many instances remain in stasis, even as clients require clear, unimpeachable and bankable opinions and contracts. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 08:30
Hear from experienced counsel some practical tips in commencing regulatory challenges to the Environmental Review Tribunal, including appeals from orders (e.g. MOE clean up orders), dealing with Renewable Energy Approvals, and commencing third party challenges using the Environmental Bill of Rights. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 12:00
The Future of Tax Practice - Do we need a Tax Designation in Canada Speaker: Kate Harris, Tax Partner, Patterson Law Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 14:00
The roles, responsibilities and benefits of various corporate actors sit in a complex and ever-changing web of legal relationships, challenging both the knowledge and creativity of legal practitioners. For actors within public corporations, there are additional dimensions to consider, and the same holds true for actors within startups engaged in the raising of capital in ways old and new. Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 08:30
  The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) Halifax proudly presents the Persons Day Breakfast in celebration of the 85th anniversary of the Persons Case on October 31, 2014 at 8:30 am.    Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014 (All day)
  UnCommon Law: Where members of the legal profession and members of the greater community speak, listen and learn from each other.   YOU’RE INVITED!  Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 7, 2014 - 13:30
Should you proceed to trial or arbitration? Learn how to weigh all the pertinent factors to guide your client to the best process for his/her case. From mastering key evidence intricacies to exploring the nuances of your appeal routes, gain the expertise to excel in both dispute resolution settings. PROGRAM CHAIRS Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 12:15
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation came into effect on July 1, 2014.  With it have come a host of questions on compliance and enforcement, many arising from the charity and not-for-profit sector. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (All day)
Free training on WestlawNext Canada is available on November 12 & 13 at the Simon J. Khattar, QC Memorial Barristers’ Library in Sydney.  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (All day)
The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society invites you to participate in this important conversation facilitated by Dr. Julie Macfarlane.   Working with the Self-Represented Litigant Challenge:  New tools and strategies for lawyers    Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 14, 2014 - 07:00
Ninth Annual Rock for Dimes Halifax – November 14, 2014 Tribute Bands! Friday, November 14, 2014 - 7:00 P.M Cunard Centre - 961 Marginal Road, Halifax  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (All day)
As the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 marks its fourteenth year of regulation of franchising in Ontario, franchisors and franchisees are sharing the challenges of complying with new regulations governing their industries while maintaining their focus on operating profitable businesses. Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 21, 2014 (All day)
In the end it’s all about compensation. Numbers are everywhere. From future loss calculations and statistics to cost-benefit analysis, and more. Let APTLA sharpen your math skills so you can sharpen your opponent’s pencil with THE NUMBERS GAME, a premiere CLE conference which brings you strategies and techniques from the top experts to improve your performance. Read More
Event Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:30
The Law Society of Prince Edward Island and the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society have specific requirements for lawyers practicing in those provinces. In addition to set hours of substantive legal education, lawyers require hours annually in specialty topics such as Risk and Practice Management and Professionalism. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 09:00
Attend this practical, “hands-on” program to gain the fundamental knowledge and strategies you need to draft, review and negotiate commercial agreements. This “how to” program is relevant to lawyers entering any area of commercial or transactional practice who are interested in improving their drafting and negotiating skills. 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: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 08:30
Understanding the structure, procedural rules and evidentiary requirements of the ERT − including the hurdles in obtaining a stay of regulatory actions − is key to building a successful strategy. Attend this program to hear lessons learned and advocacy tips for appearing before the ERT, from  experienced counsel. PROGRAM CHAIR Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 09:00
Complete all of your Professionalism Hours at this half-day program designed specifically for municipal lawyers. Stay up to date on legal developments, new case law impacting you, and receive practical pointers and strategies for successfully appearing before the Ontario Municipal Board and council. Read More
Event Date: Monday, December 8, 2014 - 09:00
Do tax issues pop up in your corporate transactions? Are you interested in expanding your understanding of corporate taxation concepts?  Our panel of seasoned professionals will arm you with the most effective tools to address a compliment of tax-related challenges.    PROGRAM CHAIRS Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 08:30
Achieving a settlement with the regulator can be tricky, especially where ERT approval of the settlement is required and there are multiple parties or intervenors.  Learn how to successfully negotiate a settlement with the regulator and manage the myriad of issues involved. PROGRAM CHAIR Alexandria Pike, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP  Read More
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